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

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RATINGS: 3476   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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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papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 18, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2006 6/18/02 Yeah it’s bitter, pungent and hoppy, but so is AleSmith’s I.P.A., without all of the hype !!! Kinda intense, but a good I.P.A. none the less. 5/22/04 Pours a rich amber color with a small off white head. Nose is sweet and floral with a touch of pine. Flavor starts syrupy sweet followed light citrus and pine and finishing with a lingering dry bitter aftertaste. Smooth on the palate, this is a hop monster!

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jstewart99 (1) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2002 does not count
Picked up a couple of bottles the first day of release. Beautiful aroma immediately after opening. Slightly deeper amber color with a beautiful head that sticks to the glass. Flavors include grapefruit, honey, fresh cut grass and floral notes. The 100+ ibu's are intense but balanced out beautifully by the maltiness, which has a really nice sweet undertone. Started this one out at cellar temperature but it seemed to get better as it warmed up. I must get some more of this beer, it is definately the best offering from Stone yet.


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