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RATINGS: 3718   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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!


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Awesome. Huge hop aroma mango pine and some plum. Big beer malty for IPA, a little sweet on palate, other than that pure hop goodness!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chrisxx25 (82) - - JUL 28, 2012
Enjoyed this a few weeks ago. Tons of hops. Pine and citrus, very bitter. Some sweet malt underneath, but barely noticable under hops. This is what a dipa should be. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2006 Part of my program to indoctrination myself in the ways of the hop head. Pours an amber orange with a bit of a thick, foaming white head. Aroma is HOPS, grapefruit, orange, grapes, and an overall sweetness. Flavor is bitter, with hops, and grapefruit coming through after the initial bitterness. Hops and bitterness rule the day with this one. As it warms the bitterness mellows out and it becomes much more drinkable. Definitely an excellent beer - Iím trying to rate it impartially, as itís not my normal style.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanan (82) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2014
As advertised. Strong hops yes fresh. What stands out most is I don't taste alcohol for such high hops. Fantastic. Pure. Smooth. Great aroma like I'm in a hop garden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Well, there is 42 pages of Ratings here.... if you want to know what it looks like, smells like, or tastes like, read below. Just let me assure you that it is quite the TASTY BREW!!!!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2005
This beer rules. I had it from the bomber the other night and was very sad when it was over. Although you (as I) may not be able to afford this beer regularly, it is a real treat if you love imperial IPAs.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jobrewmeister (81) - - MAR 16, 2012
Amber/copper color with a giant white foamy frothy head. A very nice looking beer. The smell is a pungent citrus hop aroma. Grapefruit and tangerine are the aromas most dominate. The taste is very bitter. Citrus flavors are in this beer,but the hop bitterness really dominates.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
viet959 (81) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Testing including Ruination, Double Simcoe, and DF 90min. Pours clear pale orange w/ no head (Kinda Ugly). Aroma is very nice of citrus, grapefruit, floral hops and some sweet malt. Taste of the same. Just like their regular IPA is very balanced this is very light but balanced for a DIPA. Highest drinkability and has a certain finesse about the taste. This is going to be my 1st place winner b/c of the way the flavors work together instead of "fighting" each other like the other two.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suchen (81) - , Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Poured a golden-yellow with a decently thick white head. Smelled very floral and grapefruity. Tasted just the same, with an insane bitterness to it which I didnít enjoy, but did expect. Overall Iíd like it more without such a bitter edge, but Iím not a great hop fan either so...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Purchased cold in a bottle at Winslowís Tavern, Greenville, NC. "100+ IBUs"; extremely bitter but delicious.


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