Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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95
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10,834 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:
10,834
Reviews:
3,073
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
465
Gots:
2,347
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 10,834 |  Reviews: 3,073
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of mactrail
3.48/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Overall a workmanlike IPA with all the standard equipment. Classic amber color in the pint glass, topped with a fine-grained foam. Rich and fruity. Plenty bitter-- you wouldn't mistake it for anything but an IPA. Serious resins are the main flavor. some pineapple and a little lemon peel.

Medium body with a pleasant burst of flavor. Nice big sudsy mouthfeel. Still, it gets bitter and not much else after a few sips. But a decent choice for a hop blast.

Why is this supposed to be a Double? It's an IPA. Maybe there has been some category creep since this was first released. On tap at Bergie's Pub in Old Town.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of calicaliente
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reddish orange hued ale having a large long-lasting white head with good lacing. No discernable carbonation. Hoppy flower aroma. Medium bodied that starts with light malt sweetness and intense citrusy (grapefruit) and hop flavors. Finishes with light lingering bitterness with grapefruit flavors. High hop profile but not aggressive at all. Well-balanced.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Straw. That is all. Because it's perfect. Foamy, near soapiness, in a nice 1.5 finger head.

S: A slight sweetness to the floral notes on the smell.

T: Perfect. This is one of the best IPA styles I have ever tasted. The taste is full and exhibits nothing but classic IPA. It's delicious in it's balanced floral and hoppy notes.

M: Medium mouthfeel, right in the center of the range. Not too heavy, perhaps slightly on the light side.

O: This is probably in my top two or three for IPA styles. Stone should be proud of this brew. I'm a loyal follower and this will be one of the standards by which others are compared.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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2/5  rDev -53.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stone Ruination IPA, 22 oz. bomber: This beer is a lightly hazy dark amber color, and has a nice finger of head that lasts and laces well. The aroma is all out hops; citrus, pine and grass all come through. The flavor is very hop forward. You get a big blast of hops from the start, and the Ruination has quite a bit of bitterness to it. As you become accustomed to the hops (about half way through a glass), the malt starts to make its presence known. This is a signature big IPA, so if you like IPA’s the Ruination is not to be missed. If you are not an IPA fan, this is not the place to start.

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

Appearance is a golden and yellow with a slight cloudiness. The head of the beer was about 1/4 inch and fairly thick.

The smell is very hoppy but also has a hint of sweetness; but just a hint.

The taste is smooth and light with a very distinct hoppy flavor that is bitter yet bold with a slight sweetness in the after taste. The hoppy flavor is not the generic hoppy flavor. It has a distinct bite up front and a distinctly bitter finish at the end.

The mouthfeel is very good, better when the beer is ice cold but still fine as the beer warms.

Overall I really enjoy this beer. The strength of the brew (7.7%) is hidden behind the distinct hops and the smoothness of the finish. Very good beer - worth a try even if you do not prefer IPA's, and especially if you do.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
4.28 out of 5 based on 10,834 ratings.
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