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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11229) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2007
Bottle at RBNAG 07. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, hop, citrus , dry. Flavour is fruit, hop, citrus, sweet, dry. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2006
pours a foamy, retaining to rocky offwhite head with gold color. Aroma is sweet tangerine & grapefruit, bubblegum, malt. Taste is lots of dry, biting hops with back up malt, alcohol. Taste gets mellower as I progressed, or my mouth and tastebuds got mellower.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (11091) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2005
Bottle. Medium light amber with large rocky off-white head that lasted the majority of the beer. Aroma was a heavy hoppy. Flavor was moderate bitter with a long bitter finish. Medium to full body with a oily texture. Moderate alcohol bite at the finish. Very good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (11056) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 6, 2011
Leict süßlicher Hopfengeruch. Aromatisch hopfiger Antrunk, vorerst ohne größere andere Einflüsse. Später wird das Ganze nicht nur kräftiger, sondern nimmt einen leicht süßlichen Touch an, wirkt aber durchgehend natürlich und nicht übertrieben. Besonders im Abgang ist es sehr harmonisch, der milde Unterton unterstreicht dies. Besonders positiv ist bei diesem Bier, dass der Hopfen je nach belieben mal milder und mal kräftiger ausfällt, jeweils sehr passend und imer sehr aromatisch, z.T. etwas grasig. Definitiv ein sehr gutes IPA. Test vom 27.3.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,13,12,11,13,12 - 11,75

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Date: July 20, 2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bacchus, Chattanooga
Appearance: Dark yellow, big fine off white head
Aroma: strong floral hop aroma on top of a rich hop base
Flavor: flavor starts off thin and bitter with a touch of citrus character, warms to a liquid poem to the glory of the hop, malt becomes aparent and balances the hops, mile long bitter finish

Date: June 07, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Words: possible three year old sample
turns to sterno

Date: September 08, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar party
crystal sweetness is coming through to offer better balance,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Ruination IPA, Double Dry Hop
Date: October 06, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Duckworth’s Stone Tour
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of sweet crystal and pine, floral and citrus
Flavor: sweet pale malt flavor, lots of fruity hops with citrus and pine, lingering balancing bitterness, touch of candy sweetness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10653) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
Cask conditioned at The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Clouded gold with no head. After the standard IPA this was completely over the top, very bitter and difficult to drink. Heavy, piney grapefruit, drying. Not great.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2008
Bottle from Dkachur, thanks Dan! Orange blonde color. Malt, pineapple, hopoil and grapefruit in the aroma. Malty sweetish at first, with immediately an oily hoppiness banging in. Grapefruit, pineapple. Oily hopbitter aftertaste. Well balanced, with soft and velvety notes. Quite pleasant and likeable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Golden ale with no head. Light hops aroma Rather nice hops and malts, light citrus. Good bitterness but not ruinating. Good balance and body. (Sept. 2004)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 Bottled: One really wants to sing out loud and praise this magnificent brew. Kind of reminds me of the musical by Woody Allen "It's all about hops...". Is dark golden coloured with a medium lasting head. Hops and earth aromas. As soon as you start drinking, the hoppy bitterness hits you like a horse. The bitterness keeps on evolving on the palate, and leaves you with a pleasant feeling. This might not be the most complex beer I've ever tasted, but for sure I've never tasted anything as hoppy and bitter. Very good. As much as I really like this beer, I cannot rate it as high as the (IMHO) much more complex and harmonious belgian, dutch and british ales. Once again many thanks to herbjones for another top californian beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Clear deep golden large off white head. Sweet aroma with loads off hops, caramel, grapefruit and piney notes. Sweet flavor with grapefruit, citric, mild caramel and delicious hoppy notes. Very bitter end.


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