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


on tap


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RATINGS: 3489   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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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.

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

burtonbaton930 (103) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2011
22 oz bottle pours a nice clear golden color with a small head that dissipates. The second you pop the bottle there is a hop onslaught on your nose. I dont know if I should be excited or frightened... Taste has an incredible hop profile. By no means is this a hop bomb; the layers of the different hop flavors mingle so well. Lots of citrus and pine, little bit of rind flavor towards the end. Palate was very smooth with moderate carbonation. Awesome brew but definitely not one for a noob or the faint of heart. Cheers

BeerBeCue (103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2012
Bomber poured into tulip. Pours a dark golden/amber with a finger-thick head which reduces to just a ring. Leaves a fine lacing on the glass. Aroma is of caramel, strong grapefruit hops, and also quite herbal. Light sugary taste and quite intensely bitter too (but still pleasant!). Medium-full body with a slightly slick texture. Carbonation is rather light, which is rather normal for a double IPA. Long, long bitter finish! This is great! One of the best double IPAs I’ve had. Drinkable cold, but expresses its full palette better when you let it warm up a bit. This is the quality I expected from Stone; I’m not deceived, at all!

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

ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Hops..Hops..Hops! Aroma is strong hop with slight spice tailings. Poured deep golden and clear with decent off white head. Flavor...assaulted the palate with strong hop bitterness that lasts and lasts with malt tracings and good alcohol warming. Rich, spicy, stinging hop mouth feel that takes over your palate and truly "RUINS" it for anything else. This is my favorite Imperial/Double IPA by far! Great Beer!

biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Good, rather bitter IPA. Not as harsh as it lets on, or at least I didn’t think so. That being said, you won’t be chugging this one anytime soon.

Matt_Foran (102) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours an amber/copper color. Aroma is faint, but has hints of hops. To the palate it is very bitter and long lasting on it. Very solid dry hopped IPA.

TheSilentSaint (102) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Appearance: Amber light gold with good head Nose: pines Mouthfeel: light with medium carbonation. Bitter palate. Taste: pines and hops, bitter, little more bitter. Loved it! Loved the palate! Definite try for hop heads! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2015
It pours cloudy orange, very little head, thin white lacing. The aroma of pine, grass, sweet honey smell too, toffee. The taste is hugely bitter and very grassy, big hop bomb.

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