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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!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
xpandnz (12) - - SEP 17, 2012
Boom! Such an explosion of flavours. The nose gave hints of grapefruit and strong bitter citrus notes. The initial taste is mind blowing. A beautiful mix between sweet malt and strong hop bitter and flavor. Easily one of the best IPA’s up there. In my top three along with the wonderful 90 min IPA and the sessionable 60 Min. Would recommend to all.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigMikesNC (12) - Brevard, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2012
A hophead's hop grenade. This one will definitely satisfy your craving for that killer beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tabbe (12) - NORWAY - JAN 14, 2013
Ruination really lives up to it’s legendary name. Be sure to finish your evening with this brew as it will destroy your palate for hours to come. Looks like it’s little brother, Stone IPA, but the hop profile really sets this brew apart from it’s brother. Unbalanced but who really cares? This beer is all about hops.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora (12) - West Milford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Nice #hoppy #aroma with about an inch head. Bitter hoppy taste in your mouth. Going down it gets more bitter and it ends with a strong hop taste. Great #beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chief (11) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2003
Wow!!! How about them hops? Lusciously copper colour. Definitely flavoured. As soon as the bottle was open, it immediately smelled like a fresh hop field -- Yum! Yum! Wonderful head with nice tiny bubbles. Good lacing. It spanked me. I still feel the sting!!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kenaibrew (11) - Sterling, Alaska, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Excellent beer with strong citrus and grapefruit characteristics, if you love hops this is the beer for you.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hops4thebest (11) - USA - JAN 18, 2007
I can’t figure out why people fuss about this beer. I like hops, and so the high IBU’s are a plus for me. But to me the citrus, pine, grass, etc., etc., that others describe in this beer are not nearly present enough. This is a very good beer, sure, but compared to other top DIPA’s I think this one has a notably one dimensional flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Carl (11) - Issaquah, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Bottle. Hops dominate every aspect of this beer. Pours frothy with a substantial white head. Color is golden and clear. Strong floral hop aroma with hints of clove. Very bitter almost fizzy taste with a long finish.

2.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kerplun1 (11) - New York, USA - OCT 24, 2007
very nice looking pour with a thick head that slowly dissipates leaving some nice lacing. Aroma doesn’t strike me as too hoppy and is quite nice. I expected big hops on first sip and got that and then some. Bitter for sure and I can feel a numbness on my tongue. Aftertaste is bitter. A well made beer but so bitter it strikes me as gimmicky.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopHeadedDevil (11) - , North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Citrus and floral hop aroma. Hazy orange pour with a decent off white head. Crisp, bitter hop flavor with citrus overtones. Not quite as hoppy as I’d expect given the description on the bottle. Worth the money at $16/6-pack.


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