Stone Ruination IPA

Stone Ruination IPA

A liquid poem to the glory of the hop

Style
Double IPA
Alc/Vol
8.2%
IBUs
100+

So called because of its truly "ruinous" effect on your palate, this massive hop monster will change forever your preconceptions of what defines good beer. This is Stone IPA's big brother, and we mean BIG. We essentially began with our already-awesome Stone IPA, threw in an extra-large helping of malt, and added a lot more hops. And then some more. And then even more, resulting in a vibrant blast of citrusy bitterness that hits you on the first sip. Just one taste and you'll know why we call this indelicate jewel "A liquid poem to the glory of the hop!"

Release Date
June 1, 2002
Package Types
12oz & 22oz Bottles & Draft
BeerAdvocate
95
Featured Hops
Magnum
Chinook
Centennial

Tasting Notes

Appearance
Pours a clear, deep golden color with a white head.
Aroma
Piney and resin with citrus-like, fruity cereal notes.
Taste
Intense resiny hop flavors with a light malt balance, a touch of alcohol warmth, and a strong, long-lasting bitterness on the finish.
Palate
Medium-full body with no perceptible sweetness and an intense bitterness throughout the palate.
Overall
One of the first regularly brewed and bottled imperial IPAs.

Pairing Notes

Appetizers
Ceviche, chicken wings, kimchi, jalapeño poppers
Entrees
Spicy Thai, Mexican, Cajun
Desserts
Carrot cake, ginger cookies, spicy cayenne cinnamon apple pie
Cheeses
Asiago, Maytag Blue, Pepper Jack, Grafton Village Cheddar
Cigars
Ashton Classic Series, Litto Gomez Diez, Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic, Defiance by Xikar the Guardian