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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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8,941 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,941
Reviews: 2,950
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 278
Gots: 802 | FT: 10
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-11-2012 05:14:31 | More by jorgemir
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4/5  rDev -7%

03-11-2012 00:30:39 | More by drnoodles
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-10-2012 21:42:09 | More by AndrewRoecker
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-10-2012 18:34:26 | More by JustEarl
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3.48/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Overall a workmanlike IPA with all the standard equipment. Classic amber color in the pint glass, topped with a fine-grained foam. Rich and fruity. Plenty bitter-- you wouldn't mistake it for anything but an IPA. Serious resins are the main flavor. some pineapple and a little lemon peel.

Medium body with a pleasant burst of flavor. Nice big sudsy mouthfeel. Still, it gets bitter and not much else after a few sips. But a decent choice for a hop blast.

Why is this supposed to be a Double? It's an IPA. Maybe there has been some category creep since this was first released. On tap at Bergie's Pub in Old Town.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2012 06:36:36 | More by mactrail
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-09-2012 22:57:58 | More by creez
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4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reddish orange hued ale having a large long-lasting white head with good lacing. No discernable carbonation. Hoppy flower aroma. Medium bodied that starts with light malt sweetness and intense citrusy (grapefruit) and hop flavors. Finishes with light lingering bitterness with grapefruit flavors. High hop profile but not aggressive at all. Well-balanced.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 22:45:15 | More by calicaliente
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-09-2012 17:18:28 | More by switzer
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

03-09-2012 05:30:37 | More by Peyton5410
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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03-09-2012 05:16:40 | More by
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-09-2012 04:36:42 | More by iL0VEbeer
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-09-2012 03:53:47 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Straw. That is all. Because it's perfect. Foamy, near soapiness, in a nice 1.5 finger head.

S: A slight sweetness to the floral notes on the smell.

T: Perfect. This is one of the best IPA styles I have ever tasted. The taste is full and exhibits nothing but classic IPA. It's delicious in it's balanced floral and hoppy notes.

M: Medium mouthfeel, right in the center of the range. Not too heavy, perhaps slightly on the light side.

O: This is probably in my top two or three for IPA styles. Stone should be proud of this brew. I'm a loyal follower and this will be one of the standards by which others are compared.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 03:47:37 | More by MaLu
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-08-2012 23:39:36 | More by beerFool28607
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-08-2012 20:29:54 | More by perennialpursuit
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4/5  rDev -7%

03-08-2012 07:01:51 | More by OldTime
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2/5  rDev -53.5%

03-08-2012 03:45:41 | More by beerhawk41
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4/5  rDev -7%

03-08-2012 01:37:55 | More by vr6corrado
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-07-2012 22:53:06 | More by Bdel34
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-07-2012 22:16:26 | More by PeteRiz
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4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stone Ruination IPA, 22 oz. bomber: This beer is a lightly hazy dark amber color, and has a nice finger of head that lasts and laces well. The aroma is all out hops; citrus, pine and grass all come through. The flavor is very hop forward. You get a big blast of hops from the start, and the Ruination has quite a bit of bitterness to it. As you become accustomed to the hops (about half way through a glass), the malt starts to make its presence known. This is a signature big IPA, so if you like IPA’s the Ruination is not to be missed. If you are not an IPA fan, this is not the place to start.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 14:19:18 | More by iSip
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4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a golden and yellow with a slight cloudiness. The head of the beer was about 1/4 inch and fairly thick.

The smell is very hoppy but also has a hint of sweetness; but just a hint.

The taste is smooth and light with a very distinct hoppy flavor that is bitter yet bold with a slight sweetness in the after taste. The hoppy flavor is not the generic hoppy flavor. It has a distinct bite up front and a distinctly bitter finish at the end.

The mouthfeel is very good, better when the beer is ice cold but still fine as the beer warms.

Overall I really enjoy this beer. The strength of the brew (7.7%) is hidden behind the distinct hops and the smoothness of the finish. Very good beer - worth a try even if you do not prefer IPA's, and especially if you do.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 03:01:59 | More by PhantasIPA
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-07-2012 02:25:50 | More by HunterBC
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-06-2012 19:43:53 | More by buffs9
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-06-2012 18:25:20 | More by Edgewater
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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