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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3720   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2004
This has to be one of the best beers that I have drank. I can not say enough about the outstanding taste this gives and a smell you will love!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2011
Golden orange pour with a fine, short-lived head. Pine resin, sweet caramel and citric hops. Destructive bitterness that lingers forever in the mouth. Toffee malt peeks through the astringency. Not really balanced at all, but what did you expect?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle - Pours cloudy yellowish - orange with a 1 finger white head. Nose is bitter and piney. Taste is bitter then malty - heavy on the bitter then finishes with a touch of pine. I was really expecting more from this one. According to the bottle if I dont know what good hops taste like I will perceive this is as bitter. That is not the case. I know what a good well balanced IPA is, and this beer is bitter. Go get a Two Hearted from Bells to taste a good IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjwalsh2 (87) - Palos Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2011
1. Look - A clear pale amber IPA with an excellent white head. 2. Sniff This Ruination IPA has a deep malty carmel aroma with a big piney hop nose. 3. Sip Initially, there is an instant bitterness followed by an alcohol finish. This is a strong medium bodied IPA packed with an abundance of flavor and taste. 4. Another Look Ruination has a very long lasting head with exceptional lacing. This ale is very appealing. 5. Evaluate Overall, Ruination is a well balanced IPA. It has a sweet malty flavor balanced with a striking bitter finish. This is an excellent IPA that pushes the boundaries of the style. I would only recommend this IPA to family and friends who are long time IPA drinkers.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

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