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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
Rask0lnikov (1293) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
On tap at TCBW 2016. Pale yellow colour. Medium white head. Really refreshing aroma. Mango, tangerines in my nose. Lirs of other tropical fruits. Juicy. Peachy, citrussy beginning. Slightly bitter and citrussy in the middle. Hints of black tea. Flowery and citrussy finish. Definitely on the best IPAs I ever had. Refreshing drink.

4.1
thirstyrabbit (1849) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
Tap, TCBW ’16. Golden body, tall head. Really hoppy aroma with sweet citrus and floral notes. Sweet malty taste with loads of fresh American hops, citric and piney. Later some peach or yellow plums. Long oily finish. Great DIPA, would really like to have it again.

3.6
Melnis (506) - LATVIA - APR 8, 2016
First beer after week of work. Aroma quite refresing and hoppy. Taste is what I expected, but nothing more. Pallate could be more advance. But overall is high sue to classic expectation achievement

3.6
Marduk (7694) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2016
Tap @TCBW 2016. Clear amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Looks nice. Floral, citrus, malty, sweet in aroma. Alcohol, fruity, citrus, sweet in taste. Nice hoppy beer. Tad too sweet for me, but you have to cover alcohol somehow. Nice one.

3.6
suurjuust (3534) - ESTONIA - APR 1, 2016
UPDATED: APR 1, 2016 Tap at TCBW. Golden beer, white head. Nose is grassy, hoppy, fruity, oranges. Flavor is herbal, fruit, very hop forward. Nice usipa.

4.4
Bawelt (874) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 28, 2016
IPA de compétition ! Nez finalement assez malté, légèrement caramélisé, puis un florilège de houblons : de l’agrume (citron, kumquat, pamplemousse), du tropical (mangue papaye), du floral, un fond très herbeux. Le floral enrobé tout ça et donne un côté bouquet frais, pré mouillé au tout. Juste superbe. Le maltage est très discret à l’attaque et se faire de suite surpasser par les agrumes, le floral, l’herbal. Très grosse amertume agressive accompagnée d’une légère acidité et d’une belle effervescence. On perçoit étonnamment bien à ce stade les fruits qui s’expriment rapidement ma clairement. La finale comme la longueur (assez impressionnante) sont très amères et portées sur le le vert, le vrai, l’endive, l’herbe coupée. Juste l’IPA la plus complète et équilibrée que je connais jusqu’alors.

4.1
Jyrsa (834) - - MAR 21, 2016
Clear malty yellow with small head from bottle. Tangerine, pine and grass in the nose. Quite bitter with grassy hops. Not too sweet. A great DIPA.

4.2
Iznogud (3798) - CROATIA - MAR 13, 2016
On tap at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours orange with lasting white head. Lots of hops in aroma, citrus, pine. Sweet, caramel malts, with lasting heavy bitterness. Very good, proper DIPA.

3.5
17Beer (352) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Very hoppy aroma with pine and citrus floral smells to write home about apricot Big round peaches to Carmel to pine flavors. Long sour finish. Heavy lacing. Slightly fizzy carbonation

3.4
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2016
I will disclaim now that I have fairly high expectations of this beer due to hype and seeing the high score so who knows how that will affect my experience. Smells rich and resinous; a sharp slightly prickly hop aroma with a green twang. As it warms up / calms down, the aroma becomes more like nectarine. All sounds grand but thee is a charctaeristic of this aroma which make me think of pee. Colour is yellow with a dense white head. Flavour is big, juicy honey with a slick, smooth yet somehow empty bitterness. The aftertaste brings stonefruit flavours, particularly nectarine. Mouthfeel is oddly fleeting but carbonation is good, if a little sharp. There really is a lot of character here and it definitely stands out as unique. The big nectarine aroma and flavour is pretty great and definitely earns this beer kudos but I wouldn’t say that the extreme stats enhance the expeience. If anything, it might be more enjoyable if it were more balanced but I totally appreciate the aesthetic stone are going for and this is undeniably a great beer, just not a favourite of mine,


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