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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

10,391 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 10,391
Reviews: 3,076
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 399
Gots: 1,709 | FT: 10
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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 2/23/2013. Pours crystal clear golden amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, lemon zest, pine, floral, honey, bread, grass, and herbal earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of hop notes. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, pine, floral, grass, light honey, lemon zest, and piney spiciness. Large amount of floral pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus rind, pine resin, floral, grass, honey, bread, and piney spiciness on the finish for a while. Excellent flavor balance of citrus hop complexity and pine flavors; with big piney citrus bitterness lingering on the finish for a while as expected. Medium carbonation and body; with an extremely sticky, crisp, and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Imperial IPA. Great intense hop flavor and balance with good complexity; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Poured from a bomber into a 9-oz snifter. A lucky find in a gas station, believe it or not.

A: Light copper, hazy, decent head of foam that dissipates fairly quickly. Everything as it should be.

S: PINEY, even almost detergent-y hops. That's it...well, maybe if you inhale deeply enough and get really saturated with the aroma, you can pick up a little malt and citrus.

T: Hoppy, but the bitterness is not nearly as overwhelming as the aroma suggests. Actually a nice malt backbone to this beer, and some citrus and bready notes. The finish is where the hops come back for revenge, leaving you with an ever-so-fresh pinesap aftertaste. This character is probably more pronounced in this beer than any other I have had.

M: Full enough to be satisfying, but not thick or chewy.

O: A powerful beer experience, not for the faint of heart. I do have to say this beer is much more than a teeth-melting hop bomb. It just leans more to one end of the spectrum for the style.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,391 ratings.