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: 3717   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14882) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2011
660ml bottle (Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 2011)
7 Big cascade hop and peach aroma, slightly dry too.
3 Mid orange, small tight head.
7 Yike, you can tell this isnt a weak beer. Sugary sweet caramel. Instant diabetes!
4 Slick palate, light carbonation. After the punch in the face, the slick sugary finish helps ease the experience, but is accompanied by a whole load of bitterness too. Doesnt fade without a tingle.
14 I think Ive been a bit generous, but this did sip quite nicely. Its a very predictable formula, not a particularly interesting example of the style (are any?), is not so refreshing, and has several of sub-par qualities, but in the end you do like taking another sip.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Aroma full of honey-like, caramel malts with loads of pine trees and grapefruit. Orange peel is in the nose as well. Sweeter than I expected for the aroma. Very pleasant. Poured a nice, murky, light amber color with creamy white head that stuck around for a bit. Wow, this is one of the more bitter IPAs Ive had and Ive had quite a few "extremely bitter" IPAs. Even so, I can still pull out the maltiness of the beer behind all of the hops. If the bottle said "Made with 100% pure pine sap", I would believe it. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4533) - Holbk, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2011
Draught at Venica Ale House. Clear dark amber with a white head. Aroa moderate malty, caramel, heavy hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet, heavy bitter. Medium to full body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1893) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Sweet and spicy aromas. A light copper brew with good carbonation. Flavor is intensely hoppy, but surprisingly well balances with a fair amount of sweet malts on the backside. Finish is long an bittering. Big spruce-floral notes. Not that fruity, althought the sweet malts may lead that way a little. Not as good as Double Jack, IMO.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2011
@ Stone fest , Chez moeder lambic

Head: Thin , Bubbly
Colour: Egg yolk, Orangy
Smell: Lychee, Melon, Malts, Sweet, Lots of hops, Dry bitter
Taste: Very hopy earthy start, Milky, Dry, Peely, Citric, Oranges, End is very dry , Grassy after

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15378) - Snderborg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2011
Draught, 7.7%. Sweet hoppy aroma. Cloudy grey yellow colour. The flavour starts off with a distinct teaish note. Becomes a little sweet and then slightly alcohol. Finishes with a distinct but clean bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (6651) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle at oktoberfest thx to Sten cons 2011-10-22 Gteborg AP: creamy ofwhite head, thick apricot marmelade colored body AR/: caramel, perfume, grass, citrus, grapefuit juice, lemon, soap, havy pine, pineapple and wee tutti frutti PS still have one in my cellar thx Sten

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerjeff (34) - Sagamore Hills, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Very hoppy taste. Nice aroma. So hoppy it is almost tart. Tart palate. Nice but strong IPA

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a thin white head with good lacing. Smells strongly of hops, grass and citrus. Tastes of grapefruit and a strong bitterness. Medium body. Finishes dry and bitter. Very bitter, but well balanced and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Usually 75+IBU beer ends up tasting like grapefruit juice, but this stuff is actually fairly mild, in a good way. Theres a grainy, bready aspect to it, maybe a little citrus. Its not as extreme as I had heard, and I think that made it more drinkable. Its a solid beer, but not especially memorable.


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