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

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RATINGS: 3489   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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4.2
UriahHeep (106) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2009 Excellent beer. Monstrous hops, although the bitterness is NOT overwhelming, even at 100+ IBUs. There is a lot of balancing malt sweetness, and amazing hop taste. Many people will say Dogfish 90 Minute is smoother, which may be so, but you seriously can’t go wrong with this beer.

4.4
caresville (106) - Vernon, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Stone says this is "bracingly bitter" but i dont know if i totally agree. It is bitter but i know i have tasted much more bitter. Goes down smooth, very hoppy. I love IPAs and this puts many IPAs to shame. Very good, like basically everything Stone does.

4.6
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
One of my all-time favorite beers! Not too bitter but with very strong floral and grassy hops.

3.2
kylefleeger (105) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Its dry very dry. Pours a light orange with little head on the pour. I think compared to regular ruination this beer is far more mild in hop characteristics and upfront palate punch. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing considering the sort of one note beer ruination is... at least this is a different note and more complex cousin. Good not great!

4.1
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2003
this has got to be the most hop infested beer to this date that i have tried it hurts to swollow this stuff becuase of the hop level.this also has one hell of a good head.only try it if you require a whole hop plant in your beer because thats what your getting here.

4
rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - MAY 27, 2006
Incredible. This is what IPA should be. A big, badass, hop-smelling hairy bear of an IPA. Aromas of citrus, pine, flowers, and acetone with a stiff body and enough bitterness to keep you thirsty for more.

2.8
Ando (105) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2008
*did not mind would not buy* aroma: chewy malts nice hops some pepper and maybe some biscuits. app: hazy muck brass. flavor: chewy fruit malts citric acidic hops. pepper. very citrus acid hop pop in the finish. palate: fine. OA: good, suprising balance. this is an old bottle. it is still a bit painful. I know thats what they were going for .. but my opinion is that its over the topsicle... still its ok for such abig hop acidic finish.

3.9
thefrutigers (105) - , Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2009
bottle: 12oz Amber pour with medium head. Nose was very citrus with some pine and grapefruit. Flavor matches smell with a hard long lasting bitter bite, with an underlay of malt. Nice and smooth with a punch.

4
giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Golden amber color with a really hoppyt aroma to it. It has a good hoppy taste and not too much of a lingering aftertaste. Flavor is good and smooth. Overall a solid double IPA from stone, but would you expect anything less.

4.3
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Pours dark amber with a quickly vanishing head. Aroma is hoppy and piney. Flavor has a lot of hops, some malt and very nice mouth coating. This is a fantastic IPA!


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