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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

8,715 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,715
Reviews: 2,941
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 262
Gots: 701 | FT: 11
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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gregb13

California

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yellow-light orange with a modest head of tight white bubbles and nice lacing. Smell is very pleasant, exactly what you would want and expect from something called "Ruination." Tons of citrus and pine, and some sweeter fruit (possibly melon?) Taste follows and is very pleasant as well.

A tad boozy for 7.7 ABV but I've found this to be true of most Stone beers. All around very good and one to seek out, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 06:23:55 | More by gregb13
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JmBrkr

Vermont

5/5  rDev +16%

01-23-2012 03:47:28 | More by JmBrkr
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Jabl3s84

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-23-2012 01:34:59 | More by Jabl3s84
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divineaudio

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. best by 02/07/12.

a - pours a bright, transparent amber color with a full two finger, off white head. retention is excellent, calming slowly to a thin cap. leaves thick swaths of lacing in my glass.

s - citrus, grassy hops, bready malt.

t - pine resin hop character over a toasty malt base. some citrus note pop up, then proceeds into a dank, mouth puckering bitterness that hangs on the tongue for quite a while.

m - medium in body with a slick, oily feel. adequate carbonation, medium co2 profile.

o - a fine beer from stone and to me, this is the epitome of west coast dipas. enjoyable, though i don't think you'd be able to taste much after one or two of these. appropriately titled at least.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 00:48:22 | More by divineaudio
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zest4itall

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7.2%

01-23-2012 00:08:24 | More by zest4itall
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B33R501

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Great beer, the last beer of exceptional beer Sunday and what an NFC championship game this should be. This is a bitter buzzsaw palate wrecker no doubt and the most bitter beer I've ever had. Massive amounts of bitter citrus fruits that just don't quit. But the best thing about this beer is the huge buttery malt background, the perfect balance to the huge hoppy bitterness. One of the best smelling beers I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 23:51:24 | More by B33R501
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djaeon

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

01-22-2012 23:31:57 | More by djaeon
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nicholas527

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16%

01-22-2012 19:17:44 | More by nicholas527
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zenwatts

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-22-2012 17:09:29 | More by zenwatts
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JWRitchie76

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

01-22-2012 15:02:26 | More by JWRitchie76
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Dools9

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber best before 2/29/12, poured into a wine glass...

A: Hazy, orange color, two finger off an off white head, excellent lacing and retention.

S: Damn, just straight up hops, grapefruit, lemons, perfumume, a bit of pine. Simply put, it smells like gods vagina. Just a very fresh smelling beer. A bit of sweetness as well.

T: Starts off with a sweet breadiness, almost sugary sweet. Finishes very bitter, with a dry pungent grapefruit, pine sap, sticky citrus and spicy flavor goin on. Leaves the mouth begging for mercy.

M: Light to medium bodied, very smooth drinking. Just a bit of heat from the alcohol.

O: Hoppy as all hell but defineltely not over the top. Just a quality made product. Absolutely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 05:19:34 | More by Dools9
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-22-2012 05:01:29 | More by Mantooth
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Andrew4321

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

01-22-2012 01:53:36 | More by Andrew4321
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poppyjohn

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-21-2012 22:24:34 | More by poppyjohn
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

01-21-2012 18:20:50 | More by seeswo
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eorwar

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16%

01-21-2012 18:12:21 | More by eorwar
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Chrisbracken420

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16%

01-21-2012 17:15:00 | More by Chrisbracken420
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mattyrubes

New York

4/5  rDev -7.2%

01-21-2012 13:38:55 | More by mattyrubes
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Keith238

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.2%

01-21-2012 03:52:49 | More by Keith238
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

01-21-2012 02:54:40 | More by Joshgonzales79
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druptight

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-21-2012 02:50:42 | More by druptight
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MisterGrizz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-20-2012 23:01:02 | More by MisterGrizz
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Pat316

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-20-2012 14:08:18 | More by Pat316
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-20-2012 08:43:56 | More by savagepm
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HoptimusPrimal00

Oregon

5/5  rDev +16%

01-19-2012 22:03:06 | More by HoptimusPrimal00
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,715 ratings.