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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!


49degrees' rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, - JAN 16, 2003
OK, so we"ve all seen the stupid ad on television about ’bitter beers’ and what that Brand X says, ’bitter is bad.’ Well, if bitter is bad, that Brand X better check out Stone Brewery of San Diego County with their red hot lineup of wicked (that"s good) bitter beers. We"ve all heard of Arrogant Bastard and its cousin the Double Bastard, but don"t let the Ruination IPA slip you by, Damn - this one is bitter - but here, bitter is BETTER. Sold in a traditional the 22oz bottle (650ml for us Canadian folk) this whopper of an IPA is set at an unheard of 100+ IBUs -- as George Carlin would say, ’that"d knock a buzzard off a S****-wagon!!’ This really is a truly remarkable beer. Not only do they hit what may be the highest hop factor in an ale, they do so with such elegant ease, ensuring that the aroma, texture, and taste of this beer hits its mark each and every time. Pours a rich golden hue with suitably large head -- something that never really sits less than 1/6’ high. Lacing is superb along the entire glass, so much so, that the lacing once there, won"t budge until you have finished your beer and are ready to clean the glass. An extremely bitter aroma, almost overwheling, but not quite. Incredible mossy tones with heavy accents of pine throughout, plus some accents of a fruity complexture. As for the taste, it closely mirrors what is found in the aroma -- heavy but well balanced hops with an incredibly long aftertaste -- something that has yet to be paralleled from any brewer on either side of the Atlantic. I first poured this one, and started drinking it straight from the fridge. It was almost overwheling at that point, but as the beer heated up closer to room temperature, its increadibly robust characteristics really started to shine. With such striking characteristics, one is forewarned to keep Ruination IPA as your final drink of the night because it lives up to its billing -- ’by the time you develop a taste for this beer, you may find that you are permanently ruined from being able to enjoy lesser brews!’


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KW92 (1224) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 24, 2016

Puszka z datą: 9APR2017 / BREWED IN BERLIN
AROMAT: Intensywny. Wyraźnie chmielowy, a dokładniej cytrusowy zapach. W tle owoce tropikalne oraz nuta leśna (żywica).
WYGLĄD: Barwa złota, opalizujące. Piana drobna, wysoka, oblepia szkło.
SMAK: Wytrawne. Cytrusowe z owocowo-żywicznym posmakiem. Goryczka wysoka, zalegająca. Perfekcyjnie ukryty alkohol.
OGÓLNIE: Aromatyczne, potężnie nachmielone. Goryczka nie jest z tych "masakrujących" podniebienie. Mógłbym pić codziennie!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (783) - GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
Pours a golden colored beer with a froth, big white head. Smells wonderfully hoppy with cakey malts cutting through, while producing a flowery, herb accompanied fruitiness of ripe oranges and lemon peel. Has a perfectly fitting, medium carbonation with a late malt coating, while lemons are on par with the soft mouthfeel of this hop driven beer. Tastes of bread rind, cakey malts, luscious orange pulp, which gets a nice crispness from the lemon and soothing water melon. This crispness turns quite dry after the initial malt backbone fades down, creating a pleasant, almost chewy bitterness, still benefitting from the recognizable malts. Finishes soft, with an aqueous airiness while lemon and sweetened rustic bread malts maintain on the palate in perfect balance to each other till the end. Classical IIPA approach, perfectly done with enough punch to convince, while respecting its malt derived balance. Drinks smooth, soft, challenging at the same time which wants me to drink more.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Peterhops (13) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2016
A Simple wow would work for this beers rating, but need to say more... The hop resin just explodes from this baby, Its a big beer but so easy to drink and the hype is all worth it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andriesradu (681) - ROMANIA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours clear blonde with a moderate white head. Heavy hoppy, teopical fruita, citrus, pine aroma. Flavor is heavy bitter and light sweet with strong notes of citrus hops, some pine. Medium body, dry with a bitter aftertaste. Ver nice,and well balances IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiammanghilla (956) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 16, 2016
Spina @ Scurreria. Ambrata con bella schiuma. Bella amara, nasconde l’alcool. Resina astringe

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
The most prevelant feature of this beer to me is pine sap, the aroma, flavor, aftertaste and even the color bear a strong resimbalence to pine sap (in a good way of course). Like the bottle warns watch out for the bitterness, however it goes down rather smooth considering the IBU’s. Overall it was a pretty good IIPA not sure if its my favorite but its up there. Originally rated on 10/28/08.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2016
Sample from bottle. Bronze pour with a frothy head. Notes of caramel, bread, grapefruit, resin, pine and some lime.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (5399) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2016
Blond with thin lacy head. Very nice aroma with tropical fruit and a hint of citrus. This comes through in the flavour too. As with many DIPA’s it leaves a slightly furry feeling on the tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dahlstrom (295) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2016 33 cl can from Systembolaget. Clear golden with a small white head. Strong hoppy aroma of citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, mandarin, pine and floral; moderate maltiness of bread, caramel, resin and syrup. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium body, with a semi-dry texture. Average carbonation. High bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_persik (672) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2016
Clean pale golden colour, big white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, caramel, pine, hops, some floral notes. Sweet bitter taste with long dry bitter hoppy finish and aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Nice IPA, well balanced and highly drinkable.


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