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: 3719   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 14, 2005
22 oz bomber got a taste last night at the homebrew club monthly meeting Pours hazy amber with tight white head, aroma of a citrus pine hop forest Lots of hops in the taste .You can tell there is a lot of malt by the mouthfeel but you cant really taste any malt through the hops as they intended a hopheads delight

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2005 looks like a light beer, but your in for a suprise! The flavor is smoked and burned hops (?) (hehe) Flavor is bitter hops and the mouthfeel is b-e-a-utiful! This beer tastes like bitter hops... and not much else... but its still nice!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2005
This beer is hops. The smell, taste and all. Little too hoppy for me. Nice golden color and thick head.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Wow, hops as I open, hops as i pour. No need to smell closer, this is hops! Amber body, with off white head. Not being a hop head, I am afraid to taste this. Flavor is amazing! Pine like and bitter, but not unpleasant. Not a session brew for me, but good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Huge resinous hop aroma and hop lace upon pouring. I always sample the head before it settles to taste the undiluted hops! Lingering resinous, floral, and citric hop flavors blend nicely with the pale malt base, about halfway between a standard IPA and a barleywine. Long, dry-hop dominant finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2004
Draught Blind Tiger NYC Great IPA. Extremely powerful in spite of the low alc percentage. One of the best double IPAs Ive tried. Refreshing, delicious finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Another great Stone brew. Slightly hazy, light copper color with a thick foamy white head. Great citrus, hoppy aroma. Piney, grapefruity scents. Warm, refreshing hops. Awesome piney, bitter aftertaste. Some good cherry flavors. Reminds me of other IIPAs, which are all usually extremely good. Smooth. Very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2004
mmm... Hops! And lots of them, citrusy and piney aroma. Nice looking amber to orange body with a medium creamy off-white head. Loads of bitterness in the flavor, some underlying caramel, ends dryish. Not complex enough,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2004
After all of the talk of the Ruinations hoppiness, I have to admit that I was a bit let down by the end result. It smells and looks amazing, and tastes nearly as good, but somehow does not quite live up to the hype. Having said that, unattainable hype notwithstanding, it is an excellent IPA, quite bitter and hoppy without being overbearingly so. It has a refreshing citrus-y flavour, and is an exceptional standard-bearer for the style - just not quite what I expected.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2004
A clear amber pour. Super duper hoppy. Great IPA - lots of citrus in the finish.


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