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Stone Ruination IPA - Tropical Heat Edition - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPA - Tropical Heat Edition
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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 06-03-2013)
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Had on tap at Max's (from notes 6/21/13)

A: Nice amber bronze with decent lacing.

S: All citrus and spice. Mainly orange notes with just a hint of pine.

T: Nice capsaicin on the aftertaste, that steadily comes through more and more the more you drink it. The spice dominates. Spice and pine. Gets hotter the more you drink too, almost like black pepper. I didn't get too much of the hops, which I know very well from Ruination (got me into craft). The pepper distracts you and covers up a lot of the hop profile. To me the spice is complementary to the hops but in the end dominates due to its nature over the bitterness. I couldn't detect the mango out of the heat.

M: Weird mouthfeel, that is crisp but feel like it has little powder particles in it due to the habanero hotness that is coming through.

O: Don't burp, it releases the heat and brings back dry capsaicin that will make your eyes water and have you reaching for some water. This beer has one of the most pepper forward profiles out of other similar beers with peppers in them. It is interesting and great, but doesn't taste too much like Ruination. It is there but has been taken over by the HEAT WAVE.

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On tap at the Most Arrogant Bar Bash at Barleys in Greenville SC.
I made this my last beer of the night, fearing Ruination + Habanero peppers would ruin my ability to taste anything subtle in other brews. No need for special fear here; the peppers have been added in moderation, with enough to alter the flavor and produce a only very mild burn. The mango is also subtle but detectable, and seems to help temper the peppers and, of course, the huge hop load.

O: More flavorful and complex than regular Ruination, yet the regular version is so well crafted I'm not sure which I prefer overall.

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On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Billed as Ruination IPA brewed with mango and habanero peppers.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, garlic, onion, and slight mango and chile aromas. Taste is much the same with vegetal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness and a mild chile heat on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors.

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Stone Ruination IPA - Tropical Heat Edition from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.