Stone Ruination IPA - Double Dry Hopped | Stone Brewing

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Stone Ruination IPA - Double Dry HoppedStone Ruination IPA - Double Dry Hopped

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Westsidethreat on 12-27-2006

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Ratings: 444 |  Reviews: 116
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a finger of off white head. There is a good amount of retention.

Smell: Juicy citrus hops, reminds me of pineapple and grapefruit peel. A slight sweetness accompanies the hops and it works quite well.

Taste: Bitter, citrus peel hops hit the tongue hard. Not quite as interesting as the smell, but I'm sure it is when it is fresh. Some sweet malt in the background, but the finish is pure hops. This is really good.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I'm really happy that I got to try this beer. Has a really great hop profile. I would definitely have another.

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3.67/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i love ipa...and was interested in this particular one cause all the hype...dont get me was decent...look was very pale...decent head...lacked a little in the smell catagory...but taste was average...low alcohol taste...hopiness was good...but i was looking for more citrus smell/taste...i guess i was expected to be blown away and i was just pleased

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4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fresh growler provided by ehammond1

Look: Yellowish orange in color with 1/4 inch head and no real retention

Smell: Like most stone beers there is a nice citrus aroma to it especially from the citra but the more and more I smell this one it reminds me of cat piss with a citrus note to it

Taste: Similar to the nose in the fact that the beer is pretty much all citrus hints of orange and grapefruit are very present mixed in with a nice malt backbone

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium to high carbonation and just a bit dry

Overall: Pretty decent beer was expecting more to be honest. But still recommended if you have not tried it

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4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Ehammond1 for this great growler pick up for Bottleshare.
Fairly hazy orange color. Bubbly eggshell colored head. Good retention and lacing.  

Fantastic nose. Big bright Citra and Centennial hops stand out. With Nice citrus notes along with sweet Pineapple.

Amazing flavor. Sweet nice citrus and floral hops. Great balance. Mild bitter back end and finish. Nice candy malt backbone.

Light-medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Very fresh and crisp. 

Overall an amazing beer. Too bad they can't dry hop all Ruination this way so we could have this awesome beer with the same accessibility. Big beautiful Centennial and Citra hop nose and flavor just make this already great beer exceptional.

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4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml corked and caged bottle into a Duvel Tulip. Split with mrmarmot.

A: Pours a hazy orange color. Aggressive pour leads to a 2 finger head that disappears in a few minutes. Spotty, inconsistent lacing.

S: Wonderful citrus hoppy aroma hits first and foremost even though this bottle is a few months old. It doesn't appear that this beer has lost a step in the aroma department. Very nice malt balanced backend that has yet to take over here.

T: Citrus hop front end is here but has definitely faded over the course of time but it is certainly a wonderful IIPA. It has not lost balance and it has not become a malt bomb. The age can be tasted but the aftertaste brings forward a taste of what this beer used to be, which is really delicious.

M: A touch thin, a touch undercarbonated but the hop oils definitely pull out a pucker. The alcohol is hidden nicely and it dries enough to make me want more and more with each sip.

O: Fresh I bet this puppy could stand up to Pliny as one of the best IIPAs around. I really really hope that Stone makes this again because if this beer was as limited as it seemed to be, it will be a travesty.

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Stone Ruination IPA - Double Dry Hopped from Stone Brewing
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