Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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Ruination IPARuination IPA
10,868 Ratings
Ruination IPARuination 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1" white foam head.
Pine & hop aroma.
Pine, & hops translate to the pallet.
full round mouthfeel.
Worthy of keeping a six pack around, 7% allows for one extra or so. Great with a steak from WF's.
A solid DBL IPA, not a 90 minute but really easy to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ejoyed while watching the Clipper game. Go Clippers!!!

Bomber poured into a Hangar 24 Barrel Roll Series snifter...

A - Pours a golden honey with a two finger tan head. Head retention is decent and there is a good amount of sticky lacing to be had here...

S - Citrus fruits, and floral hops. Some sweet malts also comes through, but hops are definitely prominate...

T - Big citrus profile. Grapefruit and orange. Some pine comes through with some sweet malt. Finishes with a good hop bitterness...

M - Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation and a fairly dry finish...

O - It's been a while since i've picked one of these up. Glad I did because it's like a lost friend I forgot was a really cool person to hang out with. Damb tasty. Just make sure to make it the only, or last brew of the day, because this one is definitely going to wreck your palate...


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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There is a darkish, deep goal color. It's completely opaque. There one hell of a head and a ton of lacing. There's also a strong hoppy flowery scent to it as wll.

This is a wonderfully, well-tamed IPA. A decent floralness to it. There a slight bite of hop. Well balanced. When you think of an IPA, this is a wondeful go.

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into taster tulip.
Nice cloudy haze with ok lacing.
Hoppy citrusy pine aroma.
Taste is really nice. I am usually not a fan of Stone, but this is a great IPA. Great hop with citrus taste. Bitter but palatable which makes this drinkable. It is more on the bitter side, otherwise, a great IPA. Obviously, Stone is a respectable brewery. So there is no reason to pass this up.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice golden color with a soapy two finger bright white head. Textbook west coast IPA

S: Lots of upfront hoppiness, smells like centennial. Lot's of grapefruit, pine needles, tangerine. Great aroma

T: Super full of fruity flavor. Quite a bit of aggressive hops, lots of good bitterness.

M: Very wet, medium carbonation. A little thick

Overall, this is awesome. A real classic as far as IPAs go. It's just taken me a while to get around to reviewing it

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Ballast Point Big Eye ipa glass (compliments of Capital Ale House-Richmond). Has a nice color and moderate foam head. Can smell the citrus which makes for a nice ipa. Has a pretty strong hop bitterness that I really like, yet it doesn't overwhelm the citrus flavor that I really love. I rank Ruination up there with the finest ipa's on the market. With 7.7 abv, this is a big league ipa with a big league taste. I am yet to find a Stone Brewery product that isn't top notch!

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Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 10,868 ratings