Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA
10,847 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into wine glass.

Appearance: Golden-honey. Slight head that disappears almost completely fairly quickly.

Smell: MALTS. And lots of them. Sweet and citrusy with some hop character as well.

Taste: Love the balance of sweet malts up front and very hoppy bitterness aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. Hoppy bitterness REALLY sticks around for a while in the back of the throat. And this is expected, seeing as how it's 100+ IBUs which is advertised gloatingly on the bottle.

Overall: A great beer and my idea of what I love in an IPA. A little sweetness and then a strong hoppy bitter finish that knocks your fucking socks off at the end. 3.8/5

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - Slightly hazy yellow orange with some bubbles. Frothy head, mostly solid with several irregular bubbles on top. Head was leaving lacing even before the first sip! This trend continued, leaving beautiful lacing throughout. My glass was transformed by the end.
S - Pretty soft, sweet aromas. Frosted animal crackers, cookie dough, clover honey, salty caramel. Fresh sourdough baguette quite prominent. A little pineapple too.
T - Interesting dichotomy of smooth, full flavor on the tongue, while some really bold hops occupy the back of the mouth and nose. I'm struggling to find comparable flavors, so here goes. I keep getting images of green vegetables: asparagus, kale, celery, cabbage. But this is mostly in the periphery. A bit of orange, but surprisingly few fruit flavors given the style. Front of the mouth enjoys a puffy, frosting sort of sweetness. A very light, salty creamyness is present and isolated on the tongue as well. Needless to say, complex, and hugely entertaining. Good lord.
M - Remarkably clean and refreshing through most of the mouth, just a bit of that cream sensation remains after each taste. But those hops! It's like someone's draped a heavy felt cloak over the back of my tongue, mouth and throat. My tongue actually feels heavier. Awesome.
O - If aliens landed tomorrow and demanded a reason to not destroy humanity, I'd offer this beer as evidence of our worth. They might even come back for another round.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 10,847 ratings
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