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Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA
10,854 Ratings
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

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Added by kbub6f on 06-12-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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

A-Clear orange, two finger head that leaves some lacing.

S-Good deal of hops, citrus, grass and pine with a nice balance.

T-Great balance, mild malt, citrus notes, grass a nice bitterness in the finish and a sharp hop bite.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated and some hop resins.

O-A great DIPA. The day I had it, it was a little too warm out but I'll seek it ago again. This time the beer was roughly 2 months old so hopefully I can find it even fresher.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber to a tulip glass

Slightly hazy, gold color, with a thick, bubbly white head, which dissipates. Lacing on the glass is fairly thick and long-lasting.

Smells richly of hops - little bit of that cat urine aroma, but also some grapefruit notes, and a little bit of clove, for what that's worth. There's also a nice sweet scent to the beer, just to show it's not all hops.

The taste is exactly what I'm looking for in the style. Beautiful, rich hop tones right up front and at the end. There's balance, as well, but hops are obviously what this beer is about. Grapefruit and pine are the dominant flavors, with good sweetness for balance.

Feels medium to heavy, medium carbonation, not too sweet or bitter.

Overall a great imperial IPA, and one of the best out there. Great hoppiness, but simultaneously balanced.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 10,854 ratings
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