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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

9,548 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,548
Reviews: 2,983
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 331
Gots: 1,104 | FT: 8
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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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Athockalypse, Nov 20, 2012
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4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a 1 finger head and nice lacing.

S: Extreme hop aromas, both fruity and floral. Very strong and inviting nose.

T: Wonderful mix of hoppy flavors. Grapefruit, peach, pine, and more!! Malts are present, but very subtle. Hides the alcohol very well. I'm in love. This is a hophead's dream.

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation.

O: I absolutely love this beer! I fell in love the first time I drank it and that hasn't changed. Pretty much ideal.

nUgZ, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

bifrost17, Nov 18, 2012
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Masterhin, Nov 18, 2012
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slim2043, Nov 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Rmatuszak2, Nov 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Auraan, Nov 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

bottomc, Nov 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Screper, Nov 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

WheelsRule, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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MaseFace, Nov 17, 2012
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GFD400, Nov 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Buster, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a good imperial ipa, but i think i like the regular stone ipa better. this one pours a mostly clear honey color, a tint of orange to it, and quite a nice sudsy head. the nose is all lupulin, hop essence, and a touch of fruit, maybe apples or something to this in smell only. flavor carries the big bold hop nose, but it also has a nice medium malt body underneath it. possible wheat additions become curious towards the finish, but this is a hop bomb all the way. it tastes fresh, almost as fresh as the enjoy by, but it lacks a real hop identity i think, i dont know which hops are used, but i know its not quite bitter, its not quite sweet, its just sort of hoppy, if that makes sense. good carbonation, sessionably smooth, lots of alcohol but it can hardly be tasted. overall an outstanding version of the style, but i think a more distinct hop varietal would really pop this beer off.

StonedTrippin, Nov 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

jbak, Nov 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

cubsfanjace, Nov 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

DoubleBastard, Nov 16, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on-cask at The Daily Pint in Santa Monica into a New Belgium goblet. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a two finger beige colour head of some cream, nice thickness, and good retention. Colour is a non-opaque caramel-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Heavy floral hops - cascade, certainly. Clean malts. A bit of butterscotch. Oily piney hops. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Quite light, a result of the cask serving type. Oily pine, resinous grapefruit hop character, fragrant clean floral hops, a bit of pear, and some clove. Grapefruit is dominant but not overbearing. Clean malts form the foundation. Butterscotch is present (diacetyl?). It's fresh, tasty, and clean. Nicely layered. A bit simple, but mostly balanced and enjoyable. Some dry hop bitterness surfaces on the climax - though only briefly. It's decently concealed. Not a real subtle flavour profile, but subtlety has never been Stone's strong suit.

Mf: Light, clean, undercarbonated (a victim of the cask), smooth, wet, and thin (again, the pesky cask). Doesn't suit the flavour ideally, but generally so. A bit oily.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. I'd prefer it on tap, no doubt. It is nice, though. Beats my low expectations. A nice beer from Stone, but nothing to write home about. I'd like to try it on proper kegging. Hides its ABV well. Priced highly at $8.00 for the underwhelming quality.

C+

kojevergas, Nov 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

bruno1187, Nov 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

dwtyler, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

gshak, Nov 14, 2012
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,548 ratings.