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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 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
NWIPAFAN (5) - - JUL 14, 2012 does not count
To be honest this is my favorite well at least it was until I tried the 10th anniversary ruination I’m looking forward to trying more from stone brewing it is a treat every time I try a new one from them

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AmBrewhound (5) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012 does not count
Very strong, delicious, and well balanced Imperial IPA. The aroma alone lets you know you are about to drink an IPA. Very bitter and not for the weak, but the bottle will tell you that.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowa_CSW (5) - - OCT 19, 2012 does not count
Poured vigorously from a 22oz bottle into a Spiegelau tulip glass. Pour led to a thick white head that laces well and is sustained through the tasting process. Hop aromas of citrus and pine needles. Appearance of a pale golden hue that is slightly hazy. Taste is hop driven, but isn’t as pronounced as other IPA’s. Light body and slight bitterness. The thin fizzy IPA is not nearly what I expected from 100+ IBUs. Overall, I would not be led to puchase this item again for over $6.00 retail for a 22oz bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bretjb (5) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012 does not count
Pours a very slight amber color, with great head retention. Lacing all around. Smells slightly piney and citrusy—not overwhelming at all. Overall great. Tastes a bit malty up front, but quickly turns to bitter, and a lovely malt and bitter aftertaste. A light body too, perfect pairing with the bitterness of the hops. High carbonation, giving it a very good and lively mouthfeel. Overall a great IPA. Very little to complain about! Great job

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bluebane (5) - - FEB 25, 2013 does not count
Very good if not remarkable IPA - aggressively hopped and very bitter, but a nice taste. It does indeed ruin your palate. Gorgeous presentation and bottling.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theMole (5) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2013 does not count
Best beer I’ve rated yet, great floral fruit hop balance. Would I rather have this or a pliny, or a little sumpin...tough choice

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tukten (5) - Ken Caryl, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013 does not count
Excellent and clean tasting IPA. Super happy without excessive bitterness or fruitiness

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DGluch (5) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
Not as bitter as advertised, but still more bitter than I prefer. Overall a really good beer, those guys at Stone know what they're doing - Drink & Give Thanks to The Lord

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tertmagert (5) - - JUL 30, 2013 does not count
Great beer but dont feel like uploading another long ass comment on this beer because I am lazy.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJOHN (5) - California, USA - APR 1, 2014 does not count
Definitely hoppy, not balanced at all. Hop lovers will enjoy. Personally I would have rated it a bit higher if it just had a little more complexity. Either a little bit of a floral or citrus character. The pine was definitely there.


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