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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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10,391 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,391
Reviews: 3,076
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 399
Gots: 1,709 | 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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A: Pours a light translucent amber with deep oranges. There is about a half finger of pure white head that fades quickly, leaving a frothy layer along the edges of the glass.

S: The nose is pine and grapefruit. It's harsh, bitter, biting, and slightly onion-y.

T: The initial taste is sweet and malty with a big blast of pine and citrus in the back end. Basically this beer moves effortlessly from malt to huge hops. Big bitter finish.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's an easy drinker, but it's packed with flavor. It starts wet, smooth, and sweet. It finishes bitter, spicy, and dry.

O: This is a good IPA. I have had many beers that I like much more, but this is a very good beer.

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My first time having this beer. I think it's a fairly solid DIPA. Has a good malty backbone with nice citrusy hops. There is an element of bitterness that is a bit perfumey... not in a good way. Makes the nice blend of malt and citrus a bit harsh.

The scoring of this beer is based on my experience but I do need to add my wife's very simple and curt review here... and she does appreciate good beer, especially IPA's. "This beer tastes like butt hole wrapped in metal." Classic. :)

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Glass used: nonic pint glass

Appearance is a cloudy orange with a thin rocky white head and lacing.

the nose is a strong grapefruit that is coming from cascade hops I'm guessing.

This beer has a strong yet sweet grapefruit taste with a malty backbone. Bitter at first with a sweet finish.

Mouth feel is light bodied with a fizzy carbonation and an almost dry texture to it.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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