overall
100
99
style
Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3716   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangenblu62 (39) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Hazy orange pour frothy white head. Sweet aroma but bitter hoppy taste. Unusually tasty for being so bitter. Mild after taste. Not a big IPA guy but this aint bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertLiley1 (39) - - SEP 28, 2014
Very good beer lots of malty Carmel flavor along with hops galore very very good need another

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djc920 (38) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Ruinous is right! This is truly a well-crafted beer... Intense hops all around. The impact on my nose and palate was impressive, yet I was not driven away by the bitter explosion.... I craved more. There is a great balance between the bitterness and the malty sweetness. Simply divine.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nocardia (38) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUN 4, 2012
From a bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with two fingers of white, frothy head. The head lingers for eons and leaves beautiful lacing on the glass like strings of cob web. The aroma is all hops, sticky with citrus grapefruit and resin. Hiding in the nose is a waft of honey sweetness. The first taste is a blossom of pure hops; the heavy flavor is all citrus hops with a backbone of pine. It blends beautifully into that promise of honeysuckle like sweetness I found on the nose. The sweetness on the back end coupled with the unapologetic hop smack in the mouth makes this THE IPA against which I compare all others. This is the beer that turned me into a beer geek. Other IPAs are guilty of just loading you with hops for hops sake, but this beer uses them the way they are meant to be used. Cheers to the guys and gals at Stone for brewing such a gem.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hardypc (38) - - APR 5, 2013
This beer is set out to ruin your taste buds and with that comes some delicious tasting beverage if you are hopped up enough to handle it.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sbaz040 (38) - phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Not as good as stone IPA.the bitterness overwelmed the fruit taste.. .........................................

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zbong (38) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Very good brew. Hops, hops, hops. The good thing about it though is that the beer is very hoppy, but not so much to the point I don’t want to drink it. Another classic from stone!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SamAdams777 (37) - Abilene or Stephenville, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Damn, is this beer good or what? Its a hop lovers dream. Take a sniff from your bottle, smells amazing. Malty, hoppy, sour. Stone brewery doesnt skimp on quality here. Take a huge mouth full and just let it settle on the back of your tongue before you swallow. This is what beer is about. Cheers! to another great Stone brewery product. This beer is a punch in the face and a pure invasion of the senses.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imanerd (37) - Novi, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2007
I was super pumped to try this, and super disappointed when i did. There is no malt profile to back up the hops. Extremely unbalanced. While there was an interesting hop profile, it was incredibly raw.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jefe026 (37) - USA - SEP 20, 2007
never...NEVER have i had a beer better than this, i loved the taste, it was very bitter but at the same time it was perfectly ballanced by the malt. i love everything about this beer, except for the price, 3.99 a pint!!! it was still worth every penny


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