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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

9,561 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,561
Reviews: 2,983
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 331
Gots: 1,111 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

BigEasyBeerfan, Mar 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

hollerined, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of hopsolutely
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, red-tinged copper with impressive white head and lacing. Looks beautiful in a pint glass. Mouthfeel is enjoyable, smooth without being oily or too viscous.

Subtle aroma of caramelized malts under a delightfully hoppy forefront. The taste is exceptional, and exceeds the aroma complexity. A well balanced blend of sweet malts transitions nicely into the tropical fruit hop tones, and ends with a stunningly lingering but pleasantly bitter finish. That keeps going and going... Alcohol is dangerously well hidden, with only sign of 7.7% ABV a subtle the warmth in the finish.

All in all, an excellent treat. Would highly recommend.

hopsolutely, Mar 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tenacioustomato, Mar 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

sammo, Mar 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

augie, Mar 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Kharkov, Mar 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Reed, Mar 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

locckdown, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of leokbelo
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep apricot colored wonder into a snifter! 2 inch foamy head dissipates after a while into an inch lacing that lingers till the glass is empty!
Citrusy, piney bouquet, with a fruit sweetness that just screams " DRINK ME"! But not yet..Grapefruit / passion fruit comes through, the magic of hops at work!
A deep punch in the palate, HOPS! HOPS! HOPS! The malts come through also, balancing it all out! Don't get me wrong, this is one damn hoppy beer, but it does not overwhelm! It mellows out, but in a good way! And a warming alcohol embrace to smooth things out!
I could go on and on but, honestly, no words can describe this beer. You HAVE to taste it. It's just amazing!
Cannot recommend this one enough, specially if you are a Hop Head!
Cheers and LONG LIVE STONE BREWING!!

leokbelo, Mar 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

drslap, Mar 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

GeoffreyM, Mar 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

ambruns1979, Mar 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

pjeezus, Mar 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

RyanCoonan, Mar 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

jrohrbacher, Mar 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

szmnnl99, Mar 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

jdougherty, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

dspencer714, Mar 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

RichH55, Mar 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

NumberNone, Mar 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

illini4x4, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of vic21234
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Bottle is labeled with a best-by date of 5/22/12.

A- Pours a clear orange-golden color with about two finger's worth of head that sticks around. Lots of bubbles can be seen coming up from the bottom.

S- Sweet, citrus, piney hops.

T- Starts off smooth before the big hop bite. More noted than anything is the piney resin type hop character. Finishes nice and bitter. Awesome stuff.

M- Light, bitter, extremely drinkable. The alcohol is well masked. Finishes dry.

Ruination was the first Stone beer I had ever had, and it opened me up to IPAs along with DFH 60 Minute. This is constantly one of my go-to's. A great beer and very affordable.

vic21234, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of C20Percent
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

*Review taken from notes*

A: Hazy golden brown with poor head retention. Quite surprised actually.

S: Earthy and citrusy hops. Sweet. Potent. Hop hitting.

T: Earthy and quality flavor, but not as flavorful as I expected. The difference between the Stone IPA is this is more boozy. Real good flavor all around, though.

M: Medium body -- fresh feel.

O: Quality brew, but it's almost like they took the Stone IPA and just made it boozier. I expected more. Still a good IPA, but not worth the price versus the Stone IPA. The Smuttynose Big A IPA is better for a similar price. Still good.

C20Percent, Mar 19, 2012
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,561 ratings.