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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3716   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 22, 2005
22oz bottle from OhioDad...Thanks Scott! Pours a deep orange color with a big foamy white head. nose is kinda faint, light piney notes and some citrus is involved. taste is quite unimpressive. Hops of course are the main thing, very little malt backbone here to support the hops, decent bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2007 Rerate. Draft at Friscos. Clear pale body with a small off-white head. The aroma is floral and citrus with light cotton candy sweetness. The flavor is just lightly sweet and moderately bitter with grapefruit, tangerine and caramel. Medium body is round with light carbonation. Decent, but unremarkable. I had this next to Clipper Citys Loose Cannon and the Loose Cannon was easily better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Pours dark amber with a quickly vanishing head. Aroma is hoppy and piney. Flavor has a lot of hops, some malt and very nice mouth coating. This is a fantastic IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madzub (3) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2005 does not count
Aromas of pine and citrus with bitter, hoppy flavor. Very nice amber/orange color with a long lastng, slightly offwhite head. If you like your beer hoppy, then youll love this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - OCT 20, 2005
Overwhelming and not to be taken lightly? I found this to be a wonderful Imperial IPA but somehow it didnt live up to my expectations. Fantastic aroma but the hop flavor seems a little low due to some malt overload. Its bitter but the hop complexity seems one dimensional. Still enjoyable and will try it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zeswaft (1689) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 rerate. nice that this is in a 12oz bottle. The aroma from this bitch is Two Hearted Ale on steroids. Flavor, again, is super centennial hops and rich malt smoothness. I think might be the freshest ive ever had this despite the bottle saying best 8/9/07 which was last week. this definitely awesome. A strong citrucy hop aroma but not as strong as the normal IPA. Pours copper color with little head. Taste is syrupy and a little too much alcohol shines through. I think the regular IPA is better with nearly the same abv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Run2Drink (1) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2005 does not count
Stone IPA is one of my favorites. This is the extreme hoppy version of their beer. However, its not overpowering but very drinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2005
this was great - nice strong - super strong hop flavor. Packed a punch thats for sure. I wish i could get stone beers on the east coast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Twentys (41) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Smells, pours, laces, great. Tastes a bit sour. Super bitter, delicious, typical citrus-y notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6379) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Bottle (650ml). Poured clear copper-orange with a large foamy off-white head. Yes, its a Stone - strong fresh hops medley, resiny citrusy malt - very appealing. God, this tastes good! - fresh malt, extremely oak-pine resiny, enough malt roastiness to identify. Finishes quite bitter, but this is an exquisite brew - whats with these west coast IPAs? Can anyone else make one? I want MORE.

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