Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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95
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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:
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4.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Duvel tulip from a 750mL bottle. Says enjoy by 4/30/12.

Look: Golden, slightly copper/amber look. Subtle off-white head with excellent lacing. But we're not drinking this beer for its look...

Smell: Wow. Just an amazing smell. I don't know how to put my finger on it. LOTS of pine with some citrus, lemon and raspberry. Refreshing. The smell is absolutely amazing and makes you crave the taste that awaits you. Not overpowering. Just right.

Taste: This is the best tasting beer I've ever had. Period. The zest hits you right away and the pine, citrus, raspberry flavor makes it a refreshing beer that you will want to savor. The hops are extremely refreshing. Some spice and bitterness at the end. The aftertaste isn't overwhelming. I really don't see this as a "homp bomb" at all. It's perfectly balanced. The tastiest beer I've had to date. Not nearly as bitter as advertised.

Feel: Sharp, sweet and refreshing. Goes down easy for a beer that you expect to bomb your palate.

Overall: What else can I say? This is top shelf. It's name is meant to imply that it will ruin your palate with its hoppyness, but I contend that it will ruin you for all other beers. The best IPA I've had yet and a personal favorite.

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4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy light golden orange in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall off-white head that is made up of rather large bubbles. The head reduces to an extremely thin film over the entire surface of the beer with a much thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Strong aromas of citrus and pine/resin hops. This beer has a slightly bitter aroma that is a great advertisement for the flavors.

T: This beer is quite a hop bomb - tons of citrus and pine/resin hops with a mild bitterness throughout. There is some underlying malt sweetness that helps to balance this beer out.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky/resiny.

O: I enjoy the taste and aroma of this beer but it not the easiest to drink - almost a one and doen kind of beer as it does "ruin" your palate for anything after it. This is much more of a sipping beer than a session beer. The flavor and the aroma have a nice complexity and invite/entice me to want to try this one.

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