Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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10,089 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,089
Reviews: 3,019
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 366
Gots: 1,374 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-12-2002)
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4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Found a well priced six pack of this while near San Diego

The beer pours light orange color with a nice, thick white head. Retention is pretty decent

The aroma is wonderfully complex. Lots of floral and citrus scents. The hop scent reminds me of why I love IPAs.

The taste is very balanced. The hop flavor is strong as expected, but it manages to be one of the smoothest IPAs I've had.

A somewhat viscous mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation.

Very similar to the regular IPA from Stone (which I drink on the regular basis), with more of a kick to it. This beer is among the best of its style

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4.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

If you don't enjoy a good hoppy character, this beer will not be a 5 to you.

But if you are a hop fan, this is the pinnacle of the IPA craft.

You begin by looking at a golden and lightly cloudy brew that has the appearance similar to a German hoffweizen.

The aroma is not immediately overpowering, but it is clearly full of strong and various hops. I wasn't sure how to place the aroma until after tasting, but I realize now that I was enjoying the mixture of several different varieties, from fruity to bitter.

The taste is smooth. I was expecting something to immediately knock me back, but the brew begins with a very acceptable but intensely strong bitter hop that is made so by a balance of darker flavors within the beer. Those background notes don't intrude on the hop characters, but serve to embolden the entire recipe.

Next comes a very enjoyable floral hop note, which I wasn't expecting. I was expecting extreme bitterness throughout and this was a pleasant surprise.

Finally the beer finishes on a more fruity hop character with a more apparent flash of the darker background flavors. A solid finish that leaves you refreshed and wanting more.

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

No freshness date. 7.7% ABV.

A - Bright golden color with little apparent carbonation. Beautiful white rocky creamy head leaving a nice lacing on the glass.

S - Strong hoppy aroma: pine, grass, citrus. Some nice honey sweetness at the back. A really complex and pleasant blend!

T - Taste is similar to smell. Hop flavors are amazing. Herbal, grassy, almost medicinal flavors dominate but, at the same time, some toasted malt help at the balance of the beer.

M - Very smooth feeling with a perfect carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Despite the high IBU, the bitterness is not overpowering as the name might suggests.

O - One of the most amazing IPA I've ever tried!

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,089 ratings.