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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

10,204 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 10,204
Reviews: 3,042
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 381
Gots: 1,510 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-12-2002

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Photo of raynmoon
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is extremely bitter, but there is almost no alcohol present, so it makes the bitterness more enjoyable.

When fresh, this beer can almost be a little overly bitter focused, rather than flavor focused, causing it to feel thin, but with a month or so on it, it balances out much nicer.

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Photo of doucmehu
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz. Purchased in Pasadena a week ago. I drink alone. Had this one several times before, finally reviewing.

A: Pours a beautiful, slightly hazy golden straw color with a full, fluffy white head. Lacing is minimal, but a very good-looking beer nonetheless.

S: Big blast of resinous pine, mango, unripe peach, some vegetal hops. Malt is only present upon searching for it, with a slightly sweet toffee note.

T: Follows the nose well, but with the vegetal hops slightly more prominent. You can definitely taste the 100+IBU on this beer, the battering hops are potent and plenty. Again, the malts are very subdued and hardly present. 

M: Clean and sharp, the hops bite into the tongue fiercely. There is no denying the intent with this beer, it is in-your-face hops from start to finish. Bitterness is substantial, however not overwhelming, despite the high IBU. Alcohol is virtually nonexistent.

O: This is the epitome of a west coast IPA in it's clean but brutal hop assault. A very well made, clean and powerful IPA that is not for those new to the style or craft. I am impressed that Stone can make this beer on such a grand scale and still have it present so well. Not perfect, but fairly close.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,204 ratings.