Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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95
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10,842 Ratings
Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 06-12-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
10,842
Reviews:
3,078
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
465
Gots:
2,359
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 10,842 |  Reviews: 3,078
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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Enjoy by 8-8-13.

The 5,888th review of this classic. Can I possibly add anything?

Every time I think I'm only going to have one of these, I eagerly want a second, and maybe third, etc. Astoundingly drinkable for such a dank-tank, in-your-face paean to hop bitterness.

Competes with the best single malt scotches, tequilas, vsops etc. in the what do I want to have for the perfect late night exclamation mark on the day drink.

The Harley-Davidson custom of IPAs? The dream racing bike with the best shimano or campagnolo components ipa? The triple-header White Stripes-Stevie Ray Vaughn-Thelonious Monk of IPAs? Something like that.

One of San Diego's contributions to world culture. Just do it.

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Glowing copper body with perfect clarity and a milky white head that produces all sorts of lace.

Very lush smelling stuff... fleshy tropical fruit, mildly sweet... I like where this is headed...

Loads of melon, appropriate hop abrasion, some sharp conifer notes tied into the bitterness. Such a classic flavor profile. I'm surprised this one isn't imitated more often. Clean, unique, relatively easy-drinking.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
4.28 out of 5 based on 10,842 ratings.
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