Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA
BA SCORE
4.3/5
10,847 Ratings
Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3,080
Ratings:
10,847
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
464
Gots:
2,365
Trade:
8
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User Ratings & Reviews
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a generous 2 finger fluffy off-white head that takes a good bit to settle. Color is a yellowish caramel. Lacing and retention are excellent even after 30 minutes into the pour.

S: The Hop profile gives me a one-two punch. The bouquet is full-bodied and balanced. Piney and delicious.

T: Wow. So many flavors going on here. The floral hops transition to a sugary grapefruit creaminess. Twinge of oak and vanilla. Tongue is left with a bitter resin that just feels right.

M: Moderate carbonation, but I was hoping for more. Slightly sticky and smooth.

O: Drinkability is fantastic. The beer is so smooth and ABV so understated, you won't even know you are on the train to IPA heaven. Well done Stone!

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look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First off, I hope the Brothers don't take an average of my scores. I definitely weight Taste and Overall much higher than appearance.

a:
This is probably the ugliest looking beer. Yellow, with a cloudy suspension to it. Sorry, it really looks like urine to me. But than again, I weight appearance much less than the other categories.

s:
strong IPA grapefruit smell. Liked it. I am fond of the citrusy style IPA's

t:
continues with the strong citrus/grapefruit flavor. Personally, liked the amount of hoppiness, and found the "bitterness" just right. Read the entire bottle, to see if they added "grapefruit" flavoring. Can't believe they achieve that flavor just from the hops. the bottle did describe "brewers yeast cells". Wonder if that is how they introduced such strong citrus presence.

mf: good. slight after taste which I didn't appreciate.

overall:
good citrus flavored IPA. Liked it, and will buy again. However, for this style of beer, prefer Racer 5.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 10,847 ratings
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