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RATINGS: 3667   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11589) - 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)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (11544) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (11364) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Clear golden color, big creamy white head. Smell so much citrus, so incredibly fruity, very much grapefruit, hops and especially bitter. Tastes the same, very good hops and very very bitter. Great IPA, absolutely love it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark golden with a medium sized head that doesn’t last long, but with decent lacing. Sweet, grassy aroma, with some hops. Taste is almost all hops with a sweet undertone. Hits all parts of the tongue equally. This is phenomenal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11069) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2005
22-oz bottle. Pours copper with a frothy off-white head and excellent spotty lacing. Resinous floral hop with huge pine notes and background caramel malts. Fizzy and spicy hoppy moderately acidic dry pine flavor with alcohol notes but mostly covered by the hops. Medium bodied and warming dry and fizzy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (10933) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2009
courtesy of Allen - hazy orange colour with a little white head; aroma of apricot and quinces; quite perfumy; full-bodied and very bitter, aggressive; dry and very bitter fruity finish - terribly one-dimensional and quite a deception considering the high score on ratebeer

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcberko (10578) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2011 12 oz. bottle, pours a potent bright orange with a white head. Extremely hoppy aroma, with a more citrusy than grassy aroma compared to the regular IPA. Mouth-watering, potent hops flavour. One of the best IIPAs out there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10404) - 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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