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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Ratings: 10,834 |  Reviews: 3,073
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of porntipsguzzardo
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Revising this review as I've grown more accustomed to hoppy beers since I first had it.

The beer pours a hazy golden-orange with a reasonable head that fades quickly, though that might be a result of the slightly greasy Thai soup I had a couple of hours ago.

It smells of citrus and pine, and tastes of apple, pine, and slight grapefruit. Not a lot to sense on the malt end, other than a very mild sweetness - it's definitely skewed toward the hop side of the flavor profile. It's good, but I still prefer more citrusy and balanced IPAs, like Pliny, Union Jack and Sculpin.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of GuyIncognito
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't believe it's taken me this long to try this beer. Light honey color, and a burst of hops on the nose.The first sip is hop heaven, and it keeps getting better after that. Good balance of hops, with a citrus finish. I recently had the Stone 16th Anniversary IPA, and it was lemon, lemon, lemon, and more lemon. That one was a one time release, and fortunately the Ruination is much more balanced. Not too much pine in this one, very drinkable. For the money, I would probably just get the regular Stone IPA. Have I been ruined for other IPAs? Probably not, but this is one hell of a beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Hazy orange, slightly amber. barely any head retention.

S- Perfect bread malts, unmistakable grapefruit aromas with an overwhelmingly, pungent presence of the wonderful Hop

T-Perfect balance of grapefruit and hops right upfront. Literally an IPA bliss is achieved. A very nice malt backbone rounds this out to be, in my opinion, a perfect IPA.

MF- Not heavy, not light. Slick and oily almost but delicate and inviting.

Overall this is a beer you can never go wrong with when youre craving a hell of an IPA. Its always a choice on the back of my mind when i go to the package store.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice, fairly clear, has good head retention for a cask.

S- As expected, the hops take the show. Overwhelming. Malt is a background.

T - Malt comes up front, unexpectantly, then those hops take over!

M - Medium body, good balance, and pretty good carb for a cask.

D - Very easy to drink and I think my favorite cask to date!

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