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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3719   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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TBone (17442) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Copper brown, small white head. Very hoppy, but also oaky and smokey aroma. Hoppy flowery and very bitter. Some sweetness in the front. Long bitter aftertaste. Hopheads paradise.

mcberko (17328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2011 12 oz. bottle, pours a potent bright orange with a white head. Extremely hoppy aroma, with a more citrusy than grassy aroma compared to the regular IPA. Mouth-watering, potent hops flavour. One of the best IIPAs out there.

chrisv10 (17321) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, heavy bitter hops and balanced with aroma hops.

Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2002
Light copper; piney, foresty hop aroma. Hops just clobber the palate. Rich malts come in later - an earthy, resiny brew. Very intense, but I have to admit, I’ve never been thrilled with these over-the-top beers and wouldn’t want to drink them as a general rule.

yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2010 Bottle, 22oz, at RBNAG -07. The third consecutive IIPA this evening. Ruination poured a clear, golden body with a white head on top. There was a lovely fruity and hoppy nose with some maltyness blending in. The flavor were like hop-juice, but in a more plesant way than the Lagunitas Maximus I had previous to this one. There were pines, resin, citrus and pine-apple in addition to the heavy maltyness. A real teeth cleaner, full-bodied and sweetish, with a resiny finish. A real beauty that the_epeeist sent me. Rating: 8-3-8-4-16-3.9. 071103

Bottle, 12oz, at Patricks Pub. It’s a crystal clear, golden beer topped by a white to off-white head, finger-thick and diminishing. Lacings left. Really hop dominated aroma, with resins and citrus peel in large amounts. Some pale malts in the back. The flavor has a really good bitterness, but focuses mostly on citrus and resins. Pale malts as a base. Full-bodied, almost palate-cleansing bitter in the finish. An extreme beer, extreme in a wonderful way. 091211

jtclockwork (16444) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden orange with white head. Nose and taste of lots of citrus, peel, caramel malt and grapefruit rind. Bitter. Medium body.

brokensail (16440) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: A clear pale gold color with about 1 finger worth of foam that slowly drifts away. Pretty decent lacing. S: Pine and citrus, hop resin, some floral qualities as well. Some malt sweetness, but very minimal. T: Very bitter, lots of pine, some floral background. The hops are primarily on the front with a slight amount of malt on the finish. M: Not much carbonation, medium body, kind of sticky on the tongue (especially as it warms). D: Bitter and boozy, but a delicious DIPA.

Dedollewaitor (16056) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2009 35,5cl bottle. Thanks a lot to The_Epeeist. Pours cloudy golden with a fine lasting white head. Aroma & taste is first of all very hoppy - pine, citrus, mango & floral. Very bitter & dry - and very fresh & crisp. A malty background with buiscuit notes. Super hoppy lasting dry end! Brilliant and my first Stone brew by the way! Re-rating Dec. 09. 4,1 again. fresh, citrussy and harmonic with a lasting crisp bitterness.

FatPhil (15967) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2011
660ml bottle (Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 2011)
7 Big cascade hop and peach aroma, slightly dry too.
3 Mid orange, small tight head.
7 Yike, you can tell this isnt a weak beer. Sugary sweet caramel. Instant diabetes!
4 Slick palate, light carbonation. After the punch in the face, the slick sugary finish helps ease the experience, but is accompanied by a whole load of bitterness too. Doesn’t fade without a tingle.
14 I think I’ve been a bit generous, but this did sip quite nicely. It’s a very predictable formula, not a particularly interesting example of the style (are any?), is not so refreshing, and has several of sub-par qualities, but in the end you do like taking another sip.

MiP (15650) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2011
Draught, 7.7%. Sweet hoppy aroma. Cloudy grey yellow colour. The flavour starts off with a distinct teaish note. Becomes a little sweet and then slightly alcohol. Finishes with a distinct but clean bitterness.

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