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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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slcbrewer (44) - USA - MAY 10, 2006
Pretty much a perfect Imperial IPA. Tremendous hop nose with grapefruit and pine. Nice white head and smooth palate. Flavor was obviously dominated by the hops, but not to make it undrinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
billism (44) - Missouri City, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2007
So floral/fragrant. I could just sit and smell this beer for several minutes. Sweet noble hops with a strong hoppy-sweet flavor to accompany. Surprisingly well balanced for this style and not too extreme as one may get the impression of. Very enjoyable. I wish I could buy this here in Texas. I had to fly to San Diego to get this brew (Needed to go there anyway). Another fine Stone brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SandK (44) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Bitter to the bone. A complex IPA that I quite enjoyed. Layers and layers of flavors...mainly grassy with waves of citrus. Good stuff. S-4/5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Not much aroma. Sticky taste. Although I usually prefer Imperials, I think I like Stone IPA better.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
demondeacon09 (44) - Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2013
Wow. Imagine a delicious Stone IPA with even more hops and even more punch. Stone Ruination IPA is one of my favorite beers, let alone favorite IPAs. A liquid poem to the glory of the hop, indeed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jhbeer (43) - - DEC 28, 2012
Pours a golden-orangish color with a bit of haze and an offwhite head that leaves tracing along the glass. Lots of spicy, citrusy hops hit the nose right away, with a hint of bready malts. For such an agressive DIPA, the malts do make themselves known at the front, a bit of nice sweetness on the tip of the tongue. After that passes, itís all hops. Stone is well known for brewing bold, aggressive brews an this is one of the boldest. Strong resiny, citrusy hops spread across the tongue and rush it towards a delightfully bitter finish that lingers on the tongue after the brew has been swallowed. Lively palate, medium bodied with a slight amount of carbonation and a small amount of stickiness as it goes down. This beer is a hopheads dream and stands proudly amongst the great beer lineup offered by Stone. A must drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill86 (43) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Definitely the best IPA Iíve tasted, but Iíve only had a few, nevertheless the name is right BRUTAL hops. This and the 120 minute IPAís are my favorites so far, although i hear the 90 minute is better. 22oz bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brian2d (43) - SPAIN - DEC 31, 2009
Very clear, golden color. Aroma herbal, spruce, not so much citrus. Taste extremely bitter. Medium body, sticky, soft carbonation. Long bitter finish. Overall more bitter than I like. Seems like a made to beer to taste rather than drink. But definitely an interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BJP2006 (43) - Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2006
22 oz bomber, Small off white head ,aroma seemed lacking for such a big beer great hop flavor and bitternes have had this for years and it is a great beer but something has changed sinced they moved the brewery cant put my finger on it but still one of my favorites

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Holy Smokes....enough hops to rip the enamel off your teeth!! Its amazing. I love a beer that can back up the hops with some malt substance, this is a great IPA. A must for any Hop-Head.

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