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

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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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3.8
HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2015
A classic, though a bit dated and I see why they replaced it. Very bitter and lean with not the same kind of aroma you get from current DIPAs.

3.7
LesArgen (356) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2015
A good old fashioned IPA with loads of bitter hops, hold those new fangled floral aromas, thanks. It’s all about the pine and the grapefruit which are just ALL OVER your tongue. It holds its alcohol well for a double IPA.

4.3
nazbion (302) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - OCT 16, 2015
Pours clear light amber with big frothy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, pine, some melon. Taste is bitter, not excessive, with some residual sweetness. Somewhat dry, medium body, soft carbonation, alcohol well inserted. Really balanced imperial ipa.

3.6
trapped (3077) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 13, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Hazy bright orange with small foamy off-white head, light floral hops aroma, medium carbonation, bitter hoppy taste that starts sweetish, full body, long bitter finish. Great IPA.

3.8
konungen (573) - - OCT 7, 2015
Väldigt humlig doft med inslag av karamell, blommor, gräs. Jäkligt god. En rejäl besk som sitter i länge. @SBWF2015 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
bbertels (474) - NORWAY - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is flowerish, some dough. Taste is molassess, pine juice, resin, some tea, some hibiscus. Preppy and dry finish. Nice!

3.7
ngunity (164) - - SEP 27, 2015
From bottle, poured lighter than expected with good hop aroma. Plenty of hop variety in the flavour and underpinned with good bitterness. A complex yet balanced IPA; not sessionable but you’d enjoy a couple.

3.5
TheKernOwl (214) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
- Nose: salted caramel malt, with pine-y background and occasional hint of Seville orange zest - Body: Slightly creamy (you can feel high ABV) but still feels quite high in the mouth. Really big/harsh grapefruit + pine hops. - Finish: long finish; hops + caramel malts tangle a bit but hops win out; are they almost too bitter? - Hop-xplosive! I prefer Stone IPA’s hop-malt balance. If that offends hop heads, sorry. I’ll drink more of this in order to see your POV

3.1
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2015
i think it smells really malty to be honest, amber gold body with some white lacing, sweet grapefruit leads into the hop bitterness, rather good but need more actual flavour!

3.9
whoisghost (193) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2015
A murky copper colour with a long lasting off white head. Getting stone fruit and pine on the nose, a bit of citrus thrown in too - pretty hefty. This is so incredibly smooth. There’s the usual pine and resin culprits to taste - the big hop flavour makes it hard to pin point any particular flavours; it’s just big. That’s not to say the balance isn’t there - plenty of malt back end to round it out and dull down the harsh a little. Velvet finish - which is really saying something, given the barrage of bitterness leading into it. Well carbonated and good thickness. Sweet.


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