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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

9,248 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,248
Reviews: 2,963
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 301
Gots: 964 | 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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celfan

Vermont

4.83/5  rDev +12.3%

OK. I'm not a real hophead. I used to be an anti-hops guy until I was turned on to Double IPA's that offset the bitterness with citrus juice. I mainly drink IPA's made here in Vermont that tend t be on the citrusy side (Heady, Hill Farmstead and Lawsons). I actually went to the liquor store to get some Lawson's Double Sunshine and they were out. Figured I'd give this a try. Wow!. Super hoppy but balanced so nicely that I wasn't overwhelmed. Great head and carbonation level. A little clearer appearance than I like but no big deal. The key word here is balance. If I could change one thing it would be the super strong hop flower aftertaste, but I realize this beer is made for the fullblown hophead and will rate accordingly. This one is a masterpiece if a guy like me who isn't in love with hops can love such a hoppy ale. Well done Stone.

06-17-2012 00:28:55 | More by celfan
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ccozzi

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

06-17-2012 00:01:49 | More by ccozzi
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MyName


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-16-2012 23:15:31 | More by MyName
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RCK86

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -9.3%

Poured into a Delirium Tremens tulip from a bomber. I've had my eye on this brew for a while and finally decided to give it a try.

Appearence: light translucent caramel; thick head diminishes about as quickly as you'd expect from a beer with similar gravity, but leaves some nice lacing (more than I was expecting)

Smell: very prominent tangerine-y scent; very sweet--almost too much so for my nose, but my ultiamate verdict on beer in based on much mroe taste than smell; maybe a faint hint of vanilla?; mellow-spicey note that reminds me of sage more than it does anything else; the booze smell isn't nearly as pronounced as you'd expected given the ABV

Taste: alchol not nearly prominent as most other beers at this ABV; bitterness isn't as pronounced as i'd expected it to be, nor is the sweetness; you get a good amount of citrus, but I can't ascertain exactly which fruit it reminds me of--grapefruit maybe?; pine-y note as well

Mouthfeel: coats the mouth nicely; the pine notes come through as the beer is going down and linger for a bit after your sip; goes down easily for 7.7%

Overall: incredibly drinkable beer that is much more session-able than I thought it would be; I'm a bit of a hop head and was expected a bit more of a punch, but this was still a delicious beer that I'll buy again; I let the bomber sit out and re-poured as I finished each glass, and as the brew warmed it opened up quite a bit--for my next tasting (I bought two bottles), I'll let it come to room temperature before the first pour

06-16-2012 20:56:51 | More by RCK86
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-16-2012 16:17:36 | More by fdig23
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mjr2377

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-16-2012 09:59:24 | More by mjr2377
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-16-2012 04:38:16 | More by JimGlonke
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Zbrown2307

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-16-2012 00:24:53 | More by Zbrown2307
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hainesly

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

06-15-2012 21:17:43 | More by hainesly
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vonnegut21

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-15-2012 18:23:45 | More by vonnegut21
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LandWorld

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-15-2012 17:24:16 | More by LandWorld
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Beermazter310

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

06-15-2012 17:03:54 | More by Beermazter310
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dreis

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-15-2012 13:42:07 | More by dreis
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tdimaria

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-15-2012 06:31:29 | More by tdimaria
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-14-2012 14:02:15 | More by Casterbridge
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Doughbodyboy

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%

this one pours a nice hazy apricot color. the smell is hands down the best part of this beer. it is nothing but a powerful hop fruitiness with noticable flowers. the taste is bitter fruitiness with a slight soapiness. the bitterness is relentless and dominating. this is probably the most bitter thing i have had. the mouthfeel is is sticky and leaves my lips feeling dry. overall it was exactly what i expected but i like a slightly less rough one.

06-14-2012 02:06:11 | More by Doughbodyboy
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rkarimi

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-13-2012 23:18:51 | More by rkarimi
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eskimo21r


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-13-2012 20:01:39 | More by eskimo21r
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Craig01890

Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +8.8%

Very stong interesting IPA that i have wanted to try for quite some time now. Did not let me down, completely lived up to my expectaions. I would recomend this beer to any one that usually likes IPA beers and would like to try something a little stronger.

06-13-2012 17:22:25 | More by Craig01890
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glaciator

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-13-2012 01:00:13 | More by glaciator
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-12-2012 16:59:38 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-12-2012 14:20:16 | More by Blaze5445
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wilkinswesley

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-12-2012 02:55:00 | More by wilkinswesley
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buddydubbs


4/5  rDev -7%

06-12-2012 01:52:56 | More by buddydubbs
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jstewart1130

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-12-2012 01:37:02 | More by jstewart1130
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,248 ratings.