Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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world-class

10,091 Ratings
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Ratings: 10,091
Reviews: 3,020
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 366
Gots: 1,377 | FT: 9
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:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-12-2002)
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Photo of dmgeng
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this as part of a sampler pack but I have tried it before but needed to give it a proper review.

A - Bright orange color. Hazy from all of the hops with beautiful head and strong lacing.

S - Extra strong hop fragrance with lots of citrus, herbal, and resiny tones. Could smell it before I picked it up. Almost perfume like from the magnitude of aromatics.

T - Full flavored with a pungent hop character that has citrus, resin, herb, and some fruit with alcohol and malt to round it out. Strong bitterness but there is so much flavor that I feel it just adds to the full DIPA experience. Some may be taken back by the bite but I just relish in the glorious hops.

M - Full mouth-feel with good carbonation. This is definitely a big beer in pretty much every way but I could drink more than one without stripping my teeth.

Overall, a very good DIPA. Great aroma, flavor, feel, appearance, but does have substantial bitterness and some bite to it so it might not be the best beer for your first DIPA. This brew is not a light beer but if you like big, resiny, and complex beer I'd recommended it.

Glass- Tulip

Photo of Harvest06
3.63/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of behughes
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djchrismac
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corburk
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alexander_Brittain
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ALewis84
1.89/5  rDev -56%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

I'm an up and coming fan of IPA's. That being said, I was really disappointed with this beer. Far too bitter, and no hint of citrus whatsoever. That's just me though.

Photo of bobbyhands
3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffsta1
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A really fine double IPA.
Pours partially clear - as if only half-filtered. Light, lacey head.
Flavors of pine, more pine, resin, and citrus.
Little perceived sweetness.
Beautiful, rich unfiltered texture.
Extra bitter on the finish. A little bit more than I prefer.
Idiosyncratic - not a daily drinker for me - but the quality shines through.

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.86/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Pours slightly hazy golden into a std pint glass. Small head with low retention. Some nice yet light lacing. Beautifully balanced lightly citrus/pine hop aroma with a touch of nice earthiness. The taste is very well balanced. Not overly bitter and leaves you wanting another sip. Sip is the keyword as a few of these will really slow you down. Mouthfeel is beautifully round and balanced. When I am stacking beers to drink, I always leave this one for last. It tastes great regardless of what you drank before and after you drink this, other beers are underwhelming. There are other beers that are more floral in aroma and taste, but none have this balance. If you like nice top-end DIPAs, this is a must try. Excellent beer.

Photo of Khushrenada
4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jaymanisgod
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Frank_TX
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GregSemenza
4.76/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of owenwood
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arini10
4.91/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Eheander
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bambinichole
2.83/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Had great taste but nothing really.their no fruits no spice no heat just kind of bland but a clean beer to me not over powerful

Photo of FatBaldGuy
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ya know...the name says it all. The text on the bottle about the name really says it all. Between this and Hop Stoopid I dont think any other beer will ever appeal to me. I am truly "Ruined".

Photo of HopHead4LifeFour20
4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of car2052
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to tulip glass.

A: Nice, clear, burnt orange. Slightly hazy as it warms up. 1/2 in white head.
S: Deep piney dank hops. Candy-like sweetness. Lot of pineapple. Peach and mandarin orange peek out as the fruit flavors. Hint of caramel malt.
T: A strong bitterness up front. Assertively hopped, with the hop oils giving a very piney taste. Fruit flavors peek through, with orange being the most dominant. Decent amount of sweetness coming from the malt. Slightly earthy. Alcohol is hidden well. Strong hoppy aftertaste.
M: Medium. Slick. Prickly carbonation.
O: My palate has been "ruined". I wonder if you can drink this as a mouthwash?

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,091 ratings.