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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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4.4
slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 27, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2016 "holy crap, this ones big! awsome citrusy floral hop aroma invites you to come back for more. now available in 6packs...what a night that would be. super bitter and hoppy in the best possible way...my favorite DBL IPA (in 2008)...and i’ve had many. none stand up to this one."

3.7
thewolf (12800) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2007 Bottle @ Tasting at my place.
[thank you, after4ever]
Pours orange amber with a slight chill haze. Aroma is mild and fruity sweet with a good dose of hoppiness, but is really isn’t over-powering. Some caramel as well. Mouthfeel is extremely dry. Flavour is hop, hop, hops :o) Good backing from malts, but the hops are really at the fore here. Very, very dry, but also very one-sided. I’d prefer the 10th Annniversary Edition.

4.3
Sammy (12760) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2015 Great floral pine citrus smell. Nice dark orange color. Cellared for a couple of months, and found balanced in bitterness and only a bit palate erasing.

3.3
jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2006
pours a foamy, retaining to rocky offwhite head with gold color. Aroma is sweet tangerine & grapefruit, bubblegum, malt. Taste is lots of dry, biting hops with back up malt, alcohol. Taste gets mellower as I progressed, or my mouth and tastebuds got mellower.

3.4
deyholla (12234) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle. Poured dark amber with a thin off white head. Aroma was full of hops, mainly citrus and piney. Flavor had very similar notes to that of the aroma with the citrus being the most present.

3.8
rosenbergh (11799) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2009
650 ml bottle. From the US. HHOK blind tasting. Thanks Brandman.
Hazy amber colour with small to average white head. Strong hoppiness in aroma with pine/birch/wood, resin, grapefruit and some American hoppy sweetness. Flavour is dry hoppy with resin and sweaty birch (vihta). Long lasting hoppy aftertaste.

4.1
madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 Bottled: One really wants to sing out loud and praise this magnificent brew. Kind of reminds me of the musical by Woody Allen "It's all about hops...". Is dark golden coloured with a medium lasting head. Hops and earth aromas. As soon as you start drinking, the hoppy bitterness hits you like a horse. The bitterness keeps on evolving on the palate, and leaves you with a pleasant feeling. This might not be the most complex beer I've ever tasted, but for sure I've never tasted anything as hoppy and bitter. Very good. As much as I really like this beer, I cannot rate it as high as the (IMHO) much more complex and harmonious belgian, dutch and british ales. Once again many thanks to herbjones for another top californian beer.

3.7
Meilby (11692) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2011
Bottle 355ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
[Thanks to yngwie] Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of barley, caramel and hops. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.1
shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2009 Bottle. Pineapple orange aroma primarily. Amber with small head. Sweet pineapple juice flavor initiallly that is quickly overwhelmed by piney hops flavor. Sweet, fruity and hoppy

4.3
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Oh my what a beer. Nice orange/amber color with a foamy head. Aromas are full of citrus, floral hops and some great malts. Flavor is hops, hops and hops. Floral hops, bitter hops, sweet hops...this is amazing. Malt backbone shines throughout. WINNER.


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