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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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zbong (38) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Very good brew. Hops, hops, hops. The good thing about it though is that the beer is very hoppy, but not so much to the point I don’t want to drink it. Another classic from stone!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nocardia (38) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUN 4, 2012
From a bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with two fingers of white, frothy head. The head lingers for eons and leaves beautiful lacing on the glass like strings of cob web. The aroma is all hops, sticky with citrus grapefruit and resin. Hiding in the nose is a waft of honey sweetness. The first taste is a blossom of pure hops; the heavy flavor is all citrus hops with a backbone of pine. It blends beautifully into that promise of honeysuckle like sweetness I found on the nose. The sweetness on the back end coupled with the unapologetic hop smack in the mouth makes this THE IPA against which I compare all others. This is the beer that turned me into a beer geek. Other IPAs are guilty of just loading you with hops for hops sake, but this beer uses them the way they are meant to be used. Cheers to the guys and gals at Stone for brewing such a gem.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPABevyGuy (38) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Golden amber pour with a white fizzy head, pretty cloudy. Smells piney and hopy. Body starts citrus, then becomes malty, finishing with pine and some serious hop bitterness. Beautiful beer all the way through, very well rounded. If you are into pine and a lot of hops this is for you.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
twgordon (38) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 22, 2013
There is nothing to say about this that hasn’t already been said. Let the 5 rating speak for itslef. Amazing experience in a bottle. If you like hops, bitter, or anything IPA, drink it!

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imanerd (37) - Novi, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2007
I was super pumped to try this, and super disappointed when i did. There is no malt profile to back up the hops. Extremely unbalanced. While there was an interesting hop profile, it was incredibly raw.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jefe026 (37) - USA - SEP 20, 2007
never...NEVER have i had a beer better than this, i loved the taste, it was very bitter but at the same time it was perfectly ballanced by the malt. i love everything about this beer, except for the price, 3.99 a pint!!! it was still worth every penny

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fg8080 (37) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2008
If i could only drink 1 beer for the rest of my life , this is it son. Fav Brewer is stone, fav Brew is this godsent RUINATION beautifull IPA. Forget about a bottle, buy a case.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SamAdams777 (37) - Abilene or Stephenville, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Damn, is this beer good or what? Its a hop lovers dream. Take a sniff from your bottle, smells amazing. Malty, hoppy, sour. Stone brewery doesnt skimp on quality here. Take a huge mouth full and just let it settle on the back of your tongue before you swallow. This is what beer is about. Cheers! to another great Stone brewery product. This beer is a punch in the face and a pure invasion of the senses.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Waterbury (37) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle pours orange-gold with a white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, peach, and pine. Flavor is nice with citrus quickly followed by sticky resinous hops. Overall body is medium, sweet, and finishes with moderate but nice bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Haast (37) - Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2011
12oz bottle, gift from a friend. Pour is hazy golden with a finger of off-white head that slowly dissipates. Strong pine and malt on the nose. First sip gives piney, resinous flavor, along with some bright citrus and a bit of malty sweetness. Yum. There’s a little bit of sweet fruit-like flavor and woodiness at the finish. Nice substantial mouthfeel. Suprisingly easy to drink for a near 8%er. You could get in trouble with this one. The alcohol is fairly well hidden. There’s definitely a bit of bitter aftertaste, though it’s not overpowering. Great beer!


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