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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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9,969 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,969
Reviews: 3,004
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 360
Gots: 1,294 | 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 Merkur
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on cask at 12 South Taproom in Nashville.

Beer poured a nice orangish-yellow with about 2 fingers worth of very rich, creamy head.

Beer smelled very citrusy and sweet. Also a bit grassy.

Beer tasted sweet initially from the citrusy hops and then finished very bitter with hints of grapefruit.

Beer tasted very creamy since it was on cask and was a much nicer mouthfeel that normal. Really worked well with the bitterness.

Great bitter DIPA.

Merkur, Jan 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

dufficy0, Jan 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

BadLemur, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of chingonjefe
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

chingonjefe, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of Philousa
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light copper, clear, with one finger thick head. Less lacing than I was expecting, but still there. Strong piney hop aroma. Sharp citrus and some bitterness from the hops as well. Light malt with some sweet caramel in the background. Light citrus, piney hop flavor carries to the tongue and attacks your tongue with bitter hop flavor, which lingers quite a while. I realized halfway through the 22oz that the lemon zest stays with you throughout. Mostly watery and a good helping acidig, it's gulpable, but too harsh to consume quickly.

This is a good DIPA, but I'm spoiled living in the Bay Area, because there are better out there, namely Pliny and Double Jack. This is still a good DIPA, but its range is thin compared to the aforementioned champs. It's funny, because it's a lot easier to find the aforementioned Pliny and Double Jack than it is to find a fresh Ruination. I went to three liquor stores before I found one that was within the "Best By" limits. most were over a month overdue. Let's sell these things on time, people! Good try, Stone. Yo don't make the best DIPA, but your IPA is still king in my book.

Philousa, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of substanceD
5/5  rDev +16.3%

substanceD, Jan 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

rxthree, Jan 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Beerme09, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of azorie
1/5  rDev -76.7%

azorie, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of scottyg354
4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours hazy orangish yellow, with a creamy 2 finger head. Looks really nice.

S: Smell is citrus and malt. Some pine notes show thru as well.

T:Citrus and Pine all the way, followed by some light crusty bread notes. Finish nice and dry, perfect balance of bitter and malt.

M: Crisp and refreshing, not to boozy, but it does show through a little.

O: Great IPA. One of my top 5 beers.

scottyg354, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of gregb13
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yellow-light orange with a modest head of tight white bubbles and nice lacing. Smell is very pleasant, exactly what you would want and expect from something called "Ruination." Tons of citrus and pine, and some sweeter fruit (possibly melon?) Taste follows and is very pleasant as well.

A tad boozy for 7.7 ABV but I've found this to be true of most Stone beers. All around very good and one to seek out, for sure.

gregb13, Jan 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

JmBrkr, Jan 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Jabl3s84, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of divineaudio
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. best by 02/07/12.

a - pours a bright, transparent amber color with a full two finger, off white head. retention is excellent, calming slowly to a thin cap. leaves thick swaths of lacing in my glass.

s - citrus, grassy hops, bready malt.

t - pine resin hop character over a toasty malt base. some citrus note pop up, then proceeds into a dank, mouth puckering bitterness that hangs on the tongue for quite a while.

m - medium in body with a slick, oily feel. adequate carbonation, medium co2 profile.

o - a fine beer from stone and to me, this is the epitome of west coast dipas. enjoyable, though i don't think you'd be able to taste much after one or two of these. appropriately titled at least.

divineaudio, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

zest4itall, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of B33R501
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Great beer, the last beer of exceptional beer Sunday and what an NFC championship game this should be. This is a bitter buzzsaw palate wrecker no doubt and the most bitter beer I've ever had. Massive amounts of bitter citrus fruits that just don't quit. But the best thing about this beer is the huge buttery malt background, the perfect balance to the huge hoppy bitterness. One of the best smelling beers I've ever had.

B33R501, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

nicholas527, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

zenwatts, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

JWRitchie76, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Dools9
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber best before 2/29/12, poured into a wine glass...

A: Hazy, orange color, two finger off an off white head, excellent lacing and retention.

S: Damn, just straight up hops, grapefruit, lemons, perfumume, a bit of pine. Simply put, it smells like gods vagina. Just a very fresh smelling beer. A bit of sweetness as well.

T: Starts off with a sweet breadiness, almost sugary sweet. Finishes very bitter, with a dry pungent grapefruit, pine sap, sticky citrus and spicy flavor goin on. Leaves the mouth begging for mercy.

M: Light to medium bodied, very smooth drinking. Just a bit of heat from the alcohol.

O: Hoppy as all hell but defineltely not over the top. Just a quality made product. Absolutely worth trying.

Dools9, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Mantooth, Jan 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Andrew4321, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

poppyjohn, Jan 21, 2012
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,969 ratings.