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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4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
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 +9.5%
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter glass (the way it should be drank).

Appearance: Amber with a haze to the body and small bubbles sticking the edge wall of the glass. White head roughly a finger's length.

Smell: Malty hops scent that is complimenting to the nose. Almost feels like a light smell of burnt sugar goes with it, absolutely delish.

Taste: A really nice complexity to it that is almost unforgiving. Talk about robust, rich bitter hop feel complimented with a light caramelness to it that makes you want more and more again.

Mouth: Medium carbonation with hops that just stick your cheeks after finishing.

Overall: Finally after a long time I am giving Ruination what is due, a beer worth having and if not worth keeping. Enjoying this beer with some home made rib eye steak I honestly couldn't ask for anything better at the moment. Rich and strong, It is a little pricey but what good beer isn't nowadays. If you see it and have never had the luxury of trying it and you like IPAs this is a must grab. Salud!

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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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