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RATINGS: 3454   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2007 ... Bright yellow ... Sharp lemon hop resins ... rich mellow rich hop resins again a typical over hop but a nice easy drinker.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
Tap @ Rattle N Hum, NYC. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich bitter hops, flowers, caramel, peach, pine and malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13923) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2009 35,5cl bottle. Thanks a lot to The_Epeeist. Pours cloudy golden with a fine lasting white head. Aroma & taste is first of all very hoppy - pine, citrus, mango & floral. Very bitter & dry - and very fresh & crisp. A malty background with buiscuit notes. Super hoppy lasting dry end! Brilliant and my first Stone brew by the way! Re-rating Dec. 09. 4,1 again. fresh, citrussy and harmonic with a lasting crisp bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (13737) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 Bottle at GBBF Thanks to maeib for this. Amber colour. White chocolate flavours, lovely hops, superb balance, good flavour, hoppy finish. Excellent. Just so full of flavour balance and quality. This stayed on the table for some time and I kept tasting it just to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. 4.4/5.0 Re-rate Cask gravity at GBBF 2007. OK, so in the bottle 2 years ago I loved it. In cask? Aroma is terrific, it’s got the body to carry it and then this mouth ripping hop on finish. For a hophead it’s brilliant. Still a good beer. Yeah.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2011
Draught, 7.7%. Sweet hoppy aroma. Cloudy grey yellow colour. The flavour starts off with a distinct teaish note. Becomes a little sweet and then slightly alcohol. Finishes with a distinct but clean bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13575) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2010 Bottle, 22oz, at RBNAG -07. The third consecutive IIPA this evening. Ruination poured a clear, golden body with a white head on top. There was a lovely fruity and hoppy nose with some maltyness blending in. The flavor were like hop-juice, but in a more plesant way than the Lagunitas Maximus I had previous to this one. There were pines, resin, citrus and pine-apple in addition to the heavy maltyness. A real teeth cleaner, full-bodied and sweetish, with a resiny finish. A real beauty that the_epeeist sent me. Rating: 8-3-8-4-16-3.9. 071103

Bottle, 12oz, at Patricks Pub. It’s a crystal clear, golden beer topped by a white to off-white head, finger-thick and diminishing. Lacings left. Really hop dominated aroma, with resins and citrus peel in large amounts. Some pale malts in the back. The flavor has a really good bitterness, but focuses mostly on citrus and resins. Pale malts as a base. Full-bodied, almost palate-cleansing bitter in the finish. An extreme beer, extreme in a wonderful way. 091211

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
Bottle at "American Tasting #2". Clear amber - white head. High hoppy, soap, very light malty, grass, pine, resin, light flowery. Dry bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2002
Light copper; piney, foresty hop aroma. Hops just clobber the palate. Rich malts come in later - an earthy, resiny brew. Very intense, but I have to admit, I’ve never been thrilled with these over-the-top beers and wouldn’t want to drink them as a general rule.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled
Copper brown, small white head. Very hoppy, but also oaky and smokey aroma. Hoppy flowery and very bitter. Some sweetness in the front. Long bitter aftertaste. Hopheads paradise.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a golden copper color with medium head. Great hoppy flavor! One of my favorite IPAs!


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