Mora (15) - West Milford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
micheller (14) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2003 This beer has way too much hopps and the tase lingers a long time...realy thick and bold head. verry thick beer...next time i make a bet i will only bet for stone ipa...ande maybe i will win again HH....hehehehe
Brian2000 (14) - CANADA - MAY 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a light golden colour with a small white head. Enticing aroma of citrus and pine. Hops drown out virtually everything else except a slight malty taste. Finish is intensely bitter and herbal.
aleyin (14) - Murrieta, California, USA - JUL 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22Oz bottle. Hoppy aroma.Classic golden tan with a bit of red. Off white head. Plenty of hops with good overall balance as some malt shows up. Grapefruit and some pleasant bitterness so you don’t forget this is an IPA. The bottle doesn’t actually say this is a double IPA but Stone’s ID does. I won’t argue with that. Another Stone great.
hanihotdog (14) - blah, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 1/20
wow... wow! wow!!! the bottle description does not lie.. this beer will truly ruin your taste buds!! I recommend this beer to everyone, yep everyone... for the sole purpose of comparison.. on a scale from 1-10 this baby delivers a 10 on bitterness... with over 100 ibu’s ruination is a great barometer for rating the bitterness of a beer. Only the true counisour will drink this beer and enjoy it. I hated it!!! I shared a $7.00 12oz bottle with a friend, 6 oz was all i could handle!!!!! Try it for sure...
Hophead1977 (14) - , Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of the IPA’s I have had I would put up against any of the Dogfish Head IPA’s, and still be torn between the two brands. This is a stellar IPA. Great Hops, great flavor, appearance. Pours hazy, with a little head. Tastes so good to a hophead. Great IPA!
sjmiller05 (14) - Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I buy the bombers at a local store, and this is one of my favorite Stone brews. Most of the aroma is hops, with a thick lacing and a nice gold color. The taste is bitter with a blend of grapefruit, orange and pine. Get it -- you won’t regret it!
Drury (14) - Incline Village, Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
stone ruination is fucking impressive. what a smell. great head retention and lacing in my bottle. the aroma is sick-good. almost like pliny. lots of good citrus, so pungent. this is my pliny the elder light. i’m getting no malt and all hops. i need to drink more. but this is a great beer.
adayale (14) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stone Ruination IPA: Drank out of a Samuel Adams glass
Pour: The beer comes out a consistent golden color. It formed a nice white three finger head with a somewhat soapy consistency. It has a relatively large amount of carbonation streaming up the sides.
Aroma: Mostly it smells almost exactly like its little brother, the regular Stone IPA. Citrus and hops are the main notes in the aroma.
First taste: Nice citrus notes in the background but hops and hoppy bitterness rule the flavor. Definitely a higher bitterness than the regular stone ipa, as expected considering the jump from 70 ibus to 100 ibus. There is a nice wet mouth feel that is really refreshing to the pallet. The finish is dominated by a bitterness that seems to linger and spread through the mouth.
Final thoughts: Really I thought it was good but I would stick with their regular ipa. I personally am not a real huge hop head so the regular ipa has a real nice balance that I enjoy more. However, this beer is a good beer, something I would have to be in the mood to drink. I could regularly drink the original Stone Ipa and then have this one every so often
Schlaubee (14) - - MAR 23, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing smell! Drinking in a pint glass from the bottle. This did not seem nearly as bitter or alcoholic tasting as I was bracing myself for, which is a good thing. Honey notes. Oh, there’s the bitterness! Pretty tasty if you are into IPAs!