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RATINGS: 3613   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!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wade1point0 (69) - Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2014
In bottle with @gmellison. Pours vitamin b yellow. Light head. Smell is all floral and hops. Hits your palate super hard and has a sharp clean taste for being 8.2. Better cold. Really great overall if you’re craving that hoppy bite.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joefflin (68) - USA - SEP 29, 2008
A decent IPA, nothing to outstanding, thought it was kind of average, but the bottle is sick.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gorlandi (68) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Very pleasing aroma, pours light. One of the best IPAs I have tasted, the hops are very bold but not overwhelming. It is very lively on the palate but doesn’t destroy the palate. This would be my epitome of an IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougHnut70 (68) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
From a 4-pack...Hazy, orange with a thick almost-white head that leaves quickly. Smells of sweet honey and malts but tastes like a typical Cali IPA/DIPA, then tingles the tongue (hence the name RUINation), and has a very bitter, sticky, resin aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Even with those comments, I like this one a lot as I lean towards the DIPAs anyway. Must be a hop lover to enjoy.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - FEB 6, 2011
After pouring it was evident that no hops were spared in this brew. I immediately noted a citrus and pine aroma along with a pleasing hazy orange appearance. The head retention was so-so, but I think that had to do with the fact that I pulled this particular glass from the dishwasher where I use a spot remover, which kills head retention in my home brews. This beer had a medium bitterness that did not linger too long and was very enjoyable throughout the entire drink.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kev1001 (67) - Montana, USA - FEB 13, 2011
22 oz bomber. Pours orange with a medium head. Lots of citrus going on with some pine. Slightly sweet but that is balanced out with the bitter hoppy flavor. I like how intense this beer tastes compared to the relatively low alcohol content for a double IPA. This is a pretty balanced beer with lots of flavor.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Clearly, after the Stone IPA, it was a surprise when this was more civilized. The appearance is as good. The nose more balanced. The taste and finish were very rich and multi-layered but the overbearing and long-lasting hops finish of the standard IPA was replaced with something more manageable. (22oz. bottle)

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 ah yeah, this is what its all about. a nice bitter aftertaste lights your head up and actually tastes good when it warms up. drink it you fool!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2005
I have to admit I feel like a wuss for not loving this beer. It is just too much for me. Intense is an understatement. Would taste graet in a 2 ounce sample, but a whole glass of this resiny stuff is challenging.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ported (67) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2008
Bomber. Beautiful Dark orange with a brilliant white head(it really is great looking). Floral hops, pine, grain, and grapefruit. Nice crisp bitterness. Slight marks off ’cause I don’t like grapefruit, but very good otherwise ;)


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