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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
steelers37 (62) - little ferry, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2007
aromasof citrus and pine. sweet malt balances great with big hops. very good but not as bitter as expected.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeNobleDark (62) - Allendale, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2007
This IPA is the best i’ve had. Absolutely fantastic in every way. Gorgeous head with a stong, full bodied flavor. There’s nothing like a kick of hops to the mouth! There is none better than ruination. If you’re a hophead, this is your ultimate beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
amee16 (62) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2007
pours a light golden amber with little white head. Aroma: not much really, some hops and some slight citrus. Flavor is like biting into an orange or lemon peel. Very bitter and sharp ending with an oily woodiness. Quite tasty!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zethca (62) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Bottle. Huge hoppy citrusy aroma. The best IIPA I’ve had so far. Great hop bite but surprisingly balanced especially as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GrungyBob (62) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Bottle, pous alight hazy amber with sofy white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma, Huge pine and citrus and somesoft fruity sweetness. Taste, softsweetness mixed with strong pine and citrus hops. The hops overpower, tart grapefruit finish leaves dry mouth and hops linger and continue to turn your face inside out. I love it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
It poured a hazy burnt golden-orange that was randomly scattered with tiny streams of carbonation. It held a gorgeous two-finger thick, creamy, milky white head shaded with buttery hues that lasted quite a while thanks to its excellent retention, and left lovely sticky lace in sheets along the glass. A nice collar formed around the edge as the foam dissipated and the liquid beneath cleared of the initial haze to a glassy orange amber as it warmed. --- The nose was very pungent with lots of pink grapefruit juice and crushed pine needle hops that threatened to sting my nose, but at the same time seemed softly floral (thanks to the Centennial hops), keeping it perfectly balanced. Once my senses were wide awake, which took only one or two whiffs, there were some very mild sweet malts that presented themselves in the background. Hints of light lemon zest and maybe something pineappley, dried grass and hay spyhopped their way through the strong grapefruit and pine somewhere along the line, too, though more so as the beer warmed. Throughout the time I took just holding my nose over my snifter, the aroma never lost any of its spice or zest and remained hop central til the very end. Blissful and sinus clearing! --- I started a relationship with Ruination and while the passion-filled riptide of extreme hops immediately overwhelmed me, it slowed down as the first sip reached my stomach, leaving a long-lasting piney bitterness holding onto my taste buds for dear life. Each sip afterward was continuously filled with dramatic pine needles and grapefruit rind hops and never left me disappointed (until I finished the beer, of course). Undertones of sweet pale malts rolled out from under all the hops for the briefest moments right at the end, forming an arching backbone just looking for a good, quick scratch before being washed over by a final wave of lemon peel and herbal resin. The mouthfeel was consistently medium, especially with the rich flavors, and was rather silky and creamy even with the good amount of spicy carbonation. It wasn’t exactly smooth, but it was easy to drink and really quite delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Nice hop aroma, very clean smooth bitter taste that ends in a great hop finish. Best IPA yet!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OKBeerFan (62) - - FEB 16, 2013
This IPA is Phenomenal! Pour in a tulip glass. Serve at 45 degrees. Mmmm. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPABevyGuy (62) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Golden amber pour with a white fizzy head, pretty cloudy. Smells piney and hopy. Body starts citrus, then becomes malty, finishing with pine and some serious hop bitterness. Beautiful beer all the way through, very well rounded. If you are into pine and a lot of hops this is for you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2005
I dont really like IPAs especially, this one is pretty dank. Hoppy like a cute little bunny. But its mean like a big wolfy wolf. Meaning that it gets you crunk. The appearance is ok, nothing special I guess. Flavor is exquisite, and it keeps getting better with every sip. Most definitely a Stone brew.

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