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RATINGS: 3705   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fjluiser (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Chilled bottle. Awesome!!!! Light citrus aroma, dry hoppy taste bitter finish. Excellent example of IIPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
McStagger (13) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Definitely one of the best. Orange amber with good clarity. Khaki head with awesome lacing. Smells like somebody threw a bunch of grapefruit and pine sticks into a mulcher. Less obvious is the malt bill, with bits of caramel and thick breadiness coming through. Tastes more bitter than it smells. Brutal hop oriented sumbitch. Iíve had numerous IPAís over 100 IBUís, and for me, this one is still the most bitter. Oily resin. Dry, almost ash like finish. Surprisingly light on the tongue, considering how much malt is used and the fairly high ABV. Very deceiving. Opulent, over the top and definitely worthy of its cult status.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tabbe (13) - 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.

3.7
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turnerm5 (12) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Great IPA, though from the comments here, I expected a bit more bitterness. Lovely amber pour with a medium head that lasted. Hops definitely come through above everything else, though nothing too intense. Highly recommended.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Manetsdad (12) - USA - FEB 12, 2007
22oz bomber. Orange-gold with slight head. Great lacing. Hops, hops and more hops. A lot of pine and grapefruit on the nose and throughout. A bit more alcoholic as it warms. A great example of double (San Diego) IPA.

4.2
   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!

4.6
   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.

4.1
   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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CockeyeBBQ (12) - Warren, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Bitter to beat the band.....beating them with a small wooden stick that doesnít break, it just snaps and cracks and makes you want to whimper. This beer is bitter....cruel....almost snide. Not sure if I could drink enough to appreciate them though. Kinda harsh. Not easy on my palate.


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