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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

10,286 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 10,286
Reviews: 3,053
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 394
Gots: 1,607 | FT: 9
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-12-2002

No notes at this time.
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Enjoy by 25 February 2013. Assuming 90-day shelf life, that means bottled 27 November 2012. Could be fresher, but it's still well before the best by date. Tasted 20 January 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours medium-pale orange with shades of yellow. Very very orangey, brightly colored. Two fingers of big fluffy dense head, good retention and very good lacing. Main complaint is a lack of visible carbonation (there's almost none).

Smell is potently hoppy, but mostly one-dimensional. Very piney, resinous and juicy. It's quite good, but doesn't give me that wow feeling like the best DIPAs do. Clean, balanced, and powerfully piney. I'm hopeful about the malt base, as it seems pretty robust here.

Taste is good. A little less bitter than I expected, though it comes on stronger in the latter stages. Typical DIPA, starting out grainy and lightly sweet (that sweetness is nice), which then gets overpowered by that hop bitterness. Solid.

Mouthfeel is solid. Medium-bodied, slightly sticky. Medium-low carbonation, could be a bit higher. Just fine, though.

A very good DIPA, but not the best around. In season, I'd never pick it over Abrasive, except maybe for cost reasons. Out of seasons, it doesn't measure up to Odell Myrcenary. So while it's quite enjoyable, I can't see myself drinking it very often.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,286 ratings.