Ruination IPA - Blonde Roasted Coffee Beans | Stone Brewing

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3.67/5
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9 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Smarty_Pints on 06-18-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
9
pDev:
12.81%
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Didier
2.81/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of StephRai
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%

On cask at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

Pours a light amber brown color, with a one inch fizzy, bubbly head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells purely of bitter roasted coffee. It's strong, with hints of nuts and vanilla, but it's quite overpowering.

If I wasn't at a bar, and was handed this at a coffee shop, I would have assumed it was some weird sort of coffee. As a variant of Ruination, it fails. It tastes basically nothing like it. The beer is heavily bitter, which is really the only vestige of the base beer remaining, but the coffee flavor itself is quite bitter anyway.

This one has a medium body, with a searing and lingering bitterness. Not all that drinkable because of that fact.

An interesting experiment, but it misses the mark slightly.

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Photo of mikeburd1128
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mdfb79
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Mike099
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of GJ40
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Smarty_Pints
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Ruination IPA - Blonde Roasted Coffee Beans from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 9 ratings