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RATINGS: 3728   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Please note that the Ruination produced in Europe is the Ruination Double IPA 2.0
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 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2007
This was great! I expected the bitterness to be over the top, but it really wasn’t. Taste a lot like liquid hops (in a good way) with the same balance you get with lesser IBUs. Nice solid head, caramelly. Good balance. Will definately get again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PaulHegedus (85) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2009 Bottle from Bev Mo, San Francisco, sampled July 2008. Pours golden orange in the glass with a very small head which holds in some incredible aromas: lots of grass, a bit of pine in the hops, apricot; floral. The flavour is very well balanced; fairly sweet with much complexity, especially given the hopped up 100 or more IBUs; I pick up some apricot, pineapple, grass, alcohol. A bitter finish.

Bottle, May 2009. This is a pale golden colour with a very long lasting foamy white head. Carbonation is fairly mild. The aroma is really terrific: densely layered and complex. The hop aromas are fresh and very inviting: there’s a fair amount of pine and a whole array of citrus fruits, some floral elements, grass, a hint of caramel. The mouthfeel is oily, medium in body. There’s a fair amount of wood in the flavour and a whole lot of fresh apricot, some avocado, pine, grass, the works. The finish is where the bitterness kicks in, though it is far more subtle than would be expected: there’s some orange and pine along with the hop bitter kick. A standout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Ruination is crisp and elegant. Stone put out another masterpiece with Ruination. It pours a blonde honey color with a tall beige cap. Aroma of lemon and a little herbal. The flavor is amazing. Your palate is greeted with crisp lemon and herbal goodness (lemongrass maybe coriander). This is one of the most solid IPA's around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hiphop (84) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2008
Dark golden pour into a snifter leaves a one inch head that dissipates slowly and hangs around as rocky lacing throughout. Powerful on the nose - thick resiny, piney hops. Tastes thick and creamy, and an unsuspecting maltiness completely balances out the powerful hops. I wish I had more than 12 oz; this is hands down one of the best IPAs I have ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light orange with a good head that fades quickly to a thin film. Warm bready aroma. Full and broad on the palate. Tangy twinge on the tongue that lasts while the bitterness softens but lingers. Complex and likable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rich916 (84) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - MAY 12, 2012
220z poured into tulip, nice amber orange with a soft white diminishing white head, Aroma of fruit and grapefruit. Bitter finish and long duration.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Very distinct IPA. Hop sensation can only be matched. Taste of plum, clove and cascade hops. It really works your palate and brings wonder to its somewhat of a fruity taste, but an IPA all the way! Something about his beer speaks, it will leave you with an empty glass looking for more.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MHOSKINS (83) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Get Stoned! Wow!! This double IPA does not disappoint. The kick of a double, but the balance of a Stone. Another Elite brew from an Elite brewery!! MKH---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Had this beer in a personal beer tasting, and I absolutely loved it. Nice strong taste (and alc %). The taste stayed with me for long after I had finished the beer. Very very hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiwetu (83) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Aromaty owoców cytrusowych, smak lekko słodowo-słodkawy z potężną, chmielową goryczką w finiszu - ale przyjemną, nie zalegającą. Nieprzyzwoicie pijalne jak na swoje parametry. Do miliona powodów, żeby przenieść się do Kalifornii dołącza kolejny. Yummy!

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