Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

10,842 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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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of rarbring
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is clouded brass colored, an off-white head, little lacing but good curtains.

Smell of tropical fruits, grape-fruits, passion fruit, and flowers in her hair ...

Sweet start, toffee, some bread, then a squashed grapefruit on top of mango.

Medium carbonation, oily and slick, a good body, a long good dry finish.

A very good IPA, by all measures.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

S - Intense hop aroma. Orange peel, lemon zest, grapefruit rind, pine. Very juicy. Sugary malt in the background.

A - Golden color and quite clear, especially for an IIPA. Two-finger, fluffy off-white head with sticky lacing.

T - Well-balanced between hops and malts. Candy-like malts support the very complex hop flavor. Pine, citrus, herbal, minty and spicy hops blend together in an interesting combination. The flavor of pine lingers on the palate. Alcohol present but not overpowering and quite pleasant. Finishes semi-sweet.

M - Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Alcohol warming appropriate.

O - Another quality offering from Stone. Was surprised by the great differences between this and Stone IPA. This definitely is not a "double" of the IPA, but is quite original in its flavor and characteristics. Would definitely recommend.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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

Poured from a bomber into a DFH snifer:

A-Hazy, wheat, opaque with a half inch of head that hangs out for a while and leaves nice lacing

S-WOW, hops,citrus, pine everything here is big, but especially the hops, this is no joke

T-Awesome, starts out with the citrus and the back end is really where the bitterness will kick in, really great stuff

M-a little thin, but it's interesting the way it effects different taste, that might be what's colliding

O-Really great, glad I was able to add this one to the crawl towards 100 reviews

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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 10,842 ratings.
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