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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

9,693 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,693
Reviews: 2,989
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 340
Gots: 1,165 | 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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Photo of rangerred
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.

Appearance is a hazy gold with a billowy 1.5 finger head with awesome retention like every other Stone beer I have had.

Wonderful bouquet of pine and citrus hops. Largely citrus, though with tons of grapefruit along with some orange thrown in. Some light biscuit undertones but hops by far dominate.

The flavor is tons of citrus with some wood underneath along with a bit of caramel. A strong bitterness takes hold right away but doesn't completely drown out all of the other flavors. Alcohol is slightly noticeable at the end but this is extremely drinkable for being almost 8%.

Overall, this is a nearly perfect representation of the style and an all-around world class beer.

rangerred, May 23, 2012
Photo of CCR557
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

CCR557, May 22, 2012
Photo of jeff96gt
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jeff96gt, May 22, 2012
Photo of FrankK
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

FrankK, May 22, 2012
Photo of atr2605
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours an orange/light amber color with a foamy white head with excellent retention
S-Bright citrus aroma dominates the aroma with pine following, and a dash of malt in the background
T-citrus, pine, oaky characteristic, malt doesn't lend much flavor but provides a nice balance with the big hop flavors. Definitely a hop dominate double.
M-medium bodied
O-excellent double ipa with tons of flavor. I'm a big fan of the more hop forward doubles and this one is an excellent example. Very well crafted.

atr2605, May 22, 2012
Photo of SickNukes
3/5  rDev -30.2%

SickNukes, May 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

ByMySword, May 21, 2012
Photo of JohnNasso
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

JohnNasso, May 21, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

How have I not reviewed Ruination yet!? Poured from a bottle to a pint glass the beer arrives a hazy yellow orange with a 1 finger white head. Good retention and lacing, looks good. The nose is terrific with huge hoppy citrus and pine character, more fruity than earthy. Smells like heaven. The flavor is very bitter with the same citrus, earhty hop flavor as detected in the nose. "Ruinous effect on the palette" according to the bottle is right. Dominates. Sweet caramel malt base but not even close to the hop bitterness and flavor. A hint of the alcohol warmth. Full bodied and well carbonated. Overall, this is dominates your face so no use drinking anything of quality after as the bitterness destroys your palette. Very enjoyable.

hopfacebrew, May 21, 2012
Photo of mooseo
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into tulip.

A - Beautiful yellow-gold with a small dense white head. Slightly hazy.

S - Strong aroma of juicy mango, grapefruit and orange. Hints of pine and light floral notes.

T - Delicious! Tons of grapefruit, orange, tangerine and piney hops. Earthy and resinous. A light caramel sweetness to balance things out. Has a nice long, bitter finish with lingering pine and tropical fruit.

M - Extremely smooth and slick. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Dry finish.

O - A very tasty brew. Probably the most drinkable double IPA available. Overall an incredibly well-blended and flavorful beer.

mooseo, May 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

Mahlik, May 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

HarmonMW, May 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

leviathan85, May 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Trent, May 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

TimH, May 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MaChiNe, May 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

BlackIIPAJK, May 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

mcdowelldaniel, May 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

Snellgg5, May 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

TedSneakman, May 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

excruciating_pastry, May 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -53.5%

jonny_fairplay, May 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Mack2012, May 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

discdueler, May 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

Jakep2021, May 17, 2012
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,693 ratings.