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: 3717   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bawelt (691) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 28, 2016
IPA de comptition ! Nez finalement assez malt, lgrement caramlis, puis un florilge de houblons : de lagrume (citron, kumquat, pamplemousse), du tropical (mangue papaye), du floral, un fond trs herbeux. Le floral enrob tout a et donne un ct bouquet frais, pr mouill au tout. Juste superbe. Le maltage est trs discret lattaque et se faire de suite surpasser par les agrumes, le floral, lherbal. Trs grosse amertume agressive accompagne dune lgre acidit et dune belle effervescence. On peroit tonnamment bien ce stade les fruits qui sexpriment rapidement ma clairement. La finale comme la longueur (assez impressionnante) sont trs amres et portes sur le le vert, le vrai, lendive, lherbe coupe. Juste lIPA la plus complte et quilibre que je connais jusqualors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jyrsa (658) - - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (3068) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (267) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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 wouldnt 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,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zinneke (206) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2016
Hoppy for sure! Aroma is citrus, agrum, passionfruit, hint of vanilla, dough, a bit resinous (bottle was 2,5months old) Taste is hops, hops, hops, caramel, long bitter finish. Very tasty double IPA, not too resinous, not too sweet, nice bitter dry finish. Love it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (1393) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2016
Bouteille bue en avril 2014. 8.2% bien cach! Bel quilibre, longue amertume. Pamplemousse. Zeste dorange. Ne rinvente pas le genre mais cest efficace.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (880) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
Deep gold pour, medium frothy light tan head, fair bit of sticky lacing. Mango and pine aroma, quite strong. Taste is a hop blast as expected, though theres some caramel malt that comes through in the heavier body. Medium body and just enough carbonation to keep it smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eloimv (91) - - FEB 7, 2016
Une belle amertume malheureusement pas Assez révélée par un nez plutôt faible.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guilow (8) - Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
Love Ruination, and I do most all Stone products. The hopping here is fantastic, lots of intense flavors with citrus and to me almost a mint/piny taste. A tad to "bitter" for me, but I still buy this all the time.


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