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Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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10,858 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:
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Added by kbub6f on 06-12-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice hazy medium gold, and produced a creamy off white head about two fingers high. It dissipates slow and leaves good lacing.
The smell is lemon, citrus, grapefruit and flowery hops.
Tasting the beer, there is an explosion of citrus fruity tastes. Those are kept in check by a malt presence in the middle, and being finished with more hops in the end.
Greatly balanced beer. Exeptional!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear light yellow. Off-white head. Light citrus aroma.
Taste takes off. Much better.
Full citrus. Grapefruit. Lemon rind that explodes in the palate and lingers. Interesting fruity malt balance up front that doesn't stick around very long.
An innovative take on a style that keeps the world of beerdom interesting.
It deserves its high praise.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 10,858 ratings
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