Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

10,841 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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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%

Photo of BilbosNuts
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a nice, somewhat cloudy burnt orange color. It has a one finger, rocky white head that sticks around for quite a while. A small amount of scattered bubbles rise to the top.

S: It has a nice hop profile that consists of piney and resin aromas. Citrus fruits including grapefruit and limes also make an appearance. A touch of biscuit malts are also noticeable.

T: There is a huge amount of hops in the taste. It starts of with the citrus (grapefruit and lime again), then evolves releasing the pine and resin tastes. It finishes very resiny, with a big bitter bite.

M: It feels how a double IPA should. It has that oily, resiny feel to go along with its medium body. The amount of carbonation is perfection, as it allows the flavors to travel. The oily feel leaves a slight layer of flavor on the palate, while the bitter finish cleanses.

O: This is a fine DIPA. Stone rarely disappoints and this one is a huge success. A great example of the style.

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Photo of Samoht126
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

POW! That is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of this beer. and WOW! is the second. This beer rates 100 on the IBU scale, and it lives up to that.

For my birthday, since I couldn't get the beer I wanted, I drank this. and POW! It delivers Hops like no other beer. This beer will completely take over your pallet, and no matter what you drink for the rest of the night, nothing will taste like this beer. It will leave you wanting more and only more.

Careful, too much of this stuff and you will find yourself in crazy places!

Great Beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Giovacchini
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a 13 oz. snifter.

A- clear amber color with thick creamy head

S- pine, citrus, and strong hop aromas.

T- this beer starts of pretty balanced and moves to a bitter bite that make me pucker. Strong notes of pineapple and tangerine. Very subtle subtle malt flavor. Extreme HOP bitterness.

M- thick syrupy feel with a lingering bitterness.

O- I love this DIPA. Stone always seems to make beers overloaded with hops and this beer is a good example of that. It's a delicious beer but at $6.19 for a bomber it may be for special occasions only.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of rogueleonardi
4.91/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've had this both out of a bomber bottle, and on tap at South Park Pizza tavern here in Dayton. Out of the bottle was much more enjoyable then the tap. Golden blonde color (standard ipa look) The smell is a strong but balanced floral. The taste is exactly what I would expect from Stone. A strong overwhelmingly flavorful beer. This is not an IPA I would suggest starting out on, this is a very full flavored, bitter beer and would most likely be to much to handle for anyone that is just starting to drink craft beer. However if you've had an IPA or two and know what your getting into, you might want to drink with caution, you will never want another IPA.

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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  rDev -6.5%

Photo of jwhancher
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this during a San Diego power outage back on 9/8/11. Liked this one a lot, but my scores may not accurately reflect what I thought back then. Will need to revise this review sometime down the line.

Bought a bottle from the brewery and poured into a hotel plastic cup. Notes were scribbled on the hotel notepad as follows:

-great, long-lasting white foam head. Impressive.
-nice piney hop aroma.
-tastes like a sticky sweet hop bomb.
-full mouthfeel.
-overall - a nice double IPA.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
4.28 out of 5 based on 10,841 ratings.
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