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99
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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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2007 ... Bright yellow ... Sharp lemon hop resins ... rich mellow rich hop resins again a typical over hop but a nice easy drinker.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (20529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
Growler. A true leader in the category of the IPA. Pours a clear, golden-orange with a fine, pure white head. The innocuous appearance doesnt prepare the drinker for the journey that follows. Huge hop aroma with big notes of orange, grapefruit and pine. Flavor accentuates the hop character. Piney and resiney, this brew wallops the taste buds with intense hops bitterness. Some sweet malts enter the fore to offset the bitterness, Dry, hoppy, lip-smacking, sticky finish. A must-drink for the hop-heads out there.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (20218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 2008-09-06, draught at Brickseller, Washington, 8-4-8-5-16=41
Golden color. It has a nice hop aroma, very perfumy, almost with a touch of vanilla. Good mouthfeel, with a strong toffee flavor, dry, with an extreme hopping.

2006-05-08, bottle, 8-4-8-5-16=41
Light amber color; nice perlage. Resiny hops aroma; some malt; light hop fruitness (oranges); dry hop flowers; light orange flowers honey. Medium malty taste and structure, and of course an extreme bitterness. Very long final, extremely bitter, resiny. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (19394) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 6, 2011
Leict slicher Hopfengeruch. Aromatisch hopfiger Antrunk, vorerst ohne grere andere Einflsse. Spter wird das Ganze nicht nur krftiger, sondern nimmt einen leicht slichen Touch an, wirkt aber durchgehend natrlich und nicht bertrieben. Besonders im Abgang ist es sehr harmonisch, der milde Unterton unterstreicht dies. Besonders positiv ist bei diesem Bier, dass der Hopfen je nach belieben mal milder und mal krftiger ausfllt, jeweils sehr passend und imer sehr aromatisch, z.T. etwas grasig. Definitiv ein sehr gutes IPA. Test vom 27.3.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,13,12,11,13,12 - 11,75

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (19337) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Bottle @ rsted lbar. Hazy golden with a lasting and creamy white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit and pine needles. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish. 250412

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (19141) - PCastle, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2015
Klare dunkel goldgelbe Farbe, fingerbreite weie Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, reife Frchte, hopfig, leicht harzig. Geschmack krftig malzig, harzig, Pfirsisch, sehr hopfig, bitter, gut!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 (Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Golden with a nice lasting offwhite head. Very hoppy flavor but also with some smoother fruity notes. Flavor starts hoppy and the hops just keeps growing. Wonderful dry bitter finish with citrus and maynbe also some sweeter fruits.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (18692) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Poured from 12oz/355 ml bottle into a UK half pint glass at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham - Feb 12. Pours a hazy orange colour with a good fingers worth of fluffy white head. Hop explosion on the nostrils !!! Lots of pine, citrus, grapefruit and general all round hoppy goodness shooting straight up your nose !!! Very bitter hop flavour on the palate backed up by citrus fruits and a little malty sweetness which teases the mouth in an on / off bitter way. Just the right level of carbonation for a smooth and silky mouthfeel.Excellent IPA, will return to this anytime without hesitation!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (17994) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 Bottle at GBBF Thanks to maeib for this. Amber colour. White chocolate flavours, lovely hops, superb balance, good flavour, hoppy finish. Excellent. Just so full of flavour balance and quality. This stayed on the table for some time and I kept tasting it just to make sure I wasnt dreaming. 4.4/5.0 Re-rate Cask gravity at GBBF 2007. OK, so in the bottle 2 years ago I loved it. In cask? Aroma is terrific, its got the body to carry it and then this mouth ripping hop on finish. For a hophead its brilliant. Still a good beer. Yeah.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (17953) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
Tap @ Rattle N Hum, NYC. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich bitter hops, flowers, caramel, peach, pine and malt.


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