Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA
BA SCORE
4.3/5
10,848 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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3,081
Ratings:
10,848
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
464
Gots:
2,366
Trade:
8
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Swuntly
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear golden orange with 2 inches of tight eggshell white head. Lots of sticky lacing.

S - Lots of grapefruit and pine. Some grassy notes and almost no malt presence at all. Wonderful smelling beer.

T - Nothing but hops. A slight touch of grapefruit and passionfruit, but they're immediately overshadowed by a huge amount of piney hops. This may be the most bitter tasting beer I've ever had. Again, not much malt to speak of, just a tiny bit of breadiness.

M - Perfectly carbonated, with a body on the heavier side of medium.

O - Well, if you like big bitter, hoppy beers then this is it!

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Khazadum
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great lacing, sticky white sauce. Not the greatest cap. Thick pond scum. Ruby clear body.

Big mango and peach scents .. shame they dissipate quick. Caramels try to back it up with some strength. It just falls short of long living.

Flavors....wow! Huge bright hops. It's sweet firstly but turns to a tremendously, palate destroying bitter monster. The sweetness can barely contend. It peeks here and there but this pine cone and fronds rip into my teeth. Finishes more generic than pine bittering. Just a nice organic acid bite. Some vanilla sometimes which confused the hell out of me. Like a custard vanilla.

Thick body, creamy, slick, bristling carbonation. Long long long sticky power.

Not bad. Not something I would drink again, but that's me. It's best in the first six ounces.

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4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a finger width white head. The lace is fairly thin, but sticky.

Smell - Bitter citrus on the nose, but the aroma is faint. Hard to distinguish anything else. A faint hint of malt.

Taste - A lot of bitter grapefruit and orange peel in the hop profile. There's a sweet, bready malt that eats away at the bitter hop dominance, resulting in a 2IPA that's more balanced than most... but maybe that's not such a fantastic thing.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and drinkable. The carbonation hits as expected for the style.

Overall - A solid 2IPA. Not quite as interesting as Lagunitas Hop Stoopid or Pliny the Elder, or even it's 10th anniversary or double dry-hopped counterparts, but it holds it's own nonetheless.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -19.1%
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 -1.2%

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4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
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 +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 10,848 ratings
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