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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

9,257 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,257
Reviews: 2,964
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 301
Gots: 970 | FT: 8
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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billybrew21

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-15-2012 17:46:19 | More by billybrew21
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +3%

On tap at Taphouse Grill

A – Raw honey amber with slight cloudiness and a big white foamy head that retains exceptionally and weaves a great lacework all the way through.

S – Big Time HOPS. Citric and floral bitterness. Pineyoils. Get ready to be hop bombed

T – Just like the nose, all about the hops levels of construction. Piney resins and grapefruit bitters floral cut and blended nicely with the alcohol. Tropical fruits with mild sweetness pineapple mango and kiwi.

M - Medium body. Nice carbonation. Slightly dry on the finish. Bitterness lingers and warms you with the presence of the alcohol

O – Almost but not quite over the top! Ok maybe it is over the top but really not too much A great beer. Highly recommended

02-15-2012 17:13:58 | More by muskiesman
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arff406

Montana

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-15-2012 08:00:50 | More by arff406
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ryanpj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

02-15-2012 02:22:34 | More by ryanpj
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HoneyLamb

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-15-2012 02:11:03 | More by HoneyLamb
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phisigben

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -7%

02-14-2012 20:27:46 | More by phisigben
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DavidP

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-14-2012 13:09:30 | More by DavidP
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

A - Pale amber color with 1.5-finger white, foamy head that holds together nicely. Great lacing.

S - Pure hops. Citrus, floral, and piney aromas. Alcohol is slightly noticeable. Can't get much maltiness with all the hops.

T - Follows the aroma. A definite hop assault and very bitter. Can get the tiniest bit of malt and some alcohol but mostly hops.

M - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Bitterness hangs around in your mouth. Slight warming sensation from the alcohol.

O - This is a great beer. It looks, smells, tastes, and feels exactly the way an imperial IPA should. I love the hop aroma and taste complexity. I would maybe like to see a little bit more malt aroma and taste to add more balance, but I understand that Stone's intention was to overload it with hops. The alcohol is not very noticeable for a beer that is nearly 8% ABV, but once you get to the bottom of your glass, you know it's there. If you're into double/imperial IPAs, I highly recommend this one.

02-14-2012 05:56:14 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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EricCioe

Montana

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%

This pours a very clear pale gold with a white head rising up and leaving a bit of lace. On the nose there is no indication of malt, which is fine, and tons of pine resin and grapefruit rind. In the mouth there is huge bitterness up front, almost scorching the middle part of the tongue. There isn't a lot of complexity here, and that's just fine by me. Sometimes scorched earth is the best policy with big IPAs. The body is medium light, somewhat surprising to me, and the finish is medium and shorter than expected.

Overall, this is a nice IPA on the dry side of the style. I think the somewhat small body is an artifact of it being so dry, but the taste is worth it.

02-14-2012 01:47:09 | More by EricCioe
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AndyTaylor

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7%

02-13-2012 22:25:34 | More by AndyTaylor
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hopheadipaman

Maryland

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-13-2012 16:59:25 | More by hopheadipaman
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

02-12-2012 23:01:44 | More by rjvanston
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heysuz

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

02-12-2012 17:42:25 | More by heysuz
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-12-2012 03:22:06 | More by tdmccarthy
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xHopHeadx

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-12-2012 02:42:54 | More by xHopHeadx
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bdm620

California

4/5  rDev -7%

02-12-2012 02:41:32 | More by bdm620
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TLR52

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-12-2012 02:12:20 | More by TLR52
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

02-11-2012 22:28:54 | More by tedho21
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-11-2012 05:35:47 | More by oldp0rt
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crbooher

California

4/5  rDev -7%

02-11-2012 02:43:17 | More by crbooher
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

02-11-2012 01:23:30 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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bcchimp

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

02-10-2012 20:33:03 | More by bcchimp
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spark3148857

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-10-2012 19:50:04 | More by spark3148857
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-10-2012 18:49:48 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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lizfig

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-10-2012 18:34:35 | More by lizfig
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,257 ratings.