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

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RATINGS: 3720   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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4.5
stetzel (22) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2008
i love stone.they are in my top five breweries.this is my go to beer with them.bright copper color.very thin white head.this is a grapefruit suckerpunch to the palate.the flavor lingers,long,long after the first sip.i truly love this beer.

3.6
NextBestThing (22) - Westtown, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Too much. Over the top hoppiness, more than necessary. I love Stone but prefer their basic IPA to Ruination. I don’t get even the whisper of a malt backbone, just hops for the sake of over-hoppiness. Not horrible by any stretch, a reasonably drinkable brew but there are other more desirable alternatives. If you get a reasonable example of Dogfish 90 Minute you’re drinking a better beer. Still acceptable if it’s the only bottle of Stone at your disposal.

5
thebrood1987 (22) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
You can smell potent citrus and pine mixing together along with some actual malt smell. You get that hop bite right away as it hits your tongue followed by a bready almost wheat malt like taste in the middle and then completely wiped away but a huge pine spruce dry finish. This is all about the hop bitterness. Even though you get a malty bread wheat flavor with that citrus hop flavor the finish and aftertaste just overrule with that dry pine taste from the hops. It’s just like the Stone IPA but its amped up in bitterness. Where some IPA’s focus on having that hop flavor, hop bitterness or mixing the two... this one just beats them all with that bitterness. It really can be compared to a resinous pine cone sharp orange like bitterness. If you want to be blown away by IBU’s get this beer... definitely one of the best IPA’s ever made.

4.2
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. Couldn’t want much more from this, pretty much one of the best IPAs I’ve had

4.5
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 don’t like bitter, you may not like this. Very nice on the palate. Desrving of its high rating. Highly recommended.

3.6
kalki (22) - - JUN 12, 2015
Among my least liked IPA’s. Too bitter, too thick, seems overly hopped and lacks the balance of some of the other Stone’s. Glory to the hops, I fully agree, but somehow just couldn’t get on board with this one.

4.1
DrAlexandre (22) - Anapolis, BRAZIL, BRAZIL - JUL 10, 2015
Coloração âmbar turva. Espuma bege de média formação e longa duração. Aroma explosivo e duradouro de um floral intenso, cítrico de maracujá e pinho. Sabor inicialmente frutado de maracujá com notas florais e leve resinosidade herbal. Dulçor frutado e cítrico de grapefruit também percebido ao longo dos goles. Final de um amargor suave e cítrico e permanece por bastante tempo no retrogosto. Textura aveludada. Carbonatação moderada corpo elevado. Uma DIPA perfeita.

4.7
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..........

4.8
casper78 (21) - bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Bottle 1 pnt 6 oz POurs a deep amber color with light head. ThisIPA is what it’s all about. Stone has done it again.

2.9
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.


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