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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!


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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybion (70) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours light amber with around a half finger of white head, which leaves behind a fair bit of lacing. Aroma mostly consists of earthy, floral hops, though a malt presence is detectable with notes of honey and some minor fruity characteristics. These are somewhat more pronounced in the taste, with caramel and perhaps cereal notes arising, but still take second billing to that absolutely MASSIVE hop character, which supplies a hefty amount of bitterness on the back end.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (226) - - MAY 17, 2014
Keg from the Sheffield tap. Amber with heavy white lacing. Strong tropical aroma, very inviting. Tastes relatively mild considering the aroma and strength. Huge bitterness after though. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vikingguy (813) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Dark gold. Caramel malt and fresh picked hops on the nose. Taste - fresh resinous hops, tropical fruit, chewy caramel malt. Full body, bitter, tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ppils (143) - - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark golden beer. Aromas of hop, spice, banana and citrus. Taste is sweet, fresh and of course bitter. A really good ipa.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tselloufc88 (153) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Appearance is a pleasant clear golden brown. Aroma is a huge hit of tropical fruit hops, a really big hit! Taste is, wow!!! a massive storm of tropical fruits, citrus, orange, a touch of lemon and some fruit salad sweet like taste. The finish is massively bitter. I didn’t think i would rate a beer perfect, but it would be a disservice not to do so. Truly incredible stuff. Ruination IPA it’s been an honour to meet you and I hope we meet again. Amazing stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (637) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 14, 2014
Orange colour, small head. Aroma of hops! Taste is quite bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Very, very nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franzen (331) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
Nice hop aroma with grapes, flowers a bit parfumic some caramel, Clear orange, white head. A bit of nutty maltiness that is soon overwhelmed with hops. Nice long lasting bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation, would prefer it lighter and drier. A really nice IIPA, but I know it to be even better, I suspect mine is a tad bit to old

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1687) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAY 12, 2014
22 oz bomber poured into my Duvel glass. Really nice light orange color with a massive white head. Aroma is citrus and dank, almost musty hops. Perhaps some onion. Taste is mostly those dank, earthy hops and pine. Very bitter. Nice mouth feel for an IPA. Overall this is one of my favorite beers.


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