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


on tap


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RATINGS: 3489   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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Atlove (41) - USA - FEB 2, 2008
The Ruination IPA pours a clear golden-orange with a white, lacing head. The flavor is dominated by hops, but not overbearing. I expected this beer to be a lot more intense and dynamic, but it’s hardly an ’imperial’ IPA in my opinion. It’s still a very fine beer, but not at the level of a 90 minute or a hopslam.

dankbrewqueen (41) - Morongo Valley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2008
quite hoppy and definitely a favorite ipa! it seems as though stone cant miss with there exceptional brews. i keep tasting them, and keep liking them! quality ingredients make this one top of the line for me!

Kartoffeln (40) - Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2011
Great IIPA. Has a strong American hop aroma more on the citrus side than piney, just how I like it. Big malt sweetness accompanied by even bigger bitterness. Very well balanced. Had it on tap at the Flying Saucer in just a sampler, would like to try it again.

twgordon (40) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 22, 2013
There is nothing to say about this that hasn’t already been said. Let the 5 rating speak for itslef. Amazing experience in a bottle. If you like hops, bitter, or anything IPA, drink it!

myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2006
22oz bottle. Clear, golden and copper tint. decent amount of white head. Full, dry hop aroma. Big alcohol surypy thick malty and way to much going on for me in the hop department. I need to try again to re rate I am sure

OhioGuzzler (40) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Tasted this guy next to an ale smith IPA - very similar on the pour - nice thick white head with a beautiful light copper coloring. Smell like a hop field during harvest time. This beauty is the dominatrix that will punish your hop fetish. A malty Bitter citrus flavor gives way to a sweeter orange and grass profile which fades to a floral hop bitterness. Not too shabby, but be prepared.

wineandbrew (40) - Steilacoom, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Bought @ Steilacoom Wine and Brew. Stone is a wonderful brewery, but I will say that IPA’s aren’t my fave right off the bat. That being said, I enjoy this beer... Yes, a lot of hops, but balanced with the malt of an (almost) imperial IPA, so the body helps the IBU’s come across evenly. Good Solid Brew!

llafoe (40) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours a orangish gold with a slight white head. Aroma is dominated by apricot, followed by grapefruit and pine. Taste is sweet with a carbonated bitter pine grapefruit finish. Very nice.

Dionysian (39) - Paris, FRANCE - JUL 22, 2002
A very strong beer. Bitter, hoppy.. crisp.. um.. toasty.. roasty.. ghosty. A good strong beer, not for the faint of heart. The 100 IBU's shine through like a fat girl riding a tricycle.

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