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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,722 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,722
Reviews: 2,941
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 262
Gots: 705 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-12-2002)
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vrazionale

Vermont

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter.

A - Pours a copper body with a thin lacing of head that stays at relatively the same level.

S - Hops, naturally. Richly layered, with citrus, pine, flowers, pungent aromatics, and stone fruit all unfolding in the nose. One of those noses where a quick sniff is pleasant and appealing, but a deeper quaff rewards the drinker even further.

T - Pungent, bittersweet hops meet a sturdy malt backbone for a thoroughly drinkable brew. The finish is long, with a pleasing interaction between bitter and sweet. The citrus and pine flavors of the hops stand out the most to me.

M - Slightly sticky feel after swallowing, but I doubt that many brews with a malt presence like this can avoid that. Slight lack of carbonation, but this was likely intentional to let the hops and malt work their magic.

D - As far as DIPAs go, this is one of my favorites. Hard to taste the alcohol behind the hops and malt, but who cares. Well-layered hop profile makes every sip different and exciting. This is a feel-good brew, for those that like hops, at least! A must-try for fans of strong IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2009 01:40:24 | More by vrazionale
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,722 ratings.