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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!


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bryan (4) - USA - AUG 6, 2003 does not count
seductive aroma with a smashing palate. excellant example of an IPA both fruity and dry.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zekenhoe (4) - Northfield Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2005 does not count
My favorite Imperial IPA. Reminds me so much of their 5th Anniversary. Malty with a slightly sweet taste. And then come the hops. An almost overwhelming (but in a good way) hoppy aroma and nicely bitter. Pretty close to being hop candy.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopshopshops (4) - napoleon, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2005 does not count
This has to be the best beer ever made. I am a huge fan of hops and I canít imagine a beer having more than this one. Wonderfully bitter too. If you like to "torture" yourself with powerfully hoppy/bitter beers like I do than this is the beer for you.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bcasper (4) - bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 14, 2006 does not count
Ruination pours smooth with light head filling the glass with a rich amber ale that has a very intising appearance. It goes down smooth with a hint of citrus leaving the palate awakened to the incredible world of hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mule (4) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2006 does not count
This beer doesnít hurt as much as the label would have you believe, but the bitterness is lasting. I picked up this bomber after an evening of drinking hop deprived IPAs, and it certainly did the trick. I wasnít in the mood for any malty complication.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneakypete73 (4) - USA - JUL 15, 2007 does not count
This stuff is good. The best IPA Iíve tried. I just got in to spending more than a few bucks on beer. It is easy to get a few great brews and still not spend too much but get way more flavor and enjoyment. I donít know how to comment on the flavor and aroma and all that junk, but upon the recommendations from this site, I purchased and thoroughly enjoyed this IPA!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IDcrisis (4) - Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2007 does not count
HOPPY! Great aroma and flavor. Strong hops, would be overpowering for those not looking for it. Some fruity, almost flowery flavor, but not sweet or excessive. Will have again, and again, and again, and again, and again...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackyjoe10 (4) - USA - OCT 11, 2007 does not count
Bottle at home. This is so good. Bright copper color with pungent floral citrus flavor from start to finish. An excellent Imperial IPA

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
acepod8 (4) - Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2008 does not count
This beer is my personal favourite. Great bitter taste with a hint of grapefruit. At first it may be strong but towards the centre of the bottle it really mellows out into utter delight! I recommend to any IPA drinker.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oak (4) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2008 does not count
UPDATED: APR 17, 2008 Bottle. Nice orange color with a small head. Smells more piney than citrusy as some people have noted, but the strongest flavor to come to mind is grapefruit. Goes down smooth with a delicious hoppy flavor and a slightly bitter after taste. Iíve had it on tap before and enjoyed it more but I can still drink this from the bottle all night long. Another great one from Stone.


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