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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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter, from a bomber

Appearance - Hazy orange color but without a lot of head retention
Smell - Hop, citrus and pine.
Taste - Gets your attention at the first sip. Malt and Grapefruit. Then the hops, Citrus, Pine, Flora. Quite Bitter and all in your face, and all delicious.
Mouthfeel - Medium body and well carbinated.
Overall - The description Stone gives this one is correct. Its hop centric and the taste lingers with you throughout. Well worth it if you like the style

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Total Wine in Tampa. From notes.

A - A lovely IPA with a nice golden colour that was bright. Two finger dense off white head. Mild carbonation, good lace drapes, half finger of retention.

S - Great hop profile. Very pungent. Juicy, citrus, sugar. Lovely hop forward, West Coast IPA. Sugary/syrupy fruits were there with a dank hop profile. Lovely.

T - Great grapefruit and sweet tropical fruits up front with lot's of depth of flavour. Turns to a giant bitter hop finish.

M - Strong bitterness as expected. Good carbonation, medium to full body and good carbonation.

O/D - I thought this was an IPA when I bought it but turns out it's a DIPA. Strong for the weaker of the styles, and probably appropriate for the bigger. A very well crafted IPA with massive yet restrained characteristics that are in your face, but not prohibitively so. Great all aspects. Sessionable yet deserving of attention and small sips.

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3.84/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served from a 22oz bottle ($6) at room temperature into a Stein mug.

Clear copper with persistent tan head.

Citrucy smell combined with hops and pine, some alcohol.

Even for a "confirmed hop head" like myself, this is an overwhelming amount of bittering hops (must have changed the recipe over the past two years, because it is unpalatable now), citrus, and pine flavor. Barely anything else (malt) gets through the grossly unbalanced bitterness.

Medium-bodied, medium carbonation. Goes down smoothly.

Overall a solid IIPA but not worth checking out. Instead, go for Lagunitas' Hop Stoopid for a much more balanced and flavorful option.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a clear golden yellow with slight a amber shade. 1 finger of white head that faded slowly to leave a scant amount of lacing.

S - Nice fresh hops and pine, a touch of honey. Not much else that I can pick up. Strong, but not overwhelming, quite nice.

T - Great hop wallop. Hops, citrus, and light malt. Great taste.

M - Nice to drink, it's a lower ABV for an IIPA, so it's not too boozey. Good crisp taste, with light to medium body. Nice carbonation.

O - Great IIPA. This was one of the craft beers that I feel in love when I initially got into craft beer and it continues to give me a hop dose that I yearn for. Good stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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