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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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10,217 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,217
Reviews: 3,045
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 386
Gots: 1,533 | 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 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$5.50, around 14oz, served in a pint glass at Leon's Full Service.

a- golden, hazey yellow. less than half an inch of head, and minimal lacing

s- um, there's not much going on here. there's some hops and lemony scents. that's about it.

t- hops all the way. incredible. this is one incredibly bitter beer. seriously, what is the IBU for this? Out of this world. There's very little malt presence (if any). Instead, i get a slight yeasty taste. honestly love how this tastes.

m- high level of carbonation, and super bitter and dry after taste. medium body. this is not a beer i would call "balanced" by any means, but that doesn't work against it. it is a double ipa that is hops all the way.

o- i love west coast (d)ipas. even though there's not much going on in the appearance/smell categories, i love this beer. i wouldn't drink it every day, but I sure as hell would want to.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at The Valley Tap House, a solid new place in the South Metro with good food & very decent taps. That qualifies for a win/win down this way. Pint quaffed while having lunch & waiting for a new windshield to be installed.

Pours a clouded pale yellow, unfiltered. Nose on this IPA is very nice initially, bitter, citrusy, but after the beer begins to warm, the onion comes through & messes with the experience.

Ruination is a beer I've revisited a few times to try to understand its sterling reputation. Massive doses of onion throw me off immediately, with a rank bitterness that makes me think of chewing onion bubble gum. There might be pine or something else pleasing hereabouts, but I can't get past the bulbous sharpness. It's a chore to get down.

I specifically sought this out because the keg was put on the day before, thinking I'd had bad experiences with, perhaps, old bottles. But no. I just don't like this beer. Doesn't even reach mediocre for me.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,217 ratings.