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RATINGS: 3705   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Hoppy fruity peach grapefruit pine aroma.Blond appearance with normal sized head.Thickish mouthfeel. Sweet hoppy fruity grapefruit apricot peach flavors with lingering radiating bitterness on the finish.Seemed more like a good barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Strong aroma, I have a slightly stuffy nose and the hop aroma punches right through. Musty hop aroma, sweet. It makes me think of a stack of pancakes in a cartoon, a thick and buttery and sticky and sweet. The head is a little off white and rocky. Yep, bitter. But, not overpowering in my opinion. Fairly complex. An initial hoppy haziness with a follow up that is mellow and smooth. Moderate carbonation in a hazy medium honey golden color. Not bad.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - NOV 29, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2003 Amazing smell which overpowered my nostrils. Pure hops, which was extremely prominent in the flavor. Went down amazingly smooth with an vicious bite to my palate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ElGaucho (2384) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Relative lack of lace and head are what is keeping this from being a perfect 5. Otherwise, this is a hop head's perfect elixir. Despite the 100+ IBUs, Ruination is not too hoppy. Wonderfully hoppy and spicey on the nose with sweet floral notes. Murky brownish orange with citrus flakes floating within. Moderate carbonation and below average lace. Some bourbon cask notes on the tongue and a heavy alcohol presence. Almost too good to be true. Thank you Kinz for sending this special brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a golden copper color with medium head. Great hoppy flavor! One of my favorite IPAs!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2005 Re-rate. Clean gold body, head disappears rather quickly. Nice California hop nose w. brown sugar, toasted malt, citrus. Explodes on the tounge - lemon, darkly toasted malt, alcohol. Bittersweet finish. Alcohol is a bit too forward.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Nice golden color,Good medium sized white head that lasted for a short time but managed to leave a small amount of lace behind.Fruity aroma with a crap load of hops and fairly decent bitterness to it.Malty,hoppy taste with a mild fruit presence and alcohol bite.The hops just kick your ass on this one.The after taste comes off as fruity and very hoppy with a decent alcohol presence.I have only a mild amount of experience with Stones brews and sofar so good they haven't dissappointed yet,this is just another example of what patience and all out style can do for a brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2003
Orange with thin white head. Fresh aromatic hop aroma with sweet and fruity tones. Fruity flavour. Extremely dry and undescribable bitterness. A bit of a dissapointment though. I had hoped for it be heavier in the flavour department. The coolest thing about Stone BC is their half-a-novels on the backside labels. But 75 cl bottles, Pleaaaaase. Who can finish them. The same thing with the 7th anniversary brew. Too big. Biggest isn´t always best. But still, A in coolness, C in technique

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Asertive hop nose followed by citrusy hop flavor, followed by intense hop bitterness, followed by a lingering hop fruitiness. Did I mention the hops?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2003
OK, with all due respect to Stoneophiles and fellow hop heads, this is sort of like taking the Stone IPA that I just rated a few hours ago and adding hops. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it seems a bit like going from a double to a triple cheeseburger. It makes it hard to give a real good rating. Yes, the IBU's have increased and so has the alcohol, but there really is not a lot of difference. I like it. It marries perfectly with Buffalo Wild Wings boneless wings with Jamaican jerk sauce. Overall, pretty good. But really, it is just a delta in IBU's from the Stone IPA.

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