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

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RATINGS: 3488   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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Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 6, 2003
This is a good example of a Micro-Brew gone bad !!! It is real easy to make a beer so bitter that is not worth drinking!!! Over-Rated Brewery

4.2
xShanex (60) - Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bomber. Another gem from the boys at Stone. Pours a beautiful rich golden with a slightly off white head. Wonderful lacing. Rich piney hoppy aroma. Strong hop flavor which is perfectly balanced with the malt. Wonderful Double. Have another? Keep em coming!!!

4
onedawger (60) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Citrusy, buttery, very hoppy, bitter finish. Nice gold color with a hint of orange. Smells are floral, citrus, cheese. Overall a good beer!

4.1
RawKuz (60) - NORWAY - MAR 11, 2013
0.33 at Øltorget. One of the best IPAs around, nearly ruined due to Øltorget is Oslo serving it extremely cold. Best way to ruin a great beer. As the statement says, this is bitter! Altough very bitter, its quit nicely balanced, with malty aromas pushing through. Great beer.

3.5
JKaranka (60) - Cardiff, WALES - MAY 25, 2014
Appearance: light golden colour. Head is two fingers of off white foam, a bit curdly in the middle. Very little sediment in the bottle and none in the glass. Aroma: pine needless, lime peelings and a faint floor cleaner. Taste: moderately bitter with a long lasting finish. The main flavours follow from the aroma, pine, some citric sweets. It’s not particularly dry to start with, more zingy, tart and somewhat sweet, and then it finishes medium dry. It’s good, probably I should have drunk it closer to 8c than 12c. Very little in the way of malts, just enough to sweeten it up. Palate: it lingers around the mouth, but it’s fairly average. Somewhat oily. Overall: this must be the prototypical IPA in every sense, it’s very good but nothing I’d get that excited about. It’s good that it’s not too fruity as I get fed up with those.

4.3
exparte (59) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Beautiful citrus hop aroma that’s full of grapefruit and florals. Bright golden color with a solid inch thick head that laces distinct rings down the glass. Taste is all bitter, nothing balanced about it. Fairly oily texture but full and pleasant. Difficult to drink more than one without a malty palate checker in between but truly a treat nonetheless.

3.8
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2008
22 oz bottle. A slightly hazy orange amber with a frothy head that disappears quickly. Aroma is rich in floral hops and then balanced by the thick caramel malts. Surprise: a bit bitter. Earthy from the hop vegetation and on the heavy side of medium bodied. The powerful flavor pulls you roughly over the range of hop notes, resulting in a unique taste each time you lift the glass. Long bitter finish. I do like bitter beers but the excessiveness of this results in unpleasantly thick saliva. Still, it’s a ride I would take again.

3.9
AcctError304011 (59) - - OCT 24, 2015
Classic IIPA. Bold hop flavours of citrus and ripe mango. Some find it bitter but for me the bitterness is good.

3.9
BoydJustitz (58) - Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Pours clear orange/gold with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is mostly hoppy with fresh grassy tones. The flavor is caramel with nearly overwhelming hops and huge bitterness... almost too much for me! Alcohol is perceptible but not overwhelming. A very good double IPA.

4.1
CVBis007 (58) - Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2015
This beer rose up out of the growler and found the glass of its next victim. Smells of mystery and danger, darkness and dank. Initially you think survival is possible with the citrus and floral notes, and then the hammer falls. Pungent, oppressive hop bitterness drags you into the abyss. You take another gulp for relief and repeat the cycle until there is nothing left.


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