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RATINGS: 3701   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 Poured golden from a 22 oz. Bomber into a tulip. Citrus and pine aroma, thick head, and hoppy enough to suit me. This is terrific beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2003
This was sunshine in a glass. Great golden/orange color. A head that came on very thick and subsided in time to drink the beer without getting it on your nose. Lacing reminded me of the wonderful off-white head all the way down the glass. They say it has 100+ IBU's. They hide it well. The Dreadnaught was too bitter. This is just right. Fine balance of hops and malt with just a hint of citrus and spice. Smoother than any other I2PA, and IPA for that matter. Definitely my favorite beer. A few more IBU's wouldn't hurt, though! :)

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JAG55 (77) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2013 22oz. bomber poured into pint glass. Another great beer from SB. Very similar to it?s little brother their standard IPA. Not as nice a head and presentation as the IPA. Clear light golden color with creamy, fluffy and tan head. This is a hop beast with hop aroma all over and bitter taste to perfection with nice malt balance to the finish. Big, smooth and creamy body. This is IPA - WANT HOPS!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermanusa (77) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Nice reddish orange color and formed a nice bubbly off white head and left some nice bubbly circular lace. A decent amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of hops, citrus and some floral aspects. The flavor is of hops and citrus with a slight hint of herb. The finish is light and just a touch bitter and extremely astrigent. You won’t be able to taste any other beers for the rest of the day!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2006
The sum of the parts don’t quite add up to the whole. Beautiful pine and resin hops and cakey malt sweetness wrestle just a little too much on the tongue. Left with the impression of floor cleaner, but in a good way..."no, it’s a dessert topping!" Rich and complex with some distinct vanilla and juniper. Every mouthful offers two distinct flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joesf35 (77) - Margate, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Copper color with a beige head. Medium carbonation, and nice mouth feel, not too thin and not too soupy. The aroma is floral, pine, slight citrus. Taste is awesome, a lot of hop flavor. Floral and piney hop flavor. The malt backbone is amazing and well balanced with the hops.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShawnC (76) - - SEP 9, 2012
AGED 2 YEARS. Found in my cooler. Golden cider like. Light lacing. Very muted nose. No hops slight malty nose. Very mellowed hops malts not quite strong enough. Thick mouthfeel but a little unfocused. A little boosy. A fun expirament. But nothing great. ---That dog will hunt!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jmacatiag (76) - , California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Stone Ruination IPA. Another great beer from Stone. It pours out a clear golden with slight amber hue. It was a nice white head with respectable retention and slight lacing. It looks like a good beer. Justifiable because it is a very high quality brew. It has a strong aroma of hops but you can also smell slight citrus and floral notes throughout. Be sure to savor the aroma as you drink this beer. The flavor is just as strong as the aroma, if not stronger. This is an IPA through and through. You can definitely taste the hops throughout the beer and finds its footing early in the drink. Medium carbonation holds itself very well and is very refreshing. If you like IPA, then this is a must have.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 26, 2009
Disturbingly drinkable hop-juice, with a lingering teeth-coating bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoTheO (76) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle 355ml. Pours copper hazy with a fairly dense head. Thick aroma, almost a bit salty with lots of hops and some malty caramel notes. Taste reflects the aroma with the addition of herbs and licquorice. Looong bitter finish.


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