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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

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Added by kbub6f on 06-12-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Bottle is labeled with a best-by date of 5/22/12.

A- Pours a clear orange-golden color with about two finger's worth of head that sticks around. Lots of bubbles can be seen coming up from the bottom.

S- Sweet, citrus, piney hops.

T- Starts off smooth before the big hop bite. More noted than anything is the piney resin type hop character. Finishes nice and bitter. Awesome stuff.

M- Light, bitter, extremely drinkable. The alcohol is well masked. Finishes dry.

Ruination was the first Stone beer I had ever had, and it opened me up to IPAs along with DFH 60 Minute. This is constantly one of my go-to's. A great beer and very affordable.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

*Review taken from notes*

A: Hazy golden brown with poor head retention. Quite surprised actually.

S: Earthy and citrusy hops. Sweet. Potent. Hop hitting.

T: Earthy and quality flavor, but not as flavorful as I expected. The difference between the Stone IPA is this is more boozy. Real good flavor all around, though.

M: Medium body -- fresh feel.

O: Quality brew, but it's almost like they took the Stone IPA and just made it boozier. I expected more. Still a good IPA, but not worth the price versus the Stone IPA. The Smuttynose Big A IPA is better for a similar price. Still good.

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A: Golden orange, modest off-white head with nice, fluffy lacing.

S: For such an intense beer, the aroma isn't very strong. Citrus, piney hops, a bit of malts. Pleasant, but not much indication of the strength and complexity of this beer.

T/M: Very bitter. This is a super-intense IPA, dominated by piney hops, very dry and herbal. The bitterness hits right off with mouth-puckering intensity, and once the initial hop bomb wears off, there's some citrus and a more restrained bitter finish.

O: Rich, intense, over-the-top bitter, this is a very strong IPA, typical Stone.

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