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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
edward_violet (63) - Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Pours a light orange, rests in the glass a medium-dark amber. Slight off-white head slowly disappears. Aroma: powerful citrus, powerful pine! Tangerine, grapefruit, spruce, white pine. Taste: Medium sweetness; bitterness is on the high side of medium; a pronounced tartness to this. Lemon peel comes to mind... a hint of sour fruitiness, countered by bitterness. Palate: Lively carbonation, medium body. Smooth texture. Finish takes a while. Bitterness lingers, tartness becomes perhaps a little more apparent then than in the mouth. Powerful! Next beer I had this night seemed watery compared to this. Leaves an impression! Will buy again.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
lightandrhythm (63) - - MAY 4, 2012
Bitter, hoppy, extremely bold taste. Good color and mouthfeel. If you like your IPA aggressive then this is your beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewMichaelZ (63) - - JUL 10, 2014
Poured into Dogfish IPA glass. Pours an almost opaque orangey gold with a sudsy head. Deep hop aromas with hints of grapefruit. The taste offers an expert course in delightful bitterness. Medium body with high carbonation. Perhaps not as complex as other brews but overall a spectacular Double IPA and easy to see why it is a staple for many. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   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.

4.8
   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.

4
   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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2007
fantastic IPA from Stone, they never seem to disappoint me with any of their brews. Great hop aroma, taste, finish

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mystiksc (62) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Very hoppy. Citrusy hoppy aroma. Delicious. Nice bitter aftertaste on the back of the tongue. At 7.7% abv, no alcohol detected on palate. Wonderful in 6 packs. You can’t go wrong with this beer.

4.4
   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.

4.2
   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.


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