Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

10,587 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 10,587
Reviews: 3,115
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 423
Gots: 1,958 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-12-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of toronadotornado
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Levi's Stadium, Fare Thee Well - Santa Clara, CA - 22 oz. bomber

Photo of harrisonpainter
3.09/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Damn! This smell is weird. The first taste is really off, but the aftertaste is fantastic. Try this.

Photo of ChristinaLynn
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious IPA. So glad I got one at our local bottle shop. Well balanced. Not sure when I'll be able to get another.

Photo of TheWolf
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 12/16/14 - from 12.oz bottle into Bordeaux glass. 8 weeks before enjoy by date.

“The first step in knowing that you’re a hop-head is admitting that you are a hop-head”, - Anonymous.

When I look back at the past 7 years of being a craft enthusiast, there exists a half-dozen brews that I can credit to being my gateway into the hobby. However, it was my love for Ruination that helped me realize I was all in. RIP my beautiful nectar.

Photo of jackb112
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Near perfection. Drank 4 of these and nearly died. Good night.

Photo of Chcshammonde
4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This original version was my favorite beer for years. Never disappointed by it. Consistency = high marks.

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Wow!!! Absolute hop Bomb but I'm in love with this. Sad to know it's no longer here in this original form just glad I got to try it

Photo of Donkster46
3.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Average DIPA. Maybe I didn't have a fresh one. Package still says drink by 7/7/15

Photo of snotster
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just smooth and and really delicious.

Photo of hreb
3.71/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Apparently this is still Ruination 1.0, weighing in at 8.2% ABV with an enjoy by date of 06/03/15. 22oz bottle. Seriously dank aroma. As in, as soon as I crack the bottle open the whole room smells like bud. Beer pours pale straw yellow in color, and forms a large white soda-like head. Extremely pale in color for an IPA of this gravity.

I remember trying this beer maybe 10 years ago, and finding it undrinkably bitter. Now I've raised my tolerance towards, and interest in, heavily hopped beers in that time, and I dare say the world has gotten better at brewing them. But sure enough, this beer is still just plain bitter on the palate. It's just a mess of entirely too much alpha in the middle of the palate. Admittedly, that doesn't make it undrinkable. I was wrong. This beer is challenging but it's not offensive. It is, however, overrated.

Photo of dbnarley
3.04/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Way to hoppy and bitter for my personal taste.

Photo of bmcmahon1024
3.08/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very disappointed with this one. The initial taste is just god awful then it acts like it is going to smooth out but then finishes with a strong bitterness. Expecting much more from Stone.

Photo of garrettdeanjohnson
4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite IPA yet. Hops and high ABV go well together in this drink!

Photo of scuttlebutt21
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

If someone said they had never had a dipa, this is what I would tell them to get. Great stuff.

Photo of camarocrazy67
2.81/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The aftertaste is indescribable the taste is good but the aftertaste isn't a good one

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.32/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

ehh, they oversold this one, not really that bitter I honestly find stone IPA to be more bitter than this, smells like and tastes literally exactly like chinook hop pellets

Photo of Lovethemhopps
4.81/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicious, citrusy, and smooth. This is an extremely tasty beer

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

-med amber nice head retention and size
- sharp bright hop and hops only
- awesome overbearing hops but smooth as hell amazing ipa flavor slight caramelized taste
- thicker but a slight syrupy taste
- again another great ipa from stone! this one is very overbearing

Photo of lwillitz
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - 2 fingers off-white head over a cloudy body of golden orange; low amount of visible carbonation

S - complex and hoppy; lots of citrus, floral notes, touch of caramel sweetness, hint of alcohol

T - lots of hop action--citrus, pine, floral, spice, grass, and herbs; bready malt backbone with caramel sweetness; the 8.2% hides very well behind all the flavor; dry, piney finish

M - smooth, slick full body, high carbonation, dry

O - excellent DIPA

Photo of drew42e
3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid , classic west coast IPA. Not as bitter as expected. Orange rind , pretty strong carbonation in mouthfeel but very drinkable for abv

Photo of captaincoffee
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nose and taste were classic Stone. Pretty easy to recommend this beer if you are a fan of their other regular offerings. Maybe a slight dissappoinment in that I was expecting this beer to rip my face off with IBUs based on the name, but it was overall more balanced and easy drinking than expected. Is it is a hop bomb, but it wasn't over the top. Another good offering by Stone.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding IPA from stone. They just get it right.

Photo of neurobot01
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Despite Stone being in my top-5 (okay, top-2), and loving DIPAs, this is my first time trying Ruination. The taste is surprisingly caramel/toffee-forward (though, this is best-by dated 5/26/15, which means it was bottled around 2/25/15, so it's fairly old by DIPA standards at this point), and reminds me more of Extra Hoppy Old Guardian than any of the DIPAs I'm used to these days. Still a really enjoyable beer. Looking forward to trying 2.0 tomorrow...

Photo of MartzMimic
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Prairie Artisan teku glass. It is a strikingly clear orange with a finger of foamy white head. This may be the most beautiful beer I've ever seen. The aroma of pine, citrus and malt blends together and reminds me a bit of rye. Very malty taste of caramel, then grapefruit, then loads of piney hops. Medium mouth that's sticky, causing the bitter aftertaste to linger and linger. This is aptly named, and worthy of its reputation.

Photo of modidia
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

All hop bitterness, no taste...not great..very disappointing

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,587 ratings.