Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

10,092 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 10,092
Reviews: 3,020
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 366
Gots: 1,378 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of screamking
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into snifter.

Look:light amber, thin of white head,
Aroma notes:grapefruit, orange, caramel, honey, vanillia.
Tasting notes:orange, caramel, clove honey, brown sugar, lemon zest.

This beer is very balanced, the malt notes play of the hop bitterness very well. It sits close to the edge of greatness for me, but it still has a ways to go. I wouldn't put it ahead of some of the major players, but it can stand on its own.

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of BreakfastStout
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this is one extremely drinkable Imperial IPA. I was going to sit down and go through my standard pour, smell, taste review process when I looked at my pint glass and realized it was 3/4 gone! Damn!! This is one of the easiest drinking IPA's if tried (and I've tried a lot!!). I live in Michigan so the gold standard for comparisons in IPA taste tests is the Two Heart. This one is right there with it, just no steelhead on the bottle. And Two Heart isn't an Imperial.

Pours a clear amber, not cloudy at all, with a decent 1/2 inch head with a fair amount of lacing. The lacing stays on the glass through out the 20 minute taste test. Solid!

Reeks of citrus hops of course, but without the bitter lingering mule kick that so many IPA's deliver.

Taste: This may be the tastiest drinking Imperial IPA's I've ever tried. I need to do a blind test vs. a Two Heart to see how they compare head to head. This beer is that good!

Mouth feel is surprisingly light for an IPA, again without the lingering bitterness that far too many IPS's deliver.

Overall this is an outstanding IPA. I with absolutely be coming back to this one. Fantastic!!

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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%

Photo of soju6
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear copper color with a small head that fades to some lacing. The aroma is is a blend of citrus and pine, with a trace of of fruit in the background. Taste leans towards pine, with just a trace of sweetness. Has an ideal bitterness and a surprisingly dry finish. Medium body, crisp smooth and refreshing. Great balance with no hint of the 7.7% ABV. This beer sets a good standard to compare other DIPAs to. Well worth checking out.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of heygeebee
3.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From Warners. BB 25/11/13. Oops.

A - hazy amber - lighter than usual. Three finger head, spotty lace.

S - muted grapefruit, floral hops, solid malt.

T - a bit muddled really. Hops have died and malt is doughy. Ah well, still quite good drinking but bitterness is astringent and unbalanced. Only notable element is grapefruit/pine, more like an AIPA not a double.

M - medium carbonation, slick to being almost oily. Hides ABV nicely.

O - good drinking but am left wishing I had bought earlier.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Wobbly
3.85/5  rDev -10.5%

For what it is trying to do, this is a very good beer. But my problem with this and so many Double IPA's is the very American sensibility of excess. Just because a beer has a lot of hops, does not mean it is great.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jedijezus
3.31/5  rDev -23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This IPA wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Appearance was great. Orange and clear with 2 fingers of frothy head. Overall taste and smell seems rotten in every sense. It tastes like rotten tomatoes except hoppy as all hell. Not watery yet surprisingly smooth. It might have been just a bad batch, but this is my review.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ajmitch4
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Spiegelau tulip glass.

Appearance: Clear golden in color. Head dissipates slowly and leaves a heavy lace.

Smell: A hop-lovers dream. Citrus and piney notes

Taste: The hops hit hard and long, but are balanced out by the malt. Each sip leaves behind that back-of-the-mouth bitterness that begs for another drink. The alcohol doesn't overpower either which is sometimes hard for me with imperial IPAs.

Mouthfeel: Keep coming back to it, but extremely well balanced.

Overall: Stone makes some fantastic IPAs. Not sure why it took me so long to try this one, but I'm a fan. Think I prefer their Enjoy By and definitely their RuinTen more, but this one is certainly a home run as well.

Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,092 ratings.