overall
100
99
style
Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3716   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Crystal clean orange/tan color, with a large foamy white head. The aroma is all hops. There is no scents present. And the feeling one gets is that these are strong hopps. The flavor is all hops, very hoppy nose, very hoppy finish. Very clean, while seemingly heavy, still easy to drink and very refreshing. The finish is not quick, and the aftertaste is highlighted by bitterness. Very ugood.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2006
22 oz bomber. Clear orange with off-white head leaving spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet orange/grapefruit hops and some cheesy yeast. Flavor of hops (what else?) very citrusy and piney and some dry slightly toasty malt. Leaves that wonderful bitter hop aftertaste. Youll be licking hop oils off your teeth after each sip. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2006
Notice the grapefruit predominantly on the nose which was ok as it didnt transfer fully to the taste, sure the bitterness was right up there, along with the malt, which made it balanced and very drinkable. Sampled at local homebrew club. Enjoyed but not my best IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigHarryDeehl (3) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 14, 2006 does not count
I like IPAs in gerneral. IIPAs are a n occasional treat that I enjoy. This is a hoppy beer that reminds me of Great Divides Hercules. Hoppy with a nice malt character. Not over the top hops as others say. There is only so much hoppiness you can get in a beer and the IIPA style is all about reaching that limit. Nice beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2006
UPDATED: APR 16, 2007 Bitter, hoppy, sweet, and delicious. Dark goldedn pour, sweet hoppy aroma, hops all the way through with some slight fruity sweetness, and a bitter fantastic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattdmb (5) - Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2006 does not count
Fruit/summery aroma. Pours blonde, dominated by citrus flavors. Balanced flavor, although prefer other IPAs

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (1094) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2006
22 oz. bottle. Flat Rock Saloon. Pours a dark gold with nice, thick head. Head leaves nice chunks of lace. Sweet aroma of grapefruits. Flavor is dominated by citrus and an overwhelming bitter finish. Tasty IPA, although I dont agree with the lofty rating. Too bitter for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bailz316 (256) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Pours a gold color with small white head, which disappears rather quickly. The hops hit you immediately and dont let up. Bitter brew. Earthy and floral notes. Some malts. Aroma has a hint of caramel. Bitter finish that stays with you long after your final sip.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle. It aint my blessed two hearts! Bad appearance. Clear and filtered, a bit of head. Aroma is pretty standard I guess, citrusy hoppy goodness. Some soiled malts up front witha good dose of acidic and mucho bitter hops. I mean, not much too say. Force carbonated and filtered, a wee bit overrated, but balanced and a good time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2006
Amber body, white head, some laces; Big, balanced, complex nose, that lacks a bit of depth: Tangerine, candied orange peel, behind it fresh lemon juice and a very little caramel like malt. Great nose but it lacks a bit on every point; Soft textured body, almost velvety, a little bitterness in a well balanced body, very little carbonation; The bitterness takes some time to unfold in the finish, but when it does it stay very long, texture is again a bit thin, tangerine in pleasant nose as well as peanuts and some very late caramel like malt. Great beer like all the other Stone beers I have tasted. From reading the back label of this beer I expected a super bitter beer which this one really isnt. Thanks to Numenor.


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