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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

10,217 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 10,217
Reviews: 3,045
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 385
Gots: 1,526 | 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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Photo of MikeKSmith
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Noe
4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MetalMistress
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

My first sip of this IPA was a shock but I found myself wanting more and more of it. A great IPA for sure.

Photo of Muzak
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mdez
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tom_Thivierge
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Charlemagne14
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LampertLand
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Stone Brewing 'Ruination IPA' @ 8.2% , served from a couple of 650 ml bottle's purchased for $8.70 each
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a slightly hazy gold in the glass with a tight white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-slight pine presence
T-big tasting Imp/Dbl IPA , very smooth
MF-ok/decent carbonation , nice full body
Ov-good beer , almost great (sampled alongside Russell'Hop Therapy')
prost LampertLand

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.55/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at the Twisted Root. Really sessionable. Not much sweet, crispy refreshing bitter and hop forward. A thirst quenching IPA.

Photo of defaultuser
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DaverCS
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Absolutely gorgeous colored beer. Soft orange and slight golden hue. Light lacing with nice tiny bubbles streaming from the top.

Aroma is quite forward with the hop citrus and floral notes. Definitely heavy in the hop department just based on the nose. Some nice under-ripe lemon and grapefruit rind on the nose as well. Slight pine aroma.

Taste isn’t as great as I would have thought. Still their best IPA is Enjoy by. This beer just doesn’t live up to it. It is full of hops, so if that’s what you are going for then this may do it for you. It’s not all that well-balanced. Immediately your mouth is coated in a thick-bitter hop taste. You get some nice citrus notes near the middle and some slight pine, but these true beautiful flavors are short lived. The end flavor is just a harsh un-wanted bitterness that lingers and stays for too long. It prevents the next sip from fully being experienced due to this. I like bitter IPA’s, but I don’t like harsh IPA’s. This one doesn’t allow the citrus to play through, nor does it have the malt to cut back the bitterness to make the beer enjoyable while drinking. It tastes thick and bitter. Not my idea of a great IPA… their Enjoy By is what they should stick to!

Overall, this isn’t worth the time. Not well-balanced and just too harsh in terms of bitterness. The beer gets thick and overcoats the palate. The beautiful citrusy nose isn’t allowed to shine… Bummer. This really doesn’t pair too well with that many foods, but If I was to pair food with this beer, I would have to go with a spicy bowl of ramen. The spiciness will help compete with the level of bitterness of this beer. I give it a 79/100.

Photo of CJNAPS
4.91/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It started with Stone so of course this is always gonna up on the list lol
very good beer.

Photo of kristian
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dustyanderson101
4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of IPAalways
4.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of 2beersaday-stronglikebull
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BradMatton13
3.27/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Solid west coast IPA, these guys started it all

Photo of strakajagr
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Big citrusy hops with some grass notes, a touch of alcohol, pale malt, and light fruit on the nose. I have several of these and most pour amber with a slight haze that grows brilliant as the beer warms. Occasionally I get one that is cloudier but it is still good. The 1" creamy, off-white foam collar produces thick sheets of lace that break into classic gothic cathedral window designs as they dissipate. A rich hop palate with some citrus rind bitterness rides on a solid malt backbone seasoned with yeast driven fruit flavors and a hard to pin down spiciness that give way to long, lingering hop aftertastes. An initial sweetness tempers the hops. Medium body to a little above and medium low carbonation. A true classic.

Photo of Radome
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Slightly cloudy; dark straw color with some orange. With lights around it, it seems to glow from within the glass. The head is white, and sticky with lots of lacing, but is not overly persistent.

S - Strong citrus hops with an herbal note in their background. Malt is equally prominent with sweetbread and brown sugar aromas. Very well balanced and appetizing in the nose.

T - Flavors are hop-forward. Sharp grapefruit with some earthy and herbal flavors as well. Malt flavors are muted in the background, but contribute some low biscuit. Flavors end quickly in a dryish finish.

F - Medium body. Super strong, puckeringly sharp hops bitterness. Moderate alcohol heat. Low carbonation.

O - The aromas are superbly balanced and inviting. However I don't think the flavors live up to the promise. For me this beer is over the top on hops sensations and flavors when a double IPA should have more malt to balance. Not the best of the breed in my opinion, but still enjoyable.

Photo of xtonytx
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Goodspeed83
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dusty5678
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AlecWalks
3.82/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,217 ratings.