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

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RATINGS: 3719   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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4.2
mR_fr0g (11918) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Keg at the Brewdog AGM 2014. Aroma is really dank, orange peel, resin. Golden / orange coloured pour with a lasting sticky off white head. Flavour is huge piney / grapefruit dank hops. Really big in your face clean grapefruit bitterness. Palate is nice sticky resin, superdry finish. Benchmark double IPA.

4.1
madsberg (11762) - 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.

3.8
rosenbergh (11532) - 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.

3.4
deyholla (11506) - 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.

3.7
Meilby (11366) - 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 (11324) - 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

3.7
j12601 (11162) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange gold with a small, and quickly deflating, white head. Hops arrive at the nose while opening the bottle, and the aroma lingers as one gets closer. Depth is provided in a light toasted malt fragrance with a slight undercurrents of citrus. Starts off soft, thick, and velvety with remarkably fine carbonation. Finishes strong with a warming bitterness reminiscent of heavily oaked wines. All of this bitterness is nicely balanced though, and clearly not as ruinous as Stone would claim, as I’m certainly thinking of following it up with another…

3.9
Desverger (11122) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2015
[email protected] Beer Co, Covent Garden, London - fuzzy amber/orange pour with good white head. Sweet malty and fruity aroma and taste, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, caramel malts, toffee, some herbal hop spice, bitter finish. Lovely.

4.4
hopscotch (11051) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2003 This beer really, really rocks. It is the color of liquid Gold with an albino white head. The aroma is very floral. Smells like a hop blossom... ok, an entire acre of the little green bastards. The flavor? HOPS, malt, HOPS, slightly pungent... did I mention HOPS? This beer has a very dry, crisp, fizzy finish. Unbelievably smooth for a 100+ IBUer. HOPHEADS REJOICE. Wait! I think I just burped up a little green flower. Nope, false alarm.

4.3
daknole (11044) - 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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