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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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10,083 Ratings

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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: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours an orange/light amber color with a foamy white head with excellent retention
S-Bright citrus aroma dominates the aroma with pine following, and a dash of malt in the background
T-citrus, pine, oaky characteristic, malt doesn't lend much flavor but provides a nice balance with the big hop flavors. Definitely a hop dominate double.
M-medium bodied
O-excellent double ipa with tons of flavor. I'm a big fan of the more hop forward doubles and this one is an excellent example. Very well crafted.

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

I had been waiting to try this one for a long time. It was worth the wait. Big thanks to "Once Upon a Vine" in Richmond, VA for supplying me with some bottles.

Poured part of a Bomber into a tulip glass.

Appearance - it has a 2 finger frothy head, and is a golden transparent caramel color. Left tons of lacing.

Smell - It smells of hops, and a lot of it. Notes of citrus grapefruit, and pine. It has an underlying caramel malt smell as well. Very balanced.

Taste - It tastes just like it smells. Tons of hops in front with a nice caramel malt background. It is far more balanced than Stone's original IPA. Alcohol is almost completely absent from the flavor.

Mouthfeel - Near perfect level of carbonation. Goes down crisp and smooth.

Drinkability - Incredible. It would be very easy to drink many
more of these if I had access to them.

I don't know what else to say. This is one of the best DIPAs I have ever had. It is a shame that these aren't sold in Texas. It was worth the wait, and it was worth the search. Find this one if you haven't had it yet.

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An absolute favorite of mine.

Appearance - A sharp yellow-orange coloration, with a nice, frothy white head.

Aroma - A powefully florid smell--the brew is loaded with an arsenal of hops. Definitely notice a bit of a pine scent to it as well. It's a blitz of smells, but overall, I think florid is the best word. The scent of the malt isn't very strong.

Taste - Hops. And some other stuff. No, but seriously, it's difficult to pick apart the hoppiness into its components, not being a trained beer taster and all that. What I can say is that it's a very satisfying level of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - a bit thick and chewy, if chewy is the right word for it. I do have to admit, the satisfaction of this beer lingers all the way from the first scent of it all the way to its absorption into your bloodstream. Mouthfeel is no exception here.

Drinkability - If you have a taste for bitterness and hop bombardment then it is quite drinkable, but it rides the cusp of being a bit too intense. That's probably why I enjoy it so much.

All in all, one of the best examples of an Imperial IPA.

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