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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

10,217 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 10,217
Reviews: 3,045
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 386
Gots: 1,533 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice, fairly clear, has good head retention for a cask.

S- As expected, the hops take the show. Overwhelming. Malt is a background.

T - Malt comes up front, unexpectantly, then those hops take over!

M - Medium body, good balance, and pretty good carb for a cask.

D - Very easy to drink and I think my favorite cask to date!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This beer is what made me want to review beers. I saw that this was highly rated so I went for it. Drank it straight out of the bottle and was glad I did. The bottle is awesome, but the beer itself is rather clear. I popped the top and bang, the hops get funneled up the neck of the bottle and directly into my face. I took one sip and started giggling, this was the best sip of beer I have ever had.

Extremely complex flavors, a hop explosion. This was just awesome. I had no idea how much I liked hops until this beer entered my life. I already have a Furious clone homebrew kit on the shelf...so its next on my list to compare.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Ommy
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ruination pours a great light golden brown color with a white foamy head. The head lingers for quite a while leaving nice lacing.

I think I smell a tiny, itty bitty, slight note of hops.... On second thought, I smell a lot of hops. Actually, is there anything else in this beer? Oh wait! There is a bit of maltyness!

The taste is quite unlike most IPAs I have had. This one has the usual resiny hoppy taste, but it has a slightly sweet finish, which lingers and is much more pleasant than the traditional IPA finish. I get a little taste of banana on the end.

Overall this is a great beer for hop heads. I always like a hoppy beer, and a lot of IPAs have a really heavy malt characteristic that I'm not always keen on, so this is a pleasant surprise.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from 22oz bottle poured into English pint glass.

A - poured a thick, foamy 3-finger white head. Has a golden hue to it. Not what I expected.

S - I can smell the malt and also a citrus. Much more malt than I expected.

T - Taste is pretty good. Again, lots of malt and of course citrusy IPA bitterness - yet the bitterness is subtle. Perhaps the strong upfront malt is subduing some of the citrus and bitterness I expect from IPA's. Not as bitter as I thought it would be considering it says on the bottle 100+ IBU'S

M - mouthfeel is sticky and oily, typical of IPA.

O - I cracked this one open after letting it chill for only a couple of hours in the fridge. It's a good beer, just not something I'm looking for in an IPA. It's a bit too malty for my liking.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,217 ratings.