Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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10,841 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
Ratings:
10,841
Reviews:
3,078
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
465
Gots:
2,359
For Trade:
8
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4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Review from notes, had this beer about two months ago.

Appearance
This is one gorgeous beer! It is a light, rich amber that refracts light beautifully. The head sticks around for a while, and leaves very nice lacing once it disappears.

Smell
Unsurprisingly, the citrusy hops is the most prominent scent, but despite its massive aroma it doesn't overpower. Reminiscent of pineapple and wild honey, with lovely malt and floral aromas. Literally mouth-watering.

Taste
Oh, the hopsmanity! Like a punch and a cuddle at the same time. Follows up the smell, and adds a whole new dimension of goodness. Citrusy, with a hint of pine. The malts are reminiscent of dark bread (almost pumpernickel-esque), and help make this IIPA both complex and hard to resist.

Mouthfeel
Somewhat resinous, and the alcohol adds pleasant warmth. Equally powerful and refreshing, without being too sticky. Just as one would expect from an Imperial IPA.

Overall
This beer deserves its reputation without the slightest doubt. Another astonishing offer from Stone that I will be sure to seek out again. Absolute top-tier, for IIPAs and beers in general.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle served in a snifter on 8/21/12.

Pour: Completely clear amber orange with a finger and half off white head. Solid lacing.

Smell: Pine, floral and grassy hops, Some citrus and grapefruit deep in there, but this is a hop cone bomb. Light caramel / deep honey also.

Taste: Follows the nose with huge bitter pine hops. Also take on a grassy aspect. Light citrus aspects. Some caramel sweetness. Focal point here is truly ruining the palate on bitterness however.

Mouthfeel: So bitter. This crushes my palate by the end of the bottle. More "ruining" than the 10th anni IMO. Still goes down pretty easily.

Overall: A solid classic, and one I'll always buy, especially for the price.

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Poured into a beer snifter.

A: Light golden color with slight orange hue. One finger of head which dissipates quickly leaving no lacing.

S: Strong smell of hops with slight floral accents.

T: Very bitter with an extra strong flavor of hops. Taste of pine and also a slight taste of lemon.

M: Full body with a crisp sightly dry finish that lingers deliciously on the tongue.

O: Excellent Imperial IPA which has a very hoppy flavor with complex notes to complement the extreme bitterness. Truly top notch. I will definitely make this a regular in my fridge.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
4.28 out of 5 based on 10,841 ratings.
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