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Stone Ruination IPA

Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 3712   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Please note that the Ruination produced in Europe is the Ruination Double IPA 2.0
So called because of the immediate ruinous effect on your palate. 100+ IBUs. Bracingly bitter. Thick, pungent hop aroma. We would say that no hops were injured in the brewing of this beer, but that would be a massive lie. In fact, the words "Stone Ruination IPA" are what older hop vines use to cause little hop vines to quiver with fright and lose sleep at night . We at Stone honor the brutal massacre of countless hops with this "Liquid poem to the glory of the hop!" Paganism at its best!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5893) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2006
Pour is clear golden copper with a white head that leave moderately quick. Aroma is all hops, not malt detected. There was a mixture of floral, citrus and pine. Medium bodied beer is a resiny feel. Light carbonation with a very crisp taste. Flavor starts off with a floral / citrus hoppiness. The finish has some of those hops qualities, but lots of piney hops come out on the finish. Laster in the glass the finish becomes a mixture of grapefruit and pinecones. Lighter bodied than most IIPAs, but still a very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2006
Iíve been waiting a year and a half to rate this. See, I originally had it in San Diego before i had developed a palate for hops. So I refused to rate it until I had developed the palate. SO, here it is over a year later and courtesy of shag. Gorgeous orange color with foamy white head. Aromas of orange citrus, small hint of lemon but not enough to brag about, a lot of pine aroma and hops like whoa on the nose. The flavor is kick you in the face with hops, very nice citrus complement, and the pine adds to the bitterness. Very clean finish, not as dry as i remember it from before. an excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2006
floral nose hops are pretty heavy but blended very well with the sweet taste citrusy taste, a hit of piss in the swallow. this is a pretty dope beer, rob your local liquor store

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2007 22 oz. Bottle. Pours copper with a large off-white head. Aroma of citrus, and loads of piney hops. Flavor is sweet up-front, loads of citrus and hoppy bitterness, but surprisingly not to overwhelming. Good body, damn good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2006
UPDATED: APR 20, 2006 bottle - Pours a slightly hazy gold with a moderate head that sticks around awhile and leaves some lacing. The nose, as expected, is dominated by hops, and such a pleasant smelling hops it is. As advertised, this brew lays waste to your palate. The hops slam your taste buds and donít let up in the finish, but surprisingly itís fairly balanced too. This one must have included a big load of malt on top of that huge pile of hops. Of course itís bitter, but itís bitter in the great way that only top quality hops can bring. Give it a try. It might just convert me into a hop head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slagbag (1) - Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2006 does not count
This is one of those beers that I picked up knowing it was going to be good. It came through with flying colors. There is a great copper tone they got out of the malt. The hops were huge on it. It leaves behind a thick shag carpeting of lime green hops on your tongue. For how loud the hops our the finish of the beer is smooth. It leaves a thick malt taste instead of the citrus burn that you get from some strong IPAs. After taking a second glance, the beer taste darker then copper tones lead you to believe. This is the professional of IPAs.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerczar69 (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2006
UPDATED: APR 8, 2006 This beer will blow your mind,i love it.Golden amber and a nice foamy head.Taste fruity and hoppy.Give it a try and i bet you buy it again.Very nice brew.I do not know anybody that has tried this beer and did not fall in love with this stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jdjuice (497) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - APR 6, 2006
Pours an attractive gold with a rocky, off-white head that makes my mouth water. Aroma is hops. Just hops. The taste is quite fantastic. Itís like every kind of hop flavor Iíve ever tasted rolled into one and then multiplied by ten. Thereís some more grapefruity hops, some pilsner-like hops, some more traditional American style hop flavors, and much more. A nice citrus flavor that can be expected, but balanced very nicely with a touch of sweetness. A very nice answer to some of Dogfish Headís IPAs that can be a bit too sweet, the sweetness here is toned down and perfectly done. Beautiful. How happy I am to finally be able to by Stone in NJ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 4, 2006
Tap at Barclays. The rare firkin version of this beer. This is a hop bomb, but a nicely balanced one. it pours hazy orange with a small head. Aromas of fruit and yeast, flavors of hops, yeast and grapefruit. This one has been double hopped and it finishes with a strong bitterness. After having a pint or two of this puppy you cannot tyaste anything else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2006
22 oz. - Pours a very clear golden color with a nice size head that faded somewhat quick. Big hop aroma. Initial favor is very bitter then a complex malt favor. Light alcohol warmth. Medium body. This beer is tough on the buds, still it tastes pretty good.

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