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99
style
Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 3488   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
Dedollewaitor (16439) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2009 35,5cl bottle. Thanks a lot to The_Epeeist. Pours cloudy golden with a fine lasting white head. Aroma & taste is first of all very hoppy - pine, citrus, mango & floral. Very bitter & dry - and very fresh & crisp. A malty background with buiscuit notes. Super hoppy lasting dry end! Brilliant and my first Stone brew by the way! Re-rating Dec. 09. 4,1 again. fresh, citrussy and harmonic with a lasting crisp bitterness.

3.6
MiP (15981) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2011
Draught, 7.7%. Sweet hoppy aroma. Cloudy grey yellow colour. The flavour starts off with a distinct teaish note. Becomes a little sweet and then slightly alcohol. Finishes with a distinct but clean bitterness.

3.9
Scopey (15922) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
On tap at the Ginger Man Dallas. It pours hazy golden yellow with a thin foamy head. The nose is lots of citrus fruits, caramel, resin and pine. The taste is orange, lemon, mango, resin, monster hop bite, pine, bread, biscuit, leather and some astringency with a long bitter-dry finish. It’s surprisingly smooth and almost a bit too easy to drink!

3.9
bhensonb (15861) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2007
Nicely balanced aroma of hop and malt. The hop seems citrusy, but hard to be sure. Translucent amber gold color with a white head that tries to lace. Starts with citrus hop and malt. There is so much malt that the 100+IBU is balanced. Not a bad thing, and the finish is bitter, but it’s not over the top hop. Good to drink.

4.2
djd07 (15704) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear orange golden color with a small frothy white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a strong citrus and floral hops. The taste is very hoppy with pine and a bitter finish. Hides the alcohol, a very good double IPA from Stone.

2.8
Ratman197 (15480) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Bomber poured a clear copper with a small, lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, pine and a hint of citrus. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavors of carmel, pine and some earthiness with a bitter finish. To much bitterness and not enough hop aroma and flavor for my taste.

3.2
imdownthepub (15426) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
Cask conditioned at The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Clouded gold with no head. After the standard IPA this was completely over the top, very bitter and difficult to drink. Heavy, piney grapefruit, drying. Not great.

4
gunnfryd (15330) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2007
Bottle at RBNAG 07. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, hop, citrus , dry. Flavour is fruit, hop, citrus, sweet, dry. Nice beer.

3.4
DSG (15312) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012 Re-rate 3/7/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Dagan. Clear golden. Aroma of slightly stale hops with some citrus and floral notes. Bitter flavor with light sweetish graininess and some slightly stale hops. Medium-bodied. Past its prime but still OK. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2



Re-rate 2/22/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Lee. Clear deep golden. Aroma of slightly stale hops and some fruity notes. Very bitter hoppy flavor, a bit resinous, a bit grapefruity and a bit stale. Medium-bodied. Not bad, but past its prime. 6/3/7/3/13=3.2



Re-rate 10/29/11: Bottle sample at a tasting at Porter & Sons. Thanks to whoever brought this one. Hazy golden. Pleasant citric hoppy aroma. Flavor has a bit of sweet maltiness and a hoppy bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Decent but seems past its peak. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5



(10/23/08) Bottle drank at my hostel room in New York. Clear deep golden color with a medium stable white head. Aroma full of hops, resin, some pine needles, some flowery notes, cookies and some caramel. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, cookie dough and some fruity notes. Continues with a very bitter hoppy attack (but still remains quite balanced) with pine and some grapefruit and light alcoholic hints. A very pleasant DIPA. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8

4
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
Bottle at "American Tasting #2". Clear amber - white head. High hoppy, soap, very light malty, grass, pine, resin, light flowery. Dry bitter finish.


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