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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%
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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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3.6
snuffla (176) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 14, 2009
US trip Aug/Sept 2009 - Notes indicate i found this one big, bold and slightly muddled. Pint at the yardhouse in LA

3.6
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2010
Tap. Golden in color with tons of head. (could be the bartenders fault). Pine with citrus flavor, lots of bitter hops. Hops seemed very fresh, bold. More bitter than expected, but was still easy drinkin

3.6
PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2010
A dark amber/copper colored beer with a fluffly white head. Aroma is hoppy, pine resins, astringent. Bittering hops obliterate the palate for sure... a bit too bitter for my tastes, but In can appreciate how a real hop head would love this. Nice with a spicy indian dish. Not dry enough on the finish. Oily.

3.6
jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2010
this one pours a clear, pale gold with a good sized white head which seems rather thin, but holds well. Nose is all pine, grapefruit, light apple, grassy hops and some sweet pale malt and a sort of green hop character. Mout is immediate hop attack that carries through all the way, and gives a solid kick on the swallow but nicely balanced by sweet caramel, and bready malt. Pretty intense pine bitterness is held up nicely.

3.6
Tessic (1152) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
This IPA poured a light, cloudy yellow colour with a bright white, rocky head. To the nose there are scents of spruce, juniper, grass and citrus. Little bit of cheese/dough too. First taste was very hoppy with flavours of bitter citrus and spruce. Very citrusy, lemons.... Finish is bitter with hopps lingering forever.

3.6
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2011
22 oz. bottle Ar: Predominantly fruity and floral hops up front, the nose specifically brings grapefruit rind and a bit of piney juniper. Ap: Poured into La Fin du Monde tulip at 50’F. Light copper/blonde body with a frothy 1" off-white head. Good retention. Nice lace. T: Huge hop-bomb here. The bitterness completely envelops my mouth, as there isn’t a ton of malt character here. P: Medium body with lively carbonation. O: I wasn’t overly impressed with this one. It was probably a touch past its prime (I’ve had it in my fridge a couple months), but I would have liked some more balance here.

3.6
FatPhil (16102) - 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. Doesn’t fade without a tingle.
14 I think I’ve been a bit generous, but this did sip quite nicely. It’s 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
OmegaX (1374) - 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 IPA’s I’ve had and I’ve 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
stouby (4666) - Holbæk, 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
MaBeer1972 (2058) - Reno, Nevada, 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.


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