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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!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rocc90 (31) - Chester, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Pungent aroma of ,well, hops. Bitter to say the least but fairly good but will probably keep the consumption of this IPA to a minimum

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Not much aroma. Sticky taste. Although I usually prefer Imperials, I think I like Stone IPA better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2038) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. this is one of the best IPAs out there. I am not an IPA guy but this is still stunning stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (772) - - MAR 21, 2013
2013 bottle to a Dogfish Head IPA glass. Golden straw color with thick foamy white head. Aroma is a grassy, slightly floral, hops with some citrus and malt sweetness. Taste is strong bitter, piney hops up front with citrus in the middle. Gives way to a sweet caramel malt at the end with the bitterness sticking on the tongue. Thick and full mouthfeel with a very dry finish. Big and bold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Tasted on 5/11/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at a grocery store in Arizona. Pours clear orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to average, messy lace. The nose is full of hoppiness, ranging from resin, to citrus, to floral, with just a touch of yeast aroma and a bit of bread malt. The flavor is really just dominated by hops and bitterness, with the same touch of bread malt acting as a bit of a balancing agent. The body is medium with a bit of a sticky texture, average carbonation, and a long, ridiculously bitter hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cbuk1013 (246) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
This is a very good beer but it’s definitely over hyped. Like many of Stone’s beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Staffan47 (890) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2013
Naturligtvis lite svårt att få tag på färsk ipa i Sverige men trots att den är trött är den riktigt bra. Snudd på världsklass även om jag börjar tröttna på west coast

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2903) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2013 On tap the the Most Arrogant Bash (Barleys in Greenville SC). [This is the special Double Dry Hopped (Calypso) version. Lumped together here, they are not the same. I had this at a Stone sponsored event, with the founder and head of Stone Brewing present, and this was on the beer menu as a separate item from Ruination IPA.] Pour is a somewhat light amber with a very very durable head. Smells suspiciously hoppy but .. Heck yeah, this is really hoppy; could ruin ones taste buds for any beer that follow. The bitterness, however, is somewhat controlled by a judicious use of sweet malts. Still, of course, moderately bitter. O: Stone has managed to take a very hopped beer and increase the hops component without making it harsh or more than slightly challenging.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shanebrews (221) - Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
The hop aroma of this beer can be detected across a room. There is no discernable malt presence, except in the color. Yet I know it must be there, because I have tasted hop tea and it is not this. Somehow it works but I must be in the right mood to drink this. Excellent on a hot day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Awktoberfest (333) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Great double.... Good aroma... Hop candy... For a double on the top tier of iipa... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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