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


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RATINGS: 3489   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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hopshopshops (4) - napoleon, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2005 does not count
This has to be the best beer ever made. I am a huge fan of hops and I can’t imagine a beer having more than this one. Wonderfully bitter too. If you like to "torture" yourself with powerfully hoppy/bitter beers like I do than this is the beer for you.

acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Dark golden with a white head. Very strong hop aroma. Taste is very hoppy and very bitter. I’m not a huge bitter fan, but this grew on me. I prefer the balance of the DFH 90-minute IPA, though.

tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Bottle. Pours a honey color with fluffy white head. The aroma is strong, zesty hops and a touch of malty sweetness. The flavor is powerful floral hops, and lots of ’em, almost to the point of being overwhelming, with a bit of malt in the background. But, of course, this is Stone, so they manage to make a tasty beverage out of something that would be otherwise undrinkable because of its intensity.

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...

pfr (121) - København, 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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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