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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

10,213 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,213
Reviews: 3,045
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 385
Gots: 1,522 | 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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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured into a tulip glass, and I must say extremely awesome. Nice 2 finger head, good retention, beautiful gold that just shines with hues of light.

S - Very subtle in every category. Light bodied malt coming through, bready, corn, wheat, hay, very grainy indeed with the notes. Mild on the citrus notes, very very subtle mixture of pine, citrus, definitely can catch the bitter in a nice breathe.

T - The nose does not due the brew justice for the onslaught your palate is about to experience. This has everything good about a DIPA, except one thing in my book. You get a subtle citrus, a big presence of malt, bread, definitely pine. You get your palate tainted with massive bitter, very one dimensional in this aspect and I know Stone did this on purpose. They definitely brought out this aspect of the hops.

M - Light to Medium body, not as full as some other DIPA. The abv is not present compared to other DIPA's out there. Nice carbonation, clean finish, dry, very inviting for another sip.

O - I think a person really owes this beer a fair chance, pour it into it's proper glassware. I had this straight from the bottle and I must admit, I found it very overwhelming. There was way too much too much happening at times, it felt as if someone was pouring cigarette buds on my tongue, then like I was walking through a tree lot, to you name it. However, when I poured this into a tulip glass, I got the full aromas, the head retention, and this beer definitely transformed like a Cinderella story. The only thing missing is that resin; that beautiful resin that us hopheads have come to know. This is the only thing missing to me. I wish Stone offered Ruinten year-round along with this. Ruinten, is the complete version of this, a great fusion of an Enjoy By with Ruination characteristics. This is a great start, get through this, and you are ready for the DIPA world.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,213 ratings.