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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

9,717 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,717
Reviews: 2,991
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 343
Gots: 1,178 | FT: 8
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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jspeich, Yesterday at 01:17 AM
Photo of CalgaryFMC
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Welcome to Alberta, Stone Brewing Co. And welcome to my belly, Ruination. A pale cloudy peach hue with some fluffy, frothy whitish head that coalesces down into a more manageable and firm puck floating on the top of the aromatic liquid below. Nice lacing on my mason jar style mug. Immense hoppy aroma, full of citrus rind, floral perfume, tropical fruit juice, and pine needles. A subtle sweetness almost like those candy cigarettes. Citric, floral, assertive yet not abrasive, almost cleansing in a way. As for the taste, believe the hype. I do not dole out perfect scores very often; in fact, this might be the first occasion. Basically the Platonic ideal of a DIPA. Comfortably medium-bodied and supremely smooth with gentle carbonation, incredible drinakability for such a big beer. Epic heavy duty marmalade citrus flavors, getting lots of tangerine, grapefruit, and lime, with a little sour lemon and green banana in the finish, along with further pineapple, papaya, and nectarine notes. So much rind and resin yet nothing coarse and astrigent .... Perfect sublime hop balance. Bready honeyed malts also make their presence felt although the citrus fruit keeps wrestling away my attention. Brace yourself for the finish, peppery resins and a huge pine bite, although again, somehow the beers falls just short of too much bitterness, reigning itself back towards a reassuring citrus/tropical vibe that one could exult in for days, liver permitting. Not much more to say ... Essential imbibing for the hop head and even the aspiring hop head ready to learn via experience (alternatively, I am a sadist for recommending a beginner try this ... You be the judge).

CalgaryFMC, Tuesday at 11:29 PM
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,717 ratings.