Stone Ruination IPA | Stone Brewing

10,834 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, orangey body with a full, foamy, white head.

Smell: Predominately hoppy aroma smelling of an aromatic blend of gooey pine resin and oily grapefruit rinds. Some lesser candyish notes in the nose, as well as hints of bread and sliced melons.

Taste: Citric grapefruit juices and packed with pine needles. Touch of peppermint, some floral hints as well. Citrus and melon fruitiness. Meek pale, lightly bready malts with a touch of caramel sweetness make an appearance when they can. Full, tongue-scalding bitterness. There's a tiny bit of sweetness in the finish and lingering aftertaste, but, by and large, it's all hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Somewhat oily mouthfeel.

Drinkability: About as smooth as 100+ IBUs is going to get.

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

22oz bottle. Hazy orange with a sticky head. Smells like hops... juicy. Sweet and malty, hoppy with grapefruit, but a broad hop spectrum that is hard to pin down; intricately hoppy. Quite bitter finish with some alcohol. medium body with small bubbles. Doesnt finish as astringent as I expected. Actually not as intense or bitter as I thought it would be. I think that this bottle might not have been fresh enough to let the hops shine as much as they could. Liked it, but nothing mad it really stand out for me.
Rerate: on tap a couple times here in DC and I have to say that I like it more than the times I had it out of the bottle back in California. Very hoppy and bitter, but with the perfect amount of malt balance and a dry finish. A great IIPA to down a pint of and not get pounded with malt and alcohol.

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