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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!

thunderhops' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Pour is a hazy amber with a quick head that becomes a constant ring with some lace. Aroma is a nice floral, citrus hops. Taste follows aroma with spruce , grapefruit, and nice bitterness. Not a complete palate wrecker but leaves a good dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (981) - - MAY 27, 2015
Pours a clear orangish copper color. Aroma and taste are floral, resin and very bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodbod (69) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2015
66cl bottle.Very attractive intensely bitter nose, hardly funky at all, not fruity, not resinous, more like wormwood. Palate is ultra bitter but also very drinkable, with a caramel note and some malt. The high ABV is well integrated. Eminently balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Supertrev (94) - CHINA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours clear with thin white head. Nice hop and malt aroma. Woody aroma. Bitter but not too unbalanced for my tastes. Fairly extreme aftertaste on my palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Scot_F (2) - Maryland Heights, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
All I can say is "wow"! What a punch from an IPA! It doesnít hide a thing, from the bouquet, fruitiness, mouthfeel...wow!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
msavpowers (2) - denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2015 does not count
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I hate that this is necessary! !!!!!!!!&#

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (771) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle to glass. Name says it all. Huge citrusy, piney hoppy aroma. The bitterness is a bit overpowering in the flavor. Not really balanced at all. I really dig the RuinTen though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
neurbob (12) - - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle to tumbler. Clear, Golden. Fairly good head. Aroma: pine, grapefruit, medium malts, slight alcohol Taste: What do you expect? Bitterness prevails. but still feels balanced. Moderate carb, long bitter/ citrus hop finish but I donít think it ruins most bold food tastes. Certainly they slayed the hops here but IBUing is not really an extreme sport.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OwainTurner (390) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
A very very good IPA. Very tasty. Grapefruit and all that jazz. Plenty of hops, not dry bitterness. Lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ReadySetToke (3) - - MAY 15, 2015 does not count
Drank from the bottle, has a dull citrus / hoppy smell to it, absolutely delicous on the palate. Has that sharp bite that other IPAís just donít have, and 8.5% abv you canít go wrong! Not as bitter as you might expect, but has a wonderful SUPER strong hop flavor to it. This is gonna be my new go to beer, via 6-packs at my local specs ; )

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (781) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Yet another "I canít believe I havenít rated this already" beers. Medium light yellow color with a foamy white head and dank, catty hop aroma with a touch of citrus. Very strong citrus pith and pine bitterness rolls over the tongue with prickly deliciousness. Just enough honeyed sweetness to support the assault of hops. Light bodied and not cloying in any sense other than a strong hop bite. Finishes with a nice light malt aftertaste and lots and lots of sticky bitterness. I bought this specifically because Stone is retiring this beer and bringing out a new version of it. I remember when I first tasted this years ago and thinking it was insane (which in an absolute sense it still is), but the growth of high IBU IPAs over the years has made this simply ahead of its time. Iíd forgotten how tasty and drinkable this beer is and Iím a little sad now to see it go, but Iím looking forward to trying the new 2.0 reboot of it. So long Ruination IPA, you helped make American IPAs what they are today!

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