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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

8,681 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,681
Reviews: 2,941
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 259
Gots: 685 | FT: 11
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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4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stone ruination
355mL bottle into snifter
A - Pours a clear amber with a finger of off-white head
S - Floral citrusy hops with a small hint of soap
T - Juniper up front supported by pine with grapefruit on the finish. Fairly bitter.
M - Fairly light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a long finish. Some astringency is present.
O - A very good IPA - lots of hops, lots of flavour, plenty of bitterness. Would get again.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 03:50:39 | More by cragus
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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BrownNut

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4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 to tulip. No date.

A - orange-gold. Pretty white head that lingers a while and then gets really loose and diffuse, which is neat to see. Haven't seen that much.

S - Pungent hops that almost give me a leather smell, overlapping with something honey sweet and breadlike, which I wasn't expecting in a hop bomb. Towards the end I almost got something soaplike, but not in a bad way. The aroma promises to pound you.

T - I was expecting my tongue to get obliterated but this is really nice and not all that bitter, period, much less for 100 IBU. No idea how old it is though, so the hops could have faded. There's definitely still an IPA bitterness there but it's pretty manageable and nice. And while it definitely lingers in the aftertaste, it's not as sharp and invasive as many. My taster may be off its game today, though, because I'm not picking out the component flavors beyond the same things going on in the nose. It seems to be more sensations than flavors, or else the hops just make it hard to parse the rest of it. Whatever it is, it's really nice.

M - Medium soft, but with some tingle, and ending tastefully dry.

O -

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 22:46:08 | More by BrownNut
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4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy yellow to orange fade with off white big ‘ol sticky head.

Smell: Sooo hoppy. Pine trees and verbena soap. Malt? Nope, just luscious, overpowering hops. This must be a f***ing fresh bottle.

Taste: Peppery, pineapple, soapy, bitter, more bitter. Some pine, but I can’t really say anything besides hoppy. Hoppy like hop extract. Herby? Fruity? Piney? Weed? Somewhere in there there is a bit of a bread dough taste, but just subtly enough to help secretly up the bitchin-ness.

Mouth feel: Prickly, and a little sticky. Light to med bodied—Just fine for an IPA like this.

Overall: Don’t know how I missed this last time I had it. I love it. Maybe I got luck this time around and it really is just another IPA like I used to think. This is a super duper unbalanced hoppy beer without anything to distract you from the squeaky clean hop flavors. Serves a purpose.-

Serving type: bottle

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,681 ratings.