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RATINGS: 3679   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2006
bottle. golden color. hoppy aroma. lots of hop. a bit sweet and spicy. malts is detectable. very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Always a favorite of mine, finally got around to rating it. Sweet, floral, grapefruit, pine aroma. Bronze pour. Taste is caramely and citrus, with a piney finish. Medium bodied. If only I had a dollar for every good IPA that comes out of California.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Draught pint at BJís Restaurant in Boulder, CO. Beer was clear, medium copper-orange with a small, creamy, white, diminishing head that left behind a clingy, thick curtain of foam on the glass as it retreated. The aroma was malty with a light note of toasted grain, moderate notes of cookie and caramel; Hoppy with a moderate-to-heavy note of resin/pine, apricot and cedar; Miscellaneous trace notes of vanilla. The flavor was moderately sweet, moderately-to-heavily bitter/grippy, with a long, moderately-to-heavily bitter, lightly sweet finish with a trace of astringency. More assertive in the mouth than in the nose. The body was medium, the texture was velvety and the carbonation was lively. I didnít find it to be the palate ruiner it claims to be, although it was grippy. Not extremely engaging, but nice enough to sip on for a bit.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Pucker up! This sick-creation of an IPA will shrivel your flavor hole. DELICIOUS! A hop heads dream! Hot. spicy, dry and floral. This IPA is only good when you need to cure that ichy hop craving. Drink it ice cold and itís not a big deal BUT let it warm a few degrees and it will turn your ear wax into HOP FLOWERS. Join the Ruination!!

1.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
UnsofistaCat (240) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Yuck. This beer, in my opinion, is just way too hoppy. Just becuase a beer has 10,000 pounds of hop oil in it doesnít make it taste great. I know that high IBU beer is all the rage, but this was overboard. I couldnít even finish this one. This tastes like Cascade hops tea, not beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mumpu (46) - USA - JUL 5, 2006
While not the prettiest beer to contemplate, it pours an opaque amber with an enduring very dense white head. Fresh hoppy aroma, predominantly with floral tones. Medium body and carbonation with an immediate boquet of hops -- first more herbal and piney, and then a strong grapefruit. Although I would have liked more zest and spiciness for a more rounded taste, this beer very much succeeds as a tribute to hops. I wish Stone would tone down the blend and use it in their regular IPA -- the current version is excessively piney for my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized whiteish head. Very hoppy and fresh. Also a bit citric and yeasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2006
22 oz bomber picked up in Colorado. Drank this while watching the Germany v. Italy World Cup game. Tasty stuff. Tons of hops, obviosuly. There was enough malt to be noticeable, but this was all about the hops. I noticed some yeast in there as well. The taste lingers in your mouth for quite a while, which makes this a bit of a slow drinker. Watch out though, youíll be be feeling it after just one bottle of this (i am anyway!). Happy Independence Day!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Clear light copper color with full white head. Crisp grapefruit hop aroma with a bit of sweetness wafting in too. Nice thick mouth feel with hop flavor and hop bitterness hitting at once. I taste the grapefruit hop flavor along with some sweetness from the malt peeking through the steel curtain of hop bitterness. Delicious hoppy after taste.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BJP2006 (43) - Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2006
22 oz bomber, Small off white head ,aroma seemed lacking for such a big beer great hop flavor and bitternes have had this for years and it is a great beer but something has changed sinced they moved the brewery cant put my finger on it but still one of my favorites


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