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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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
Holy shit! Smells like grass clippings from a lawn on steroidal fertilizer after being cut by a mower with a freshly sharpened blade. Tastes like it, too; I can immediately feel my tongue being steamrolled by this stuff. Unbelieveably vigorous; donít drink this unless itís the last thing youíre having for the night.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
igneous1 (1500) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2002
beautiful slightly hazy copper color with extremely lively carbonation (reminds me a bit of champagne). lasting head leaving behind excellent lacing. probably the most floral aroma iíve encountered in a beer. slight citrus character with just a hint of malt sweetness. without question the most hoppy bitter beer iíve tried to date. has a nice fruity feel on your tongue (cant identify the fruit at this point). Ruination has the longest lasting aftertaste...it is very bitter with just a hint of remaining orange/greapefruit citrus quality...wonderful IPA that i would put on par with Hop Devil...however if i had to choose between the two, i dont think i could..much less balanced than Hop Devil..but the hops bite you in the balls..and make you like it!!! thanks Racegoer!

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2002
For appearance, look at the picture, thatís what it looked like. The aroma was strong w/ hops and little else. The taste ... to say that this beer is hoppy would be like saying that pixie sticks are sweet. It hurt to drink this thing. Please understand, Iím not much of an IPA fan and this one ... well this one grabs you in your nether regions and makes you call it "big daddy". Other people will probably love this beer. Not me. I want to enjoy my beer, not get beat down by it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fraternie (826) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Stoneís best IPA. A notch above their regular IPA and nearly as good as Victoryís Hop Devil, the Reuniation is truly, as the bottle says, a liquid poem to the hop. An refreshing, overwhelming, but amazingly well balanced hop character dominates this brew. The malt is subtle due to the hop presence, which is what puts Victoryís IPA a notch above this one, but I am still impressed by Stone once again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indra (2626) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2012 Everyone knows the scoop with this beer, so Iíll just add a few things I especially enjoyed. The aroma is particularly pleasant, certainly resinous and hoppy, but with an appealing organic, distinctly flowery sweetness. This beer just really smells great. If I could make my whole house smell like this, I would. Itís also a nice color, deep golden to light amber. Nice presentation, the effervescence and head are exactly as they should be. Overall, the lip-smacking bitterness is very satisfying. I definitely got into this one, thanks a lot herb.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2002
Color is beautiful deep gold. Head is white and short lived, but dries into solid lace. But thatís almost beside the point. Take one whiff and itís like sticking your head in a hop sack. Take the first sip and itís not really any different from chewing on a hop pellet. This is a brutal hop assault. I donít think Iíll be able to take another IPA and honestly describe it as "hoppy". Even the mighty Hop Devil feels sweet and malty in comparison. This is ridiculously hoppy. This isnít beer but carbonated hop oil. And yet, somehow, some maltiness comes through.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - SEP 8, 2002
beautifull head, golden bronze first sip wow hops then nutty maltiness finnishing with a combination of the two

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2002
Very fine floral/citrus/hoppy aroma...Color is a gorgeous glowing peach-tinged copper with creamy frothy head---sheet lace...Hop flavors are intense but well-rounded---excellent bloom embellished by compatible spritely carbonation...malt base adds subtle sweet tones...The finish features the most unusual flavor of flower petals...nice mouthfeel and body...Overall, not really as overpowering as I was expecting, which translates to: "A very flavorful, substantial, lovely, well-balanced IPA...In the first rank of the genre."

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrDick (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
The huge hop flavour of this IPA is balanced nicely with the nutty malt. If I were to suck on grape leaves, it would remind me of this beer. Another remarkable beer by Stone Brewing Co.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2002
Rerate: orange with nice head. The grapefruit hoppiness makes my mouth instantly water. When I lift my glass, Iím not disappointed, as this baby has bite, lots of it, and a healthy malt backbone that I didnít find the last time I tried it. Gotta get some more of this one!


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