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RATINGS: 3636   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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!


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rikkard (8) - USA - MAR 20, 2007 does not count
I donít feel the need to repeat everything positive that has been said about this beer. Definitely #1 on my top 5 all time favorites. I donít think that there is a better IPA out there.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
danglefruit (8) - Waldo, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2007 does not count
One of my favorite IIPAís around. Real hop bomb, "ruined" me, seriously. Iíve had this is in the bomber in the range of 100 times now, and Iím never disappointed. Golden orange pour, fluffy white head. Pungent hops in the nose, very much grapefruity. Very long on my palate, these bittering hops really smack you in the face the first time you take a sip. Upon further inspection, its powerful, complex, and oh so fresh. Highly recommended for those that canít get enough hops!!!!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PunkAndRun (8) - Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2010 does not count
Iím not a fan of perfect ratings, as I feel theyíre often biased. But as I tried to find a fault with this brew, I came up empty-handed. Upon pouring, the color is a beautiful amber with neat, near-white head; the aroma just reeks of hops, and the flavor doesnít disappoint. Almost absent malt flavor gives the hops a perfect level of bite with pine and citrus notes followed by a wonderfully crisp finish. 5 stars on all counts.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
theoberlander (8) - USA - APR 13, 2011 does not count
12 oz. bottle. Kind of a "test your mettle" sort of brew. Gorgeous orange color. Floral and citrus dominate much of the flavor, with a finish so dry and bitter that this IPA takes a bite out of you. This is the IPA that makes all of the others look at the floor when it steps into the room. A BMF IPA, if you will. Not something I pick up routinely, but when Iím in the mood its pure sadistic hops glory is second to none.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sharpe1987 (8) - - FEB 12, 2012 does not count
Amazing. If you love hops aroma and flavor, this is a good one to try. I love Stoneís arrogance, and they back it up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Touchshriek (8) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2012 does not count
Top notch IPA. Manages to be hoppy with a smooth finish. No bitter hop aftertaste, had this beer from a 22 with 3 other IPAs during an informal tasting. Ruination was head and shoulders above the rest.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cerberus88 (8) - - APR 12, 2015 does not count
LOVE ME MY Stone RUINATION! Great taste, smooth palate, righteous buzz................!!!!! via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lupinered (8) - Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2005 does not count
I tried this beer at the í05 Oregon Beer festival, and was impressed by its solid aroma and matching finish. While it did not match up to my preferred Imperial IPA of the event, Widmerís superb Halo, it was nevertheless a solid entry.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thenewfbi (7) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2005 does not count
This is in my top 5 all time favorites. Very nice hoppy bite. Good floral aroma. It is very, very good. I love it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rmuller (7) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2006 does not count
Nice orange/amber pour with about 1 finger of head. Strong hoppy scent.. and a bitter hoppy flavor. Overall an excellent beer. 750ml bottle.


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