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style
Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 3720   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tricksta_p (4213) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine, floral notes, hint of caramel malt, massive hops. Flavour is light sweet with a long bitter finish. Perfect balance and quite easily drinkable. This gets dangerously close to IPA perfection, its certainly my kind of IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrAlexandre (22) - Niteroi, BRAZIL, BRAZIL - JUL 10, 2015
Colorao mbar turva. Espuma bege de mdia formao e longa durao. Aroma explosivo e duradouro de um floral intenso, ctrico de maracuj e pinho. Sabor inicialmente frutado de maracuj com notas florais e leve resinosidade herbal. Dulor frutado e ctrico de grapefruit tambm percebido ao longo dos goles. Final de um amargor suave e ctrico e permanece por bastante tempo no retrogosto. Textura aveludada. Carbonatao moderada corpo elevado. Uma DIPA perfeita.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (1177) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 9, 2015
On tap at Martins West. Perhaps Ive said this before, but this might be the quintessential Big Boy West Coast IPA. Massive, thick, pine-y, stewy hops. This isnt beer...its bouillon. Although barely enough for Santa Rosas own Jason Jones.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCx240 (198) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
Pours a golden, hazy amber. Foamy off white head, low retention, some lacing. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, clove, and resin. Taste is tart and acidic, with underlying notes of sweetness. Finishes bitter and astringent, lingering. Full bodied, softly carbonated, slightly creamy texture. Impressed with this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonnyConga (121) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Pours cloudy orange. Nice aroma of fruity citrusy hops. Initial sweetness and hoppyness give way to a bitterness finish that lingers. Don't feel like 100 IBUs though - perhaps I've broken my tastebuds...a tasty beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (5087) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle from the Stone on Tap event at BeerTemple in Amsterdam. Lacing, cream white, medium thick head over a deep orangey blonde, almost clear beer with lively sparkling. Complex and refined DIPA aroma of grapefruit, baking pork fat, freshly cut nettles, bitter honey, green tea, celery, hemp, wet hay, barbecue sausages, bell peppers - in all, less sweet citrussy than usual for the style. Clean onset of dried orange peel, sweetish peach, dried herbs and a touch of pineapple, never turning sweet but instead halted by a powerful, resiny, lemon peel-like hop bitterness, complex, herbal and spicy, drying for a very long time but still allowing some subtle, juicy malt sweetness to peep through; hint of whisky-like warming alcohol as well, just in the right place. Refinement and balance is key here, and is achieved to a very high extent. One of the most aristocraticly restrained DIPAs I tasted so far, while still retaining the hoppy force typifying the style. Impressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacchus66 (60) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Yowsah. Pours light amber, with a thick rocky everlasting head with good lacing. This is all about piney grapefruity hops, in the nose and in the glass. Lively, bitter finish. Probably not what you want to drink everyday, but when aggressive hops are called for, this is the one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pour is gold with a thin head, aroma is strong fruity. Taste is fruity, pine, resin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham_murphy (670) - - JUN 20, 2015
Thats certainly a lingering bitterness. My cornflakes tasted of hops. It goes well with my coffee. Malty with bold citrus, grassy bitterness from the hops. Hops, hops and more hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (1129) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy gold from a bottle, off-white head shows good retention and lacing. Aroma of ... i dont even know what really, something pretty good and familiar, maybe a little pipe tobacco someplace in there, almost caramel but not quite. Flavor is pine resin, soap, some floral notes, butterscotch. Bittersweet, somewhat oily, very full mouthfeel, almost creamy. Very good beer. Im not big on brewers shoving hops into beers the way pizza joints find new places to hide cheese on pizza, but this one does it right without overdoing it.


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