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RATINGS: 3705   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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!


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3.4
   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portwood (96) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Smell: grassy, pineapple, citrus, hint of pine. Taste: sharp and slightly grainy, foamy mouth feel, sweet citrus & caramel. Finish: fruity bitterness, melon rind, dry pine needles. (bottled 02/12/16, tasted 04/30/16)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (1203) - NORWAY - JUN 22, 2016
Pours slightly cloudy golden. Aroma is hoppy, but balanced. Taste is hoppy, pine, lots of bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1989) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 3, 2016
clear golden colour, huge, creamy yellowish off-white head; aroma of overripe grapefruit, tangerine, maybe mango, too, pine resin, and some herbal notes; taste is the same with biscuits, syrupy notes and some peppery spiciness; perfect balance of hops and malts! I love it!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LRonCupboard (25) - ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Keg at Bitter Phew. Look, itís good, but not worth wetting your kecks over. Kind of like the NZ Sauvignon Blanc trend, the mega hoppy IPA thing will probably fade as the hipsters grow up. Hazy orange, off white head. Big citrus hoppy aroma with slight flowery edge prepares you for..... surprise surprise.... a big hoppy hit that hangs around for ages in a long bitter bitter finish. Kecks remain thankfully bone dry

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alvaro78 (210) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2016
Aroma intenso a maltas, cítrico y resinoso Aspecto dorado cristalino En boca muy balanceada, maltoso y cítrico y amargo al final con resinoso ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fdomig (753) - MŁnchen, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2016
330ml on tap at RedHot Munich. Aroma is light mango, light malt. Appearance is light cloudy orange with a small, brown foam. Taste is bitter and light sweet. Medium carbonation. Dry. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (355) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2016
Maracuja/HOPPY/SŁŖ/FETT/rund und JAU!!!! Geilster Nachhall!!! California Style!!!!! Kieler Craft Beer Day 2016 0,1/2Euro vom Hahn und aus San Diego.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (4694) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2016
Tap at Craft Bier Fest Wien. Lived up to its reputation, lots of everything here. Lots of bitterness, lots of hops flavour, well attenuated, juicy, citrusy, resiny, orange, great, blood of unicorns. Great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
grubypawel (322) - - APR 23, 2016
Pour deep light amber with a decent off-white head. A very strong tripical fruit aroma with hints of mango a pinapple. Full-bodied with a medium bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scirtes (382) - POLAND - APR 19, 2016
Sample at BGM 2016. A rather average imperial IPA, medium bodied, with pleasant aromas of American hops.


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