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

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RATINGS: 3720   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (6132) - GERMANY - SEP 23, 2013
(bottle) pours a hazy deepest golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of herbal hops, mango and earth, quite resinous, with a hint of caramel, vanilla and some gooseberries. flavour is mostly the same, heavily resinous, with some light roasted malts, mango, fresh wort and a light sweetness in the bitter herbal-hoppy finish. medium to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzombie (580) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Pours hazy orange-gold like a caramel lemon. Thick, fluffy white head with a touch of yellow. Aroma is mildly sweet floral citrus fruit. Taste is indeed an ode to the wonders of the hop. Creamy citrus piney hop gives way to souped-up bitters. This beer is almost alive on the palate. Bitter grapefruit papaya lingers. Medium carbonation. IPA fan heaven. Bit on the bitter side for my personal taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
I think I might need to try this one again as I had it early on and everyone seems to think I gave it a poor rating. I dont remember it much to be honest.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJOHN (5) - California, USA - APR 1, 2014 does not count
Definitely hoppy, not balanced at all. Hop lovers will enjoy. Personally I would have rated it a bit higher if it just had a little more complexity. Either a little bit of a floral or citrus character. The pine was definitely there.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NaturalIce (149) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pretty delicious. Although, Im following up a Firestone Double Jack and thats a tough beer follow. Hops are definitely the overarching theme here. Very smooth; almost a hint of malt in the finish to balance the bitterness. Great beer but not elite.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabic (506) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - APR 6, 2014
Ar: Orange pith, a hint of onion - pine, lemon, and grapefruit. Ap: Crystal-clear gold-copper - large off white head with excellent retention, leaves a trail of foam and settles to a medium-thick cap. T: Toasted malt, pine, and lemon up front - high, clean bitterness - orange, a bit of raisin, very floral - pepper and grapefruit on the finish. P: Medium-light body with high carbonation - finish is dry. O: A mainstay 2XIPA - wonderful flavor, clean bitterness - hoppy, full of taste, and pointed.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (895) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pale amber, tight head, Full body, dense flavor concentration, rich and balanced mouthfeel, little alcohol jeat, long palate. Intensely bittersweet which balances the low acidity. Hoppy, very citrusy. Great IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2014
Sadly served to cold to release the full gamut of aromas. Appeared hazy amber with a good skim of white head. Up the nose was Golden Queen peaches, spruce cones and resinous hops, typical of the style. In the mouth a lush fruity, zesty and hoppy symphony with bitterness in spadefuls. The finish is an enduring glissade from violent chlorophyll into distant medicinal herbaceousness. Could possibly be a rock star beer but for the way it was served... something breweries ought to take ownership of.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redbeard3 (107) - - MAY 19, 2014
Resinous hops, spruce and citrus are in full force. Clear golden pour great lacing. Nice head. Overall a wonderfully intense and flavorful IIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1184) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2014
650 mL bottle supplied by my step-dad last night. I appreciate it; thanks. Consumed as I attentively watched Boston Legal while a Maine coon loudly purred on my lap. To oversized snifter, it pours a bright amber orange with which a white-ringed head 1 finger in length stood. Aromas of juniper berries, rosemary tips, lime meat, sweat, Bible paper, endive seeds, grinded garlic, and russet potatoes. Tastes the same with the addition of sak lees, cardboard, hop pellets, sourdough, green olives, and Red Star yeast flakes. A delicate kiss of smoke, candle wax, spent grain, and rutabaga experienced by swallow. Mmm, mmm, mmm.


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