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Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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BA SCORE
4.3/5
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10,848 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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3,081
Ratings:
10,848
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another hop bomb from the boys at Stone. Purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.

Pours a slightly hazy orange, with a 1.5 inch head, and really good lacing down the glass.

Smells extremely pungent- lots of grapefruit rind and pine. Very herbal.

The bitterness on this is extreme- I feel like my tongue is being split down the middle. Just a lightning bolt of hops in this one. It's not balanced in the slightest, but it never claims to be. Lots of grapefruit and pine, like a typical West Coast IPA. It tastes interesting, but the extreme, astringent, "tongue-splitting" bitterness just makes it unpleasant. I love very bitter beers, but this one is just too much for me.

Medium bodied, mouthfeel starts crisp then ends a bit creamy. The alcohol is slightly present. Low carbonation.

This is another Stone beer that is just too much for me. Give me Enjoy By any day, though.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a cloudy dark straw color with a finger of white head. The head dissipated fairly quickly, but left a touch of lacing behind.

The nose was hoppy with a touch of citrus. The flavor certainly had plenty of hoppiness, but the malt profile is definitely lacking.

This offering is certainly hoppy, but does not quite live up to its name. I have yet anything more tongue shredding than Moylan's Hopsickle. Neither Hopsickle nor Ruination quite crack my personal DIPA top ten.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 10,848 ratings
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