Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

10,838 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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3/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of IKR
3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light Amber color with a generous-sized white head that slowly faded.

Smell: Primarily Piney and grassy hop aromas. Fairly mild nose but it smells good.

Taste:The pine aromas carry over to the taste, but I also get some mild citrus notes. The finish is all hops but not overly complex.

Mouth-feel: Medium body with a medium level of carbonation.

Overall: It's not overly complex but a good hop forward beer.

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Photo of Bouncingsoul1682
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of mick303
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB (19/04/14). Pours a good head, leaving film and good lace. Colour is a medium orange gold, slight amber. Very nice.

The smell is immediate after the bottle is poured. Indeed, as expected, a massive hop presence. But they are great, slightly herbal, slightly smoky, a bit pine character. A nice lightness, grass, pungent citrus. Tons of character, while retaining good balance. It is something to behold.

Taste has a big hop character up front, again they are very herbal, bitter, medicinal, almost antiseptic, and a note reminiscent of BBQ. The flavour is unrelenting, eventually a bit of malt tries, and cannot, hold back the onslaught of hops. It walks a delicate line, but does so excellently. Its a beast of a beer to be sure but the profile is excellent, shows really good complexity, with plenty of supporting flavour notes.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and highly bitter, carbonation is there but you cant tell much through the thick hops. Aftertaste has a good deal of dry hops, bitter and lasting.

A class act. Excellent from start to finish. Personally I would prefer more balance over the over-the-top hops. You should really be sure you're ready to handle this beer, a highly assertive IPA. Hops through the roof. But those who stick it out will enjoy an excellent D-IPA, great flavour, lasting finish, and admirable profile, just raucous enough without crossing into assaulting. Try it.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Molnar
4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ruination has a orange amber color and a beige really dense head. It's lingers and leaves sticky lacing.
Looks to be nicely carbonated but difficult to judge due to the hazy complexion of the brew.

Aromatics prove to be quite hoppy with a floral, citrus bouquet.

Personally I didn't think it was all that hoppy. Taste is big bold and wet hops though flavor is light and having a citrus floral aspect. Malts are sweet and balance out a little the hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel of course is the bitter ending and it lingers well into the aftertaste.

Quite good and flavorful, come on, it's Stone here. Whats nice for me is the fact that the abv's are in a more tolerant area for me to handle.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of NickyPogs
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Had a nice deep amber/golden color with a nice head pour from the bottle.

S- Nice hoppy aroma that almost buried the malts. I did like the smell better than the taste.

T - This had a unique flavor to it. I definitely enjoyed the hop and bitterness but I tasted some citrus flavors that didn't seem to blend that well for me. Started strong but had an off after taste. I wouldn't say it was bad, just different than what I expected.

M - Not overpowering, had a good amount of flavor and feel. Well balanced but left that unique after taste.

O - I did enjoy the hops taste and would recommend it to friends who like DIPA's. It wasn't my favorite, but much better than most. May need to try from a tap to see if there is any difference.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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