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Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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4.3/5
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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3,082
Ratings:
10,854
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
465
Gots:
2,370
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 10,854 |  Reviews: 3,082
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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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

Photo of KensWorld
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 5/2/17

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at Gordon Ramsey Burger.. they swear it was OG Ruination ... not sure how to believe that this place just randomly has a keg of the original Ruination IPA, but I rated accordingly. High hop profile, way to similar to 2.0 to not be a little skeptic. Either way, cheers!

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2009 backlog. Bomber. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit. Appearance is cloudy gold, decent head, decent lacing. Good balance between the malt and hops. Hops are still the dominant flavor here. Very citrusy flavor. Not quite as full-bodied as I was hoping, but definitely not watery. Good IPA, but I’ve had better.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a burnt rugged copper color with a finger's worth of eggshell white foamy head. Light lace glistened around the glass as the head died off.
The aroma had some throat burning grassy to citrusy to piney hops, full and pummeling with a sturdy caramel/toffee malt base.
The flavor was basically the same with that palate wrecking capable hop burn aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was "hot" hop worthy with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt right as projected.
Overall, this is one of those palate wrecking capable DIPA's that basically subjugates your tongue into submission, which don't get me wrong, it's very well done, but not for the faint of heart.

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Photo of igl
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jnosvsu
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

An amazing double IPA! Actually the first one I've ever had, at that time I was dumbfounded. Now I'm drinking it again to write these impressions down.
Very citrusy, grapefruity in the nose, Citra, Centennial, Amarillo perhaps? Zesty aroma hops backed up with huge amounts of bittering hops. Every sip you feel its citrusy zestiness but soon after comes the bitterness, similar to that of a grapefruit.
As sophisticated as Stone is, this beer is not only about its taste but also its feel. They make legends with their beers, most definitely with this one, with their dark idol the Gargoyle snarling back at you from the bottle/can. All you can do is give in to the greatness of this hoppy beast.
Very fruity though, quite unusual of double IPAs, also not that heavy on the body - but tough and intense, the flavors come in a multitude, bombarding you as its taste keeps changing.
No matter how bitter it becomes, as it soothes out it leaves a very pleasant aftertaste. Perfectly created and brewed, classical IPA, a must for all to try!
The first time I had this I could not dare to imagine that Stone ever made anything better, but honestly this is only the introduction to their greatness...

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

Photo of maxdeusphallis
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
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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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 10,854 ratings
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