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RATINGS: 3419   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!


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Hazy golden pour with a thick off white head. Good lacing. Bread aroma. Lots of alpha acid bitterness. Medium thin mouthfeel. Dry watery finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brenhophead (531) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2012
Pours a slightly cloudy golden hue with a caramel/citrus aroma. The malt sweetness upfront disguising the high level of bitterness then and piney/hop resin flavour sets in and a slight dry finish. Very well balanced DIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (1508) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
Något grumlig gulorange öl med vitt skum. Stora härliga dofter av grapefrukt, mandel och blommor. Framför allt grapen går igenom mest i smaken. vilket gör den bitter. Lite för bitter för min del.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2012
2012 bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a clear copper color with a slightly tanned head that doesn’t last too long and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is nice and crips with notes of pine, grass, citrus. Taste is also clean with a nice grassy/pine flavor with a great hop bitterness. Backend is nice and bitter. The mouthfeel is average with a good level of carbonation. Solid IPA

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tukten (5) - Ken Caryl, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013 does not count
Excellent and clean tasting IPA. Super happy without excessive bitterness or fruitiness

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
terrybail (555) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
750ml bottle shared with Steve and Dave Pours a light copper with a small whit head The aroma is not as pungant as you would expect a little too much alcohol aroma It is must defianatly bitter but very good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
On tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA. Double dry hopped version, although there doesn't seem to be a distinction on RateBeer. Surprisingly unimpressed by this one. I've had Ruination in the past and liked it, but this was very run-of-the-mill this time around.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (660) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Draft at 16 Tons, Eugene. Pours a medium pale golden orange, small amount of off-white head. Aroma is dank and resinous, with some caramel overtones. Body is fairly lively, finish is big but well-balanced, with a grassy sweetness. Not my favorite, but I get why it’s popular.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (1569) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle at EBT2 2013. Shared with Mathieu87 and Joris. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small white unstable head. NOSE: somewhat sweet, fruity. TASTE: very bitter, little fruity. Didn’t really enjoy this one... Could be the bottle that was not kept under the right circumstances.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
writerljberg (631) - Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2013
12oz bottle. A: Lovely orange-gold color. Very little head which is somewhat surprising. Some pretty nice legs and good carbonation. N: Plenty of hops in this one, but there’s also plenty of malt. Lots of pineapple and mango. Some pine. Some apricot and tangerine. T: A lot sweeter than I expected, but there’s still plenty of hops to be found in here. Really well balanced and drinkable, but it’s no longer as assertively aggressive as it used to be on the DIPA landscape. It’s also rather muddled as though it wants to be part of both worlds. M: Resinous with lots of alcohol given how light it is relatively speaking. O: It seems like it would be very easy to pick Stone IPAs out a lineup given how their yeast is one of a kind. I remember when this beer used to kick my ass; now I realize it’s just not my kind of thing. Stone needs to tame the alcohol in these beers.


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