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99
style
Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 3721   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a haze orange gold with next too no head. Aroma hops on hops. Taste is a bitter over the top. Finish is bitter hop. This is a great ipa.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gatheringfarts (6) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 6, 2017 does not count
If this were the first beer, no others would need to be made. It always reminds me of when I first tasted the nectar of gods, sneaking a sip as a yout. Ive stopped drinking anything else, crept on a golf outing when we shotgun Jacobs best.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (2052) - Gomel, BELARUS - APR 13, 2017
Can from Stone Berlin at 8.5. Very hoppy tropical aroma. Medium body. Tons of hoppy bitterness on tongue with additional nuts. Heavy astringent bitterness. Still drinkable. Good.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (6536) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2017
Classic DIPA from can served in a Chouffe glass: Creamy sticky airy white head. Hazy yellow body. Nose of sticky hops and it fruits. Quite clich but oh so nice. Flavour starts sticky hoppy with hoppy fruit tones, sticky yellow fruit, little floral and light malty. Into the afgertaste the bitterness grows very well and becomes a strong bitter pattern with some grassy/herbal tints. Low carbo, creamy oily silky mouthfeel, between medium and fuller bodied but closer to medium... very nice stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Keg Half Pint at White Horse American Beer Festival 2009, Parsons Green, London in July 2009 - Also Bottle - Pale Amber in colour. Mega-Hoppy; piney oily resinous spicy hops. Very Fruity; very citrus-grapefruit and lemon. Malty; solid malt base, caramel. Very bitter citrus fruity and hoppy. Bottle was less extreme than the keg version tasted at The White Horse 2009. Better balanced; malts more noticeable; hops less aggressive. Nice 2IPA! (2009-07)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (4070) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 9, 2016
Keg @BierCab, Barcelona. 05-10-215.
In short: nice robust IPA.
Pours deep gold with frothy off white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Tropical fruit, caramel nose. Medium body, average carbonation, little crispy texture. Taste follows the nose. Solid brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SebBrews (135) - 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 (328) - 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 (573) - 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 (1050) - 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 (1002) - 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.


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