Ruination IPA
Stone Brewing

Ruination IPARuination IPA
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From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 10.26%
Ratings:
10,890
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 17, 2021
Added:
Jun 12, 2002
Wants:
  458
Gots:
  2,393
SCORE
95
World-Class
Ruination IPARuination IPA
Notes: Different from Ruination 2.0
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3.71/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by dkoehler42 from New York

Fair warning I don't know the age of this bottle. That being said, it doesn't seem as overpowering as I recall most Stone beers being. It pours a brownish gold with a whitish head. The smell and taste are a little funky, interfering with the malt flavors. The hops are still present, and the bitterness is still present and lingers. This would be a great pair to a rich or spicy food.

Nov 17, 2021
 
4.49 by o29 from Texas on Jun 06, 2021
Photo of Sigmund
3.44/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

Rerate, 12 fl. oz. bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.7%. Deep golden colour, slightly hazy, big white head. Pleasant aroma of fruity American hops (citrus, tropical fruits). The flavour is a violent hoppy attack from start to finish, a sweetish malty and fruity background is not enough to balance the bitterness. Original rating: Sampled bottle, RBNAG 2007 in Grimstad. Deep golden colour. Nice hoppy aroma, not as strong as expected. The flavour is VERY hoppy, maybe too much bitterness for me.

May 08, 2021
 
3.65 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina on Jun 05, 2020
Photo of bob22andy
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by bob22andy from Ohio

Hoppy, citrus forward and balanced. This was my favorite IPA from Stone. Too bad it is no longer available.

May 14, 2020
 
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 06, 2020
Photo of adab123
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by adab123 from Ohio

The maltiness and alcohol are well balanced. The citrus feel is present, but very much moderated. The hops are the most prominent aspect of the flavor palette, but even they don't overwhelm. Smell is not too strong, which is sort of good. A great beer overall.

Apr 01, 2020
 
4.42 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Jan 18, 2020
 
4.25 by MJSFS from Florida on Dec 07, 2019
 
4.23 by chefmike527 from New York on Oct 04, 2019
 
3.91 by ChiefBrody from New York on Jul 10, 2019
 
4.23 by DarrellK from Florida on May 13, 2019
 
4 by Uconnbrewskies from Connecticut on Mar 31, 2019
 
4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Feb 25, 2019
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4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by robertbonanza from California

perfect after taste , a truly great beer

Feb 21, 2019
 
4.39 by Jangoon24 from Illinois on Feb 18, 2019
 
4.06 by hophead37 from Alabama on Feb 07, 2019
 
4.21 by Beer-May from Massachusetts on Jan 25, 2019
 
4 by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin on Jan 25, 2019
Photo of mothmanscott
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mothmanscott from Georgia

From notes 4/21/12: Pours hazy honey gold producing 1/5 inche of frothy, lasting, white head which leaves a good coating of lace. Aroma is citrus and pine hops backed by sweet caramel malt. Taste is similar with a strong hop start which balances well with the malt in the middle to be come more caramel sweet in the finish. It becomes very bitter in the aftertaste. Nice.

Dec 11, 2018
 
4.28 by gmale9000 from New York on Dec 06, 2018
 
4.42 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 27, 2018
 
4.12 by Riceskii from Pennsylvania on Nov 18, 2018
 
4.77 by RockySasquatch from Tennessee on Oct 29, 2018
 
4.42 by onewayboogie from California on Oct 26, 2018
 
4.34 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 09, 2018
 
4.52 by CoachBrobb890 from Florida on Sep 30, 2018
 
3.88 by Aurascoper from Missouri on Jul 27, 2018
 
4.33 by tliuzzo from Arizona on Jul 20, 2018
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5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by kev198877 from California

One of my favorite beer. So hoppy but yet so smooth. Not for beginners this beer packs a punch you gotta like ipa's.

Jul 17, 2018
 
3.92 by tankg from Pennsylvania on Jun 03, 2018
 
4.38 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on Apr 24, 2018
 
4.29 by Jbeats23 from Massachusetts on Apr 15, 2018
Photo of pirateclem
3.76/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by pirateclem from Indiana

Overall a solid example of a west coast IPA. Nothing that stands out but it’s still very good. Good standby hoppy light summer beer.

Mar 25, 2018
Photo of Bombelsky
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Bombelsky from Poland

Golden clear, frothy foam. Perishing to a small crown, decent lacing-High level of hoppy aroma, citrus, tropical fruits. Very high hoppy flavor. High bitterness with some medium, chewy maltiness. Some spiciness Medium body, oily. Bitter finish

Very delcious.

Mar 14, 2018
 
3.88 by hoppyhoppy from Pennsylvania on Mar 07, 2018
 
3.5 by SirGunther from Virginia on Feb 10, 2018
 
4.51 by SaraGMag from North Carolina on Jan 29, 2018
 
3.96 by jsmith313 from Texas on Jan 16, 2018
Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 10890 ratings