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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%
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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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3.7
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Holy Smokes....enough hops to rip the enamel off your teeth!! Its amazing. I love a beer that can back up the hops with some malt substance, this is a great IPA. A must for any Hop-Head.

3.9
BJP2006 (43) - Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2006
22 oz bomber, Small off white head ,aroma seemed lacking for such a big beer great hop flavor and bitternes have had this for years and it is a great beer but something has changed sinced they moved the brewery cant put my finger on it but still one of my favorites

4.1
Bill86 (43) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Definitely the best IPA I’ve tasted, but I’ve only had a few, nevertheless the name is right BRUTAL hops. This and the 120 minute IPA’s are my favorites so far, although i hear the 90 minute is better. 22oz bottle.

4.6
ultracake (42) - salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2009
22 oz bottle $6.50 from whole foods. Very hoppy smells great. Pretty bitter up front but calms down. A great beer but your going to need some huevos to really enjoy it.

4.5
poorbastard (42) - Bokeelia, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
I love this beer. Over 100 IBUs in a 12 ounce bottle? How can things get much better. If beers were women I would take Ruination home to meet my mother.

4.8
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
The beer pours a clear, deep orange-gold with a frothy head that leaves a network of lace in its wake. As beautiful a beer as I have ever seen. The aroma is predominantly citrus with floral overtones. The taste, as one would expect, is very bitter with a long bitter finish. The beer opens up in the mouth with a lively carbonation.

4.3
VintageViking (42) - - JUL 20, 2013
A golden amber pour from the bottle, and an aroma full of pine and citrus. Masses of hops, resin and tropical fruits in the taste, and a mouth-filling medium palate. Just bitter enough. (There MUST be malt in there somewhere, I suppose?) I must have been drinking some mad imperial and double IPAs recently, because this seemed very grown-up and balanced. A lovely beer.

4.7
KennyGalanif (42) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
pours a clear golden orange, with one finger of head. once i popped the bottle, this beer made my mouth water! aroma is of......HOPS!!! citrus, pine, grapefruit, bread malt backbone, smells very inviting! the taste is more refreshing than i expected out of a 100+ IBU beer! lots of astringency, grapefruit, orange, lemon, and pine. along with a decent light and sweet caramel malt backbone. quite bitter, but not till it finishes. without taking another sip, this beer remains bitter on the palate for at least 5 minuets. which is awesome!! overall, this is a beer that changed the way IPA’s are made, especially on the west coast. CHEERS!!!

3.4
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Awesome hop aroma could smell all day. Very malty kind of sweet...almost too sweet. thick finish cloying????

4
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Light orange body with a thin light head. Aroma screams hops, it is a loud citrusy aroma. The taste is very bitter, very hoppy, but this is a good thing. There is also a slight alcohol taste in the middle of the mouth. Excellent beer for a hop head.


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