Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
95
world-class
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:
2,356
For Trade:
8
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured from a bottle that did not have a bottled on date, but judging by the fact that it was forgotten in my closet for a couple months, it wasn't straight from the factory. A hazy light orange with white head of about a finger or so. Good retention and moderate carbonation. Fantastic lacing.

S- Citrus packed! Terrific aroma as the hop abundance sends the olfactory into a state of shock.

T- Powerful hops. Grapefruit or orange hits you first, followed by a delicious malt base and finishing with a bold bitterness as it "ruins" the palate. My bottle was older, but the hops had still yet to mellow. The warmth of the alcohol is the last phase I tasted.

M- Medium bodied. Dry finish, but smooth

O- A level of complexity exists despite the IBU level suggesting a one note song. To Stone's credit, the hop and bitterness level probably does ruin your palate to the point that i wouldn't be comfortable reviewing another beer immediately after this one. Another great IPA by Stone. Much to the delight of a hop head like myself.

12 oz bottle. $10.99 for 4 pk

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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Photo of MCain04
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 22 oz, $5.99, best by 4/8/13, drank on 2/10/13. Poured into Spiegelau snifter.

Appearance: Clear golden amber color, pure white 2-3 finger head, good retention, moderate lacing.

Smell: VERY nice. Grapefruit, mango, flowers, lots of pine, orange.

Taste: A bit subdued compared to the smell, but still quite nice. Follows along the smell profile, hop-forward taste with a lot of bitterness. Not very much malt at all. Just a tad thin to be world-class though.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, quite smooth. Not too sticky. A bit thin, as above.

Overall: Great DIPA from Stone that would doubtlessly be a staple of mine if available as a six pack for $12 or so. Still a good value at $6 a bomber, but I just don't buy it that often. Hop Henge is better IMO and is at the same price point. Always like to grab a pint of this when it's on tap though.

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4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22oz bomber

Orange-ish copper crystal-clear beer with a few tiny bubbles serves as the foundation for a monstrous four-finger off-white frothy head. Beautiful. Smells floral and citrusy, fresh and bold, sweet and bitter. After sniffing an aroma predominantly of hops, I am taken aback by the strong roasted malt character providing the base for the taste. Yummy hops and a bit of charred bitterness throw a party on the palate. Ginger, tropical fruits, fields of flowers, and some lemon all shine through. An alcohol kick and caramelly flavor swirl around the cheeks and tongue. The medium-full body washes down with the tang of grapefruit. The beer is thick but carbonated and clean enough not to leave a sticky after-feel, just a residual happy-hoppy tingle.

This brew is kick-ass and complex. Each swig brings something as yet-unnoticed. A bit of tobacco just as liquid touches taste buds. Lilac in the nose. The woody smoothness of single-malt liquor. Brown sugar. Lingering OJ. Perfume of the gods. I could go on for hours. Actually, if I had a keg of this IPA I could go on for days describing flavors, smells, feelings, and experiences. But now I shall just enjoy. For it is quite enjoyable.

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