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99
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Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 3720   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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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Had this beer in a personal beer tasting, and I absolutely loved it. Nice strong taste (and alc %). The taste stayed with me for long after I had finished the beer. Very very hoppy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiwetu (83) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Aromaty owocw cytrusowych, smak lekko słodowo-słodkawy z potężną, chmielową goryczką w finiszu - ale przyjemną, nie zalegającą. Nieprzyzwoicie pijalne jak na swoje parametry. Do miliona powodw, żeby przenieść się do Kalifornii dołącza kolejny. Yummy!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MHOSKINS (83) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Get Stoned! Wow!! This double IPA does not disappoint. The kick of a double, but the balance of a Stone. Another Elite brew from an Elite brewery!! MKH---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Awesome. Huge hop aroma mango pine and some plum. Big beer malty for IPA, a little sweet on palate, other than that pure hop goodness!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chrisxx25 (82) - - JUL 28, 2012
Enjoyed this a few weeks ago. Tons of hops. Pine and citrus, very bitter. Some sweet malt underneath, but barely noticable under hops. This is what a dipa should be. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2006 Part of my program to indoctrination myself in the ways of the hop head. Pours an amber orange with a bit of a thick, foaming white head. Aroma is HOPS, grapefruit, orange, grapes, and an overall sweetness. Flavor is bitter, with hops, and grapefruit coming through after the initial bitterness. Hops and bitterness rule the day with this one. As it warms the bitterness mellows out and it becomes much more drinkable. Definitely an excellent beer - Im trying to rate it impartially, as its not my normal style.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanan (82) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2014
As advertised. Strong hops yes fresh. What stands out most is I don't taste alcohol for such high hops. Fantastic. Pure. Smooth. Great aroma like I'm in a hop garden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Well, there is 42 pages of Ratings here.... if you want to know what it looks like, smells like, or tastes like, read below. Just let me assure you that it is quite the TASTY BREW!!!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suchen (81) - , Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Poured a golden-yellow with a decently thick white head. Smelled very floral and grapefruity. Tasted just the same, with an insane bitterness to it which I didnt enjoy, but did expect. Overall Id like it more without such a bitter edge, but Im not a great hop fan either so...

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2005
This beer rules. I had it from the bomber the other night and was very sad when it was over. Although you (as I) may not be able to afford this beer regularly, it is a real treat if you love imperial IPAs.


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