Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA
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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: 10,845 |  Reviews: 3,080
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours hazy orange gold with a tall white head and plenty of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The head dissipates very slowly, leaving lacing on the side of the glass. The aroma is of citrus and resinous pine. The malt also comes through in the aroma. This is such a hop forward smell. The hop forward nose gives way towards a very hop forward taste. The big piney hops lead into the citrus and sweet malt tastes. The hops are lovely and this beer is well balanced. The body is medium to full with adequate carbonation. The beer is sticky in the mouth. The drinkability is high. This is a well-balanced beer that definitely fits the world class label. Well done, Stone.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber, golden, clean white pillow-cloud head.

S: Dankety Dank. The Dankest bag of dank you ever stuck your nose into. Hands down the best part about the beer. The earthy DANK gives way to lime and grapefruit around the edges of the glass. No idea what kind of hops were used in this, but I'd guess there is some Columbus in there. THere is a back note of soap, like Dawn soap, but I guess they use a lot of citrus scents, so maybe thats just what I equate it with.

T: Pretty damn good. In 2012, not that revelatory. Big bitterness around the sides of the tongue. Kind of an numbing effect, as well as a spiciness. The aromatic component to this beer just lifts it up and separates it from the rest of the super IPA's out there. Some sweetness, but very light, not heavy or fruity at all. Fairly dry, but balanced. Not bone dry.

M: Medium bodied. Very well carbonated. Smooth.

O: Rad.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A nice golden hue a bit transparent, a nice foamy off white head at the top that left a good amount of lacing around the glass as you drank this goodness.

S: Great nose on this brew, pine, citrus and slight amount of honey on the back end, very nice and sweet.

T: Taste is almost exactly like the nose, piney, grassy citrusy, all mixed together for a perfect blend of greatness, amazing taste.

M: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sticky at the tail end, well balanced.

O: This IPA is truly world class, cannot wait to have another!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a Newcastle "schooner" at The Lodge (Hilton Head Island, SC).

A: Almost identical hazy golden as Stone IPA with a short cap of almost white head with a collar of lace at the top of the glass.

S: Aroma is not as strong or as varied with mainly pine and pineapple/lemon fruit aromas and no malt component to speak of.

T: The flavor is very bitter but still somewhat well balanced with a huge dose of pale maltiness and a bracing hop barrage of pineapple, orange, lemon, and pine.

M: Despite the bitterness this is smooth and easy to consume with a body that is much lighter than the flavor with good dryness to improve consumability.

O: Kind of like visiting an old friend.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a 10oz snifter for a pre engagement apertif

Smells: floral hops, hemp, malt, booze, and pine.

Taste: Apricot, grapefruit, citrus, and pine

Mouthfeel: Smooth, gentle carbonation, and warming

Overall, this is a splendid beer! I doubt it will ever be in my fridge, but do try it sometime!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Very nice rich amber color pours to three fingers worth of foam that dissipates to a very nice pillow of foam on the top that sticks to the sides of the glass all the way down. This is what beer should look like.

S: Holy hops. Lots of nice piney/citrusy hop aromas. Catching some sweet dark fruit flavors but they are masked pretty well by the hops.

T: Very enjoyable, especially for the Non-Hop-Head-Malt-Lover. Starts off with some malty sweetness with some nice fruit esters, maybe apple and pear, and then goes right to that piney/citrus hops flavor. Its almost like drinking a nice malt brew with a pine branch with orange bitters wrapped around it under ur nose the entire time. Alcohol flavors is there as well but not overpowering and seems to work well with the malty sweetness and hops flavors. Aftertaste is bitter and lingers but not excessively.

M: Mild carbonation, your left with a creaminess on your palette as opposed to the expected dryness from the high ABV.

O: Despite the 100+ IBU rating, I was very surprised by the lack of bitterness. Don't get me wrong, its def there but the maltyness, mild fruit flavors and alcohol taste really balance this out well.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 94% out of 100 with 10,845 ratings
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