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RATINGS: 3635   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schwarzbart (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Lightly hazed with an apricot-gold color. Great, thick lacing. Super smooth and creamy with a medium body and a snappy finish. Biscuity malts, grapefruit, spearmint, lots of pine quality and some floral notes as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rowefam3 (70) - kendallville, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2007 I had this at Pier 32 in Hamilton In. $6.75. (bargain). Very dry. Filtered clear. Not near as interesting and amazing as Dreadnaught, but good anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
22oz poured into a pint glass. Aroma is hops, sweet citrus and a bit of pine. Appearance is a perfectly cloudy golden apricot with minimal creamy, cappuccino head which leaves some lacing behind. One sip and the palate immediately understands why this one is named "Ruination"...overwhelmingly bitter hops, some nice pine flavor with some fruity west coast style sweetness on the back end. Goddamn, this is one intense, yet at the same time delicious Imperial. Just enough malt to not quite balance the hops but at least they were invited to the party...the party in my mouth that started the minute this bitter deliciousness first graced my palate. Picking up on a bit of resin and just the slightest hint of caramel...just the right amount, in my opinion. This ale’s reputation precedes itself, but for good reason. Ruination, you are King.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2010
This one’s not for the faint of heart. Pours a a dark, hazy orange with a small head. Aroma is strong, fresh, and lively citrus. The flavor is all hops.The bitterness hits hard on the front (it would wake you IF you were to drink this in the morning). The flavor mellows out a little bit as it sits in your mouth, allowing some sweetness to come through. Finishes fairly dry, coating the palate in bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - APR 7, 2013
Pours amber with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Good pine, citrus, hop aroma. Very flavorful and full-bodied, hops, pine, citrus, malt. Bitter, flavorful, and refreshing. A great I.PA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ipaluvr082 (70) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Bomber poured opaque orange amber with little head that dissipated quickly. Grapefruit citrus hoppiness aroma. This beer is packed with a massive citrus hop blast which grows and settles over time on the palate, not much maltiness noticeable. It’s as you would expect a 100 IBU beer to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NateBarnett (69) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy orange amber. Aroma is floral and sweet citrus- grapefruit. Tastes of bitter hops with light, complimentary malts and a little alcohol- a bit acidic. Overall very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Golden, streaming, and head than never ends (sounds like my favorite site). I get a lot of hops on the nose (seriously?). Some grapefruit, some spicy. really complex. Good amount of maple syrup or brown sugar on the tongue. Loads of hops, but somehow misses a harsh bite at the end. A little one-dimensional (really?). I like it. I want another. Not as billy bad ass as the label states.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopnpop (69) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2002
Don’t be fulled by the relatively light color; this is one powerful IPA! The floral aroma on this beer is intoxicating. I must admit, though, this beer reminds me alot of Anderson Valley’s Hop Ottin’ IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 29, 2005
Floral, slightly citric hop aroma that lasted for a couple of minutes after pouring. Deep golden color with a creamy head that remained for a while after pouring and never completely dissipated. Lots of lace on the sides of the glass. Serious hop flavor and bitterness. As the beer warmed up above 50 degrees, detected some alcohol bite that became a little harsh around 52 degrees. Beer was much better balanced when a little cooler (~48 deg). Detected subtle buttery/diacetyl flavor and aroma as well. Very carbonated which caused it to clear the palate very quickly, making way for a nicely bitter and hoppy aftertase. Overall, an excellent beer: big, hoppy, complex and even though hops dominated, pretty well balanced for a double IPA.

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