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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!


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Wow, this beer is aged about a year and it still has lots of hoppy goodness! Damn fine beer, I would like to like to try a bottle thatís not aged as long. This and Hop Devil make life worth living//

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Boy is this one a keeper. I spent a ton of bucks to have a variety of beers sent to me prior to my wedding. Iíve got Stone, Victory, Dogfish Head, North Coast, and Alesmith goods. A fine selection of barley wines, imperial stouts, and imperial IPAs. Iím in heaven. Everything I imagined about this beer was right. What a hop-boot kick to the head. The coppery orange color with fluffy off-white head is quite a sight. Thereís no letdown with the taste either. The hoppy, grapefruity aroma leads to a wonderful malt/hop flavor. The longer you let it linger in your mouth, the more hop you get. Delightful. The bitter hop finish is just right. Yep, Iím getting more of this gem.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2004
A very wonderfully hoppy IPA. Very clear and classy looking in appearance. The hops are well balanced by malts making for a smooth full flavored ale. The brew is right up there with Hopocity by Full Sail but has a more bitter bite and less sweet hop aroma. Very very good though

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Ruination is better to combine with Dogfish 90 than puting it up against a regular IPA. Ruination is every bit as good as Dogfish 90!!! Great hops, I donít know about Paganism but Ruination is a terrific beer. I think this round is going to wind up in a tie. If I could stocks lots of both and never have to run out Iíd die a happy man after a fulfilling life of quality beer consumption. Its an awesome beer. Potent, Hoppy, Iím sure the Stone Gargoyles who protect this elixir are very proud of their duty to man.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DomiNate (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Deap honey golden brown pour. Thin white layer of head that dissapates very quickly. Smell is of hops. Fruitiness is grapefruit. Not too carbonated. Taste is very hopy. Very bitter. Very refreshing. Very delicious IPA. Makes me wanting more, more, more.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2004
UPDATED: APR 27, 2005 WOW!! I guess I know for sure what a hoppy beer tastes and smell like now! nice amber color with thick foamy head! that lasts!! $4.99 for a bomber here in Arizona, and I cant wait to get some more,, nice bite with lingering taste A+++

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2004
A total piney hopfest in my mouth with this beer. It could be a bit sweeter to make it more balanced, but it does well by itself.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Bottled. Poured a slightly hazy orange color with an off-white head. The aroma is 101% hops. This beer is is easily the most bitter thing I have ever put in my mouth. I prefer the Stone IPA for its balance, but the hophead in me loves this brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
Clear dark gold with a decent white head. Soap-like bubbles. Strong grapefruit hop aroma, not as strong as expected. Initial taste is hops. Middle hops. Finish long hops. Surprising pockets of sweetness in some sips. No mouth dryness or hop oil in taste or texture. Excellent for meeting its promise. Not your everyday beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2004 A very strong aroma, fruity and inviting. Not as hoppy as I thought it would be, considering the label, but had a nice strong flavor, with a mix of hops and sweet malt. This is a complex beer, and is definitely a beer that should be savored for a decent amount of time to fully enjoy all of the flavor.


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