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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!


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
DrunkenLooser (22) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
Definately my favorite from Stone Brewing Co. Big hops taste with a kick. The color is deep and rich. Highly recommended to IPA fans.

1.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
LJBrewing (22) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 6, 2005
I love good IPAís. And then there is this from Stone. The 100+ IBU is just silly. I could barely taste any beer. As to the Hop flavour, who can tell? It is wasted away by the dominance of the IBUís. I donít understand those who equate Hop flavor with bitterness? I love a good hoppy IPA with nice aroma and strong hop flavours, Ruination is no such beer. You want a strong IPA that has a disinguishable Hop character Dogfish Head 90-minute IPA is the way to go.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
beanwiggin (22) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
a good beer but very dominant in taste so be ready. definitely for those who appreciate a strong and unique taste. one that is good for one bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JasonBMoore (22) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Golden amber topped with a bubbly off-white head that gave way to swiss cheese lacing. Smells of lemons, perfume, earth, and nutty bread. Quite bitter from start to finish, the hops definitely overpower the malt in flavor. Dry mouth feel followed by an astringent, alcoholic finish. Not bad but their stock IPA is better.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
stetzel (22) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2008
i love stone.they are in my top five breweries.this is my go to beer with them.bright copper color.very thin white head.this is a grapefruit suckerpunch to the palate.the flavor lingers,long,long after the first sip.i truly love this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NextBestThing (22) - Westtown, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Too much. Over the top hoppiness, more than necessary. I love Stone but prefer their basic IPA to Ruination. I don’t get even the whisper of a malt backbone, just hops for the sake of over-hoppiness. Not horrible by any stretch, a reasonably drinkable brew but there are other more desirable alternatives. If you get a reasonable example of Dogfish 90 Minute you’re drinking a better beer. Still acceptable if it’s the only bottle of Stone at your disposal.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerlud (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Pours a very light orange. Big floral and citrus hops, and honey on the nose! Perfectly rounded nose! Very clean and crisp. Flavor holds to the citrus floral hops, pepper, and a bitterness that subdues the malts. Very easy to drink!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thebrood1987 (22) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
You can smell potent citrus and pine mixing together along with some actual malt smell. You get that hop bite right away as it hits your tongue followed by a bready almost wheat malt like taste in the middle and then completely wiped away but a huge pine spruce dry finish. This is all about the hop bitterness. Even though you get a malty bread wheat flavor with that citrus hop flavor the finish and aftertaste just overrule with that dry pine taste from the hops. Itís just like the Stone IPA but its amped up in bitterness. Where some IPAís focus on having that hop flavor, hop bitterness or mixing the two... this one just beats them all with that bitterness. It really can be compared to a resinous pine cone sharp orange like bitterness. If you want to be blown away by IBUís get this beer... definitely one of the best IPAís ever made.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MechanicalMind (22) - Crawley, West Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very slight hazy dull orange. White head that almost completely disappears apart from thin ring of lacing around the edge. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, candied sugar. Palette is immediately hit by bitterness and big tropical fruits, grapefruit, pineapple, citrus pith, bitterness spreads across whole of tongue unlike a lot of IPAs that just hits edges or at the front/back. Finishes with a sustained dry bitter punch, sweet candied sugar, slight alcohol kick, otherwise alcohol is mainly hidden by intense flavours. Couldnít want much more from this, pretty much one of the best IPAs Iíve had

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StaleBeer (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Serve at proper temperature. Nice copper color with rich foaminess and excellent lacing. Aroma is grapefruit with slight floral. Grapefruit explosion with a bitter middle yet creamy finish. If you donít like bitter, you may not like this. Very nice on the palate. Desrving of its high rating. Highly recommended.


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