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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

10,212 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,212
Reviews: 3,045
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 384
Gots: 1,519 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-12-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My first review is a 12 oz Stone Ruination IPA. Poured freely into my 420 pint glass. Enjoy by 12/23/12. This is my "go to" which is why it is first.

Appearance. 4. The lowest point of this beer. It is a light golden color with a one finger white head. Nice retention and lacing with some bubbles rising from underneath. Not overwhelmingly beautiful.

Smell. 4.5. Moving up the point scale it is exactly what I want to smell in a DIPA. Hops, obviously, as it states many times on the bottle. But not just blatant hops.. Grapefruit at first. Piney and a bit grassy to follow. Also a solid malt smell somewhere underneath all of that.

Taste and mouthfeel. Both 5. The taste matches the smell. Malt up front and tons of complex hops everywhere else. Great bitter grassy finish. Mouthfeel is nice. Good carbonation and stickiness. I like that I don't want to sip it. I want to fill my mouth with the flavor.

Overall 4.5. Not the best beer I've had. But I always get a 4 pack when I hit the local Total Wine. For the price and reasonable abv, one of the best DIPAs. But like it says on the back, if you haven't developed a love for hops, this is not the place to start. Drink responsibly!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, pours a golden amber color with a tight fluffy white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: beautiful nose of hops, grapefruit, pine, grass, very floral, hints of malt

T: huge hop bitterness balanced by sweeter malts, honey, grapefruit

M: medium to fuller bodied, slight alcohol presence, very clean but persistent hop finish, ample carbonation

O: This is one of the best of the widely available Double IPAs. It has an enormous hop presence carefully balanced by sweeter malt notes. The smell and taste are outstanding. It is worth seeing out by those who are big fans of hops.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,212 ratings.