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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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9,702 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,702
Reviews: 2,990
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 341
Gots: 1,173 | FT: 8
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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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

roysand, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Sweasty
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy Copper. Nice frothy/creamy head. Head falls to a ring. Leaves plenty of lacing down the glass.

Smell: Initial aroma is of hops...loads of hops. Initial burst of floral and piny notes. Thats followed by some earthy citrus/grapefruit. Theres a some bready and toasty malt notes in the background.

Taste: Much like the aroma. Initial burst of hops - floral upfront, followed pineapple and grapefruit notes. Earthy and minty notes in the middle. A very smooth hop character. There's also a constant bready/toasty malt backbone throughout. The finish is dry with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a crisp carbonation.

This is one hell of a beer. This beer truly lives up to its name. My taste buds have been wonderfully decimated by loads of deliscious hop flavor. It has truly ruined my palate for the evening...and that's a good thing!

Sweasty, May 13, 2009
Photo of bowersdm
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a bavarian pilsner

A - amber color with an ~2cm head that eventually settled into a 1cm head which crowned the beer the whole time.

S - lots of hops: grapefruit, pineapple, pine

T - more hops: grapefruit, pineapple, pine resin. it has a pretty bitter finish too, more so than Arrogant Bastard or Double Bastard. i didn't taste any malt, which in a DIPA, usually doesn't happen. As it warmed, there was a strong herbal/unsweetened tea flavor.

M - good. normal for an IPA.

D - I don't like DIPAs. To me, anyone can make an exceptionally hoppy beer. Plus, all DIPAs end up tasting the same. there's really no variety among them.

bowersdm, Mar 02, 2009
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4/5  rDev -7%

DrewBest, Jan 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

backbaybrewer, May 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Devilman, Apr 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

ChefHopMeister, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

dnh2, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of hiku7
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured in a Nonic.

A - Golden amber with a fluffy white head. Somewhat cloudy body. Thick sticky lacing was impressive.

S - Very floral plus fruity orange peel citrus smell with pine background. No real malt coming through in the smell.

T - Hop bomb with some toasted malt coming through, but definitely playing second fiddle. The finish is deeply hoppy, and maybe that doesn't really catch it, but that's how it felt. Hops permeating my soul. The bottle says "A liquid poem to the glory of the hop" and that about sums it up. All that said, the deepness of the hop flavor loses some of the complexity found in other top IPAs. The alcohol comes through a bit in a pleasant way in the aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied and smooth, and doesn't detract from the smell and taste.

D - The hops are addicting and make me want to have another, but couldn't drink too many of these.

Overall, a bold tasty brew hopheads will love, though I still prefer Racer 5, Blind Pig and some others that to me seem to have a more complex and satisfying hop profile.

hiku7, Apr 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

Tamarack22, Aug 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

rpaul2012, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

Casedogg43, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Edgewater, Mar 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

scootsmal, Aug 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

purppy, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

--Dom--, May 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

theBIERlad, Jul 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

YoudownwithABV, Jan 25, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev -0.5%

Arkay, Sep 01, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -2.3%

sirhc3034, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

RupertRonco, Aug 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

woopigscotty, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of oxmasterscream
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice hazy, golden-orange in color. Thin but creamy looking head. Huge aromas of pine sap couple with some background citrus happenings. After a while, the malt gave off aromas of orange blossom honey and apricot. Taste was a nice balance of sweet honey combined with a bitter, piney presence that leads into the expected mouth crushing bitterness of a Stone brew. Allowing it to warm a bit brings out its best. Mouth was thick and full, a little silky and very tingly on the tongue. Good stuff, 'specially for the hop head.

oxmasterscream, Mar 13, 2005
Photo of Hokies
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a bomber poured into a nonic. Pours a light pale straw color with a nice frothy white head and a very thin lace that sticks to the glass. Hops Hops and more hops, mostly grapefruit with some piney smell to it. The malt starts off strong but then the hops make their presence known. The hops start off with a citrus taste then the grapefruit takes over. Their is a nice balance between the malt and the hops. Smooth tasting with moderate carbonation, unlike other stone beers their is no oily coating left on the tongue. Not a real bitter aftertaste, nice DIPA that is probably easier to drink than others so I would say I could have a couple of these.

Hokies, May 24, 2008
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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