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RATINGS: 3667   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAY 20, 2004
the pour eas beautiful, bt the thing that really stuck out to me about this beer was itís mouthfeel, syrupy/thick but realy smooth. flavour was just right in the hops department. good beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (2020) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2009 Pour was beautiful. A coppery orange color with a creamy white head. The smell was strong. I donít smell pine, I smell something citrus with an alcohol background. They are right about the taste. Wow, it packs a punch. This has a sharp edge to it that lingers. If this is what a really hoppy beer tastes like, I think I am gonna look for something with a bit more mild hop tone. 6/5/7/3/16

RERATE: Bright bright orange color with no head after a few seconds. Hops are obviously evident in the aroma but a solid malt backbone is also apparent. Flavor is much much better than I remember. Strongly bitter upfront and long after the finish. While used to think this was like drinking rubbing alcohol and hop juice I am now able to appreciate its delicious mixture of sweet and bitter flavors. The aroma itself is almost intoxicating. The hops and sweetness blend masterfully. The body could stand to be a little bigger but that may mess up the delicate balance achieved in the flavor. I have been won over by the Ruination.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Golden copper color with a nice sized white head. Big grapefruit, pine, and floral hop aroma...and by big, I mean big. The grapefruit aroma translates to a very strong bitterness which is flanked by a very quick hit of sweet creaminess. The hop power is striking, it really grabs you as it lingers on the tongue nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2004
"Liquid poem to the glory of the hop!" This isnít a poem - it is War and Peace of the hop. Anything ever resembling a hop is in here. It doesnít make the result as appealing as advertised. The ruinous effect on the palate is true.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Amber coloured with a thick head. Aroma is strongly piney and floral hops. Flavour opens with a hop assault but is quickly followed by aggressive malting. Resiny and full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (4212) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2004
Bottle from Beverages and More (Mission Valley), San Diego. Good stuff. A full, fresh, citrussy flavour, with a juicy, hoppy and long finish. No head, menacing hazy orange colour; smells orangey too. Not as bitter as expected and all the better for that. Mouthwatering and sunshiny. Complex but drinkable for the strength - perilous stuff indeed! Now if only we could buy this in the UK...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 12, 2004
If you love your tongue and your mouth, buy it this Christmas present! If you donít like hoppy beer, DONíT drink this one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Cloudy orange with bigh white long lasting head. The nose is strong powerful hops with underlying maltyness. The taste is strong hops with sweet malty start and late finish. Very strong but very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 on draft barleys beer festival III: this was my first beer of the festival, i always try to find the best beer before my palate goes to shit. this was poured dark golden yellow, with a thin white head. the nose was off the charts fruit vanilla and cascade. the palate was full of hops that was like sucking on a hop almost. crazy good. however, as the deScription states ruinous effect, is true, nothing after this compared. even barley wines were falling short. absolutely crazy, didnt know at the the time it was 7.7% but makes since. try this one it will hop your world.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (10285) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2004 Medium amber with an averaged sized off-white head. Piney/spruce smell with hints of oranges. This beer reminds me why IPAs are one of my favorite styles - hops, hops and more hops!

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