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99
style
Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 3488   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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3.8
d07c0m (126) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2006
Strong stuff! Very perfumy flavour, almost like a herbal remedy. In a world of pale beers, it’s good to see healthy colour! High alcohol percentage gives it a nice kick. Great lable!

3.9
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2006
The sum of the parts don’t quite add up to the whole. Beautiful pine and resin hops and cakey malt sweetness wrestle just a little too much on the tongue. Left with the impression of floor cleaner, but in a good way..."no, it’s a dessert topping!" Rich and complex with some distinct vanilla and juniper. Every mouthful offers two distinct flavors.

4.2
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2006
Pours a cloudy light amber with a thin white head. Big fresh hop nose, grapefruit and pine.The first sip is an eye opener WHOA, thats alot of hops. A piney citrus overload and yet it’s all good, plenty of malt to back up the hops. An enjoyable hop bomb.

3.7
PHXHOPLOVER (50) - LAVEEN, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2006
Pours light copper with a thin white head. Aroma is hoptastic. Just enough body to balance the hop bite, seems short of the 100 ibu claim, though. Probably a lot of ibu’s contributed through late hops. I want another, then another.

3.8
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2006
On tap, pours much like the picture on the left. Grassy bitter hops permeate the aroma and taste. More grassy than citrus on the tongue, and lighter and easier to drink than some IPAs. I give it a good review, but I wouldn’t call it a 99th percentile.

3.9
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Poured a golden clear orange with a thin white head. The aroma was all IPA and then some..grapefruit...floral. The taste was huge with hops and a stinging grapefruit and citris blend. Finished very strong with a slight bitter that left quickly but kept a sweet tanginess in the mouth.Great IPA

4.1
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Pours pale orange with slight head which dissipates. Aroma quite citrusy piney hops but not very pungent. Mouth is medium and well carbonated. Flavor is no surprise citrus/pine hops with hints malt in the background. THis beer is quite dry. Finish very dry bitterness that lingers and lingers and lingers. Quite wonderful. Very drinkable beer (for a hophead).

3.8
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Wow. An excellent IPA. Pours a pale amber in color with a small white head. Very big floral hoppy nose. Flavor wise, it’s a hammer of pleasantly bitter hops wrapped in sweet, velvety malt. Very rich. Balanced, yet extreme somehow. A wonderful IPA.

4.2
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Draft at the Parkway’s Day of IPAs. Almost leafy nose (wet tree leaves, not hop leaves). Gold, bubbly body with a light white head. Nougaty palate, tangy hop finish. Awesome, awesome beer...this description comes nowhere close to doing it justice.

3.7
bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Draught at the Parkway Tavern Day of IPAs. Pours a clear pale amber with a scant white head. Medium creamy body. Aromas of fruit and toffee. Starts sweet with oranges, and fruit, bitter finish but not as much as 100+ IBU would indicate... nice balance.


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