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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!


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ctplt777 (55) - - NOV 12, 2013
This is another in my opinion, 5 worthy beer. There really isnít much that needs to be said about this one. Right after opening the bottle theres the blast of pine and tropical fruits that just fills the air. Wonderful color and taste is just on point. Massive hop bitterness that lingers and it is such such a flavorful beer. Not really anything else to say, Ruination is an epic and perfect beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
Pours amber with a low white head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, resin, peach. Taste is grapefruit, pine, resin, peach, apricot. Mouthfeel is full-bldied and slightly oily with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (113) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a hazy amber with minimal white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and some sweetness mixed in of vanilla and caramel. Taste was rather off on this and Iím not sure if I got an old bottle or not. Taste was extreme lemon up front, honestly tasted like lemon dawn dish soap. Iíd like to try a fresh one to compare, but Iíll put my rating in now based on what I experienced. Still wasnít terrible, good amount of bitter and dryness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewMichaelZ (43) - - JUL 10, 2014
Poured into Dogfish IPA glass. Pours an almost opaque orangey gold with a sudsy head. Deep hop aromas with hints of grapefruit. The taste offers an expert course in delightful bitterness. Medium body with high carbonation. Perhaps not as complex as other brews but overall a spectacular Double IPA and easy to see why it is a staple for many. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFunGuy (599) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
This beer has a beautiful golden amber color and aroma of fresh picked lemons. Strong super heavy hop bite which smacks you hard. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (978) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves good lacing. Resin, citrus oil, pepper and pine needle hops sit over a caramel malt base to create the aroma. Potent peppery and grapefruit hops up front soften into a touch of preserved lemon. Quite rich caramel malt gives it plenty of mid-palate backbone, with razor sharp pepper, grapefruit and pine hops in the finish and a lingering bitter aftertaste.This is a seriously good IIPA, with lashings of bitterness and enough malt to balance them. A deserving classic.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
HuskerTan (447) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. A- Caramel, malty, biscuits, sweet, doughy. A- Orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Very bitter, caramel, bready. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, lingering bitter finish. O- My bottle had almost a year of age on it which definitely brought out the biscuit and sweet bread notes, but it was still bitter as hell. I may be the only person on Earth who thinks Stone is far from the best brewer there is. I am yet to have anything by them that isnít aggressive as hell and just flat out overrated. Thanks, but no thanks.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tendency (25) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
lemme just say this up front: this IS the standard bearer for west coast IPAs. this baby slips and slides on a massive hop bed between the IPA and double IPA line IMO. huge grapefruit, pine and orange chewy resin. sticky icky bitter aint no quitter. thank god you will not find your thick candy bar malted milk in this brew (yes im calling you out colorado IIPA brewers! ;)) however the malt that is supplied is wonderfully creamy but must labor mightily to support the massive hop drop. and labor it does to wonderful effect. west coast represent!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CPH2200 (264) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2014 Bottle. Yellow golden with small head. Very bitter with spices and citrus. Hides alcohol very well. Very dry mouthfeel. Great ipa.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Sadly my 4-pack of Ruination had an Enjoy By date of 12/13/13. At the time of my purchase, this batch was more than 6 months past its prime according to the bottling date. Happily, Ruination was no worse for the less than ideal conditions. Yes, the caramel character of the malt had been given time to poke through the dense hop profile in the aroma and taste, but the hops had hardly lost any of their edge. As promised, Ruination delivered a hell of a lot of grapefruit and pine bitterness. The finish is predictably crisp thanks to the 100+ IBUís and the 8.2% ABV provides a bit of warmth. Whatís surprising is that the lingering conclusion is juicy rather than dry. Perhaps "juicy" is the wrong word. Itís mostly an orange rind sharpness that sticks to the roof of the mouth but thereís also a hint of sweet orange juice mixed in. When compared to the bone-dry finishes of many Imperial IPAís, Stoneís Ruination is surprisingly refreshing. Tread (or drink) with care, though. This ale is unabashedly created exclusively for hop heads and will seem masochistic to just about anyone else.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimHabib (110) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle pour. Cloudy golden with with medium white head and small lacing. Extremely hoppy aroma. Taste is bitter hops with a long lasting aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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