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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2009
Beer trade with nearbeer. Aroma: Huge amount of quinces in the nose. Otherwise rather boring. Taste and palate: Good bitterness. Quinces dominating. Pleasant finish. Overall impression: A bit dissappointing. The flavor is slightly better than the aroma. Thanks a lot nearbeer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snuffla (158) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 14, 2009
US trip Aug/Sept 2009 - Notes indicate i found this one big, bold and slightly muddled. Pint at the yardhouse in LA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Pours a nice golden color with a white head. Has a bit of pine and yeast smell to it. Has a little citrus taste to it and is pretty bitter. An okay DIPA

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, with a thick, pungent head. Aroma is overwhelming at first, but settles out after a thorough pour. Very bitter nose, almost completely consumed by the dry-hops. Very firm body, with balanced carbonation. I expected much better from Stone. Perhaps the bottle’s warning was correct; I may need a few more tastings to fully appreciate this beast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle. Hazy, light orange beer with a thin white head. Sweet honeyed aroma with some grape and orange to add complexity. Flavor starts...sweet honey paired with oranges and spices and finishes with a huge lasting bitter kick in the teeth. I enjoy the original flavors but the at first the aftertaste is almost too strong like having battery acid in your mouth...but then again, thats what you want in an IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9662) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Bottle. Hazy light orange pour. White clingy head. Massive pine and citrus hip aroma and taste. Very bitter - could have a little more malt backing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Pours a murky orange with a white head, good lacing. Smells very bready/yeasty. Hoppy/bitter but not overpowering. Good balance. A pretty tasty ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7980) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of fruity hops and weak maltiness. Tastes like pure hop juice, with pines, citrus and pineapples mixed with the heavy malts. Cleans the palate instantly, and leaves your mouth dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8858) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing head. Hazy yellow dark body. Oranges nut peach hops aroma. Oranges peach liemon pine flavor with a nice hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2010 On tap at Rattle ’N’ Hum and from a bottle brought home from The States. Pours golden with a off white head. Lots of peach in the aroma along with pineapple, pine and caramel. Flavour is quite bitter and hoppy with strong notes of pine.

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