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Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA
10,854 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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at The Euston Tap in London, a long way from Escondido!

This is a Prince among beers, i was tempted to give it a 5 for taste but i'm still in search of the perfect beer but this is close!

Ruination is big on the hops and citrus, VERY hoppy with an intense hoopy aroma and a well balanced body.

One of the best.

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4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hard pour results in a 1 finger, creamy white head which dissapates quicky. Lots of lacing down the glass.
Huge wiff of citrus/grapefruit and floral hops in the nose.
Taste is loads of bready malt and insanely piney and citrus fruit.
Very complex brew. Great velet mouthfeel that finshes dry.
Stone has hit this style out of the park.

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4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
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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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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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 10,854 ratings
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