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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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9,484 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,484
Reviews: 2,977
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 324
Gots: 1,081 | 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 lawlerj
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a wine glass.

A - Pours a hazy light amber with a patchy slightly off white head.

S - Big grapefruit aroma with some citrus and pine notes mixed in as well.

T - The taste more or less follows the aroma - big grapefruit and citrus flavors; also a touch asringent. No malt backbone to speak of here - just a hint, but it's not really balanced. Just big, bitter hops. The other flavors do come out a bit once the beer warms, but not a ton.

M - Medium bodied, feels a little oily and slightly less carbonated than I would like.

O - Overall, I wasn't super crazy about this. It's a good beer, but it might just be a bit much for me in the hop department. I'll probably give it another try in a year or two when I have a chance.

lawlerj, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of jbear68
4/5  rDev -7%

jbear68, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of sprucetip
4/5  rDev -7%

sprucetip, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Raven3464
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: The beer pours a gorgeous golden-orange body with a one finger heard. The clarity of this beer is second to none for the style.

Smell: There is an initial explosion of hop bitterness and citrus. This is balanced by an underlying aroma of sweet pine, lemon juice, and fresh flowers. This is what an IPA or Double should smell like.

Taste: The citrus hop bomb hits immediately. This transitions into a grapefruit and orange sweetness on the mid-palate. A freshly baked bready malt flavor can also be detected. The beer finishes with a pine bitterness that lingers forever.

Mouthfeel: It is oily with just enough carbonation to cleanse the palate for another sip of hop heaven. The "feel" makes the fruit flavors and hop bitterness stand out on the tongue. As mentioned above, a dry bitter taste lingers for quite a long time.

Overall: Simply put, this is a hop lovers dream. There should be a picture of this beer under the definition of Double IPA. Kudos to Stone for creating this masterpiece for which all Double IPA's should be judged. By far this is my favorite beer for the style and worth all "5s."

Raven3464, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Martstar
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Martstar, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of iadler
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5 oz taster.

A- pours a slightly hazy light gold with a thin white head. Minimal lacing is left behind.

S- floral and citrus hops with orange zest, pink grapefruit and lemons along with pine needles, grass, caramel malt and faint tropical hops.

T- pungent citrus and piney hops with grapefruit, orange, lemon and grass with some light green melon and mango and a caramel malt backbone

M- medium carbonation and body. Hop resins coat the tongue with a dry and bitter finish.

O- similar to other stone ipas I've had with a big citrus and piney hop presence and the malt taking a backseat. This is a good ipa, but there isn't really anything in my opinion that makes it elite in the style.

iadler, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of stackofpapers
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

stackofpapers, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of MyTBeerDrinker
1/5  rDev -76.7%

MyTBeerDrinker, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of zapahoppa
4/5  rDev -7%

zapahoppa, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Lantern
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Lantern, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of FriarTuckInLuck
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

FriarTuckInLuck, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of BillDon
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

BillDon, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of SawDog505
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip. Pours a cloudy orange yellow, with 1 and a half inch sticky white with head, lots of lacing. Smell is pungent pine, grapefruit, apricot, pineapple, and tangerine. Taste is just as powerful, grapefruit is most prominent and besides what was mentioned in the nose, some hints of garlic. Mouthfeel is dry, perfect size not huge or thin, very approachable, and lots of life. This is the beer that turned me into a hop head and it is still one of the best. Best by 1/25/12.

SawDog505, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of kwa357
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

kwa357, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of zekeman17
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

zekeman17, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of verdict603
5/5  rDev +16.3%

verdict603, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of bhir
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

bhir, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of rtaps
3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours golden with some oarnge tinge to it, about a 1 finger head good retention with spotty lacing left behind

wouldnt have guess it, but it smells like an IPA nice floral hops some tropical fruits,

floral up front witch leads straight into the hops and there is about of them. mild citurs and tropical fruits throughout. good but hops arent balanced out all that great.

medium bodied and carbonation

overall the hops are a little over powering on the palet, for the other flavors to really come out. but they do warn you about it so there is NO reason to be caught off guard by it

rtaps, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of jlenik
5/5  rDev +16.3%

jlenik, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of TexAggie011
4/5  rDev -7%

TexAggie011, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of Shilt
4/5  rDev -7%

Shilt, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of enginero
3/5  rDev -30.2%

enginero, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

cdwil, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of Telestic
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Telestic, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of Vaultdweller27
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Vaultdweller27, Dec 25, 2011
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,484 ratings.