Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

10,834 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: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served from the big bottle and poured quickly into a small pint glass in order to release a larger head than I normally would. Created two inches of mostly white smelly head that didn't hang around for more than a minute or two.

A: very attractive amber color. The kind I hold up to the sun or a bright light every time.

S: A big smell of the head is full of citrus and pine and peppery hoppness. It smells like so many things it's hard to hang it on just one, but citrus would have to be it.

T: This is why we're here. The taste of this beer strikes the blow that it's namesake claims to; which is that it ruins every other beer you taste. Of course there are those who find a double IPA too bold. This is not the beer for them. And this is also not the beer that just clobbers you over the head with hops and hops alone. This brew has the perfect balance of bitterness up front where you want SOME but not alot, and the crisp citrussy finish that makes you keep gulping. It also avoids the overly malty taste that is often present in 2x ipa brews that is used to bring up the alcohol content. IMO that can really get in the way of the spirit of an IPA.

MF: just enough carbonation. doesn't sting like a belgian and doesn't fall flat like a lager can.

O: For my money, just about the best IPA in the world, if not the best overall beer in the world. It is a very consistent brew for a widely distributed one, Stone could keep their legacy alive with this beer alone, but luckily they have several others that are nearly as good.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served on tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: Darker amber color, with a white head.

Smell: Holy hops! Nothing but citrus/hop smells.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium bodied, and smooth. A very hoppy, citrusy beer. Great taste!

Overall: Very enjoyable brew, always heard good things about this one, so I am very glad I tried it.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
4.28 out of 5 based on 10,834 ratings.
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