Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

10,841 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: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 25 February 2013. Assuming 90-day shelf life, that means bottled 27 November 2012. Could be fresher, but it's still well before the best by date. Tasted 20 January 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours medium-pale orange with shades of yellow. Very very orangey, brightly colored. Two fingers of big fluffy dense head, good retention and very good lacing. Main complaint is a lack of visible carbonation (there's almost none).

Smell is potently hoppy, but mostly one-dimensional. Very piney, resinous and juicy. It's quite good, but doesn't give me that wow feeling like the best DIPAs do. Clean, balanced, and powerfully piney. I'm hopeful about the malt base, as it seems pretty robust here.

Taste is good. A little less bitter than I expected, though it comes on stronger in the latter stages. Typical DIPA, starting out grainy and lightly sweet (that sweetness is nice), which then gets overpowered by that hop bitterness. Solid.

Mouthfeel is solid. Medium-bodied, slightly sticky. Medium-low carbonation, could be a bit higher. Just fine, though.

A very good DIPA, but not the best around. In season, I'd never pick it over Abrasive, except maybe for cost reasons. Out of seasons, it doesn't measure up to Odell Myrcenary. So while it's quite enjoyable, I can't see myself drinking it very often.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
4.28 out of 5 based on 10,841 ratings.
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