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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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9,939 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,939
Reviews: 3,001
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 355
Gots: 1,268 | 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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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!

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
Photo of RichH55
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
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Aexoonge, Mar 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

harp00nfan, Mar 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

Caskaway, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of sevenarts
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden orange, modest off-white head with nice, fluffy lacing.

S: For such an intense beer, the aroma isn't very strong. Citrus, piney hops, a bit of malts. Pleasant, but not much indication of the strength and complexity of this beer.

T/M: Very bitter. This is a super-intense IPA, dominated by piney hops, very dry and herbal. The bitterness hits right off with mouth-puckering intensity, and once the initial hop bomb wears off, there's some citrus and a more restrained bitter finish.

O: Rich, intense, over-the-top bitter, this is a very strong IPA, typical Stone.

sevenarts, Mar 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

andrewborstein, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of EMPotter
2.63/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The bottle graphics and story/poem were quite impressive and i really enjoy discovering the relationship of graphic creativity and taste of the craft brewers. Based on the reviews, I anticipated an above average hoppy IPA only to be disappointed with a weak hint of hop bitterness, smell and complexity. Color was nice orange but no foamy head and very weak carbonation. Served this beer in a tall beer glass at 38 degrees; serving at a warmer temperature may bring out the flavors, aroma and complexity others commented, I just couldn't find it in my pour. "Rather boring IPA"

EMPotter, Mar 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Crimsontider22, Mar 17, 2012
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,939 ratings.