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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

10,374 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 10,374
Reviews: 3,072
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 396
Gots: 1,698 | 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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I can't believe I haven't reviewed this beer. I've had it at least a half dozen times and always love it.

12 oz bottle (yay!) poured into a nonic.

Pours a hazy copper color with two full fingers of sticky off white foam. Aroma is a full blown assault of citrus and piney hops.

First sip is a huge rush of piney hops. Certainly unbalanced but delicious for a hophead like myself. I remember the first time I tried this beer (10 years ago) and I was blown away by the hop flavor - I had never tasted a beer like this before. After all this time, it still holds up - the hops are flavorful, impactful, but not unpleasant. This is the basis by which I compare all other West Coast IPAs and honestly most don't measure up.

This beer is a must-try for any craft beer aficionado. Revolutionary at the time, and still delicious.

"A liquid poem to glory of the hop" indeed!

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,374 ratings.