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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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96
world-class

8,034 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8034
Reviews: 2916
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-12-2002)
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Reviews by MortarPestle:
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MortarPestle

Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a nice frothy head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma: Hops are front and center; citrus and a touch of fruit and spice.

Taste: The bottle claims that the hops will have a "ruinous" effect on your palate, and although there is a lot of hop flavor I didn't find that it deadened my taste-buds. Lots of citrus, earthy, spicy and floral notes. The malt adds a fruited bread balance,

Texture: Dry and crisp with warming effect of alcohol.

Drinkability: I had this on my want list for some time and I am glad I tried it. I prefer the balance found in the Levitation Ale.

Presentation: Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 22:10:40 | More by MortarPestle
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Jondhus

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

04-24-2014 18:54:06 | More by Jondhus
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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JohnG190

New York

4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale gold, much lighter than most DIPAs, with a thick bright white head that dissipates slowly to a nice foam cap. Little lacing to speak of. The aroma is subtle, but definitely hints at the hop bomb that will assault the tongue. Lots of sweet tropical fruit and bitter, pithy grapefruit dominate with hints of other citrus and a hint of caramel. On the taste, there is a burst of sweetness followed by a wave of astringent bitterness. Ruination is aptly named, yet quite balanced thanks to the strong malt backbone. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, a well crafted DIPA that truly is a "liquid poem dedicated to hops!"

Serving type: bottle

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4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy sunset orange with a finger of bright white head and good head retention. The nose is full of citrus and other fruit: a big orange aroma, grapefruit, lemon, pear, pine needle, subtle black pepper, and a malt characteristic of biscuit and caramel. At the front of the tongue I get a nicely balanced grapefruit and biscuit malt taste, then this thing explodes into a resinous, earthy, dank assault on the palate. There's bitter herbal and pine notes on the end, which are cut by sweet caramely malt. Yes, it's an extremely hoppy beer, but it has plenty of balancing elements. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 04-23-2014
Freshness: Enjoy by 05-15-2014
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

Hazy and honey in color, the beer shows a very nice creamy white head of 3 fingers. Pretty fingers of lace stick around as the very good head retention fades.

Aromas are of citrus hops plus tropical fruits such as mango and pineapple. Very nice nose.

Taste is heavily bitter in the first sips, followed by some caramel malt flavors on the back end. The 100 IBUs make for a somewhat harsh taste, but it is still good overall.

Body is in between medium and full, with lots of carbonation in the mouthfeel. The finish has strong bitterness and flavors of tropical fruits and the ABV provides some warming.

Overall a very good beer, although I prefer a DIPA to have more malt character then this one does.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 02:27:51 | More by sommersb
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,034 ratings.