Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

10,834 Ratings
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 6/27/13 ... this seems to be a pretty fresh bottle. 12oz bottle poured into Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: A crystal clear yellow-orange color. I had about three fingers of a creamy head that lasted quite awhile. Lacing is very nice.

Smell: I find it subtle, but good ... no thanks to my aggressive pour, the head was so thick that I could barely pick many aromas out of this one. Once it died down, I got some more. Pretty sweet smelling, but definitely more piney and spicy than grapefruity.

Taste/feel: It's a good one. The taste has quite a bit of sweetness at first, but the bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue upon swallowing. Given that it's 100+ IBUs, you can expect it to be pretty damn bitter. I get a LOT of resinous, piney hops in this one, but there's malt sweetness to keep it from being too bitter... I even get a somewhat biscuity taste on the finish. As it warms up, the malt becomes more pronounced, and there's a slight alcohol burn on the finish of each sip. It's definitely not a balanced beer, as it's more bitter than sweet, but that's not a bad thing -- unless of course, you can't stand a bitter beer. Despite the bitterness, Ruination is an easy drinking, smooth beer. As good as the beer tastes, the burps are even better, I think... supper hoppy deliciousness. Only Hopslam has a better tasting burp! The taste of this beer lingers quite awhile after each sip, but I don't mind at all, since it's pleasant.

Ruination is another beer from Stone that I definitely approve of. At $3.29 a 12oz bottle though, it's kind of hard to recommend, as there are plenty of IPAs, I think, that are just about equally as good (and more balanced) for about $2 a single or $10 a sixer. At the same time, Ruination has something about it that isn't quite like other DIPAs out there, so I'd definitely recommend trying it. Excellent beer, and the high ratings are justified, I think.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a cloudy pale golden colour. About ½ inch of head with lacing down the glass.

S: Very strong hop aroma reminiscent of tropical fruits. Smells deliciously hoppy and sweet.

T: Great hop flavour up front with a powerful, yet balanced bitterness afterwards. Not much malt flavour, but there is some sweetness throughout.

M: Medium body, well carbonated. Very bitter.

O: This is a fantastic IPA. It is quite bitter with a beautiful hop aroma, but this is definitely not a sessionable beer. Best to enjoy one and then move along to your next beer of the day.

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