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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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlondeBush (5) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2004 does not count
Not as good as Bear Republic Red Rocket; the hops massacre here got a little out of hand.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattdmb (5) - Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2006 does not count
Fruit/summery aroma. Pours blonde, dominated by citrus flavors. Balanced flavor, although prefer other IPAs

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bryman13 (5) - stony brook, New York, USA - APR 23, 2007 does not count
very hoppy. i first had it in a 22oz bottle and found it too overwhelming but recently found it in 6pk 120z bottles and loved it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BirdTurglar (5) - USA - FEB 28, 2008 does not count
Bought this beer at Beers of the World in Rochester. Well worth the 6-7 bucks/22 oz bottle. A must, in my opinion if you like IPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bronco817 (5) - USA - APR 10, 2008 does not count
Loved it Iím a IPA lover and this was one of the best Iíve ever tried, Nice head and clings to the glass nicly, the hops are like an explosion they hit your nose first then follow right to the pallet, with a nice bitter taste and a smooth drinkabilty, beautiful color great finish, and a very balanced beer even with the high ABV at 7.7% this beer is a great session beer, the flavor is just great from star to finish. Stones make nothing but the finest beers, from the bastard to this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BasharTeg (5) - USA - MAY 14, 2008 does not count
The fact that Stone can put so much flavor into a beer this bitter is amazing. One of the best beers Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simcoe (5) - , California, USA - JUL 15, 2008 does not count
An experience worth having, but not repeating, at least not very often. This is a great beer for learning about the difference between centennial and cascade hops, but give yourself half an hour before tasting any other beers to avoid pretty serious flavor distortion. There is a lot to be learned from this beer; we often learn to taste the presence of certain flavors in smaller concentrations by reference to an exaggerated example.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ONUpharmD (5) - Carroll, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2008 does not count
This was the best IPA I’ve ever had. Had it on tap from Barley’s Ale House. Pour a golden honey color with a wonderful citrusy, floral aroma. Great taste of hops and a very floral, herby flavor. Great beer. Will definitely drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plan9 (5) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2009 does not count
12oz bottle. Cloudy pale copper color with a thin tan head that faded quickly. Nice nose of skunky hops. Extremely bitter with a light malty sweetness to help balance it out. you can taste the alcohol a little bit, but not too much. I prefer Stoneís standard IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cdpike (5) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2009 does not count
Bottle poured into Sam Adams sort of reverse-tulip Pours a nice sunny golden light orange. Not a ton of foam, but that might be my fault. Nose is very citrusy with a good amount of pine and light maltiness. Not a ton up front, but still pretty full bodied. For some reason Iím having a hard time pin-pointing specific tastes except just that of a Stone beer. BIG bitterness and not a lot of alcohol sweetness. Crisp malt flavor with a LOT of citrusy pine. Tons of big bittering hops on the way down and somehow a moment later a bit of freshly milled crystal malt comes through. The only real "criticism" I have for this fabulous beer is that as with most double IPAs its "drinkability" is still somewhat limited. The humorous writing on the back of the bottle is not kidding about ruining your palate. Donít expect to taste a whole lot in other beers for the rest of the night. Lift another Ruination instead! As always, this beer and brewery has lived up to its name and reputation. Although still not much really need be said about this beer but that itís another gem from Stone. Iím ruined!

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