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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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9,974 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,974
Reviews: 3,005
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 358
Gots: 1,296 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-12-2002)
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Photo of NiceGuyMike
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

100th review and an interesting brew to review at that.

a: best lookin IPA I've found to date. Beautify pale gold with good head and lacing to boot.
s: wife says pickles. I don't know about that, but it is a tart like pungent hoppy nose.
t: Lemony fresh with a strong bitter punch to keep you honest.
m: medium bodied but a creaminess to it.
d: very intense and high alcohol makes this a sipper to be sure.

This is a enjoyable beer. 750 ml bottle was getting a bit warm so I put it in the freezer for a bit. Naturely I fogot about it as I sipped away at the glass I poured. Needless to say my next glass was ice cold. Usually I don't like ice cold beer, but this is pretty good. Somewhat refreshing yet unrelentingly bitter.

NiceGuyMike, Mar 25, 2006
Photo of association330
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber with amazing printing instead of a typical label. 100+ IBUs indicated, along with the phrase, "A liquid poem to the glory of the hop!", and a long, quirky description, as is the brewer's tradition.

A - Pours a slightly hazy deep orange color with a finger and a half of creamy, off-white head. This drops to a thick cap with great lace.

S - Intense hop aroma - pine, grapefruit rind, floral and herbal notes, etc. There's a noticeable, but not overpowering, sweet malt backbone with a hint of exotic fruitiness.

T - Bready malt sweetness and a little more of that fruitiness before the hops punch their way through to the top for an aggressive, but smooth and spicy finish. Long, bitter, piney aftertaste. There's a little alcohol bite as well.

M - Actually feels slightly chewy, but maintains smoothness via fairly crisp carbonation, creating a creamy feel. Warming alcohol is present.

D - An absolutely delicious, but equally devastating brew. The definition of "one and done", it's sure to have you pleasantly belching hops for the rest of the evening.

association330, Jul 20, 2009
Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

HoppyBastard1, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of falc0n2600
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

falc0n2600, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of nuckbuc
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

nuckbuc, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of spree92
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden-yellow straw with a plush egg shell head. Constant flow of micro-carb bubbles. Syicky pine, earthy grass and citrus, mostly grapefruit. Both aromatic and tasting hops must have been used. Full on hopped IPA. Not a trace of malts to be found. The sticky hops linger in the cheeks and on the tongue. Another flavorful IPA from Stone. They know their way around good beer.

spree92, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of CellarGimp
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

CellarGimp, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of darkmoon66
4/5  rDev -7%

darkmoon66, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of emsjf
4/5  rDev -7%

emsjf, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of Onemic
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Onemic, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of Charlie_Hoss
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Charlie_Hoss, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of surfrogue1
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

surfrogue1, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of njnj2000
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

njnj2000, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of DrewGingras
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

DrewGingras, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of the-gobbler
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

the-gobbler, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of wvdfh120fan
4/5  rDev -7%

wvdfh120fan, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Bone53
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

On tap at Mad Mex

Appearance (4): Golden color with a finger off white head

Smell (4.5): Citrus and pine hops

Taste (4.25): grainy malt upfront then pungent hops taking off throughout the aftertaste; residual and citrusy

Mouthfeel (4.25): Medium body; Smooth with the right amount of bitterness and carbonation

Overall (4.35): Very good DIPA and should please any hop head. With that said, its not particularly extraordinary. Doesn't set itself apart from the pack like my absolute favorites such as Enjoy By, Head Hunter, etc. It is however one of the better straight forward west coast ipas. Definitely rrecommended!

Bone53, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of nickdank
4/5  rDev -7%

nickdank, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of smanson56
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

smanson56, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Apok23
4/5  rDev -7%

Apok23, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of CMundt4994
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

CMundt4994, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of mthomp081
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - golden yellow, creamy white head, great lacing

S - Wow, super strong piney hops

T - awesome huge hops, very oily and piney, good bit of malt

M - super dry, medium-full bodied

O - This is one of the best IPAs that I've had. Unbelievable tasting hops with nice malt flavors. My only complaint is that the hops are so strong that there's not really any other taste, but for what it is - a classic West Coast IPA, I would put this again any of them.

mthomp081, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of BrunoPettipas
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%

BrunoPettipas, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Blazer22
4/5  rDev -7%

Blazer22, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of WeizenGuy
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

WeizenGuy, Oct 29, 2014
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,974 ratings.