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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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hiphop (84) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2008
Dark golden pour into a snifter leaves a one inch head that dissipates slowly and hangs around as rocky lacing throughout. Powerful on the nose - thick resiny, piney hops. Tastes thick and creamy, and an unsuspecting maltiness completely balances out the powerful hops. I wish I had more than 12 oz; this is hands down one of the best IPAs I have ever had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Had this beer in a personal beer tasting, and I absolutely loved it. Nice strong taste (and alc %). The taste stayed with me for long after I had finished the beer. Very very hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiwetu (83) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Aromaty owoców cytrusowych, smak lekko słodowo-słodkawy z potężną, chmielową goryczką w finiszu - ale przyjemną, nie zalegającą. Nieprzyzwoicie pijalne jak na swoje parametry. Do miliona powodów, żeby przenieść się do Kalifornii dołącza kolejny. Yummy!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MHOSKINS (83) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Get Stoned! Wow!! This double IPA does not disappoint. The kick of a double, but the balance of a Stone. Another Elite brew from an Elite brewery!! MKH---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Very distinct IPA. Hop sensation can only be matched. Taste of plum, clove and cascade hops. It really works your palate and brings wonder to its somewhat of a fruity taste, but an IPA all the way! Something about his beer speaks, it will leave you with an empty glass looking for more.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Awesome. Huge hop aroma mango pine and some plum. Big beer malty for IPA, a little sweet on palate, other than that pure hop goodness!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chrisxx25 (82) - - JUL 28, 2012
Enjoyed this a few weeks ago. Tons of hops. Pine and citrus, very bitter. Some sweet malt underneath, but barely noticable under hops. This is what a dipa should be. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2006 Part of my program to indoctrination myself in the ways of the hop head. Pours an amber orange with a bit of a thick, foaming white head. Aroma is HOPS, grapefruit, orange, grapes, and an overall sweetness. Flavor is bitter, with hops, and grapefruit coming through after the initial bitterness. Hops and bitterness rule the day with this one. As it warms the bitterness mellows out and it becomes much more drinkable. Definitely an excellent beer - I’m trying to rate it impartially, as it’s not my normal style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanan (82) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2014
As advertised. Strong hops yes fresh. What stands out most is I don't taste alcohol for such high hops. Fantastic. Pure. Smooth. Great aroma like I'm in a hop garden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Well, there is 42 pages of Ratings here.... if you want to know what it looks like, smells like, or tastes like, read below. Just let me assure you that it is quite the TASTY BREW!!!!

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