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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2005
Pours cloudy amber with a thin white head. Hops, Hops and more Hops thatís what this beer is all about. Smells very citrusy and piney. I taste alot of grapefruit, hops all the way through. Great mouthfeel. I can still taste the bitterness a few moments afterward. Good lacing left. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2005
Pours a very clear golden brown. Hops jump out immediately. Nice smaller white head. Tastes smooth and VERY hoppy. Not my favorite IPA but very good. Mmmmm... hop juice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (13609) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2005
Bottle. Medium light amber with large rocky off-white head that lasted the majority of the beer. Aroma was a heavy hoppy. Flavor was moderate bitter with a long bitter finish. Medium to full body with a oily texture. Moderate alcohol bite at the finish. Very good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2008 Poured from a bottle and into a snifter. Piney aroma. Gorgeous copper color with a very thick head that lasted throughout. Overpowering hoppy taste. Great mouthfeel, it’s chewy almost. Enjoyable beer that’s extremely hoppy. Not something I’d drink all the time but I’ll enjoy it everytime I drink it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2005
Delightfully bitter hop flavors (pine, floral, and grapefruit) wildly running rampant (coupled here with a big ABV) , making you forget the malt bottom, your problems, and where you parked the car...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2005
i had this beer as just stone ipa, but it is basically the same beer. i didnít see anything really special with this beer actually i think it is quite overrated. this is a typical IPA with decent flavor and hops, but is nothing special

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2005 Good beer. Nice pour with subtl head. Aroma has faint citrus hint. The bitterness is what will keep me coming back to this beer, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2005
22 oz bottle. This is a great beer! However, Iím surprised it has 100+ IBUs. Itís pleasantly bitter, but it didnít strike me that high. The hops werenít overpowering in aroma or flavor -- which an Imperial IPA should have. The malt comes through nicely, especially in the nose (even more so than hops in aroma). Nevertheless, this is a very, very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - APR 4, 2005
Bottle, copper in color, nice off-white head, strong scent of hops and citrus, taste is strong with hops and alcohol but balanced. nice taste at end of grapefruit with mild bitterness. a fairly good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2005
A worthy brew, but I usually pass it by and pick up something else. This IPA pours a brilliant looking deep copper with a nice and thick head. My favorite aspect of this brew is the insane hop bite it provides. Itís a big hop bite! but it just seems... well, I donít know it has that burley flavor that most stone brews have, which to me throws it slightly off balance. Once you settle into this brew it eases up though. Overall I like it very much, but I usually opt for somethiní else.

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