overall
100
99
style
Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3718   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThreeCats (883) - ISRAEL - APR 14, 2013
Big white foamy head over a clear golden body. Aroma of zesty citrus, grass, apricot. Taste of upfront bitterness, and then some more bitterness. Lemon, grass, some oxidation, and some more bitterness. Finish is long, zesty, and...Bitter. (get the picture yet?)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2013
From bomber. Pours deep golden in color with small head. Aroma was pine and citrus. Tatse was more hops then malt. Pine, citrus and caramel malts. Good but not balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (1107) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 17, 2013
Pours amber with a frothy white head. Aroma is a hop overdose with huge floral notes. Flavor is overwhelmingly bitter but I love it in spite of myself. Medium body, frenetic carbonation. Very nice brew, even though I'm not a big IPA fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2013
Bottle. Punchy citrus aroma that continues into the flavour before rampant bitterness takes over. The bitterness strips the flavour the flavour away on the finish. An interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1602) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Nice fruity aroma with pine sand hints of citrus. Pours a clear golden amber with a white ring and spotty lacing. The taste, initially, has a sweet fruity quality about it followed by "subdued" pine/resin flavor ending with a satisfying hoppy bitter finish. Medium fbody with medium carbonation. There is almost a tongue coating quality that is not found in most IPAs. Very pleasing. Overall, this is a very enjoyable IPA which I want to have again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Westmeisters Birthday Beer Tasting Extravaganza Beer #11. The final beer of this epic day of celebration. This was a good beer, but, in the uber competitive field of IIPAs, I dont think this rates near the top. Poured a very pale amber with white head. Scentsof ctirus and alcohol on the nose. Finish was a bit too bitter for me, although the food pairing may have had an effect. Stones easy availability and this beers low price point for the style will probably lead me to trying it again. Bottle - Westmeisters House - Cumming, GA

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scouser (348) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2014 Pours a nice golden honey colour with nice white lacing. Aroma of honey, flowers and a little citrus. Very mild aroma. Tastes of honey and lemon citrus. Not a bad beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
Pours a clear golden colour with a medium white head. Light aroma. Strong bitterness with a bit of spice from the hops

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle. Clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma is piney and resinous with a hint of citrus. Taste is earthy and piney with a strong lemon and grapefruit note. Medium mouthfeel with strong carbonation. Very bitter. Pretty decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (935) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013
Pour a hazy light orange, with a small white head. Aroma er pretty hop forward. (you dont say?) Slight grass, weeds, slight caramel, some tropical fruits, and just a touch of perfume. The taste is pretty darn bitter, with faint sweet notes upfront. Average bodied, with a fizzy carb.


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