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RATINGS: 3702   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!


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Makes a fluffy white head, with a nice pale golden body, nice lacing on the glass. Nice floral aromatics, piney hops, sweet malts, very balanced nose. Starts out bitter as f*ck, then enter sweetness and piney flavor, its yummy. Bitter dry finish, alcohol is there but not overdone. Medium body coats the mouth nicely and leaves a light sticky reside on the throat. This one is spot on, the ABV is just right in that you could enjoy a few of these and not completely leave yourself face down, dick in the dirt. Praise Stone.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewcrew2002 (89) - USA - MAR 2, 2009
Got this from a guy tailgating in indiana university, had a citrus aroma and taste. I liked it thanks buddie

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Pours a copper coloring with good amount of head. A great IPA with lots of hops and fruit flavors.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
elgavilancillo (89) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 18, 2008
nice crisp and very hoppy taste and smell with dark amber color with a strong 7.7% ABV!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
khays (89) - - MAY 19, 2014
Smells sweet with grapefruit notes and spruce needles. Pours golden, small white head moderate looking carbonation. Very hoppy flavour, on the edge of too bitter, grapefruit peel, spruce, slightly floral, burnt caramel. Super hoppy and bitter. Heavy body, bitter finish, slightly oily, slightly astringent, but very well balanced. Rock solid, hoppy with body to back it up. Well balanced considering how hoppy it is.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
properhops (88) - - SEP 26, 2011
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrUbDjEJosc

Appearance: Soft amber glow + unfiltered haze , 3-finger head dissipates to layering, great lacing

Smell: Astringent hop oil, floral, pine, sweet citrus, fruity esters hidden in there

Taste: Astringent hop oil, bready malts, pineapple & sweet citrus notes, green tea, wood, rubber, straw

Pairings: Burger

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Pours a small, thin white head atop an active light copper bubblefest. The little rising buggers help sustain a film of head on the surface. The bubbling is particularly lively for the SD school of IPAs, but I like it. Very little lacing, hardly worth mentioning. Aroma is hoppy but not super piney or grassy. The hops come through more in the flavoring, and certainly in the bittering. A noticeable tangerine note in the downtake. I like the apricot aftertaste, but it is slightly hampered somewhat by an alcoholic linger that is more pronounced than you would expect for a 7.7 beer. Alcohol -wise I am reminded of a 9 or 10 %. Overall, somewhat a surprise, as I’d thought for some time that many of the Stone brews are more hype than substance. I don’t remember enjoying the Ruination this much the last time I tried it. Time to revisit some of the other Stone brews.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
a great IPA from stone, single hopped with centennial as far as im aware. one of my favourite hops in homebrewing. it really shines here and has got a good kick. good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Pale yellow orange. Not much head to this one at all. Mild hop aroma and some sweet malt. Less than impressive. It comes with a monster bitterness that surges every time the malt backbone tries to surface. Felt their regular IPA was much more balanced.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2004
This has to be one of the best beers that I have drank. I can not say enough about the outstanding taste this gives and a smell you will love!


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