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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!


3.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Awesome hop aroma could smell all day. Very malty kind of sweet...almost too sweet. thick finish cloying????

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ultracake (42) - salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2009
22 oz bottle $6.50 from whole foods. Very hoppy smells great. Pretty bitter up front but calms down. A great beer but your going to need some huevos to really enjoy it.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
poorbastard (42) - Bokeelia, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
I love this beer. Over 100 IBUs in a 12 ounce bottle? How can things get much better. If beers were women I would take Ruination home to meet my mother.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tero (42) - FINLAND - DEC 8, 2011
One hoppy bastard. Pale, golden, looks just what tastes. Very bitter, salty. Long and bitter finish. Don’t have to regret that I carried over the Atlantic. I’m in Love.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VintageViking (42) - - JUL 20, 2013
A golden amber pour from the bottle, and an aroma full of pine and citrus. Masses of hops, resin and tropical fruits in the taste, and a mouth-filling medium palate. Just bitter enough. (There MUST be malt in there somewhere, I suppose?) I must have been drinking some mad imperial and double IPAs recently, because this seemed very grown-up and balanced. A lovely beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
KennyGalanif (42) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
pours a clear golden orange, with one finger of head. once i popped the bottle, this beer made my mouth water! aroma is of......HOPS!!! citrus, pine, grapefruit, bread malt backbone, smells very inviting! the taste is more refreshing than i expected out of a 100+ IBU beer! lots of astringency, grapefruit, orange, lemon, and pine. along with a decent light and sweet caramel malt backbone. quite bitter, but not till it finishes. without taking another sip, this beer remains bitter on the palate for at least 5 minuets. which is awesome!! overall, this is a beer that changed the way IPA’s are made, especially on the west coast. CHEERS!!!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Deliciously hoppy! Amazing aroma and wonderfully bitter... Definition of what an ipa should taste like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Light orange body with a thin light head. Aroma screams hops, it is a loud citrusy aroma. The taste is very bitter, very hoppy, but this is a good thing. There is also a slight alcohol taste in the middle of the mouth. Excellent beer for a hop head.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TinyClanger (41) - West Sussex, West Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2005
[Bottle at Great British Beer Festival] Bam! A huge hit of citrusy hops as soon as your nose gets within about a foot of the glass - definitely an indicator of things to come! Pours a clear amber-gold with a loose white head. When it touches your tongue, you’re blasted with hops and citrus, which gives way to a lingering sweet, tangy hoppiness. Needless to say, there is a *long* dry aftertaste waiting for you. The words "import", "UK" and "right now" spring to mind. Are you listening, Sainsburys?

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
zen (41) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
First let me praise Stone Brewery. Although I love their other products(Bastard and such), no two of their beers tastes the same. In that I mean, when I drink a Sam Adams of any rendition, I know I'm drinking Sam Adams. So with the adventurous Stone, there are no limits and every single brew is its' own entity. After having the Stone IPA, which I feel is a premier IPA, Ruination started showing up at my local. Thank God.....pours nice with beautiful golden color, lace throughout the glass, long lasting. The smell, takes over a room...bold hops, hint of malt. The taste is all hops, with a tremendous mouthfeel that's oily on the hops but finishes dryer than a Sahara Caravan, but within the center of all this, is a tinge of fruit (citrus) that not only rolls out the red carpet to the best hop finish I have every had. Some describe the malt at the finish, I sense it in the center with the citrus....pitching a tent for the ever lingering hops. This beer finishes clean, crisp...at 7.7ABV% don't underestimate this demon of an IPA


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