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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1602) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Nice fruity aroma with pine sand hints of citrus. Pours a clear golden amber with a white ring and spotty lacing. The taste, initially, has a sweet fruity quality about it followed by "subdued" pine/resin flavor ending with a satisfying hoppy bitter finish. Medium fbody with medium carbonation. There is almost a tongue coating quality that is not found in most IPA’s. Very pleasing. Overall, this is a very enjoyable IPA which I want to have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Westmeister’s Birthday Beer Tasting Extravaganza Beer #11. The final beer of this epic day of celebration. This was a good beer, but, in the uber competitive field of IIPA’s, I don’t think this rates near the top. Poured a very pale amber with white head. Scentsof ctirus and alcohol on the nose. Finish was a bit too bitter for me, although the food pairing may have had an effect. Stone’s easy availability and this beer’s low price point for the style will probably lead me to trying it again. Bottle - Westmeister’s House - Cumming, GA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scouser (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2014 Pours a nice golden honey colour with nice white lacing. Aroma of honey, flowers and a little citrus. Very mild aroma. Tastes of honey and lemon citrus. Not a bad beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
Pours a clear golden colour with a medium white head. Light aroma. Strong bitterness with a bit of spice from the hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle. Clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma is piney and resinous with a hint of citrus. Taste is earthy and piney with a strong lemon and grapefruit note. Medium mouthfeel with strong carbonation. Very bitter. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (921) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013
Pour a hazy light orange, with a small white head. Aroma er pretty hop forward. (you don’t say?) Slight grass, weeds, slight caramel, some tropical fruits, and just a touch of perfume. The taste is pretty darn bitter, with faint sweet notes upfront. Average bodied, with a fizzy carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1717) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Pours a moderately cloudy straw-golden color with a huge, well-retaining off-white head. Big grapefruit nose with sweet, toasty malt balance. As they blend, it gives off a tangerine aroma. Wet yielding to powdery mouthfeel with a pleasant carbonation/hop heat burn. Extraordinarily hoppy rooted in the citrus spectrum, but not vibrantly so. The malt presence is not obtrusive, but perhaps a little out of balance in it’s favor. I could be drinking an older beer though. The Enjoy By date has a month that starts with 0 with the second number smudged out. The date looks like a 14, but the year is easily determined to be 13.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (5578) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2013
(bottle) pours a hazy deepest golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of herbal hops, mango and earth, quite resinous, with a hint of caramel, vanilla and some gooseberries. flavour is mostly the same, heavily resinous, with some light roasted malts, mango, fresh wort and a light sweetness in the bitter herbal-hoppy finish. medium to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzombie (533) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Pours hazy orange-gold like a caramel lemon. Thick, fluffy white head with a touch of yellow. Aroma is mildly sweet floral citrus fruit. Taste is indeed an ode to the wonders of the hop. Creamy citrus piney hop gives way to souped-up bitters. This beer is almost alive on the palate. Bitter grapefruit papaya lingers. Medium carbonation. IPA fan heaven. Bit on the bitter side for my personal taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
I think I might need to try this one again as I had it early on and everyone seems to think I gave it a poor rating. I dont remember it much to be honest.

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