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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%
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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4.3
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
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
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
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
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.

3.6
leaparsons (10548) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2005
Bottle. Golden brown with a big off-white head. Aromas are fairly light malts with earthy dry pine and petrol fume-like alcohol vapours. Flavours are fruity with caramel. Very prickly hops, dry, bitter and mouth numbing in its alcohol. Too strong to drink too many for sure. Almost overbearing.

4.3
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2005
I can’t believe I saw that some people put Lightly hopped. did you drink this beer? It is all hops!

3.5
RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
Bottle. Golden beer with a lightly hopped and malty aroma and a dry long lasting vinous flavour. Overall a reasonable beer.

4.1
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2005
An extremely bitter beer, yet the bitterness does not in any way detract from the taste. Nice hop taste and a not over-powering alcohol percentage.

3.3
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
This beer kicks me in the ass. Extremely hoppy and bitter. I understand the selling point of this beer is its bitterness, but I can do no more than sip it slowly. It feels like it dries out my mouth when I drink it.


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