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Stone Ruination IPA

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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (2503) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 2, 2016
Botella 33 cl tomada en el momento en alt strase Gijón 24..12..2015. Embotellada 21..09..2015 hasta 17..06..2016 (grabado en botella). (r3429). Color amarillento dorado velado con espuma blanca persistente. Aromas y sabores intensos destacando sobretodo lupulos verdes y frescos acabando con amargo no muy pronunciado. Cuerpo medio a intenso bastante líquido, fino y fácil de beber apesar de sus 8.5 vol. Bastante buena. Para repetir sin duda.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonPiano (79) - GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
Golden colored with a white smooth head. Aggressive but pleasant bitterness, strong and hoppy flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turboninja (505) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle@Beer Culture, NYC, USA. Medium, rich aroma of over aged mango. Deep golden color with medium white head and slightly hazy liquid. Strong, sturdy balanced taste overaged mango, some piney bite and a hint of malts. Wide taste spectrum and long smooth hoppy aftertaste with sweet malts. Medium body with medium/low carbonation. Overall, schoolbook like American DIPA with not so much sweetness and with piney twist. Superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lbianchi66 (325) - FRANCE - DEC 18, 2015
Robe ambrée et limpide. Jolie mousse qui tient bien. Arômes de fruits exotiques et biscuit. Goût biscuit, caramel, fruits confits, fruits exotiques. Les fruits exotiques restent en bouche. Longue en bouche. Une très bonne IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kurtos (186) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a pale gold with a slight haze. Aroma. Bitter pine with tropical and citrus aromas. Taste. Immediately i pick up sweet mandarin, followed by tropical fruits and a very strong piney bitterness that lingers throughout and in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JefVerstraete (2953) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2015
Draft @ Moeder Lambic, Sint-Gillis. Hazy amber colour, creamy white foam. Incredible fruity nose: pine, honey, passion fruit, pineapple. Sweet but also bitter hoppy finish. Very well balanced .Great!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
euniceradio (455) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Pours clear gold. Greatly reduced head. However it doesn’t stop the aroma. BIG AROMA!! Fresh hops, abrasive citrus, acidic, dank, weed, flowers and big pine. Taste is the same with caramel and slightly roasty malts. BIG FLAVOR! This is a beast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
Rating #1294 - 21.10.2014. Stone launch @craftbeeryeg Pours a darker amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is citrusy, grapefruit hops predominant. Taste is extremely hoppy, lots of cool citrus notes - mild tropical, mild pine, mild orange zest. Extraordinarily balanced - the sweet, cookie dough malt met with doses of bitterness, and they all linger into the finish. Beautiful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheFoamhead (261) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2015
Wonderful aroma mix of pine, resin and tropic fruits based on a subtle malt body. The licory bodu makes you think of an barley wine topped by a mighty hop kick. Finally this beer stays surprisingly drinkable but is mostly overrated in my eyes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (2305) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Costco. Hazy light gold. Soapy head. Honey citrus resin aroma. Sharp flavour, full body, nice ginger then a bitter pine finish.

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