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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

9,544 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,544
Reviews: 2,982
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 331
Gots: 1,103 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MrJuengling, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Shmeal, Aug 30, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden orange. Moderate head and nice lacing.

S - Toasted malts, citrus, and pine. Beautiful alcohol notes.

T - Bitterness from first taste and long after. Definitely "ruins" palate as bottle description alludes. Grapefruit rind.

M - Clean, crisp, and long lasting. Nice tingle on tongue.

O - Feel like I am short-selling this beer based on the length of my review... this beer fully delivers on the promise of the "glory of the hops." it does not deliver peripheral tastes and smells as valued in some other beers, but delivers on its promises. Wonderful beer when other seasonals are not available, i.e Ruin Ten.

Duane_Opfer, Aug 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Bsetz, Aug 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jwps214, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of SquidHead
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

After being convinced that this is the perfect pregame for free beer Wednesday at the local bar, I quickly poured some into a mason jar and admired the golden color similar to the great prairies of the Midwest. Laced thickly, and leaving trails worse than snails, the Ruination leaves a thick scent hovering around the nostrils. Strong alcohol taste. Definitely some wheat or a lit of barley thrown in there. Some citrus, orange like. A slight taste/smell of the pine barrens known throughout New (Dirty) Jersey. No cotton mouth at the end which is always good.

Sitting on my couch watching Battlestar Gallacta, I give this beer a 8.7 out of 10

SquidHead, Aug 29, 2013
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4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Its all in the name. A complete takeover of any other taste in your current pallet. A complete hop BOMB. I poured this from the bottle into a chilled pint. With a standard pour, I yielded a very decent 1-1/2 fingers of head, which was just orange of white and a diluted amber color. The head quickly gave until it was about 1/2 a finger thick and left slight lacing, but nothing to write home about. The head stayed until the end, it should be said. Flavor follows the nose, and just as I thought it would, Ruination proceeds to wreck the palate at first sip. It's very bright, and makes it hard to pick out the flavors and components once you've begun. Some would say it grabs your attention, I prefer to say it kills any possibility of enjoying other beers after this one (at least in the same evening). Make sure to seek this out.

H0pHead420, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,544 ratings.