Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
95
world-class
10,834 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
Ratings:
10,834
Reviews:
3,073
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
465
Gots:
2,349
For Trade:
8
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a tulip

A- Pours hazy mango orange with a one fingered big bubbled off white head.
S- Glorious glorious grapefruit. A lot of mixed floral hops. Citrus but again, mostly grapefruit. A pretty epic smelling hop bomb.
T- More balanced then I expected but a seriously bitter hoppy beer. A nice malty character that I was surprised to see come though, Kinda biscuity. The hops are more flowery and earthy then the grapefruit smell led me on. A liquid poem to the glory of the Hop!, just as it says on the bottle. This is an epic IPA
M- A creamy smooth mouthfeel with a bitter numbing effect. Not the easiest to drink but easy enough for me. Good hoppy aftertaste.
O- This is a pretty epic IPA, I really enjoy it and will definitely have again. I was hoping this would be on par with FFF's Arctic Panzer Wolf but its not quite on that level in my opinion. Still, its an epic IPA everybody should try.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
4.28 out of 5 based on 10,834 ratings.
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