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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chupa LaHomebrew (12) - Gahanna, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2004
UPDATED: APR 22, 2004 A surprisingly drinkable evil hop monster. Medium body, dry finish with very spicy hop notes. The bubbles combined with the hop bitterness explode across the palate like a balast of pop-rocks. Enjoyable, and the best part was that it was not overly cloying or sticky on the toungue. I prefer Stone's regular IPA, though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Elmowl (12) - Annandale, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Hazy golden color with decent head. Aroma reminiscent of sinsemellia. Hops dominated from start to finish - citrus rind and pine flavors - dry and bitter with only a hint of sweetness. If you like hops, you canít go wrong with this one. Pucker up!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MinetoKuroda (12) - Nihombashi Chuo-ku, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2008
On tap. It is Gokujo no Umasa da. Incredibly well-balanced. bitterness is long lasting but it is not iyami na shitsukosa. Muscle but shinayaka.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hawk1 (12) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Bitter and well balanced. Nice head. Full bodied. Delightful and memorable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarrettMiller (12) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
On tap at Oggiís in Orange - small foamy head, light amber color, has a slight oak flavor in the hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Speciarii (12) - Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a nice frothy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: Hops are front and center; citrus and a touch of fruit and spice. Taste: The bottle claims that the hops will have a "ruinous" effect on your palate, and although there is a lot of hop flavor I didnít find that it deadened my taste-buds. Lots of citrus, earthy, spicy and floral notes. The malt adds a fruited bread balance, Texture: Dry and crisp with warming effect of alcohol. Drinkability: I had this on my want list for some time and I am glad I tried it. I prefer the balance found in the Levitation Ale. Presentation: Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

   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 IPAís up there. In my top three along with the wonderful 90 min IPA and the sessionable 60 Min. Would recommend to all.

   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

   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 itís legendary name. Be sure to finish your evening with this brew as it will destroy your palate for hours to come. Looks like itís little brother, Stone IPA, but the hop profile really sets this brew apart from itís brother. Unbalanced but who really cares? This beer is all about hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Setroc (12) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2015
From draft. Pours a hazy orange, with off-white head. Aroma of floral, citrusy grapefruit. The flavour is predictably full on hops with pine and lemon at the forefront, and floral apricot at the back, but the sweet caramel malts balance it perfectly. Long dry bitter finish. Wonderful.

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