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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

9,733 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,733
Reviews: 2,991
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 346
Gots: 1,185 | 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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5/5  rDev +16.3%

vonburgey, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of Finatic
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz bomber into a chilled Odell's IPA pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful tangerine, golden hue that has a frothy white head with excellent lacing retention.

S: The citrus and piney hops jump right out at you. The malty background is rarely imminent, but it is there. This is a classic West Coast IPA.

T: Like so many before me have mentioned, this really does terrorize your palate, but I love it. The bitterness of the hops is really outstanding.

M: What a refreshing beer for the IBU's it possesses. It has a nice dry finish to it.

O: One of my favorite West Coast beers.

Finatic, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of Thedaver4220
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with about 1.5 fingers of foamy white head. Big hoppy smell as you would expect. Nice fruity taste with a hoppy back end. With 100+ IBU's it absolutely ruins your taste buds, but it a good way. This is the first American double I've had and will be the benchmark for all others after this. Overall a delicious brew that I can't wait to have again.

Thedaver4220, Dec 02, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tripledbrew, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

SATBMan, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

blange3, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

bluntedboywonder, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

meich75, Dec 01, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

anwo56, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

Diomede, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

kevgod, Dec 01, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Kevlee722, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

adamdarcy, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of tylerprince
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy golden/yellow with a one-finger head and consistent lacing.

S: Pine and citrus; overpowering. There's some malt in there for sure, but it's faint.

T: Hop oils, citrus, some pine. Bready malts blend into the hops. It doesn't assault the palate like some other DIPAs, but rather caresses it into submission. As much as I love Stone IPA, it might taste like nada after one of these.

M: Smooth and creamy. Considerably better out of the glass than the bottle (duh), but more so than with other beers. Dry, clean finish.

O: One of my favorite DIPAs, and the best easily accessible one. The only problem is the price - I hide them when friends come over. Worth it when you want that classic hoppy caress.

tylerprince, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Odysseyalien, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of madeofsteel
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into a Duvel tulip, pours hazy orange with a off-white head built about a finger high, dissipates to a thin layer with some pretty lacing.

S - Big hops, piney and citrusy, with some noticeable malt in the back. It's almost like they crammed an orange into the bottle or something.

T - There is so much more here to offer than your standard IPA. Malts are noticeable and bready in the beginning and middle... and then the hops pimp-slap your tongue. Bitter on the sides of the tongue, and very citrusy. I could swear they put lemon or orange zest in with this one. Kind of yeasty hoppy finish. Incredible balance of flavors.

M - Very creamy for most of the way, with a dry IPA finish. Alcohol is a bit noticeable, but more warming than anything.

O - This may be a bold statement at $18 for a sixer, but I think this one is worth my money. It's that good. Because of how well balanced it is, you might not notice just how hoppy it is until you find out that parts of your tongue may have gone numb, so to speak, rendering other tastes nearly pointless. Get some!

madeofsteel, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

foulhooked, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

rudy611, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

McCranky, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

forummember, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

jhatweb, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Trancelogix, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Demosthenes255, Nov 29, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

LostHighway, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

gunner214, Nov 29, 2011
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,733 ratings.