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RATINGS: 3646   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2008
From bottle. Poured cloudy golden color. Huge fluffy white head. Had to let it settle. Nice lacing on the glass. Aroma was all grass. Flavor grassy, citrusy, with mild sweet caramel hints in the finish. Thick but smooth mouth feel. You definitely get a hop bite out of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 26, 2008
pleasant hoppy flowery aroma, thin soapy white head and a nice hazy amber color. not as intense as i was expecting. its immediately bitter, and goes to the roof of your mouth, then begins to mellow and ends with an earthy wheaty type flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2008
Golden with a white head. Resiny aroma, sweet, hoppy with not much maltiness or caramel... kind of feels really green. Quite a mild mouthful, fairly bitter but not a ’hop bomb ’ as I’d expected. Lots of perfumey, resin flavours, a bit of pinefresh. The finish almost has a citrus twang, and quite a serving of alcohol. Not a standout, but pretty good all the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle pours a dark amber color with white head. Has a nice sweet hoppy aroma. Has a medium mouthfeel. Tastes piney, hoppy, and citrusy. Is a nice hop bomb for a beginner. There are other more intense hop bombs out there. Overall this is a nice session IIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Golden beer with a white that left decent lacing. Sweet hoppy aroma. Floral hop flavors with more carbonation that I anticipated. Smooth beer with a very bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NextBestThing (22) - Westtown, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Too much. Over the top hoppiness, more than necessary. I love Stone but prefer their basic IPA to Ruination. I don’t get even the whisper of a malt backbone, just hops for the sake of over-hoppiness. Not horrible by any stretch, a reasonably drinkable brew but there are other more desirable alternatives. If you get a reasonable example of Dogfish 90 Minute you’re drinking a better beer. Still acceptable if it’s the only bottle of Stone at your disposal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16417) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Neon orange with big white head. Aroma of hops, flavor of hops, a bit over the top for my taste. Decent citrus flavors hiding behind the hops. You have to like hops. A lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2009
Beer trade with nearbeer. Aroma: Huge amount of quinces in the nose. Otherwise rather boring. Taste and palate: Good bitterness. Quinces dominating. Pleasant finish. Overall impression: A bit dissappointing. The flavor is slightly better than the aroma. Thanks a lot nearbeer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Nice amber color with a small white head. Nose is gorgeous. Citrus, floral and a backsplash of pine. Hops, hops and more hops in the mouth. A small amount of malty roundness keeps it balanced but this is a hop head’s beer. Finishes bitter and brutal. This is definitely all about the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Hazy yellow. Lightly hopped aroma. Taste is definitely hoppy with a finish that is drying. Had the finish been better it would have improved.

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