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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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10,217 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,217
Reviews: 3,045
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 386
Gots: 1,533 | 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

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - Slightly hazy yellow orange with some bubbles. Frothy head, mostly solid with several irregular bubbles on top. Head was leaving lacing even before the first sip! This trend continued, leaving beautiful lacing throughout. My glass was transformed by the end.
S - Pretty soft, sweet aromas. Frosted animal crackers, cookie dough, clover honey, salty caramel. Fresh sourdough baguette quite prominent. A little pineapple too.
T - Interesting dichotomy of smooth, full flavor on the tongue, while some really bold hops occupy the back of the mouth and nose. I'm struggling to find comparable flavors, so here goes. I keep getting images of green vegetables: asparagus, kale, celery, cabbage. But this is mostly in the periphery. A bit of orange, but surprisingly few fruit flavors given the style. Front of the mouth enjoys a puffy, frosting sort of sweetness. A very light, salty creamyness is present and isolated on the tongue as well. Needless to say, complex, and hugely entertaining. Good lord.
M - Remarkably clean and refreshing through most of the mouth, just a bit of that cream sensation remains after each taste. But those hops! It's like someone's draped a heavy felt cloak over the back of my tongue, mouth and throat. My tongue actually feels heavier. Awesome.
O - If aliens landed tomorrow and demanded a reason to not destroy humanity, I'd offer this beer as evidence of our worth. They might even come back for another round.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,217 ratings.