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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3717   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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2006
22 oz bottle. Golden copper body with a small white head. I could smell the hop aroma halfway across the room, although I did find some sweetness in the aroma as well. Flavor is bold but well balanced initially between the heavy hop bite and the malty sweetness. The finish is huge bitter hops. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (6075) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2006
Pour is clear golden copper with a white head that leave moderately quick. Aroma is all hops, not malt detected. There was a mixture of floral, citrus and pine. Medium bodied beer is a resiny feel. Light carbonation with a very crisp taste. Flavor starts off with a floral / citrus hoppiness. The finish has some of those hops qualities, but lots of piney hops come out on the finish. Laster in the glass the finish becomes a mixture of grapefruit and pinecones. Lighter bodied than most IIPAs, but still a very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2006
UPDATED: APR 20, 2006 bottle - Pours a slightly hazy gold with a moderate head that sticks around awhile and leaves some lacing. The nose, as expected, is dominated by hops, and such a pleasant smelling hops it is. As advertised, this brew lays waste to your palate. The hops slam your taste buds and dont let up in the finish, but surprisingly its fairly balanced too. This one must have included a big load of malt on top of that huge pile of hops. Of course its bitter, but its bitter in the great way that only top quality hops can bring. Give it a try. It might just convert me into a hop head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigbish (697) - California, USA - APR 27, 2006
Holy crap! This stuff is great. Floral and citrus notes, and MAN those hops! Their IPA is good but this is better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2006
Ive been waiting a year and a half to rate this. See, I originally had it in San Diego before i had developed a palate for hops. So I refused to rate it until I had developed the palate. SO, here it is over a year later and courtesy of shag. Gorgeous orange color with foamy white head. Aromas of orange citrus, small hint of lemon but not enough to brag about, a lot of pine aroma and hops like whoa on the nose. The flavor is kick you in the face with hops, very nice citrus complement, and the pine adds to the bitterness. Very clean finish, not as dry as i remember it from before. an excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (6097) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2006
Bottle (Courtesy of Hogtownharry): Poured a bright copper color beer with a nice foamy bright white head with great lacing and retention. Beautiful floral aroma with solid sweet malt as a backbone. Taste is also dominated by the floral texture of the hops with a great nice bitter finish. Great balance between bitter and floral malt and great presence of malt. Body is above average and alcohol is well hidden. I was really impress since I am not the greatest fan of IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 Bottle. First impression: Sweet, Sweet Hops! Very hoppy aroma, almost enough to send you into an hop heaven nirvana. Keeps a nice head with a lot of spirit in it. Great flavor that is a step above their IPA (slight citrusy falvor assocaited with CA brewers). Good IIPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2007 22 oz. Bottle. Pours copper with a large off-white head. Aroma of citrus, and loads of piney hops. Flavor is sweet up-front, loads of citrus and hoppy bitterness, but surprisingly not to overwhelming. Good body, damn good IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
All honor and glory to this massive sweating hop plant that birthed this noble sacrifice i accept thee with all graciousness, viciousness, and splendour, wo and yea, as ye raise and sow destruction upon the razed ruins of my homeland. may i not weep for what i have lost, for i have been spared by glory.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2006
floral nose hops are pretty heavy but blended very well with the sweet taste citrusy taste, a hit of piss in the swallow. this is a pretty dope beer, rob your local liquor store

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