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: 3716   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Its from Stone, its an IPA, its called "Ruination" - hop-driven goes without saying. The back of the bottle talks of the assault on your taste buds and the way it "permanently ruins you from being able to enjoy lesser beers. If you want to have a battleground in your mouth, then this is for you. If you think that pale ale is a poor mans IPA and every IPA would benefit from being doubled or imperialized or oaked, then this is for you. If you think every porter should be a baltic porter and every baltic porter should be a Russian Imperial Stout, then this is for you. Forget ever having tried a saison, or a mild ale and from now on cease to look back with fondness on that stolen bottle of Red Wolf that you drank in a friends backyard while skipping school one day lo those many years ago. Youre a man/woman now so put on your big boy/big girl palate and stop wasting time with beers that dont rip your taste buds off, after all, the bottle is threatening you.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SebBrews (26) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - NOV 25, 2016
Pours a clear-ish amber color with a foamy, persistent head. Aroma: tropical fruits, mango, pine. Taste is a bittersweet juice bomb - mango, pineapple, papaya, honey. Heavy body, thick texture, medium carbonation, long bitter finish. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewtalita (273) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2016
SPicy aroma, aggresive hop profile, bit of garlic.Palate watery, low carbonation. Taste sweetish spicy like your mommas stir-fry! Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ulrikolsen (440) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2016
[email protected]ernes. Pours hazy orange with tight lazing offwhite head. Aroma has light malt, bread, biscuit, grain, straw, grass, pine and resin. Taste is light malty with biscuit and light bread, slightly fruity, grainy and hoppy with straw, apricot, floral notes, pina and resin. Finish is balanced malty, semi-sweet, dry and moderately bitter. Good stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (597) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle. Sensoric. Golden, clear with medium, semi-thick, white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma are mostly piney with medium tropical fruits notes (mango, pineapple), also some citrus character (grapefruit, mandarin). All this is nicely balanced with bread malty profile. Nice combination of hops. Taste is medium bitter, broken by semi-sweet malty profile. Medium body, creamy and smooth texture, average carbonation, finish is big hoppy, fresh, malty. In general very clear and hoppy IPA, a little bit overrated here, but go for it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRenter76 (842) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
The most prevelant feature of this beer to me is pine sap, the aroma, flavor, aftertaste and even the color bear a strong resimbalence to pine sap (in a good way of course). Like the bottle warns watch out for the bitterness, however it goes down rather smooth considering the IBUs. Overall it was a pretty good IIPA not sure if its my favorite but its up there. Originally rated on 10/28/08.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (984) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2016
On tap at St. Augustines. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroms and taste are candied citruses, resin. Piney, resin aftertaste. Very good balanced and pleasant beer. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (864) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle. Clear gold with white head and lacing. Notes of citrus, pine, some caramel and florals. Lasting bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maricarmen (13) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2016
Un cervezn! A esto se le puede llamar una bien IPa. Aromas bestiales a resina de lpulo.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WaddlingPlatypus (145) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
355ml bottle at the Head of Steam, Durham. Cloudy yellow pour with a fine white head. Powerfully hoppy aroma balanced by wholemeal bread. Strong IPA flavour, with lingering bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Michael27 (1112) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2016
Fresh from the tap at Gesundbrewing in the Castle Pub. Golden-yellow in the glass with stable white head. Genial !!! The whole spectrum, what the hopd can give. Long bitterness in the mouth (100+ IBUs!!!). A so called beer for the fame of the hops. Its real !!!


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