Stone Ruination IPA - Jasmine Tea & Mosaic Hops | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
-
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 3 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Beerandraiderfan on 04-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
Liked:
1
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
8.09%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by KevT:
Photo of KevT
4.25/5  rDev +11%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery on April 12, 2013. . . the Cole man's 7th birthday! While the kids were out catching frogs on the Stone patio pond area, I was drinking this selection on cask.

Phenomenal looking beer, especially for being on cask. Carbonation actually existed, and it was slightly cool, instead of room temperature. Solid orange pour, slight haziness, not much, actual 1/2" white head on it. Impressive.

Aroma was more tea than hops, and definitely not mosaic hops. Good, but I was really hoping for some pungency from the mosaics.

Taste wise, the tea really drops some bitterness on top of the plenty bitter base Ruination. The mosaics are obscured, which is a shame, because that's a real good hop. It does kind of make Ruination a less powerful tasting beer. The alcohol wasn't huge, the bitterness, while ample, is just morphing with the tea.

I liked it, but probably not as much as the base or other Ruination variations. I think the green tea ipa they did last year was better too.

But the mouthfeel was decent, it had carbonation, which is a step in the right direction for many cask offerings.

 1,114 characters

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Surprised by the appearance of orange and actual head on a cask beer! Looks like a winner. Smell was a downgrade for Ruination. Jasmine dominated, mosaic hops did not.

Taste, woof, so bitter. Just no way to describe it other than a notch below all other forms of Ruination.

 278 characters

Stone Ruination IPA - Jasmine Tea & Mosaic Hops from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 3 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.