Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

10,834 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 06-12-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of MerryTapster
4.95/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours hazy orangish yellow, with a creamy 2 finger head. Looks really nice.

S: Smell is citrus and malt. Some pine notes show thru as well.

T:Citrus and Pine all the way, followed by some light crusty bread notes. Finish nice and dry, perfect balance of bitter and malt.

M: Crisp and refreshing, not to boozy, but it does show through a little.

O: Great IPA. One of my top 5 beers.

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Photo of gregb13
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yellow-light orange with a modest head of tight white bubbles and nice lacing. Smell is very pleasant, exactly what you would want and expect from something called "Ruination." Tons of citrus and pine, and some sweeter fruit (possibly melon?) Taste follows and is very pleasant as well.

A tad boozy for 7.7 ABV but I've found this to be true of most Stone beers. All around very good and one to seek out, for sure.

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Photo of JmBrkr
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Jabl3s84
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

12 oz bottle. best by 02/07/12.

a - pours a bright, transparent amber color with a full two finger, off white head. retention is excellent, calming slowly to a thin cap. leaves thick swaths of lacing in my glass.

s - citrus, grassy hops, bready malt.

t - pine resin hop character over a toasty malt base. some citrus note pop up, then proceeds into a dank, mouth puckering bitterness that hangs on the tongue for quite a while.

m - medium in body with a slick, oily feel. adequate carbonation, medium co2 profile.

o - a fine beer from stone and to me, this is the epitome of west coast dipas. enjoyable, though i don't think you'd be able to taste much after one or two of these. appropriately titled at least.

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Photo of zest4itall
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of B33R501
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Great beer, the last beer of exceptional beer Sunday and what an NFC championship game this should be. This is a bitter buzzsaw palate wrecker no doubt and the most bitter beer I've ever had. Massive amounts of bitter citrus fruits that just don't quit. But the best thing about this beer is the huge buttery malt background, the perfect balance to the huge hoppy bitterness. One of the best smelling beers I've ever had.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of JWRitchie76
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Dools9
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber best before 2/29/12, poured into a wine glass...

A: Hazy, orange color, two finger off an off white head, excellent lacing and retention.

S: Damn, just straight up hops, grapefruit, lemons, perfumume, a bit of pine. Simply put, it smells like gods vagina. Just a very fresh smelling beer. A bit of sweetness as well.

T: Starts off with a sweet breadiness, almost sugary sweet. Finishes very bitter, with a dry pungent grapefruit, pine sap, sticky citrus and spicy flavor goin on. Leaves the mouth begging for mercy.

M: Light to medium bodied, very smooth drinking. Just a bit of heat from the alcohol.

O: Hoppy as all hell but defineltely not over the top. Just a quality made product. Absolutely worth trying.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Andrew4321
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of poppyjohn
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of seeswo
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of eorwar
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Chrisbracken420
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of mattyrubes
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Keith238
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Joshgonzales79
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of druptight
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of MisterGrizz
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Pat316
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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