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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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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!

4.1
sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Pours a nice amber with a fairly thin white head that laces all the way down. Aroma of piney hops and citrus. A light but full mouthfeel. Well balanced hop, citrus, and malt flavor. Bitter but still very drinkable. Alcohol is well hidden and gives a nice warmth. This is my default IPA.

4.1
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Pours a dark gold/orange with a medium head. You can smell the hops as soon as uncap the bottle! Nice and thick to the palate. Strong hop taste from start to finish.

3.4
johnnysmoke (104) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Pours a copper color with a small off white head. Aroma of grapefruits hops and minor malts. Initial taste of syrupy caramel malts and minor bitter hops. Prefer the regular IPA better because of the stronger hops

4.9
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2008
For years and years all that’s been available in Tx is the bastard & IPA. I’ve always loved both and am happy that we’re getting more Stone beer. Aroma is very floral and citrus,full tasting hoppyness,nice dry finish. I’ve been ruined and can’t wait to ruin myself again!

3.9
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Poured a golden clear orange with a thin white head. The aroma was all IPA and then some..grapefruit...floral. The taste was huge with hops and a stinging grapefruit and citris blend. Finished very strong with a slight bitter that left quickly but kept a sweet tanginess in the mouth.Great IPA

4.1
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2006 Pours orangish amber with small thin head. Aroma wasnt as strong as i expected. Flavour was pretty tasty though. Lots of hops in this one. Nice and bitter but still very well balanced. Some roasty flavour in there too. Overall a pretty good IPA

4.4
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Hoppy is not the word to discribe this gem from Stone. .....................

4.8
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2004 (Draft) This is not for everyone just anyone who is addicted to hops. I think they managed to put enough malt in this beer to keep it from being too one dimensional. Anouther advance for hop heads everywhere.


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