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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%
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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Stone Ruination is an excellent IPA. After I drank two of them i tried to drink some other beer and they tasted like water

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Tried on tap at the one and only Sugar Maple during the Stone Brewery release party in, I believe 2008. The first drink was dry, piney, crisp, and resinous, then subsequent laps were continually increasing in bitterness. Im pretty sure I didnt finish the beer before we had to skip to the next nearest bar on the bus tour for the release party. Unfortunately Stone Brewery is no longer available in WI, as the lagtime between brewery and consumer stretched beyond its tolerable levels. I may not be able to try this beer again until my Cali friends bring some home with them. But, Im trying to get to San as soon as I Can. See ya soon!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Bottle. Poured a dark amber. Nose was strong hops and more hops. Carbonation was moderate to weak. Head was thin, though. Tasted like hops and lager (interesting). VERY HOPPY! Excellent beer!!!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bassikpoet (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
Bottle at home. Thank you Stone for coming to Chicago...finally. Pours a beautiful clear orange with a frothy head that lasts. Smells of pine, orange zest, and fresh cut hay. Quite different from other IIPAs. There is definitely a bitterness that cuts to the quick but it is not at all overpowering. The malt is present in the background and this tones it down quite a bit. The palate is nice - full and heavy. An all around great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BluePhish (93) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2010
Pours a nice orange-tinted amber with a stately pure-white head with good retention and lacing. Floral hoppy aromas of honey-suckle, light citrus, and a bit or resin. Very layered and deep nose. Taste is hop forward obviously, with balanced notes of citrus, resin, and a sweet honey-suckle finish that balances nicely with the hops. Palate is medium bodied and carbonation in perfect balance, slight bite in the palate is welcome and refreshing. Overall an excellent example of the IPA, hoppy certainly but well balanced and wonderfully drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheep (93) - FINLAND - MAR 24, 2013
330ml bottle, enjoy by 11/3/13. So not quite as fresh as possible. Pours a clear golden orange with a decent white head that leaves a little lace as it recedes. Nose reveals caramel, dank fruity hops, citrusy notes and slight piney resin. Taste is citrusy lemon, caramel, slight pine and grapefruit. Huge, puckering bitterness lingers in the finish. Palate is crisp and soft with medium carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IvoR (92) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin head. Aroma is very pleasant, fruity and sweet. I must admit I was surprised by its taste. It starts out with a milk chocolate flavor with a hint of grapefruits. Eventually the fruit takes over and in the end blends into a hop finish. I would say it is a bit soft and sweet than I expected, but it is still very enjoyable. (In fact this makes it even more drinkable) I am still wondering how I missed this although I often see it in stores. I will definitely try it again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toddkrem (92) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Lots of head, orange colored body. Smells of grapefruit and hops. Smooth beer taste of hops is excellent without a major bitter aftertaste. Only downfall was that I expected it to be a little higher alcohol content. Great beer, less bitter than Hopslam but lacks the real kick I was looking for.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KegOstertag (92) - - NOV 2, 2012
Drank on 11/2/12 in glass from a 22 oz bottle at home. Aroma-strong hoppy scent with light floral notes. Appearance- Golden orange color very appealing. Light head but long lasting Taste- Smooth to drink. Palate- Slighty aciditic mouthfeel. Very hoppy aftertaste. Overall very good IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewrater (92) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2005
Alefest 05 - 100+ IBU!!!!! This and Buckeye 76 at this festival combined to outduel the combination of most of my other samples IBUs! Near perfect product as expected from one of the excellent breweries out there!


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