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RATINGS: 3728   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9835) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2005
Bottle. Golden brown with a big off-white head. Aromas are fairly light malts with earthy dry pine and petrol fume-like alcohol vapours. Flavours are fruity with caramel. Very prickly hops, dry, bitter and mouth numbing in its alcohol. Too strong to drink too many for sure. Almost overbearing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2005
pours apricot with a nice white head. aroma of hops and pine. good hoppy flavor, with touches of pine and cirus. nice bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
kepano (261) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 25, 2005
Ruination was my second experience with Stone Brewing, that is to say I indeed experienced the ruinous effects of the Ruination IPA. As Iíve mentioned before my penchant is usually towards the less hoppy of beers, but I can make an exception especially for the exceptional - of any style. In this case I had been preparing all day for the buccal massacre, so Stoneís craft was not so much of a slaughter as it could have been. The appearance of this so-called monster seemed rather innocuous, even mundane. Under the soapy bubble bath of a head hid a clear tangerine-colored liquid. Every citrus fruit you can think of finds its way into the nose of this beer: orange, grapefruit and lime especially are enhanced by the aroma of pineapple, apricot, apple and pear. Quite tropical of a blend. Toasty biscuits and graham crackers sweeten the deal and provide a light malt backbone. In the mouth, Ruination bears more resemblance to its name and takes on an aggressive persona. The abrasive carbonation and dry mouthfeel make it difficult to find complexity in the flavor which thus limits it to heavily burnt toast and a slight grapefruit tang. I can see what people like in IPAs, but my preference goes to less hostile styles as I generally donít equate beer and pain... Unless Iím going for a Century Club.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Appearance: Hazy rich amber color with a thick offwhite head and light lacing. Aroma: Hoppy and mildly sweet, like a slight touch of apple. Flavor profile: While it certainly is delightfully bitter, compared to the standard Stone IPA it seems less hoppy. That might be because its not quite as dry although it does have that crisp finish the IPA has. Its a little sweet with some hoppy but mellowed (for Stone) hops. A little smoother and fuller than the standard IP, also a little sweet with some of the malts they put in. Mouthfeel: Easy on the mouth, but not watery. Somewhat smoother than the normal Stone IPA as well as stronger. Overall: A pretty good IPA, but given the talk-up the bottle label I was expecting mroe. I like the regular Stone IPA better, but the Alesmith IPA best of all.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Not my favorite 2IPA but a solid effort by Stone. Lots of hop aroma, but the flavor profile just seems a bit flat. Not quite as good as their Smoked Porter and Imp Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2006
22 oz. bottle. Amber colored with light head that disappeared fairly quickly. Hoppy, citrus aroma. I thought this was a bit thin bodied and lacked the flavor of the regular Stone IPA, but I may have had it a bit too cold because the last 4 or 5 ounces were much better. I was a bit disappointed at first because of the great beers thst Stone has, so I guess Iíll have to give this one another try and rate it again!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bailz316 (253) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Pours a gold color with small white head, which disappears rather quickly. The hops hit you immediately and dont let up. Bitter brew. Earthy and floral notes. Some malts. Aroma has a hint of caramel. Bitter finish that stays with you long after your final sip.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Crystal clean orange/tan color, with a large foamy white head. The aroma is all hops. There is no scents present. And the feeling one gets is that these are strong hopps. The flavor is all hops, very hoppy nose, very hoppy finish. Very clean, while seemingly heavy, still easy to drink and very refreshing. The finish is not quick, and the aftertaste is highlighted by bitterness. Very ugood.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (2122) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Orangey colored with minimal white head, this beer has an exquisitely sweet citrus aroma. Taste is not particularly sweet, and naturally hops dominate with deeply stteped tea bitterness. Very nice, but it does not seem like an IIPA $5/22oz

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2006
deep orange coloring with a big white head, earthy hop nose, rubbery hop flavor, grapefruit, crispy malts, warming and enriching like being read a story by a non threatening man wearing an electric blue bow tie and wafting the aroma of kellogís golden grams


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