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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Intense hopness but very well balanced. Iíll have to cellar some of this and see how it comes out.. canít say much anyone else already has, except if you love IPA this is a must!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2005 Beautiful Golden pour which is a little darker then the Stone IPA. The head is very creamy and quite nice to look at. In terms of the aroma there is malt, orange, graitfruit, and citrus. Really terrific aroma. If you want hops this beer has them. The taste is dominated by pine, graitfruit, citrus and lots of hops. The bitterness is a little high, but I still like it. The aftertaste is very nice and has a lot of hops. The hops are so present in the mouthfeel. This brewery is very impressive. It is hard to believe that the ABV is not higher. It is interesting because this Double IPA has a bit of a Barley Wine taste to it on top of all the hops. It is quite appealing. I got this on 10th and Pine in Philly and there were plenty left.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - JAN 15, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2005 pours deep orange with a decent white head. This is some great stuff, much more refreshing than one would expect from such a strong IPA. Not overly hoppy or extreme, rather just full of pine and citrus flavors that finish with just enough oilyness to let it linger on the tougue. Not necessarily the most complex beer ever brewed, but iím not complaining about that.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 14, 2005
22 oz bomber got a taste last night at the homebrew club monthly meeting Pours hazy amber with tight white head, aroma of a citrus pine hop forest Lots of hops in the taste .You can tell there is a lot of malt by the mouthfeel but you canít really taste any malt through the hops Öas they intended Öa hopheads delight

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2005 looks like a light beer, but your in for a suprise! The flavor is smoked and burned hops (?) (hehe) Flavor is bitter hops and the mouthfeel is b-e-a-utiful! This beer tastes like bitter hops... and not much else... but its still nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2005
This beer is hops. The smell, taste and all. Little too hoppy for me. Nice golden color and thick head.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Wow, hops as I open, hops as i pour. No need to smell closer, this is hops! Amber body, with off white head. Not being a hop head, I am afraid to taste this. Flavor is amazing! Pine like and bitter, but not unpleasant. Not a session brew for me, but good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Huge resinous hop aroma and hop lace upon pouring. I always sample the head before it settles to taste the undiluted hops! Lingering resinous, floral, and citric hop flavors blend nicely with the pale malt base, about halfway between a standard IPA and a barleywine. Long, dry-hop dominant finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2004
Draught Blind Tiger NYC Great IPA. Extremely powerful in spite of the low alc percentage. One of the best double IPAís Iíve tried. Refreshing, delicious finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Another great Stone brew. Slightly hazy, light copper color with a thick foamy white head. Great citrus, hoppy aroma. Piney, grapefruity scents. Warm, refreshing hops. Awesome piney, bitter aftertaste. Some good cherry flavors. Reminds me of other IIPAs, which are all usually extremely good. Smooth. Very good beer.

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