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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (493) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Copper colour with a white head. Aroma is rich with hops, grass and some floral notes. Easy on the mouth, soft carbonation. Taste is bitter which lasts for a while. One of my favourite IPAs for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - AUG 8, 2013
Hazy orange colour. Citrus hops aroma. A malty ipa, citrus/pine hop flavour, bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (2232) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 Premium golden body, noticeable carbonation with a greyish white dissipating to film head. Floppy grapefruit, over sweetened maltiness and big resinous swell. Initial taste is a suprmely bittered stickly, coating carbination. Firm malt skirting is kicked in by a fully expected hop grating of the palate. I remember this being much more impressive. The lack of complexion at the moment is laughable.

Bottle, Appelation Wine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (1443) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Has a little bit of grapefruit flavor, but the beer is all bitterness. Like the bottle proclaims, the bitter flavor dominates your mouth a while after you drink it. I admire the beer, but I also have to admit itís a bit much for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear orange/ bronze with a white head. Smells nutty, oranges. A nicely balanced IPA, not overly hoppy, not too malty, great bitter finish. Very piney, clean and crisp. A really enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
On tap at Westow House. A welcome surprise to find this on tap. Pours a hazy gold colour with a white head. Light trop fruit aroma with some lemon. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Tangerine, funky fruit, big grapefruit bitterness. Yep, tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abrakarl (422) - SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2014
A bit too bitter for me, at least when thereís no balance. Still good but preferred the Avery IPA. From back log 3 weeks ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 On tap poured into an 8oz snifter. The initial aromas of citrus and light caramel come through. Thereís also a some hints of honey, clove, pine, and wood. It pours a clear orange-yellow body with a light, tan head that recedes quickly and doesnít really lace. Extremely hoppy bitterness with a light, mild caramel sweetness underneath (but the bitterness almost washes the sweet out). Itís a medium bodied beer with an average amount of carbonation. It hits the tongue with mostly citrus rind, pine, and some buttery/caramel notes. It definitely fills the mouth with a sharp, astringent and pine bitter quality throughout, but this does give way a bit to some light fruit notes. It finishes dry and clean with bitter citrus astringency and some. This finish sticks around in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABS (918) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from City Beer, San Francisco. Straw color, some white head. Bitter. Grapefruit, citrus, some peach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a hazy amber with minimal white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and some sweetness mixed in of vanilla and caramel. Taste was rather off on this and Iím not sure if I got an old bottle or not. Taste was extreme lemon up front, honestly tasted like lemon dawn dish soap. Iíd like to try a fresh one to compare, but Iíll put my rating in now based on what I experienced. Still wasnít terrible, good amount of bitter and dryness.

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