Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

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10,838 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:
10,838
Reviews:
3,077
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
465
Gots:
2,356
For Trade:
8
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What an amazing beer! Stone has done it again, as this IPA is absolutely to die for! From the thick head that doesn't dissipate to the carbonation making itself very well known, this beer is an IPA lovers IPA. I will gladly drink this again and again!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden honey color, clear, with a huge fluffy white head. The bubbles stick to the glass from beginning to end.

Smells strong of fresh hops, pine, grassiness, tangerine.

Tastes as good as it smells, very bright and punchy, bitter upfront, mellowing in the middle and nicely balancened bitter aftertaste.

Feels silky and resinous. A little viscosity makes this a great texture. Great feel of booze and dryness on the finish.

Overall I think this is a great beer. Great hops done right, another winner from Stone. This was one of the first great IPA's I tasted, which started me on the search of more IPA.

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My second time to try this brew. Pours a light amber with a nice white head, quiclky turns to a lingering foamy cap. The smell alone drives me crazy, a nice blend of citrus (grapefruit), and piney hop aromas. A very clean malt flavor, a massive amount hops, and a smooth warming sensation from the alcohol. This was one of the brews that turned me towards hoppier beers. A must try for any beer lover.

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4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Taphouse Grille in Plainfield.

Wow-- this is super bitter. I remember this one.
Very light malt, lots of citrus notes with some piney resin notes hiding inthere. Very bitter and dry on the finish.
Feels oily. Well carbed.

Overall, this is better than I remember it being. I can see drinking this beer-- but ONLY as a nightcap. This thing obviously obliviates* your palate.

*yeah, it's a Harry Potter reference. Suck it up and deal with it.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing
4.28 out of 5 based on 10,838 ratings.
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