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Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA
10,853 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

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Added by kbub6f on 06-12-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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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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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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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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 10,853 ratings
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