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

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RATINGS: 3476   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
Tmoney99 (14869) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2005
Bottle. Medium light amber with large rocky off-white head that lasted the majority of the beer. Aroma was a heavy hoppy. Flavor was moderate bitter with a long bitter finish. Medium to full body with a oily texture. Moderate alcohol bite at the finish. Very good brew.

4
Stuu666 (14618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours golden, nose is peach, citrus, pine, taste is similar fruit, very bitter, juicy, dry.

4
kermis (14493) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
Tasting at beer temple. Clear dark golden pour with tan head. Aroma of citrus and a slight yeast funk. Amazing crisp grapefruit in the flavour

3.5
Lubiere (14131) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Golden ale with no head. Light hops aroma Rather nice hops and malts, light citrus. Good bitterness but not ruinating. Good balance and body. (Sept. 2004)

4.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2002
Rerate: orange with nice head. The grapefruit hoppiness makes my mouth instantly water. When I lift my glass, I'm not disappointed, as this baby has bite, lots of it, and a healthy malt backbone that I didn't find the last time I tried it. Gotta get some more of this one!

4.1
Drake (14063) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark golden with a medium sized head that doesn’t last long, but with decent lacing. Sweet, grassy aroma, with some hops. Taste is almost all hops with a sweet undertone. Hits all parts of the tongue equally. This is phenomenal.

3.9
Christian (13807) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2009 Cloudy orange with a lasting off-white head. Rich hop aroma, with pine, grapefruit, mango, peach, tobacco, perfume, and a hint of alcohol. Sweet malt flavour obviously balanced with a huge bitterness, and a pure hop flavour character. But I like my extreme IPAs to be less sweet. Cask @ GBBF 2007. Cloudy orange with a small white head. Same aroma as bottled perhaps slightly less intense. Flatter flavour. Lower score, but this style shouldn’t really be made for cask serving.

4.2
crossovert (13747) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Bottle has a nice biography of the beer and some nice artwork, says 100+ IBU’s, oh boy, here we go. Poured from a bomber into an oversize wine glass. Nice darkish amber color, its a really clear brew, not many bubbles. Scent of piney, citrusey hops, the smell is all about the hops, its rather refreshing too. "The moment after the first swallow, all other food and drink items become substantially more bland than they were just seconds before." Not really but thsi brew has a great taste, the bitterness is up there but beyond it its hop bliss. Not alot of malt here. Just sucking on that bottle with a little beer in the bottom gives you the full hop flavor. This stuff goes down like candy water though, i think i could easily down a 6pack of bombers. Overall not the beas DIPA but a highly, highly worthy one.

4.1
BeerandBlues2 (13718) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 22, 2005
22-oz bottle. Pours copper with a frothy off-white head and excellent spotty lacing. Resinous floral hop with huge pine notes and background caramel malts. Fizzy and spicy hoppy moderately acidic dry pine flavor with alcohol notes but mostly covered by the hops. Medium bodied and warming dry and fizzy palate.

4.1
bierkoning (13615) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2008
Bottle from Dkachur, thanks Dan! Orange blonde color. Malt, pineapple, hopoil and grapefruit in the aroma. Malty sweetish at first, with immediately an oily hoppiness banging in. Grapefruit, pineapple. Oily hopbitter aftertaste. Well balanced, with soft and velvety notes. Quite pleasant and likeable.


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