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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%
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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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waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Stone is one of my favorite breweries. Their beers are well crafted and great drinking beers that don’t try too hard to be too crafty. This IPA is no exception. light amber color with nice white head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity. slight citrus, nice hops and slight bite. A little bitter and dry in the aftertaste. Goes down easy.

3.9
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2006
The Ruination pours a light amber color from its well-designed 22oz bottle. Body clarity is clear, with a small, white head. Aroma is of heavy flowery hops, with a significant lemon presence. BB said it smells just like ’Scrubbing Bubbles’. Initial flavor is moderately bitter, finishing lightly bitter. Mouthfeel is light and dry, but goes down smooth.

3.4
beanwiggin (22) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
a good beer but very dominant in taste so be ready. definitely for those who appreciate a strong and unique taste. one that is good for one bottle.

4.4
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Great hop beer, maybe the most satisfying. Deep orange ale, mildly toasty, firm malt background, with the most assertively perfect hopping in the industry. You realize what is there (or isn’t),while debating the possibility that another brewery in America could be making better ale - NOPE !!!!!!!!&#

4.2
Lowe1983 (1592) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Pours a clear orangish/amber color with thin white head. Aroma is of plenty of hops and citrus. Flavor is the sames with lots of hops. Very nice bitter finish which was very nice. A very delicious IPA

4.1
Capa (3295) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2006 Poures a clear orange color with little head that diminishes quick. Aroma is hoppy to high heaven. Also has citrus and a little bit of earthy tones. The flavor is hops with some citrus and pine notes. Hops, hops, hops. Has a bitter mouth and finish to it. Great IPA

4.1
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2006
Thanks so much Brad, much appreciated! Dark, orange pour, with a large creamy custard head, leaving scads of lacing. Hop-a-saurus aroma, witha syrupy pine and honey side, with some malt to balance out the aromatics. Piney hops fill the mouth, and the receptacle appreciates, bitter as all get out. Bready and sweet bread. Great! My palate hath been ruined due to the massive hopping! Long bitter finish. Greg , you brew good beer! Thanks!

3.9
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Bomber. Pours clear gold, lots of carbonation. Big white head, dense lacing to the bottom of the glass. Nose is floral with some citrus. Yikes! Flavor is intensely bitter, white grapefruit peel. Hops. Serious hops. Somewhat dry, bitter finish. This beer really snaps off the tongue! Still like their standard IPA better...

4.3
harmless (20) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Simply put, this is a great beer. It really needs to be served at cellar temperature to get the most of this one. A nice orange color with a strong citrus and pine scent. The flavor is all hops from start to finish. Yummy.

4.3
ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 6, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Quite simply one of my all time favs! It is crisp and big, yet smooth. It’s full and round and complex. I love Stone beers and this is in my top 3. Full hops and warms up my insides all the way down! Love it.....This beer began my hunt for the best double IPA’s. This one rawks!!


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