Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA
10,860 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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Procured a single 12 oz for $3.50 in Delaware - one of the better single bottles that I have picked up on a whim.

Appearance: A pint glass pour yields a great hazed golden orange body. The carbonation is fairly evident as it it blossoms into a great head. Not much retention here folks as it fades into a bit of lacing.

Smell: Strong nose of the deeper darker hop and malt combination. I don't get the same citius as much as a blend of pine/resin hops and malt mix.

Taste: This beer is a bit like a hop tar bomb. The amount of resin is a bit much, bit in keeping with the name its all in balance. It is much like a large lineman trying to get on to Metro. The malt adds a whole layer of body and slight sweetness that I rarely encounter in DIPAs.

Overall its not my favorite big dark IPA but it is one of the most balanced that I have enjoyed. Its worth the try and a nice benchmark for what a Fall Style should be.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 10,860 ratings
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