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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

10,285 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 10,285
Reviews: 3,054
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 394
Gots: 1,610 | 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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4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bottle bought via Great brands at Systembolaget.

A: Looking really tasty. Golden, almost orange color. Thick foam and lacings on the glass.
S: Citrus, Pine, Some kind of fruit, pineapple? Sweet smell, some caramel notes. Loads of hops are showing what to expect.
T: Loads of bitterness. The fruit och caramel quickly disappear, overrun by the great bitterness and hoppy taste. Long lasting, fresh bitter end.
M: Feels refreshing and light even though it's a 7,7% IPA. Really good and my favourite IIPA (That I can get hold of easily) Leaves a lot of bitterness in the mouth. Perfect carbonation.
O: One of the best. Remeber when I had it the first time, wow! I really love this one. Great work Stone!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Poured a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. About two fingers of thick head resulted that slowly fell into a thin covering, leaving a small amount of lacing on the glass.

S - I dig it. Big time. Loads of fresh citrusy hops. I felt my mouth start to water at the smell.

T - Not quite as citrusy as the smell. Lots of bold, bitter grapefruit flavor. The malt in this tastes a bit stronger than I remember from my first bomber - didn't check for a freshness date. Still fantastic.

M - Wonderfully smooth. Just a small amount of carbonation, but detectable. Really nice and almost exactly what I would look for from this style.

O - I love this beer. It's the sort of experience (and I do view beers of this caliber as an experience) that I can just get totally lost in.

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Bomber watching VCU struggle vs. Michigan in the round of 32.

Stone, synonymous with aggressive. Nose hits you straight out of the bottle before the pour, but we'll get to that. Pours a semi-opaque foreboding copper. Head as thick as 270 traffic at rush hour. I practically stubbed my index finger taking a closer, textural observation. The nose, which has been begging for attention from the moment the cap came off, now receives its due. Intense florals and bitter citrus. Stubborn, but not obnoxious, carbonation envelops the mouth chamber. Taste confirms what the nose foretold. HOP to it now, o my tongue. The bitterness is modulating between different flavors in an amazing way. First sip lingered for nearly a minute. "A severe state of damage" indeed. Hop-based wrecking ball.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,285 ratings.