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

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RATINGS: 3488   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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3.9
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful golden amber in color with a decent off-white head. You can smell the ridiculous amount of hops. The hops are also, obviously, quite apparent in the flavor. However, I think that Stone may have overdone this one. The bitterness really does ruin your taste buds.....at least they warn you!

4.3
liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2005
damn good beer. hops, hops, and more hops. a great tasting beer. had it on tap and am glad i have a bottle sitting in reserve. a definite must have on-deck.

4.6
dwyerpg (6454) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Wow can you smell those hops. Fantastic. The head is nothing but hops. This reminds a lot of this HopGod microbrew I had at Boscos when I lived in Nashville. For the hop-lovers, which include me, this is true greatness. A smaller bottle would be my only request, so the portion is not so large.

3.8
rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2005
Bottled.
Golden colour. Big citrusy Cascade nose along with a nutty(Centennial?) hop tone as well. Mouthfeel is big, richly hoppy and finishes with a mouthcoating bitterness. Add a little more flavouring hops and there is better balance.

4.6
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2005
Golden colour with a sparkling white head with some lacing. Agressive hoppy cascade nose with some nutty hints. Hoppy, flowery almost perfume like flavour. Extreme bitter palate. Medium bodied. Aftertaste is present for at least an hour.

4.3
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Clear copper appearance with a large white head and some serious lacing. Big citrusy, piney aroma, with softer fruit becoming more pronounced as it settled back to room temperature. I know there’s some malt in there, but the imbalance was overwhelmingly hoppy. A tiny bit of sweetness showed up near the finiish. Medium-to-full bodied mouthfeel that was surprisingly smooth given the intense bitterness.

4.1
jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Pale golden with a half inch of head. Lacing is prevalent and sticks to the glass. Aromas are strong with apricot and orange, underscored by a spicy, cinnamon?, hop nose. Flavor is an explosion of hops, bitter and clean, followed by a robust fruit palate. Finish is soapy and, again, bitter, with a lasting spicy hop sensation. A very symmetrical beer.

3.9
mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
bottle. I got this nearly six months ago in Phoenix, it held up quite well. orange body, slightly hazy. explosive hop aroma with the Stone character yeastiness. Also notes of lemon/citrus. Big hoppy body which is no surprise! Some cheesy yeast notes. I liked it!

4.1
goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Poured hazy orange with a touch of brown. A small but long lasting white head with nice lacing. Aroma is fruity, malty, and earthy. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some caramel. Hops from the middle through the finish. Bitter ending and a medium body. Actually much more balanced than the name and description make it out to be.

4.3
punkpie (19) - Covina, California, USA - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 Pours a nice amber color... smells of sulfur and hops... the flavor is malty hops and orange rinds... very tastey... lingering after taste a lil dry... this is going to be a favorite!


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