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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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10,281 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,281
Reviews: 3,053
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 394
Gots: 1,604 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-12-2002

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a vibrant orange color with a finger’s breadth of fluffy white head. It dissipates over a few minutes, but leaves patches of bubbles scattered across the surface and wet heaps of lacing along the glass. The aroma is of citrus, stone fruits, and wet earth. Lots of earthen hops, pine resin, grass, and a bit of dank must. It tastes of bitter, earthy hops with a bit of spice. Loads of orange and grapefruit citrus up front with a hint of lemon towards the rear. All pine, grass, and bitter herbs in the middle. Mouthfeel is wet, lively and bitter. A bit resinous on the finish, but it cleans up quickly. Overall, this is a great DIPA that is - in true Stone fashion - aggressive with the hops in an entirely pleasant way.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with enjoy by 04/20/2014 printed on the bottleneck. I'm somehow just now finally getting around to reviewing this beer from Stone. It's been over a year since I last had this offering, and that's way too long, so it's time to revisit it.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a beautiful bright golden orange colored body with some excellent clarity. One finger of sudsy white head that falls to half a finger rather quick. Scattered lacing. Looks very nice.

S - The nose is fruity, floral, and tropical. Grapefruit, pine resin, honey, breadiness, vague alcohol fumes, and some soapiness. Smells wonderful.

T - Taste, obviously enough, is mostly all hops. Grapefruit, mango, and pine resin. Dry, bready malt on the finish. Well enough for what it is, but the bitterness is probably a bit too much, and distracts from the other flavors of the beer.

M - Feel is dry, sticky, resinous, and bitter. Bready malt and hop resin on the palate. Medium-light bodied, good carbonation, and easy drinking at 8.20% abv.

Overall, a well-made, beautiful looking, aromatic, and intensely hopped beer. Although, I think I enjoy the regular Stone IPA more than I do it's big brother, this is a very nice DIPA, and I wouldn't mind enjoying it again.

Stone Ruination IPA ---4/5.

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours translucent amber with a white head.

S: Mango and pineapple in the nose. Smells quite good.

T: Starts out with orange, mango, citrus peel and lemon, finishes malty.

M: Medium bodied, somewhat smooth for an IPA.

O: Better than your typical Stone beer, but that is according to my taste, and I generally don't like their hop preferences. This one has more orange, mango, pineapple and tropical fruit than others. Recommended if you like hoppy beers.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,281 ratings.