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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

10,083 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 10,083
Reviews: 3,017
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 364
Gots: 1,362 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-12-2002)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light Amber color with a generous-sized white head that slowly faded.

Smell: Primarily Piney and grassy hop aromas. Fairly mild nose but it smells good.

Taste:The pine aromas carry over to the taste, but I also get some mild citrus notes. The finish is all hops but not overly complex.

Mouth-feel: Medium body with a medium level of carbonation.

Overall: It's not overly complex but a good hop forward beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB (19/04/14). Pours a good head, leaving film and good lace. Colour is a medium orange gold, slight amber. Very nice.

The smell is immediate after the bottle is poured. Indeed, as expected, a massive hop presence. But they are great, slightly herbal, slightly smoky, a bit pine character. A nice lightness, grass, pungent citrus. Tons of character, while retaining good balance. It is something to behold.

Taste has a big hop character up front, again they are very herbal, bitter, medicinal, almost antiseptic, and a note reminiscent of BBQ. The flavour is unrelenting, eventually a bit of malt tries, and cannot, hold back the onslaught of hops. It walks a delicate line, but does so excellently. Its a beast of a beer to be sure but the profile is excellent, shows really good complexity, with plenty of supporting flavour notes.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and highly bitter, carbonation is there but you cant tell much through the thick hops. Aftertaste has a good deal of dry hops, bitter and lasting.

A class act. Excellent from start to finish. Personally I would prefer more balance over the over-the-top hops. You should really be sure you're ready to handle this beer, a highly assertive IPA. Hops through the roof. But those who stick it out will enjoy an excellent D-IPA, great flavour, lasting finish, and admirable profile, just raucous enough without crossing into assaulting. Try it.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,083 ratings.