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Stone Ruination IPA - Aged In Kentucky Bourbon Barrels - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPA - Aged In Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
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BA SCORE
86
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: duceswild on 04-24-2013)
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Reviews by scottfrie:
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scottfrie

California

3.54/5  rDev -8.5%

500ml bottle into snifter.

A: Pours golden wit a cap of greasy bright white frothy head that faded into a thick and greasy film. A complex network of sticky lacing was left down the glass.
S: Soapy smelling with notes of shampoo and faded ruination and hops. Smells like old homebrew. Dirty and earthy overall, without much bourbon.
T: Potent and boozy flavors of very mild whisky and c-hops. Pine and faded citrus are noticeable. The beer is no longer bitter, nor boozy, but it's also a bit astringent. Tastes like muted hops with a hint of bourbon.
M: Greasy medium-full body, sharp, low carbonation, smooth and slightly astringent and bitter.
O: Despite the above this was better then I expected, but it's not something that I would drink again.

06-30-2014 21:53:58 | More by scottfrie
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Nose is mixed, a big sweet candy malt, reddish caramel toffee candy, little citrus fruity hop but barely, some barrel esters, a slight mineral like aroma with mild tannins. Little stone fruit, light bourbon and buttery oak.

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Stone Ruination IPA - Aged In Kentucky Bourbon Barrels from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.