Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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Ruination IPARuination IPA
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4.3/5
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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:
3,084
Ratings:
10,866
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
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462
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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

A - poured a slightly Hazey golden almost orange body with 3/4 finger loose white head with large bubbles. Head was fleeting lasting only seconds, but left decent lacing.

S - massive hops, dominated by piney citrusy and grapefruit notes. Strong sweet and sticky malt character wafts through, with a slight fruityness.

T - very fresh tasting example, hop dominant up front, less piney as the nose more of a citrusy herbal tea flavor. Malt provides a very strong body and sweetness to keep the hops in check. Finishes less bitter than I expected, and actually a little sweeter than I would prefer.

M - thick n syrupy for the style, very stone-ish in its feel and is just delightful.

O - overall, as expected very enjoyable stone quality. Great fresh hop nose and flavor with a sticky and sweet body. Finish is clean but a little sweet and less bitter than I would expect. Great example of the style only thing i wish is it would be a little more attenuated.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of dougbassett
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of the "1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die" -- #45 of the ones I've reviewed here.

Stone makes very good IPAs. I'm not a huge fan of their other offerings, but I like their IPAs.

This is very good example of the overhopped IPA style. Pours a very nice light caramel/toasty golden brown. The nose is extremely nice, there's a hint of citrus/lemon, then grass, then (as it gets a little warmer) a stronger, almost herbal/woodsy sort of aroma under that.

The initial hit is of lemon/grassy hops and is quite pleasantly bitter/biting on the tongues. Smooth and silky going down at first, with some lemon peel in the back, then finishes with a soft wash of bitterness and then, a bit further down the pike, another hit of grassy hops.

Very nice all around, not sure how it ranks in a now-crowded field (of overhopped IPAs) but certainly worth getting.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Was highly disappointed, was told it was excellent and maybe I got a old batch, because it was not good to me. I would not buy this again.

It was not my style, to Carmel ish and was not excited about its overall hippiness or lack of hoppiness I should say.

I am a fan of Stone and some of their other brews just feel this one is not what I was expecting. ;-(

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured bottle into glass. 6/15/14 freshness date. 8.2% abv.

Appearance- Quite transparent and amber/orange in color. A big fluffy white head with great retention.

Smell- Big time citrus. Bready malts hiding beneath the citrus cover. Sweet aromas of pineapple and orange.

Taste- Earthy pine with a fresh biscuit like flavor. The floral and sweet qualities are apparent. The sweetness on the back end mixes well with the bitterness. Not as bitter as I thought. The malt/hops blend great and make this easy drinking.

Mouthfeel- Moderate, but still on the thin side considering this is a DIPA that is over 8% alc. Just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall- A smooth ale that goes down easy. Not insanely complex but a good example of the style. Stone knows how to make a brew right. My palate was not "ruined" as the name implies but the humorous labels Stone comes up with adds to the likeability in my opinion. A great choice for one seeking a quality DIPA with good floral hop qualities.

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Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 10,866 ratings