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: 3717   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
66 cl bottle. Golden to amber colour with a nice white head. Big aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Very hoppy flavour with a very bitter finish. Very tasteful...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pfr (121) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
50 cl bottel Color - Amber/golden Head - Nice with Aroma - Tropical fruit Flavor - Hops , Tropical Fruit, Bitterness Strong bitter aftertaste.. Ok..Beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2005
pours apricot with a nice white head. aroma of hops and pine. good hoppy flavor, with touches of pine and cirus. nice bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Opening the bottle and sniffing, even before pouring brings back memories of homebrewing when the house would fill with those wonderful aromas of malt and hops, hops, hops. On further inspection, there is aggressive citrus and pine here, fruitiness and malt. The flavor, despite the 100+ bitterness is not overhwhelming, but the aroma hops explode in the mouth, leaving a semi-sweet yet bitter finish. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2006 Amber colored beer with a white head. A deliciously hoppy aroma. Good clean taste of hops with a nice thick body that disapates leaving an intense bitter taste. My favourite IPA

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2011 Bottle on 07/02/2011. Clear golden amber body with a large frothy white head that leaves a sticky lacing. Sweet citrus and resiny hop aroma with a caramel and light fruit background. Sweet citrus and resiny hop flavor, some caramel and a firm dry bitter finish that lingers. Medium full body with moderate carbonation - 8/4/9/4/17 - 4.2 11/20/2005: Frothy white head and a light amber color. This beer has a clearly hoppy aroma and a bitter flavor that wont disappoint. This is the hoppiness that should be in any IPA. 8/5/10/4/17 - 4.3

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Pours a amber color with a medium white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Flavor is majorly hoppy with mild roast. A Bitter finish concludes this wonderful IIPA. One of my top favorites.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Well for you hop freaks just go ahead and chew on some Fuggles & Cascade! Dare I say hoppy without being trite. :-) Very much as advertised ... Not my gig ... that said ... a very solid entry as judged from my esteemed IPAer colleagues & friends.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - NOV 12, 2005
Tall white head offers a beer that is a sharp kick of hops. To say hops is really quite an understatement as the layers and flavors within this hop format are endless and ripe. The nose really only provides a glimpse of the depth of the tastes of pine, grapefruit, and dry bitterness. Ideal for hop lovers and not nearly as brutal as the Stone promotional writing suggests.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2005
pours a nice golden apricot color with a small white head. aroma is hops malt and a light rostiness. taste is hops malt and a bit of a citrus kick. mouth feel is dry and bitter. very good.


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