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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: 3720   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
jfb (6269) - 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
scotchzombie (591) - 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
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
Geiserich (4521) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle: orange color with an off-white head. Very "bitter" and hoppy aroma, grapefruit, citrus peel and resin. Flavor is malty, light sweet with candy notes followed by full hop notes with resin, pine and few citrus. Quite bitter.

3.8
Gerbeer (3755) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours clear good with moderate head. Aromas of toffee, rubber, pink grapefruit, and candy. Sharp bitter flavors of orange peel, graperfruit, and resin. Maybe there is some malts in the background...

3.8
ankurv (6) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
Pours down golden yellow with haze. Aroma is more fruity then floral. Taste is more bitter and citrus than any other IPA.

3.8
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
NaturalIce (149) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pretty delicious. Although, I’m following up a Firestone Double Jack and that’s 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
Jabic (590) - 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
Bebum (993) - 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


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