Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

10,838 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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Ratings: 10,838 |  Reviews: 3,077
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Into a chalice:

A: light caramel colored body that yields a light foamy, one finger head with some spotty lacing trickling around the edges. This head lasts about thirty seconds and then dies, also has some light slowly moving carbonation.

S: grapefruit and other citrus fruits coming out pretty powerful. There is some pine in the background and the malts are intermingled throughout.

T: the hops intertwined very well with the malts and pine.

M:medium, slightly sessionable, well balanced between wet and dry, carbonation is slightly felt

O: right now I'm thinking I didn't know this beast was going to be this good. Holy crap, yes this is a palate wrecker, I don't think I'll have another beer the rest of the night or at least not anything that good! I'm more than impressed and yet pissed because my numbers are going through the roof on this thing. However, the next time I want this thing, I want it next to an awesome East Coast DIPA with both having the same freshness date and we'll see who's standing then. I don't even consider myself a hophead. Is this thing really this good?

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from Bevmo in Mira Loma, California. Poured into a Baird pint glass. Beautiful wheat gold in appearance with a thick, thick foamy soapy off-white head. Amazing floral aroma from the pour on. Filled with hops and some citrus like kiwi or grapefruit. Overall, an amazing beer from an amazing brew company that continues to impress me. I will be looking for this again.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glassy

A: Pours a dark caramel color. There is a foamy, just off-white head that dissipates to a thick cap quickly. Plenty of visible carbonation and light curtains of lace.

S: Grapefruit and citrus hops are powerful, as well as pine. There is a faint but sweet caramel malt in the background.

T: Bitter grapefruit blends with strong pine and floral hops and alcohol to make one bitter experience. As I savor, a grassy bitterness develops which forms a dry sort of bitterness I can really feel on my tongue. A hint of toffee in the background. The finish is fairly clean for such a bitter, hop forward beer, but there is some lingering pine and alcohol.

M: Moderate to thin, but fairly slick and oily. Not too much carbonation but it feels fairly effervescent.

O: Pretty much a palate scorcher. Bitter pine, grass and floral hops just coat your tongue. Relative drinkability for such a bitter beer makes it a great experience.

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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a chalice.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a puffy 2.5 finger white head. Large bubbles form, breaking the head down leaving plenty of lacing on the sides. Only a little visible carbonation, beer is pretty clear.

S: Great hops on the nose, all sorts of variety. Citrus, floral, pine, earthy, spicy. One of the nicest bouquets you could ask for. Still some maltiness in the background and a hint of alcohol.

T: A blast of citrus and floral hops, leveling out to an earthy whole cone taste that compliments the malt backbone. Alcohol is present. Some of the other great double IPA's have a much cleaner hop taste.

M: Light to medium bodied, nectar like qualities, not overly sticky as some hoppy beers are. Has a warming feel.

Overall a must for any hophead or newbie to beer. Turned me onto bolder beers a few years ago and is still a great go-to beer. Another great Stone beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been wanting to give this beer a whirl for some time now! Poured into a globe.

A - Cloudy orange-yellow with a pleasant warm hue. Carries a fair sized white head. Good retention.

S - Orange, grapefruit, and a pinch of mango. All of these hops are tied together by a subtle floral notes.

T - This exploded on my palette with an overwhelming amount of hops! Lots of citrus fruits, following the nose, alongside an almost oily collection of hops. Bitterness is well tamed and the overall progression is top notch.

M - Medium bodied with a fair amount of malts forming a backbone. The carbonation is perfect for the style.

O - A hoppy upgrade from the traditional Stone IPA. I feel as if they just turned up the hops a few notches and balanced accordingly. I feel there are better IPA's out there, but this is certainly one worth seeking.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden yellow in color with an orange hue and good clarity. Poured with a thick, dense white foam with good staying power. The thick foam slowly reduces to a soapy cap that leaves sticky lacings on the glass. Pungent citrus orange and grapefruit hop aromas with pine hops and sweet sticky malt underneath. Smooth oily feel that rides over the rich lazy carbonation beneath. Fairly balanced citrus hop and caramel flavor up front. Pungent orange and grapefruit hop flavors intensify into the middle that slowly transition to bitter pine hop flavors at the end. Finishes semi-dry with a bready/malty aftertaste at first that slowly gives way to a long lasting bitter pine hoppiness.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
4.28 out of 5 based on 10,838 ratings.
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