Ruination IPA
Stone Brewing

Ruination IPARuination IPA
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From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 10.26%
Reviews:
3,086
Ratings:
7,804
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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Ratings by The_BeerBaron:
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Rated by The_BeerBaron from California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

May 06, 2014
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

3.71/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 4.49 by o29 from Texas

Jun 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.44/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
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
 
Rated: 3.65 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

Jun 05, 2020
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Rated by bob22andy from Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Hoppy, citrus forward and balanced. This was my favorite IPA from Stone. Too bad it is no longer available.
May 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 06, 2020
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Reviewed by adab123 from Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
 
 
Rated: 4.42 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Jan 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by chefmike527 from New York

Oct 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.91 by ChiefBrody from New York

Jul 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by DarrellK from Florida

May 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Uconnbrewskies from Connecticut

Mar 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Feb 25, 2019
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Rated by robertbonanza from California

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
perfect after taste , a truly great beer
Feb 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by Jangoon24 from Illinois

Feb 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by hophead37 from Alabama

Feb 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by Beer-May from Massachusetts

Jan 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

Jan 25, 2019
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4.28 by gmale9000 from New York

Dec 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.42 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.12 by Riceskii from Pennsylvania

Nov 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.77 by RockySasquatch from Tennessee

Oct 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.42 by onewayboogie from California

Oct 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.52 by CoachBrobb890 from Florida

Sep 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by Aurascoper from Missouri

Jul 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by tliuzzo from Arizona

Jul 20, 2018
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Rated by kev198877 from California

5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
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
 
Rated: 3.92 by tankg from Pennsylvania

Jun 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.38 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

Apr 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by Jbeats23 from Massachusetts

Apr 15, 2018
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Rated by pirateclem from Indiana

3.76/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
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Reviewed by Bombelsky from Poland

4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 3.88 by hoppyhoppy from Pennsylvania

Mar 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by SirGunther from Virginia

Feb 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.51 by SaraGMag from North Carolina

Jan 29, 2018
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