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99
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
radarsock (1192) - 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 saké 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.

3.8
FestDecBeet (412) - - JUN 2, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Look: pours a light orange color. Extremely clear. Small head that doesn't hang around long. Head is bright white Smell: extreme dank smell. Very sweet smell. Slight alcohol smell. Grapefruit. Smell cat pee. Taste: skunk smell. Slight peppery feel. Definite bitterness to it. Slight line notes to it. Cat pee in a good way. Feel: good carbonation. Leaves a film in your mouth. Definitely a dry beer. Overall: bitterness and dryness make you want to go back for another drink. Good go to beer for the summer. First drank: home June 2, 2014

3.8
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
A nice hoppy aroma almost citrusy with a light malt in the backround. A strong hoppy taste with a bit of the bitterness followed by the maltiness to offset the bitter and hop. The aftertaste is a nice bitter with the malt trying to break thru.

3.8
snoworsummer (5694) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 Draft at Escondido. Pours clear bright amber with a fizzy, bubbly off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like grapefruit, resin, smooth booze, light caramel, sweet bready malt. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel, grapefruit, smooth booze, citrus hops, and bready malt.

3.8
Youngpretender (15) - Morganton, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2015
meh... Ive had better IPAs from Stone and better IPAs from other breweries. Its a hop bomb, a good and extremely drinkable hop bomb, but a hop bomb none the less.

3.8
Beerhunter111 (20467) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2015
Klare dunkel goldgelbe Farbe, fingerbreite weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, reife Früchte, hopfig, leicht harzig. Geschmack kräftig malzig, harzig, Pfirsisch, sehr hopfig, bitter, gut!

3.8
Brandon1989 (660) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
This beer pours a cloudy golden color with a small one-finger white head. The aroma hops, pine, juicy citrus. The taste is very hoppy, hop oil, some citrus, and some breadiness. The aftertaste is full of hops and it lingers around. The mouthfeel is on the medium side and drinkability is quite high for this high of ibu.

3.8
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2015
Pours Amber with a thin white head. The aroma is hops on top of hops. Bitter.

3.8
antg8989 (2) - Califon, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015 does not count
Hazy in color. Not a lot of lacing. The aroma smells alcoholic, but the taste is of a semi-sweet citrusy IPA.

3.8
martin00sr (4035) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
Tap @Brewdog Sheperds Bush. Cloudy amber, frothy offwhite head. Fruity, resin aroma. Caramel malty flavour with piney bitterness and orange. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, long dry finish. Good.


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