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RATINGS: 3718   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Please note that the Ruination produced in Europe is the Ruination Double IPA 2.0
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 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

3.6
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21175) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2835) - 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!

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4302) - Arlington, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2009
Aroma of citrus and pine hops but not as strong as I expected. Color is copper orange with a nice white head and good lacing. Some suspended red flecks. Taste of bitter hops, but not nearly as bitter as expected. Grapefruit aftertaste. Nice bite but not overpowering. Not a bad beer, but I don’t think it comes close to living up to it’s claim.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
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.


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