Stone Ruination IPA

Stone Ruination IPA

Rated 4.196 by BeerPals

Brewed by Stone Brewing Company

Escondido, CA, United States

Style:  Imperial IPA

7.7% Alcohol by Volume

100 International Bittering Units

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So called because of the "ruinous" effect on your palate! This massive hop monster has a wonderfully delicious and intensely bitter flavor on a refreshing malt base. One taste and you can easily see why we call this brew "a liquid poem to the glory of the hop!" Those who seek, crave and rejoice in beers with big, bold, bitter character will find true nirvana in Stone Ruination IPA! First Release Date: June 2002 Hop Variety: Columbus & Centennial Stats: ALC/VOL 7.7%, 100+ IBUs

ID: 9344 Last updated 2 months ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank24
Overall Percentile100
Style Rank4 of 2412
Style Percentile99.8
Lowest Score1.5
Highest Score5.0
Average Score4.225
Weighted Score4.196
Standard Deviation0.489

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  • IBREW2OR3 1171 reviews
    rated 4.5 2 months ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Rated March 2009. Clear light copper color with full white head. Crisp grapefruit hop aroma with a bit of sweetness wafting in too. Nice thick mouth feel with hop flavor and hop bitterness hitting at once. I taste the grapefruit hop flavor along with some sweetness from the malt peeking through the steel curtain of hop bitterness. Delicious hoppy after taste.

  • RICHSBEER 1961 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pours a light orange in color with a big white head that lingers. The aroma is hoppy with spice. The taste is beautiful blend of different hops, citrus & spices and persists in the palette. Rich in flavor. Finishes with what malts it has. The mouthfeel is auick, light, velvet and has a medium texture with good carbonation.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    When I drink this beer I realize why I pay the price. The aroma drifts to the nose as you pour. Just an excellent beer all round .If this is # 5 in this style, I look forward to trying # 1. Got to love the hops.

  • ONE174 6 reviews
    rated 4.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    This is my favorite of all the beers I have ever had in a long and sordid life. I have never before had a beer that manages to be hoppy and mellow at the same time. Paradoxical but true. If only it wasn't so expensive. $12.59 a sixpack at my local grocery as of June 2011.

  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Pours a hazzy orange/amber with a big white head that dissapears rapidly. Aroma is of citrus and peach. Taste is very hop heavy and ever lightly tart. Very well done. Will have again.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Very nice citrus and peach nose. Kinda murky light gold color with a good thick white head. Quite malty for an IPA, impressive mouthfeel to add to a strong hop flavor. Nice beer, easy drinking, can't believe it really has such a high alcohol content.

  • SHREWS824 218 reviews
    rated 4.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    A pale amber, burnt orange color with a glowing white head that was creamy and frothy. Excellent retention with some fabulous lacing. Looks really good. Coudy through and through. The head settled to a white cap that remained with the beer until it was gone. A nice, robust grapefruit citrus at first. Very floral and piney. A touch of orange peel. The smell is phenomenally well balanced and sweet. Bits of bread or biscuit add some malty notes also. Wonderfully appropriate splashes of bitterness. Especially from the grapefruit. Very piney and floral tasting, but it has a surprising malty undertone that tones down the bitterness. A touch spicey. Wow!!! Really tastes nice. A very solid, medium mouthfeel. Very dry and crisp. Notably smooth considering how bitter the brew is. Completely overwhelms the palate with flavor that hangs around forever. Very, very nice. Surprisingly refreshing also despite the dryness. This is an outstanding beer. What aroma and flavors!!! At 7.7% ABV one would need to take time with this one, but it's so easily drinkable that it makes it difficult. I can just imagine drinking this on a beautiful Spring day. Worth a try and, for sure, one that I will pick up again and again.

  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I was told this would ruin me forever for IPAs - not so. Colour - hazt rust colour, this off white head. Aroma - citrus, pine, weak grass. Mouthfeel - medium bodied. Flavour - a hoppish onslaught, grapefruit. Overall - better than most Stone beers

  • HANTRAN 551 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Not a big nose, alcohol, grapefruit, not much spice or malt, and some overripe fruit I assume from the yeast. Pretty beer, light amber body (a bit too pale?) that is a bit cloudy (chill haze?), good white head with nice lace. Mouth is a bit slippery unusual in an IPA but nice, medium, and a bit chewy. Flavor is strong. I think the alcohol should be better masked, its very prominent throughout the taste. A slight sweetness of honey on the front of the mouth lasts for only an instant before bitter on the rear of the tongue takes over. There are pine notes and some hints of sour over-ripe fruit (a belgium taste) but it is predominately grapefruit and raw alcohol. Ending is STRONGLY sour and bitter and leaves a film on the palate. I guess I find this beer quite nice but slightly over-rated. Its really not all that hard to put a ton of bittering hops into a high alcohol beer, this could use some more malt backbone.

  • PFOXYJOHN 676 reviews
    rated 4.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Hazy yellow-gold color with a moderate white head and good lace; very similar to the Pale Ale. Here the similarities end, however. This is a much better beer than the Pale Ale, and not because it's a hop-bomb. In fact it's much less bitter than many other IIPAs bitter. But it's full and rich, fruity and malty, smooth mouthfeel, strong peach, apricot, and grapefruit nose. Delicious. MUSIC: 'They Move on Tracks of Never-Ending Light' by This Will Destroy You

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