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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KegOstertag (92) - - NOV 2, 2012
Drank on 11/2/12 in glass from a 22 oz bottle at home. Aroma-strong hoppy scent with light floral notes. Appearance- Golden orange color very appealing. Light head but long lasting Taste- Smooth to drink. Palate- Slighty aciditic mouthfeel. Very hoppy aftertaste. Overall very good IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Bottle. Poured a very clear, burnt coppery straw color, with a half finger of head. Citrus and floral nose. Great balance of hops and malt for a beer that is overpoweringly hoppy. Finishes smooth and hoppy. Great on the palate, and doesn’t have the bit that I expected. Tastes amazing with rosemary bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mfaulke (92) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2008
A palate wrecking ball. Hints of grapefruit and pine. Ultra dry, bitter finish that sits on your palate for quite a while (basically until the next sip). A hop bomb, but a multidimensional one for sure. Anything less would not be worthy of a name like RUINATION. He who is without an IPA cast the first STONE.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IvoR (92) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin head. Aroma is very pleasant, fruity and sweet. I must admit I was surprised by its taste. It starts out with a milk chocolate flavor with a hint of grapefruits. Eventually the fruit takes over and in the end blends into a hop finish. I would say it is a bit soft and sweet than I expected, but it is still very enjoyable. (In fact this makes it even more drinkable) I am still wondering how I missed this although I often see it in stores. I will definitely try it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toddkrem (92) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Lots of head, orange colored body. Smells of grapefruit and hops. Smooth beer taste of hops is excellent without a major bitter aftertaste. Only downfall was that I expected it to be a little higher alcohol content. Great beer, less bitter than Hopslam but lacks the real kick I was looking for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopbomber (91) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 I’ve tried this on both bottle and keg and its truly magnificent the best IPA ive had in the UK (sooo hard to find) impossibly dry with enormous grapefruit,citrus and lychee flavours quite acidic there’s loads of hop types in here as its rather complex for an IPA which isn’t my favorite style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2009
Pours a pale, orange-golden with a thick creamy head that keeps on building. Hop bouquet is tremendous and exquisitely rounded. Piney spiciness upfront, followed by a wonderfully flowery fragrance, and held together with a twist of citrus. Flavor is immense and indeed ruinous. Very sweet and piney, candy-like, with a hint of orange. Perceived bitterness is actually quite mellow considering. A grassy, acrid character comes across which I’d attribute to dry-hopping. Malt profile is hard to detect. Relatively clean on the palate with an enveloping bitterness. A classic IPA and quite agreeable if you’re into the ridiculous. Myself, I prefer a more subtle, flowery hop dimension rather than something this robust.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange with a medium frothy head. Aroma shouts Western style IPA with classical citrus and pine hops. Taste is fairly bitter, but in line for this style. Also has a medium body with a fairly dry finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew to enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eloimv (91) - - FEB 7, 2016
Une belle amertume malheureusement pas Assez révélée par un nez plutôt faible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beisen (90) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Bottle, pours dusky amber with short head. Fruitful and piney aroma. Flavor is hops all the way, melting to a slight malt texture at the end. Good, but not as good as other IPA’s I’ve tried.

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