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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MechanicalMind (22) - Crawley, West Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very slight hazy dull orange. White head that almost completely disappears apart from thin ring of lacing around the edge. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, candied sugar. Palette is immediately hit by bitterness and big tropical fruits, grapefruit, pineapple, citrus pith, bitterness spreads across whole of tongue unlike a lot of IPAs that just hits edges or at the front/back. Finishes with a sustained dry bitter punch, sweet candied sugar, slight alcohol kick, otherwise alcohol is mainly hidden by intense flavours. Couldnt want much more from this, pretty much one of the best IPAs Ive had

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StaleBeer (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Serve at proper temperature. Nice copper color with rich foaminess and excellent lacing. Aroma is grapefruit with slight floral. Grapefruit explosion with a bitter middle yet creamy finish. If you dont like bitter, you may not like this. Very nice on the palate. Desrving of its high rating. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BennyBinion (22) - Canyon, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2014
I really enjoyed this beer, it has a very bitter hoppy aroma and flavor with accents of citrus . A very solid IPA overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kalki (22) - - JUN 12, 2015
Among my least liked IPAs. Too bitter, too thick, seems overly hopped and lacks the balance of some of the other Stones. Glory to the hops, I fully agree, but somehow just couldnt get on board with this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrAlexandre (22) - Niteroi, BRAZIL, BRAZIL - JUL 10, 2015
Colorao mbar turva. Espuma bege de mdia formao e longa durao. Aroma explosivo e duradouro de um floral intenso, ctrico de maracuj e pinho. Sabor inicialmente frutado de maracuj com notas florais e leve resinosidade herbal. Dulor frutado e ctrico de grapefruit tambm percebido ao longo dos goles. Final de um amargor suave e ctrico e permanece por bastante tempo no retrogosto. Textura aveludada. Carbonatao moderada corpo elevado. Uma DIPA perfeita.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chinreallyfat (21) - Chula Vista, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Hops to the max. While this is an excellent strong IPA to drink on occasion, I much prefer the Stone India Pale Ale for daily overconsumption..........

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
casper78 (21) - bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Bottle 1 pnt 6 oz POurs a deep amber color with light head. ThisIPA is what its all about. Stone has done it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pearhead (21) - Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Would you listen to the agents that I bring bring? I had this at a bar and fate gave me a big ol slap to tha chops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
onecrazybreeze (21) - , Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours amber, smells citrus and piney. Intense hoppiness does ruin the palate just as promised once consumed. The sort of beer that must be consumed with no other beers. Not my favorite but still a solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whatalesya (21) - New Bern, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Pours a dark golden orange, fairly clear, with a solid 2 finger head. Strong flowery hop in the nose and a bit piney. Taste has a pronounced hop edge to it, with some citrus notes, but not overly bitter as the malt tempers the hop twang enough to smooth things out a bit. Medium body with good carbonation. Lingering bittersweet finish. Hopheads may think theyve found Nirvana.

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