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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

9,431 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,431
Reviews: 2,975
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 322
Gots: 1,061 | 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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4.51/5  rDev +4.9%

Slightly hazy golden orange color with lots of thick head with great retention and leaving lots of laces.
Delicious citrusy aroma with notes of grapefruit, pine, resin, tangerines and bready malt. Very tropical, you can even get some mango and pineapples here. Such smell won’t fade away nor mutate during the degustation. I could smell this all night.
Flavor of grapefruit, oranges, pine, slightly roasted and biscuit malts, passion fruit seeds and tangerines. It starts on the tropical side and its bitterness starts climbing exponentially, smooth operator, smoooth operator.
Dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness that won’t go away. Its 100+ IBUs made me sneeze right away (and again, and again), but it is still superbly balanced and not aggressive as one would normally expect.
Medium to full body with low carbonation. Not really sticky as some of her peers. 7.7% abv is completely timid against its hop power and intense flavor.
That is a top notch DIPA, not as tiresome as those that try to over compensate bitterness with excessive malt sweetness. Closest to perfection and hard to get any better. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.49/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured Ruination into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours a hazy burnt orange color with two fingers of white puffy head.

S - Tropical paradise, with citrus, grapefruit, pine, some vanilla, and just a touch of coconut. The real deal here.

T - Delicious, grapefruit, pine, citrus on first taste. Mid palate getting some bitter hops with smooth malt. First class all the way.

M - Again, smooth medium carbonation, medium to full on the mouthfeel.

O - It's very difficult to beat Stone IPA's and this is no exception. A classic in my opinion. Recommended Cheers!

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,431 ratings.