Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA
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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Clear deep gold with a slight touch of haze. Head starts very creamy and lush, but soon breaks up into soapy bubbles. Good lacing.

A: Big floral, citrus, and slightly tropical hop notes. A little resiny, touch of pine and spice as well, extremely well rounded character (I love Centennial). Sweet, somewhat toasty malt is in the nose as well, not overbearing or boozy.

T/M: Firm bitterness upfront, moves into a blend of sweet fruity/floral hops and some toasty malt. Some grassy notes are also present in the finish, and the sweet malt becomes more drying. Nice fruity esters as well, great balance.

Overall, a fantastically easy IIPA to find, and drinks as well as just about any. Some have a more cutting edge hop character, and some may just be flat out better. But few can bring these standards to national distribution.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle with an "enjoy by" date of 1/13/14; into a pub glass.
Appearance - sunset gold in color. Huge, soapy, white head that hangs around the entire time! Lacing is sticky and layered along the back of the glass.
Smell - very hop forward, citrus, pine and floral. A classic aromatic ale from Stone!
Taste - very easy drinking 8.2% DIPA! Very hop forward; exactly what a hop head expects from a big West Coast DIPA!
Feel - Palate wreaker. If you're not an IPA fan, you don't want to come near this!
Overall - big, in your face, West Coast, hop forward beer. I dig it!

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 94% out of 100 with 10,845 ratings
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