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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!

N0AH's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Itís from Stone, itís an IPA, itís called "Ruination" - hop-driven goes without saying. The back of the bottle talks of the íassaultí on your taste buds and the way it "permanently ruins you from being able to enjoy lesser beers.í If you want to have a battleground in your mouth, then this is for you. If you think that ípale aleí is a poor manís IPA and every IPA would benefit from being doubled or imperialized or oaked, then this is for you. If you think every porter should be a baltic porter and every baltic porter should be a Russian Imperial Stout, then this is for you. Forget ever having tried a saison, or a mild ale and from now on cease to look back with fondness on that stolen bottle of Red Wolf that you drank in a friendís backyard while skipping school one day lo those many years ago. Youíre a man/woman now so put on your big boy/big girl palate and stop wasting time with beers that donít rip your taste buds off, after all, the bottle is threatening you.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
geologyguy (690) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Orange smell, not as big a smell as expected, taste isnt nearly as hoppy as they lead on...taste is poor though, what do people see?!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enwiebe (128) - - SEP 12, 2014
9/12/14. Draft at surf club. Full onslaught hops. Not quite my cup of tea. Like IPAs and like Stone's West coast style. However, this is a little over the top for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GenkiGonzo (272) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle from CBB. Nice pale amber. Aroma is super hoppy with pine and some malts. Flavour has malts like a IIPA, along with great fruity, piney hops. Phenomenal beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours amber orange with a nice pillow of one finger tall white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of pine and citric hops, grapefruit, and a small amount of caramel malt. This one is all about the hops.

T - Lots of hop bitterness throughout. Hints of pine, citric fruit, caramel sweetness, and a touch of bread dough. Finish has plenty of bitterness, lingering for some time. One of my all time favorite IPAís.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sticky feel with plenty of lingering bitterness in the finish.

O - I have been drinking this beer for a few years now and it has never let me down. Sure, there is the occasional out of date bottle but that isnít the beers fault. Still one of the best IPAís of all time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
R4N5H (83) - SINGAPORE - SEP 7, 2014
Draught pint at Smith Street Taps, Singapore. Small head, quickly dissipates. Cloudy amber. Small nose - some citrus. Good carbonation. Bitter, grapefruit, continues on the finish. Nice double IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (495) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Light amber gold, nice lacing. Huge grapefruit, citrus, and pine. Big malt backbone but, mainly juicy bitter hops through the taste. Some alcohol on the aftertaste. An overall awesome big imperial. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (339) - - SEP 2, 2014
when this beer first came out (long before every brewery did a double IPA) it was one of the hoppiest beers Iíd tasted (and I loved it); amber color; strong piney, citrusy hop aroma; lots of piney hop flavor and herbal notes; very bitter and hoppy; medium bodied with caramel malt notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jh773 (127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Clear, slightly pale yellow-gold with a head of about one finger. Warm hop smell. Evergreen, some fruit, malty bread. Pretty bitter, even for someone who drinks a lot of IPAís. Citrus peel. Clean, simple flavor. Finishes very dry.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Hops (61) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Amber/ orange pour with a white head. Aroma and taste are bitter hops, flowers, caramel, peach, pine and malt. A blueprint for what an IPA should be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Pink_152 (706) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
330ml bottle from Hopology, Nottingham. Golden amber colour with a tiny head. Aroma of lemons. Strong hoppy taste with a nice bitter finish.

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