Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

10,841 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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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into perfect pint glass. Frothy fluffy off white head. Some cling as retention. Light copper amber coloring. Smell is caramel and malt hops. Bready elements present, with some sweetness. Taste is sweet and creamy, with caramel and malt most prominent. There is a floral presence as well, with some resin. Mouthfeel is smooth. Good beer, less complicated but delicious.

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

On-tap. Lightly hazed orange color, two fingers of foamy white head settling slowly; nice creamy lacing remains. Nose is assertively hoppy; malt and subtle caramel sweetness are present but firmly in the background; lots of citrus, orange, grapefruit, pineapple; some floral notes.

The taste is certainly aggressively hopped as well but the grapefruit-y bitterness is counterbalanced a bit by a stronger, sweeter malt character. Again there is an array of hop flavors with various citrus fruits and floral and pine notes. Dries up pretty well in the finish; the bitterness remains during a lengthy aftertaste.

Medium to slightly full bodied, medium carbonation; a little smooth and sticky. Typical of the old guard of this style.

This is certainly a classic DIPA but no longer a top favorite of mine. It’s big and bitterly hoppy and a bit boozy and yes, maltier than I might like. Not the most subtle or intricate DIPA; something like Pliny (to say nothing of Hill Farmstead or Alpine IPAs) has this beat on overall flavor, complexity, and drinkability.

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

Excellent double IPA. Pours mostly golden with a hint of orange coloring. Smells like a bouquet of hops. Taste is out of this world with hops all over but becoming sweet especially as the beer warms beyond usual fridge temperatures. Overall one of the best beers I've tasted and definitely earns its rights as a benchmark for double IPAs.

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