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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

9,974 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 9,974
Reviews: 3,005
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 358
Gots: 1,296 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Aexoonge, Mar 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

harp00nfan, Mar 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

Caskaway, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of sevenarts
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden orange, modest off-white head with nice, fluffy lacing.

S: For such an intense beer, the aroma isn't very strong. Citrus, piney hops, a bit of malts. Pleasant, but not much indication of the strength and complexity of this beer.

T/M: Very bitter. This is a super-intense IPA, dominated by piney hops, very dry and herbal. The bitterness hits right off with mouth-puckering intensity, and once the initial hop bomb wears off, there's some citrus and a more restrained bitter finish.

O: Rich, intense, over-the-top bitter, this is a very strong IPA, typical Stone.

sevenarts, Mar 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

andrewborstein, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of EMPotter
2.63/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The bottle graphics and story/poem were quite impressive and i really enjoy discovering the relationship of graphic creativity and taste of the craft brewers. Based on the reviews, I anticipated an above average hoppy IPA only to be disappointed with a weak hint of hop bitterness, smell and complexity. Color was nice orange but no foamy head and very weak carbonation. Served this beer in a tall beer glass at 38 degrees; serving at a warmer temperature may bring out the flavors, aroma and complexity others commented, I just couldn't find it in my pour. "Rather boring IPA"

EMPotter, Mar 18, 2012
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Crimsontider22, Mar 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Shmantha, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of karait95
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: deep orange light amber color with some yellow hues when against light, head is big but not giant and dissipates not fast at all leaving many traces on the glass, retention on this one is high, carbonation is low and body looks medium and a little cloudy.

S: Nice aroma, not too complicated as the style isn't complicated in this part, a solid malty soul with some herbal essence and hops.

T: Flavor is also good, of course it has a lot of hops inside but this are not the main flavor or a disgusting one, also lots of malts and some high alcohol is present.

M: Sensation is complicated, starts as a refreshing neutral and balanced beer and then the monster awakes showing its bitter spirit and high alcohol.

karait95, Mar 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

headyhopzhead, Mar 15, 2012
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,974 ratings.