Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 06-12-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
10,834
Reviews:
3,073
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
465
Gots:
2,347
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 10,834 |  Reviews: 3,073
Photo of monkist
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Kurzman
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maxdeusphallis
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mostly pine on the nose. Not juicy.

Slightly hazy orange/amber.

2 finger head. Nice looking beer.

Taste is resinous pine - a little grapefruit / citrus white rind bitterness. Nice malt / biscuit flavor.

I have to agree with some others - very nicely balanced. A very well crafted beer.

It's almost "sticky" on the backend with some alcohol burn. But no intense booziness.

Nice IPA but sort of so well balanced nothing stands out.

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Photo of Nolster
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bwbetts
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CCash
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jodio
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Adam1993
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikey440
4.86/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Remains one of my favorite double IPAs ever. It has a lot of flavor that isn't overpowering, plenty of hops, the freshness of a westcoast IPA, and some of the best balance I have ever had in a beer. As much as I enjoy the 2.0 version, I still think this version was better. Miss this one.

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Photo of Timtac
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Birdlegs
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.25/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

A palate punisher. Nothing but onions, garlic, and pine on this thing. If you enjoy scrubbing your tongue for a good half hour, this is the IPA for you. Otherwise, pass with pride.

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Photo of BlunderfulGuy
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheRock7755
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.86/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's a good brew straight from the bottle or tulip and they did well, only stone beer I ever really enjoyed. Intense hop flavor that seems to be missing some sense of balance as far as brewing and intense hopiness, but it's a shame it's retired.

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Photo of PJCarnell
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer is a hazy orange with some carbonation and a thin head that disappeared quickly. I get a nice bready, piney, orange aroma with a nice underlying sweetness. The beer has a nice roasty flavor and nice balance. Nice pine hops kick in the end but still very good. The beer has a good drying effect and a long bitter finish

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Photo of glf60
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dasotelo50
3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of B00M2728
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McGuinness33
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mod_Nyzreth
4.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is most definitely my Stone favorite. An overload of hops with IBU off the scale while maintaining a good balance. Going to miss this one if it really is retired!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite possibly the first dipa to ever be bottled. Comes out a hearty mix of orange and auburn, drops plenty of hops all over the place.

Taste is ruiningly bitter. Its palate fatigue, but the good kind. Covers alcohol relatively well, the massive ibu payload is all up on you. Got a little malt heavy as lighter drier hop bombs came along, especially the citra hop, but this is definitely one that belongs in the time capsule, heavy C and maybe simcoe hops, lots of crystal malt, warming sensation.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
4.28 out of 5 based on 10,834 ratings.
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