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RATINGS: 3634   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2006 Poured a beautiful amber color with a frothy white head that stayed (looked great for a pour from the bottle). The aroma was a hoptasm in my nostrils and upon the first sip, in my mouth as well. Good lacing on the glass. It isn’t hoppy to the point of overdoing, its truly right on the money. I’d drink this again and again. I think its nearly perfect.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thornecb (4822) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Pours a nice gold -- with a little haze. Deep citrus and hop aroma. Bitter -- first taste is hops, second taste is hops with a long hop finish. Soft and creamy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2006
22 oz bottle, via Sprinkle. Pours a bright copper with a craggy white head. Crisp citric and pine hop nose with plenty of depth atop a caramel malt base. Aggressively hopped yet well balanced flavor. Very fresh and raw hop character with a clean and crisp finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation yields a soft and well rounded mouthfeel. Overall a very nice beer, packed with flavor. I must say though, when I drank this I didn’t feel that it really crossed the line into Double IPA territory. I suppose that is a testament to how well made this is because the usually alcohilic bite was just not there. Very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Bomber poured a clear copper with a small, lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, pine and a hint of citrus. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavors of carmel, pine and some earthiness with a bitter finish. To much bitterness and not enough hop aroma and flavor for my taste.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bcasper (4) - bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 14, 2006 does not count
Ruination pours smooth with light head filling the glass with a rich amber ale that has a very intising appearance. It goes down smooth with a hint of citrus leaving the palate awakened to the incredible world of hops.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Hazy orange-gold body with a fluffy, well retained, clingy white head. Fresh, juicy, citric grapefruit in the nose, thanks to the Amarillo hops. Sappy resins are also noticeable, along with a soft hint of caramel malt. Super citric, resinous Amarillo hops smack the palate, backed by a caramel malt backbone, which is present, but hides beneath the hoppy punch. Medium bodied and very easy to drink. A great IPA, and one I’d love to have on a regular basis.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Pour is clear orangey amber with a smallish dense off white head...smell is strongly pine with notes of grapefruit...super hoppy...taste is strongly bitter, but somewhat thin...nice wooly hop flavor though...quick bittersweet finish...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Tap. Cloudy pour. Godlen color. Aroma of hops is incredible. Very strong tasting. A wonderful IPA. Clean dry finish leaves the hop taste in your mouth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deltamarik (50) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Wow... this thing is not for the weak-minded or faint of heart. This is one absurdly hoppy beer. Nice golden color. It will take all but the biggest hopheads a long while to drink, but the flavor is good if you can handle it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NNCRed (17) - Idaho, USA - JAN 10, 2006
1 pt 6 oz bottle. I opened the bottle and - wow! - talk about a hoppy floral aroma. Poured a nice hazy golden color with a white head. Good lacing, small carbonation action. The taste was overpowering with hops and bitterness - quite nice. Very, very good beer.


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