Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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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:
10,838
Reviews:
3,077
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
465
Gots:
2,356
For Trade:
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of JTSbeerislife
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap served in a DFH Signature Snifter.

Pours a Medium, 1/4” white head, which rapidly diminishes to thin film, good lace and easily revived with a swirl. It’s a live ale.
The color is medium amber

The aroma is one of light/medium floral piney hops, bitter and lemon, followed by medium rich roasted grain malt and ale yeast. Refined.

Crisp, bitter entry on the palate of medium distinct piney and resiny hops, followed by rather light to medium malt. The malt does have a nice richness and is quite elegant. Some light ale yeast.
Medium crisp acidity with a full body and fine balanced carbonation, along with the off dry sweetness makes for a balanced brew

Long finish of mildly bitter hops and some light malt, lasts.

I have had this on tap and in bottle with similar taste profiles. Don’t know if I am just getting poorly handled beer or what but I just don’t see anything about this ale to get excited about.
It is extremely drinkable but just does not wow you. Lots of better IPA’s out there IMO.

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

22 oz bottle, no date. Poured into a chalice producing a two finger dense creamy white head. Color is dark gold, slightly hazy. Head deflates leaving a nice center crown and good lacing.

Nose is citrus fruit hops with a slight biscuit like malt scent and some honey.

First thing I taste is the grapefruit hop tartness that blends with some mild sweetness but hops is the dominant product here from start to finish.

This is medium bodied and on first impression a bit under carbonated but on further reflection it seems balanced.

Over all this is a super value for an imperial IPA. Not very complex but a great adventure in hops

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of brotherloco
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber. Enjoy by date sweated off of the bottle but I know it was mid-May 2012. Served in a snifter.

Pours a slightly hazed amber hue with a finger of off-white foam. Settles to clumps of large bubbles and a ring. A few swaths of lacing left in the glass.

Aroma of danky pine, citrus, and some sulphuric onion. Earthy floral-ness. Plenty of caramel malt backs things up. Only the slightest hint of alcohol.

Initial flavor is of grapefruit and pepper, along with the pine. Sweet malt emerges in the middle with tons of hop bitterness riding on top. Things dry up in the finish with a long lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. I don't taste the alcohol until well into the aftertaste.

Medium-full bodied with medium carbonation. Dry finish makes you want to sip again and again. You do feel the enamel stripping qualities of the hops after a while, but the flavor is worth it.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  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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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Hazy dark orange, pours a very small foamy head which quickly evolves into lacing, very light internal carbonation

S: Grapefruits, citrus fruits, heavy hops, light sweetness, some floral notes, just a very hop-forward nose

T: Much akin to the nose, heavy on the citrus, definite grapefruit present, hops, of course, very light floral undertones, a great imperial ipa

M: Quite smooth for such a flavorful and moderately high abv ipa, certainly a lingering citrus aftertaste, however, that certainly dries the mouth

O: A strong, heavy citrus imperial ipa, definitely for the hop lover, quite fragrant and flavorful, a bit too lingering, though

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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