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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3717   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
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....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheHopHead (26) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2010
22oz bottle, poured into a shaker (I didnt 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 hopheads dream beer,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
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 its so intense. Taste is almost brutal but very good. Intensely bitter; citrusy, grassy, one of the hoppiest beers Ive had, fantastic. Slightly thich and sticky in your mouth with average carbonation. This is one of the best IPAs Ive had and one of the most intense beers in general. Must have.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
qwak (25) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2004
all i can say is.. wow.. excellent beer. wonderful aroma, great taste, as far as IPA's go, it really doesn't get any better than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WABeerChick (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2004
I guess I'm what they call a hophead and generally can't get enough of them. I felt a little overpowered by this one. True what the boys at Stone say - a sip of this will ruin your palate for the next thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ricardowess (25) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2005
I was expecting the hops... after reading reviews and the label... but I was surprised to taste the strong citrus and pine flavors that come out. Bitter aftertaste - great stuff - will have again!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
alandudeman (25) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2007 I wasnt sure what to expect going into this, but I was quite satisfied coming out. Ruination is not nearly as ruinous on the palate as it claims to be; a better description would be marvelous on the palate. Carbonation was average and mouth feel was mid way between watery and oily. Scent was hops and citrus. The flavor was strong bitter grapefruit, orange, hops, pine resin, lime and wax. The after taste was of very bitter grapefruit. The after- taste seems to creep into your nostrils and is great. Every time I buy this I end up liking it more. My only qualm is with the price; 15.99 a six-pack. wtf guys.............................. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
amarcero (24) - , Vermont, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Absolutely "perfect". Thats the only word I can use to describe. Hopped, malty, and alchohaly all rolled into one. Yes, I realize that "alchohaly" is far from a real word, but who cares when the beer is this incredible?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBelgian (24) - USA - MAY 16, 2003
Wonderful hoppy IPA. Stone knows that people will either love it or hate it, not many will be on the fence. I love it. Great aroma and flavor.

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