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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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iamjake (5) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2009 does not count
22oz bottle. Poured a golden yellow with a white head that dissipated slowly with some lacing. My impression in chronological order was: "Mmm, smells like hops. Whoa, tastes like being punched. Mmm, aftertaste like grapefruit." Overall a very nice beer, but not one for those who are shy about hops (obviously).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
laggy311 (5) - Enter City, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2010 does not count
This is by far my favorite brew...Well-balanced citrus going into a botanical frenzy of rose, lavender, pine and juniper..layers of toastiness rock through to a orange and tangerine spike on the back palate and a finish that begs you to try it all over again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluetarget (5) - , California, USA - JUN 8, 2011 does not count
Muted orange color. Honey-like texture with strong pleasant floral hop aroma. You can feel the IBU levels of this beer coat your tongue in a addicting way. The finish is smooth yet the bitterness lingers on. The yeast is very subtle and hard to notice among the "countless hops". It has a nutty or woody note to it as well. Poured from my growler down the side of my glass the carbonation was creamy and the head was about 1 cm. Pleasant burps of hop coupled with the lingering bitterness recreate the essence of Stoneís Ruination. This beer goes so well with food, and is still delicious above refrigerator temperatures..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophogs (5) - - NOV 18, 2011 does not count
Nice hoppy taste with big finish. Great color and head. One of my new favorites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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