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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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9,971 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,971
Reviews: 3,005
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 359
Gots: 1,296 | 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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3.74/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%

Wish i could rate this beer higher but i feel like i had too high of expectations for this one.

The smell- WOW hands down my favorite smelling beer I've ever come across, the smell of tropical fruits ( Overwhelming amounts of pineapple) and some piney hints in the back create the perfect IPA aroma

Look- If this beer got poured next to any beer at the pub you wouldn't know it was a world class beer and that the other was a budweiser. pours a golden yellow sunlight color with a 3/4 finger bright white head. a little haziness but nothing like unfiltered beers.

Taste- is refreshing at first and you get that super west cost piney hoppyness, no alcohol flavors, but as soon as you swallow it, it leaves a loooong term lingering bitterness on your tounge that drys you out, wish that there was more presence of sweet malts to back up the bitterness.

overall its a great beer, but i feel like there are far greater West coast IPAs than this that get much lesser ratings.

PintOh1759, Nov 18, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76.7%

sbuscemi28, Nov 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Gold and Orange pour. Big ol' fat smell of piney hops. The taste is straight up hops all the way. A nice bitterness from start to finish. This is just a flat out great beer. It is straight forward with no bells and whistles. It is another great beer from Stone.

Brackh, Nov 18, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
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3.95/5  rDev -8.1%

Semi cloudy orange,fluffy white head,spotty lacing.

A fair amount of sweet malt and grapefruit pith in the nose with some noticeable alcohol.

Taste is pungent and bitter orange/grapefruit with a hint of clover honey, quite malty and aggressively hopped as well with the alcohol prominent in the mix.Enjoy By Date (I hate those, just tell me when it was bottled) was 12/1/14, consumed 11/15/14. Perhaps if it was fresher, often a problem with West coast IPA on East coast shelves.

Medium carbonation,oily,and rich, This is a sipper,not something I'd want to quaff. The bitterness holds firm.

Pricey 4 12 oz. pack is like buying 2 bombers of Stone Enjoy By, which I happen to prefer more than Ruination,and makes me glad I split the 4 pack with my neighbor. This is worth trying, but I don't find it approachable enough to get such high ratings, make up your own mind.

Hendry, Nov 16, 2014
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,971 ratings.