Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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10,582 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,582
Reviews: 3,115
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 422
Gots: 1,945 | FT: 7
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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 10,582 | Reviews: 3,115
Photo of trainingwithkev
2.89/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look was great! Smell didn't rip my taste bud apart. Taste wasnt too good. Feel was ok. overall okay. I would drink it if someone gave it to me for free but other than that im not buying it again. People are way too hopped out and i am a hop lover!

Photo of buckslayer50
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Good stuff, I'm loving Stone and this is my favorite so far. A lot of availability around me, I will buy a lot of it

Photo of majorbase2
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lively, slightly hazy orange color with a big fizzy, white foam head. Recedes to a very thin layer with good lacing around the edges and sides.

Smells of strong citrus and floral hops. Good deal of bitterness. A bit of pine. Just the slightest hint of some bready and caramel malts.

The taste starts with the citrus hops from the aroma, and a great deal of bitterness. Grapefruit and mango. The pine isn't overpowering and actually forms a tasty trio combined with the citrus and bitterness. Speaking of, not agreeing with the people knocking this for the bitterness. Yes, this beer is bitter, but it accomplishes it whilst allow the other flavors to showcase themselves.

Medium bodied. Not too much carbonation. Despite the bitterness, I was able to down this one in no time, and could do a few more. A bit resinous, which makes it a little more difficult to chug.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one. I would like to try a fresher one, as this one was actually quite close to its drink by date. Still thoroughly enjoyable. If you like bitterness, this one's for you. Even if you don't, its still worth a try.

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

Just a little too bitter on the back end, but I want to try a fresher beer and see if that makes a big difference. Still an incredible beer and the smell is phenomenal.

Photo of Marty_Mcflyy25
4.98/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Stone never ceases to let me down to obtain a bomb hoppy beer!

Photo of bgillespie
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear pale gold with a white head. Laces all the way down.

Smell: A lot of hops.

Taste: Even more hops. Bitter. A little citrus and floral Maybe a bit of malt at the end.

Mouthfeel: So smooth with a nice medium body.

Overall: A great beer for IPA fans. A ton of hops that drinks well.

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with a two finger white head. Aroma is hops, bread, and resin. Taste follows with bread, resin, some pine, and a big bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and mouth coating. Overall, it dies what it says, ruins your palate for the time being.

Photo of tekstr1der
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden pour with thick, clinging head. Heavy pine, with some nice malt comes through to the nose. The hop bitterness is perfect in flavor, and again well-balanced by a bready taste. The lingering aftertaste is a bit much, and really my only complaint. Very well done overall.

Photo of chaseparker9
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

For some this will be too strong of a taste. Lots of hops which I'm into, if you're not a hoppy guy then stay away. This thing has a great smell and gnarly taste.

Photo of Jrhockney
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A level of bitterness to satisfy just about any hophead. I'll take this one whenever I can get it. I've found its best in a bomber. For some reason, in a 12oz, it doesn't have quite the effect or consistancy from my experience, but I suppose it could have been sitting on the shelf longer. The look is almost terrifying as the taste. The descriptions on the back of all Stone bottles is half worth the cost...I'm starting to wonder if they really are written by demons...

Photo of Trombone69
3.43/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

It's a fine brew, maybe I'm just burned out on the never ending list of IPA's. Plenty hoppy.

Photo of ordybill
3.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- An over the top hops and citrus aroma.
Appearance- The beer is a murky golden yellow with a small white head. Looks good.
Taste- Very hoppy, I noticed the high scores and I guess I am not a follower. The flavor was OK
Palate- A light to medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The hops made this a very dry beer.
Overall- I thought this was OK, not great or even real good. I much prefer Arrogant Bastard over this.

Photo of tylerthetiger
3/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Did not like..(5 whole words...)

Photo of denver10
3.17/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Just didn't do it for me.

Photo of OJT1993
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Way better than Stone IPA, but still leaves an aftertaste that i still dont like. Good beer otherwise

Photo of 31Sam13
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

What needs to be said...with the beers in this class it all comes down to preference...and there are so many great ones...this is no exception!

Photo of snilsen13
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This may be the gold standard for super hoppy ales, for many. I think its an open forum, with few contenders. Definitely a must try for hop heads and, like all Stone beers, its huge hop bitterness is balanced by a letting the malts shine through early and late in the tastes. Right on - my only complaint is that this could be even more hoppy if it were to live up to its name. I would compare this to favorably with Six Point's Resin but put it below Green Flash West Coast IPA. There is something a little commercial to the flavor, too smooth so to speak, that is also present in most Stone beers. Green Flash seems to pulls better/truer malt flavors than Stone, which is chiefly why I rank that beer higher.

Photo of weiserr
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the better, easily accessible DIPAs in rotation. I absolutely love this one.

Photo of SSS
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-white head that dissipates quickly, cloudy golden yellow color
S-there is a dank smell that accompanies a nice hop citrus, but more on the piny side of things
M-carbonation is perfect for an IPA
T-not too sweet, and a nice bitterness that lingers on the palate, nice malt backbone that compliments the hops
O-I recommend this beer, a solid IPA, thank you Stone.

Photo of BoozerMcGee
3.04/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The hops were, indeed, ruinous.

Photo of Lard_City
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pine resiny hoppiness. Still, very well balanced and not overly bitter or spicy. Citrusy with just a note of sweetness. A bitter, slightly metallic aftertaste. A definitive West Coast IPA.

Photo of Nctide
3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great citrus hops aroma, but the bitterness is just over the top for me. This is a tasty IPA that would be great with a more balanced finish.

Photo of JordanAlster
4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a good one for hops lovers. Super hoppy, but flavorful. The smell got me excited to take my first sip. Not perfect overall, but damn close for what you pay.

Photo of Cheerz101
2.93/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3

Similar taste to most Stone brews. It was very heavy and full filling

Photo of Blackpond
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oooh the hops. The hops. The hops.

Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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