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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 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
qwak (25) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2004
all i can say is.. wow.. excellent beer. wonderful aroma, great taste, as far as IPA's go, it really doesn't get any better than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WABeerChick (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2004
I guess I'm what they call a hophead and generally can't get enough of them. I felt a little overpowered by this one. True what the boys at Stone say - a sip of this will ruin your palate for the next thing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
alandudeman (25) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2007 I wasnít sure what to expect going into this, but I was quite satisfied coming out. Ruination is not nearly as ruinous on the palate as it claims to be; a better description would be marvelous on the palate. Carbonation was average and mouth feel was mid way between watery and oily. Scent was hops and citrus. The flavor was strong bitter grapefruit, orange, hops, pine resin, lime and wax. The after taste was of very bitter grapefruit. The after- taste seems to creep into your nostrils and is great. Every time I buy this I end up liking it more. My only qualm is with the price; 15.99 a six-pack. wtf guys.............................. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
amarcero (24) - , Vermont, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Absolutely "perfect". Thatís the only word I can use to describe. Hopped, malty, and alchohaly all rolled into one. Yes, I realize that "alchohaly" is far from a real word, but who cares when the beer is this incredible?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidHawman (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2009 Poured an amber body with a white head that faded to decent lacing. Aroma is, as expected, very hoppy with maybe a hint of cinnamon or citrus in the background. Taste is very hoppy. Starts off with a mild sweetness and zing from the carbonation that gives way to the full blown hops. Lingering bitterness that is slightly drying but wonderful. Palate is very silky and the carbonation gives a nice zing. Overall a very good beer if you like the hops.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vicepeddler (24) - Broomfield, USA - MAY 14, 2010
This is perfection for the hophead. Pours a magnificent deep off-orange amber with a tight, slighly off white head. STRONG grapefruit on the nose dominates the instant the bottle is opened even before being poured. The taste certainly does not disappoint. Powerful grapefruit/ citrus dominates with a certain resin, pine beneath the surface. Sharp and biting on the palate. This is exactly what was promised. Not a giant malty/ hoppy Imperial, but a true ode to the hop. At an enamel melting 100+ IBUís, this bad boy is right in my wheelhouse.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhightow (24) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
citrus, floral, hazy, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, long finish,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixer006 (24) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle, really aggressive hop aroma from the glass, citrus, pine, orange peel. Surprisingly balances out with the body to give a great dipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CroftyCuts (24) - - FEB 25, 2015
At a tasting from a bottle. Joey Jordanoff and I concur, solid aroma backed up by a nice balance of hops and malts. A little resin on the palate but not overwhelming. Solid drop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBelgian (24) - USA - MAY 16, 2003
Wonderful hoppy IPA. Stone knows that people will either love it or hate it, not many will be on the fence. I love it. Great aroma and flavor.

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