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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jc1762 (1255) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Poured honey gold with no head into a taster. The nose shows a lot of pine & mango with some sweet malts. The palate is medium bodied with light carbonation showing flavors of lightly juicy pineapple. Simple & easy IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vonniemand (13) - - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle. Pale colour, massive piney aroma. A perfect west coast imperial ipa.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoTheO (184) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle 355ml. Pours copper hazy with a fairly dense head. Thick aroma, almost a bit salty with lots of hops and some malty caramel notes. Taste reflects the aroma with the addition of herbs and licquorice. Looong bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bygers (1175) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2015
On tap 0,33l at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Pours a copper colour and leaves a nice lacing that stays. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine, floral notes, hint of caramel malt, massive hops. Taste is light sweet with a long bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (1601) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 2, 2015
opalescent deep golden with a fading pillowy off white head, good lacings. A bit resinous, spruce/pine light earthy and citrus zest with a faint hue of caramel. Softly carbonated with a stingy presence, rather slick yet light texture and a medium body. Very swift buiscuity malt sweetness builds up a resinous, spruce hop bitterness. This builds and builds going into a dry astringency. Bone splitting dry lasting finish. Interesting.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (1568) - rebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
aroma is hoppy and grassy but with a heavy malt smell underneath. The taste... groovy, heavy hops, pine, citrus leading into a sweet ending - you know the drill. The bitch slap from the bitterness when it takes over is fantastic, it takes a choke hold on you and stays there.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theodopilos (68) - - AUG 23, 2015
2 bottles from the wine emporium Brisbane, fruity aromas, this beer looks amazing in a glass, love it

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1844) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2015
East of Everything ontap(20-Aug-2015)Herbal fruit aroma.Fruity spice herbal flavour.Spice herbal fruit finish&spirit fruit light pepper aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Carlisle (684) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle. Bright orange-copper color with white head and lacing. Fresh orange-citrus aroma. Rich caramel and toasted malt with grapefruit and resiny hop bitterness. Long finish is heavy malt and grapefruit bitterness with tangerine rind notes. Mouthcoating and substantial body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tariczny (74) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Nice light Amber color nearly clear with medium head. Aroma full of citrus and tropikalnych fruits, resin and a hinch of caramel from malt. Taste: full of citrus and orange zest, hinch of caramel and mango, resin finish. Medium carbonated, dry/Semi dry refreshing beer. Bitterness is acurate and it not last long.


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