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: 3717   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - APR 11, 2004
SO, perhaps I am not worthy. I cant tell if I liked this one. Pours a dark yellow/orange color with a rocky white head. The aroma is HUGE of hops. The taste, initially sweet tapers off quickly to extreme bitterness. I am actually a fan of bitterness, but this exceeds even dogfish's 120 minute IPA. Finishing this monster was kind of like a -strong cigar. It took some work. Overall, mixed impressions, interesting to drink, but not something Id drink often

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2008 golden in color with a strong aroma of hops with an undertone of hay. the flavor is of bitter hops, overall a great beer

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VAAC (86) - Middlebury, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Grapefruit colored, not much head but whats there is thick. The aroma is overwhelming, I want a scented candle with this aroma! As suggested on the bottle, hops are dominant. Lively and intense, youll love it if you like hops obviously, but even if you never liked other similar beers you may still like it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
IMO its a perfect beer, perfect DIPA. Crisp, citrusy, bitter and amazing mouthfeel. Thank god for stone. BTW im not saying its a perfect DIPA, but i just love it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robzilla (86) - - FEB 24, 2012
Floral and citrus like a punch to the nose. Nice malty backdrop with maybe a little nuttiness, it balances itself out towards the finish. It is definitely bitter. It is a nice beer just a little aggressive which I seem to find Stone to generally be.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
This is my favorite douple IPA but you should either be a hop head or in a hop mood before drinking a bottle. Great aroma with floral and a slight tartness. It is a little heavier than expected but finishes clean.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenko (85) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Pours gold color with a thick, frothy white head. Aroma is piny with hints of citrus and a very faint underlying sweetness. Taste is citrusy, with a pine finish and malty sweetness. Full mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bostondoug1981 (85) - fort worth, Alabama, USA - MAY 6, 2010
pours a yellow with billowy white head. citrusy pineapples and some more citrus with full wallop of hops to destroy ur tastebuds for rest of your night.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PaulHegedus (85) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2009 Bottle from Bev Mo, San Francisco, sampled July 2008. Pours golden orange in the glass with a very small head which holds in some incredible aromas: lots of grass, a bit of pine in the hops, apricot; floral. The flavour is very well balanced; fairly sweet with much complexity, especially given the hopped up 100 or more IBUs; I pick up some apricot, pineapple, grass, alcohol. A bitter finish.

Bottle, May 2009. This is a pale golden colour with a very long lasting foamy white head. Carbonation is fairly mild. The aroma is really terrific: densely layered and complex. The hop aromas are fresh and very inviting: theres a fair amount of pine and a whole array of citrus fruits, some floral elements, grass, a hint of caramel. The mouthfeel is oily, medium in body. Theres a fair amount of wood in the flavour and a whole lot of fresh apricot, some avocado, pine, grass, the works. The finish is where the bitterness kicks in, though it is far more subtle than would be expected: theres some orange and pine along with the hop bitter kick. A standout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2007
This was great! I expected the bitterness to be over the top, but it really wasnt. Taste a lot like liquid hops (in a good way) with the same balance you get with lesser IBUs. Nice solid head, caramelly. Good balance. Will definately get again.


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