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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

9,969 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 9,969
Reviews: 3,004
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 360
Gots: 1,295 | 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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4/5  rDev -7%

rwshelton2, Dec 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

skubas86, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

DCHritz, Dec 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

cultclassic89, Dec 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

j18coop, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of B75Avery
3.1/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad but tasted more like a Belgium or English style IPA to me. Left something desired for overall taste. To crisp to the tongue or over carbonated. Wouldn't turn one down if gave to me I just think there are better for the value.

If I'm drinking English style IPA's I'm drinking 400 lb monkey personally.

B75Avery, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Matt1553
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I have long been a fan of Stone's strong ales, but this was the first Stone IPA that I had the chance to try. I was thoroughly impressed. The citrus and hop flavors balanced perfectly. In terms of top-quality California IPAs: I would place Ruination slightly below Russian River offerings and Sculpin, but I prefer it over Bear Republic and AleSmith IPAs.

Rating: 9.5

Matt1553, Dec 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Walletsworth, Dec 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

BRClemons, Dec 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

fellowrs, Dec 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Gerardes, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

greengorilla, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of watermelon
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass and finished in a brandy snifter. Date on the bottle says best by 10/09/13 Hopefully this is still good.

A: Cloudy orange-gold body with a foamy white head. Decent retention as well as lots of lacing.

S: Citrus hops in the nose grapefruit being the most dominant. Some malts come into play.

T: Follows the nose, lots of citrus as well as pineapple hop flavors as well as tons of malt to balance it all out.

M: Thick mouthfeel there is for sure some astringent feel left on the tongue and coating the teeth. I don't think it ruined my palette but it is a bitter beer.

O: This was pretty good, there are examples of the style I enjoy more, I will have to give this a shot once I can get it fresh as its about 2 months out of date according to Stone.

watermelon, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

zero_signal, Dec 19, 2013
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crowbar540, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

GJonesy, Dec 18, 2013
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JLateralus21, Dec 18, 2013
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alcjudge, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ralerwen, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

harsley, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Msudukie, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

TheBeerDad, Dec 18, 2013
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,969 ratings.