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

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RATINGS: 3476   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
geographylists (26) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle. Like others have said, very hoppy with quite a bit of bitterness. This doesn’t taste like other Stone beers as that stereotypical grapefruit flavor is weaker. Full aroma. Somewhat less head, however, than most IPAs. Personally, I like Arrogant Bastard and Stone IPA better, but this one’s definitely worth a try.

4.2
rodgers004 (26) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2008
A Singular, bold, orgy of hoppy goodness. Effervescent hops define this beer from aroma and flavor to its long lasting impression.

3.7
DickDunnigan (26) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Dark yellow, with good white head. Cloying sweetness, overwhelming hop domination. Strong alcohol notes. You just have to say, wow!

4.2
Beerman125 (26) - , New York, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Be prepared for an in-your-face hoppy, hoppy IPA. This is a beer to be savored. With a hazy appearance and strong nose, this brew will not go quietly into the night....

4
ZooKeeper (26) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 16, 2010
Bottle. Yellow/Amber colour, with medium frothy white head. Very feint hop aroma seeing as its all about the hops. Harsh hop aroma including lime, orange and perfume. This is a really good beer, but to be taken 1 bottle at a time!

4.4
TheHopHead (26) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2010
22oz bottle, poured into a shaker (I didn’t have a snifter at the time). Great amber/golden color with huge 3 finger white head with unreal lacing. Taste is glorious piney hoppy perfection. In my top 5 for a hophead’s dream beer,

4.4
dan027 (26) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Pours a hazy golden orange with a lingering fluffy white head. Aroma is strong and pungent. Very citrusy, very floral and almost brings a stinging sensation it’s so intense. Taste is almost brutal but very good. Intensely bitter; citrusy, grassy, one of the hoppiest beers I’ve had, fantastic. Slightly thich and sticky in your mouth with average carbonation. This is one of the best IPA’s I’ve had and one of the most intense beers in general. Must have.

5
Forb (26) - - MAR 13, 2012
Poured from a 650ml bottle... Appearance: Beautifully hazy golden orange hue with a fluffy / creamy 1 finger head. The glass is white-walled with lacing. Smell: My lord, never have I smelled so much hop deliciousness from a beer before. This smell excites with an actual hop ’sweetness’!! Taste: The taste of a sweet hop essence so smooth and delectable that I can honestly say it’s the closest to draft I’ve ever had from a bottle. Just amazing. Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, hoppy, happy, and just downright filled with the love of brewing. This beer makes a ! and it indicates appreciation for the fine art of brewing. Overall: The best IPA I’ve ever had. Hands down. Even if your not a hophead. JUST DO IT! Prosit!!!!

4.4
beerbrains (26) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 floral hop aroma (a little different, but really, really nice), , golden color, clear, minimal head, lacy, heavy bitterness, with a long bitter finish and somewhat salty. I’m not a huge hop fan, but if you are, you will love this. To me, it’s bitter as it’s going down, but the finish is unusually awesome.

4.7
tendency (26) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
lemme just say this up front: this IS the standard bearer for west coast IPAs. this baby slips and slides on a massive hop bed between the IPA and double IPA line IMO. huge grapefruit, pine and orange chewy resin. sticky icky bitter aint no quitter. thank god you will not find your thick candy bar malted milk in this brew (yes im calling you out colorado IIPA brewers! ;)) however the malt that is supplied is wonderfully creamy but must labor mightily to support the massive hop drop. and labor it does to wonderful effect. west coast represent!


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