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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slagbag (1) - Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2006 does not count
This is one of those beers that I picked up knowing it was going to be good. It came through with flying colors. There is a great copper tone they got out of the malt. The hops were huge on it. It leaves behind a thick shag carpeting of lime green hops on your tongue. For how loud the hops our the finish of the beer is smooth. It leaves a thick malt taste instead of the citrus burn that you get from some strong IPAs. After taking a second glance, the beer taste darker then copper tones lead you to believe. This is the professional of IPAs.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerczar69 (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2006
UPDATED: APR 8, 2006 This beer will blow your mind,i love it.Golden amber and a nice foamy head.Taste fruity and hoppy.Give it a try and i bet you buy it again.Very nice brew.I do not know anybody that has tried this beer and did not fall in love with this stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jdjuice (498) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - APR 6, 2006
Pours an attractive gold with a rocky, off-white head that makes my mouth water. Aroma is hops. Just hops. The taste is quite fantastic. Its like every kind of hop flavor Ive ever tasted rolled into one and then multiplied by ten. Theres some more grapefruity hops, some pilsner-like hops, some more traditional American style hop flavors, and much more. A nice citrus flavor that can be expected, but balanced very nicely with a touch of sweetness. A very nice answer to some of Dogfish Heads IPAs that can be a bit too sweet, the sweetness here is toned down and perfectly done. Beautiful. How happy I am to finally be able to by Stone in NJ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 4, 2006
Tap at Barclays. The rare firkin version of this beer. This is a hop bomb, but a nicely balanced one. it pours hazy orange with a small head. Aromas of fruit and yeast, flavors of hops, yeast and grapefruit. This one has been double hopped and it finishes with a strong bitterness. After having a pint or two of this puppy you cannot tyaste anything else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2006
22 oz. - Pours a very clear golden color with a nice size head that faded somewhat quick. Big hop aroma. Initial favor is very bitter then a complex malt favor. Light alcohol warmth. Medium body. This beer is tough on the buds, still it tastes pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gallaghermurph (49) - Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2006
Pours a fairly clear gold orange with red accents with a large white head that lingers. The lacing is all encompassing. Aroma is powerful hops with flowers and citrus. This is a HUGE beer. Hops upon hops. After what is a pillage of bitterness, the sky clears to reveal an incredible complexity of floral, citrus and maybe even candy flavors. Oh theres malt alright for those that find their way through the hops. Believe it or not, its really well balanced. More flavors. Grapefruit. Pine. The alcohol lets you know its there, but pleasantly so. This isnt a thick beer at all, but it really wants to be chewed. Great for sipping. Again, this is a powerful one, and will be the only beer youll taste for the rest of the day, so make it your last. Even for someone whos not a huge IPA fan, this is a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2006
Rating 100 - Pale rotten orange color. Tamarind perhaps. Very clear, lots of tiny bubbles. Nice head. Mild aroma. Hints at grass. Less fruit than expected; nevertheless appetizing. Bitter, dry (not at all sweet). A bit alcoholic. Not the IIPA Im used to. Dynamically balanced with a lasting, lip-smacking tackiness. I do love the lacing... Kinda alcoholic taste, more malting would help this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1495) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2006
Good hoppy citrus aroma. Amber colour with a bit of a fuzzy white head. Taste is a bitter hop, with a dry hoppy aftertaste. Its a good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeCanals (9) - USA - APR 2, 2006 does not count
As I was buying this beer someone said to me " I heard Stone wasnt too good" Yeah, and the world is flat. Very citrusy aroma. Looooong lasting firm head. Hops, hops, and more hops, but somehow, not overpowering. Very balanced beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2006
The first sip of this is totally ruinous on the palate. Megahops and over the top. Painful. Luckily, it seems to mellow a little bit over time and becomes a more palatable beer. Still not the best IPA or the best from Stone, but a fine brew overall.

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