Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA
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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I never posted a BA review for this before the recipe change (which I did not find out about until recently), and though I haven't had Ruination in a while, I'll try to note any differences.

Pours a hazy light amber with a two-finger head. Head retention is very good, as is the lace formation. Aroma is big-time citrus with some minor pine notes. Pineapple, but especially a pungent grapefruit are present. As aromatic as a DIPA should be, though it isn't as pleasant as "new-school" hopped beers like Enjoy By.

Taste follows right along with big hop bitterness throughout, finishing clean with little aftertaste. Grapefruit-like citrus dominates on the palate, but there's a definite underlying malt heftiness that differentiates Ruination from Stone IPA. While less dry than that, it's not that sweet a DIPA. Despite the increase in ABV from 7.7 to 8.2%, there is no perceptible increase in booziness. A well-carbonated beer, Ruination remains relatively soft with abundant hop oils.

Ruination was a big beer even before the change and remains so. It was very hard to note any significant changes at all. Despite Chinook being in the mix, the "pine factor" did not seem to increase. While I think it isn't quite an elite DIPA anymore, Ruination is still a great showcase for extreme hoppiness.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.64/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer right on the expiration date.

It pours a nice dark yellow. Smell has been diminished because of shelf life. A faint hop smell lingers, but not very strong. Carbonation is average. Taste is good, typically bitter like any IPA, although the lack of freshness is noticeable, there is no sweetness like in a fresh beer.

I truly would have like to have a fresh one. Nothing out of this world.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 94% out of 100 with 10,845 ratings
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