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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

10,296 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,296
Reviews: 3,055
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 394
Gots: 1,619 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I haven't had a Ruination in probably more than a year, and I look at it as kind of a "benchmark" beer. The last time I had it I thought it was abrasively, scorchingly bitter and I just didn't think it was that good. I've had many, many IPAs since then, and I'm curious what my reaction will be now.

22oz bottle (best by 6/4/2012) into a tulip. Pours a beautiful, perfectly clear copper color w/ a big bold white head. Ample carbonation rises from the bottom of the glass. Lots of sticky lacing.

Aroma is classic West Coast hoppy citrus and pine. Really clean, fresh. Just pure resinous hops.

Taste is sticky, piney, grapefruity goodness. Not nearly as abrasively bitter as I remember. a nice clean pale malt backbone elegantly holds everything together.

Mouthfeel is just right. Balanced, smooth, slick, drinkable.

Overall I like this a lot more than I expected to, more than I remember. It might not quite be in the upper echelon (Abrasive, Heady-Topper, Pliny) but it's a solid, accessible beer. Better yet, I can get it anytime I want.

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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.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,296 ratings.