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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!


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2002
Rerate: orange with nice head. The grapefruit hoppiness makes my mouth instantly water. When I lift my glass, I’m not disappointed, as this baby has bite, lots of it, and a healthy malt backbone that I didn’t find the last time I tried it. Gotta get some more of this one!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2006
pours a foamy, retaining to rocky offwhite head with gold color. Aroma is sweet tangerine & grapefruit, bubblegum, malt. Taste is lots of dry, biting hops with back up malt, alcohol. Taste gets mellower as I progressed, or my mouth and tastebuds got mellower.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Date: July 20, 2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bacchus, Chattanooga
Appearance: Dark yellow, big fine off white head
Aroma: strong floral hop aroma on top of a rich hop base
Flavor: flavor starts off thin and bitter with a touch of citrus character, warms to a liquid poem to the glory of the hop, malt becomes aparent and balances the hops, mile long bitter finish

Date: June 07, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Words: possible three year old sample
turns to sterno

Date: September 08, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar party
crystal sweetness is coming through to offer better balance,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Ruination IPA, Double Dry Hop
Date: October 06, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Duckworth’s Stone Tour
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of sweet crystal and pine, floral and citrus
Flavor: sweet pale malt flavor, lots of fruity hops with citrus and pine, lingering balancing bitterness, touch of candy sweetness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (10781) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2007 Bottle @ Tasting at my place.
[thank you, after4ever]
Pours orange amber with a slight chill haze. Aroma is mild and fruity sweet with a good dose of hoppiness, but is really isn’t over-powering. Some caramel as well. Mouthfeel is extremely dry. Flavour is hop, hop, hops :o) Good backing from malts, but the hops are really at the fore here. Very, very dry, but also very one-sided. I’d prefer the 10th Annniversary Edition.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2009 Cloudy orange with a lasting off-white head. Rich hop aroma, with pine, grapefruit, mango, peach, tobacco, perfume, and a hint of alcohol. Sweet malt flavour obviously balanced with a huge bitterness, and a pure hop flavour character. But I like my extreme IPAs to be less sweet. Cask @ GBBF 2007. Cloudy orange with a small white head. Same aroma as bottled perhaps slightly less intense. Flatter flavour. Lower score, but this style shouldn’t really be made for cask serving.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Clear deep golden large off white head. Sweet aroma with loads off hops, caramel, grapefruit and piney notes. Sweet flavor with grapefruit, citric, mild caramel and delicious hoppy notes. Very bitter end.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2007
Nicely balanced aroma of hop and malt. The hop seems citrusy, but hard to be sure. Translucent amber gold color with a white head that tries to lace. Starts with citrus hop and malt. There is so much malt that the 100+IBU is balanced. Not a bad thing, and the finish is bitter, but it’s not over the top hop. Good to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep bit hazy golden colour with a very nice medium creamy head. Sweet, very fruity, hoppy, flowery aroma. Very good dry mouthfeel. The flavour is very dry with some sweetness, lots of flowers and ripe fruits and stuffed with hops. Very, very dry hoppy finish. Great dryness!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2005
Bottle. Medium light amber with large rocky off-white head that lasted the majority of the beer. Aroma was a heavy hoppy. Flavor was moderate bitter with a long bitter finish. Medium to full body with a oily texture. Moderate alcohol bite at the finish. Very good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Neon orange with big white head. Aroma of hops, flavor of hops, a bit over the top for my taste. Decent citrus flavors hiding behind the hops. You have to like hops. A lot.


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