Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA
BA SCORE
4.3/5
10,847 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:
3,080
Ratings:
10,847
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
464
Gots:
2,365
Trade:
8
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 fl oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
poured a golden straw semitranslucent liquid, formed a 1 finger white dense persistent head, with little lacing.
wonderful intense aroma of floral citrusy hops, pine resine, grapefruite juice, lemon rind and sweet malts when stirred.
palate is pretty much the same, intense hoppy bitterness so perfectly balanced with malt sugars. flavor is same as aroma, lingering finish.
a bit past medium body, nice carbonation, alcohol well masked.
overall a very intense hop experience but the bitterness is so well balanced, i really loved this imperial IPA.

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Poured from a bottle into a duvel.

A: Pours a golden orange, one finger of white head. Medium amount of carbonation.

S: Smells like grapefruit and piney hops. Slight malt smell. Smells nearly perfect.

T: Piney hops, grapefruit, lemon. Just a slight amount of malt.

M: Very crisp, dry, drinkable beer. I could easily down this stuff, so its hard for me to just sip on it and enjoy it for a longer amount of time.

Overall, a very well executed beer.

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12oz bottle into a pint glass
enjoy by 3-19-13

Ive had this beer a couple times but have never rated it. Its been a while since I had it last, and I remember thinking it was ok, but overhyped.

A: Pours a crystal clear light amber with almost 3 fingers width of light khaki colored head which takes a long time to dissipate down and leaves lots of layered and honeycomb lacing.

S: Citrus in the form of grapefruit, lemon and tangerine. A surprisingly bit malt presence to balance it out, with caramel malt sweetness. Smells nice ,but actually not impressive with the hop aroma, could definitely be stronger.

T: Hops more prominent on the tongue than was on the nose. Grapefruit up front followed by citrus rind and piney bitterness on the finish. This is quite bitter. I remember being disappointed when I originally had this, thinking the name was deceiving because the bitterness wasnt as advertised, but I was wrong ! ( I think I was drinking a lot of Finest Kind at that time which may have contributed). This this is a bitter bomb. I havent had a beer with this much hop bitterness in a while, which is nice. That being said, it doesnt have a lot else to offer, and I do prefer IPAs with a nice balance of a multitude of hop flavors. Bonus points for the degree of hop bitterness, but there are certainly more characteristics to be enjoyed in hops than just the bitterness.

M/D: Awesome mouthfeel. Its so smooth up front, with a near perfect body, and then a biting finish that leaves you ready for more. Drinkability is great.

O: Overall, this is better than I remembered it. Really a nice job of bringing in your face bitterness, and impressive in that regard. But theres more to IPAs than bitterness, and this one doesnt bring much of those other components. Certainly a beer Id drink again, and if you have never tried it, its a must try. But its not something I go to often, and hell its probably not even in my top 5 favorite hoppy Stone offerings.

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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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