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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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Ratings: 10,854 |  Reviews: 3,082
5/5  rDev +16.3%

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle served in a snifter on 8/21/12.

Pour: Completely clear amber orange with a finger and half off white head. Solid lacing.

Smell: Pine, floral and grassy hops, Some citrus and grapefruit deep in there, but this is a hop cone bomb. Light caramel / deep honey also.

Taste: Follows the nose with huge bitter pine hops. Also take on a grassy aspect. Light citrus aspects. Some caramel sweetness. Focal point here is truly ruining the palate on bitterness however.

Mouthfeel: So bitter. This crushes my palate by the end of the bottle. More "ruining" than the 10th anni IMO. Still goes down pretty easily.

Overall: A solid classic, and one I'll always buy, especially for the price.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a beer snifter.

A: Light golden color with slight orange hue. One finger of head which dissipates quickly leaving no lacing.

S: Strong smell of hops with slight floral accents.

T: Very bitter with an extra strong flavor of hops. Taste of pine and also a slight taste of lemon.

M: Full body with a crisp sightly dry finish that lingers deliciously on the tongue.

O: Excellent Imperial IPA which has a very hoppy flavor with complex notes to complement the extreme bitterness. Truly top notch. I will definitely make this a regular in my fridge.

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

Pours a hazy pale amber with an admiral amount of white head, great retention. Call me crazy, but I like a good hop haze. Nose is complex with a full range of citrus character. Obvious use of centennial here, citrus with a hint of pine/grass. Wweet malt backing. Taste follows with citrus hops and nice malt balance. Very smooth for a beer of this potency. Overall a very solid beer, no 5's, but not a single weakness either.

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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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