Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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Ruination IPARuination IPA
BA SCORE
4.3/5
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10,862 Ratings
Ruination IPARuination 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:
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Added by kbub6f on 06-12-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3,083
Ratings:
10,862
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
463
Gots:
2,380
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 10,862 |  Reviews: 3,083
Photo of SirGunther
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaraGMag
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsmith313
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Houlio_99
3.76/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keeling
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paradox1000
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bajdog
3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aficionado224
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This brew is strong and it's reasonable to expect anything named Ruination to be as strong as it is. It feels heavy and the flavor is about right for one positioned as a heavy brew. I rate it very good because even though I probably won't have any more of it, I'm sure there are many who have sophisticated taste as I have will have more of it and it will be satisfying.

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Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ogman
4.92/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of J_Arbizzle
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zotzot
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Winzlow
3/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got a bomber of 2.0 from my favorite Beer World - that likes to jack up the prices on over-aged beer. The date on this bomber was enjoy by 08/17/17...purchased 11/04/17 (I know my fault - but I wanted to try it).
They have some Stone Tangerine Express that was over a year old!
Anyway - another meh...not good - not bad...reminds me of a boozy Ballast Point Sculpin....

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Photo of dcall384
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wi_brew_bud
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So it’s a good beer but it doesn’t finish its hoppy and bitter but boozy. I think that if it was a little be smother than it would be a winner. But overall it’s still a beer that should be a part of any IPA tour

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Photo of wjbent
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wamba
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Simon212
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bobbca8
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kotocar
3.55/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

It's a Stone beer so it should be good right? If you're really into the style then you'll probably know there are better double IPA's out there. If you're not too much into the style you'll think this is too bitter and not entirely balanced.

The hops are there but what it lacks is something to sweeten it up just a bit. It needs more of a malt backbone. It almost tastes like I'm drinking hop water. The hops are too overpowering for me to really distinguish any of the malts.

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Photo of khilt360
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.48/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

**
05/27/13
This got off on the wrong foot. Poured the beer into a nice pint glass and rested on my end table getting ready to watch a ballgame. As I sat, my elbow knocked over the glass spilling ruination all over my wife?s breast pump...I know...too much info. Lost over half the 12 oz. Bottle. What?s left was disappointing considering how much I like stone?s standard IPA. Citrus pine nose. Yellow color. Overly bitter without the extra flavor to justify. Very middling.
**
03/29/14.
22 oz bottle at the Borgata. A little better than the 2.8 I rated this. Upping the numbers.
**

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Photo of kraut6363
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gamblebc
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 10,862 ratings