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RATINGS: 3430   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 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (326) - - OCT 2, 2013
Tap. Dark gold. Pine aroma. Slammed with hop taste right away. Crisp hop flavor throughout, pretty bitter. Nothing subtle about this one.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Hazy gold with a slight, off-white head. Massive hopping, grapefruit and pine and not much by way of balancing malt, before a rapsing dry finish. A bit too extreme for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CopterScott (126) - Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Gold color with a small white head. aroma is grapefruit and pine hops. Flavor is grapefruit and pine hops with some sweet malts. medium carbonation

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4925) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 22, 2003
This brew poured a small head of fine to large sized white bubbles and amber orange transparent body. It has a strong hoppy aroma and a strong hoppy flavor to boot. It has an initial hop flavor and a strong hop finish. You can summarize the brew in 1 word! HOPPY. A true hopheads delight.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2003
This beer pours a couldy orange color with a small head and minimal lacing on the glass. The aroma is very hoppy - like most micro IPA's. The flavor was very hoppy and spicy as the aroma hinted at. This is a good representation of the IPA class and if you're a hop head, this one is for you.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
swtchcrook (3) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2004 does not count
Three Floyds, get off your high horse. This ale is quite possibly my favorite beer ever. beautiful pour, just slightly cloudy,with an AMAZING aroma. The taste truly is ruinous, and oh so bitter. Not being a fan of sweeter PAs, this one just took the almighty Sierra Nevada off of my numbewr 1 spot! Perfect in every way!!!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shotgun1431 (126) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Looks like a glass of honey. Not a lot of aroma. Flavor is fruity and very hoppy. Maybe a little too hoppy for my taste. A decent beer that I think is better alone than with most food.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Has that cake-like flavor and aroma I find in some beers (usually American Strong Ales) that just gets my gag reflex going. With all the hype about how bitter this was going to be I was hoping to drink something resembling Pine-Sol but alas I was dissapointed with this cloudy orange beer. Nice lacing and great bitter finish are a few redeming qualities but it was a miss-fire in my opinion, especially considering what a perfect example of the style that their IPA is. I would expect the same result from Stone’s Imperial IPA offering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
A very small Double in my opinion. This is more of an IPA. Some sweet malt almost honeyed. Biscuity and cookie malt notes. ok bitterness but not Stone big. A small Imperial by CA standards. Needs buttloads more hop bitterness and resin.


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