Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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10,838 Ratings
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
Ratings:
10,838
Reviews:
3,077
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
465
Gots:
2,352
For Trade:
8
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4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, citrus and more citrus along with grapefruit, some piney resin and sweet caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus, grapefruit, a fairly big pine resin presence and some sweet caramelly malts .

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gorgeous pale orange coloring with an almost unfiltered resemblance, this IPA sets up a thick and frothy head.

Nice citrus notes of grapefruit, tangerine and orange. Subtle pine and flowers sit at the back of the nose as the citrus notes disappate quickly.

Strong maltiness hits the tongue first and then piney resins finish. Earthy tones get caught between the two in a smooth feel. Bits of orange can be caught hiding in the middle but musty and harsh metallic tastes hold the aftertaste to ruination the palate.

I must admit that it seems to be Stones intention to ruin ones palate but its just that, that makes this beer lose points. Why create an IPA with clean smooth citrus and earthy tastes and then let a strong metallic taste ruin it all?

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
4.28 out of 5 based on 10,838 ratings.
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