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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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (702) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Very nice ipa. Just over 1 year from bottled. Aroma is great, very hoppy! Strong initial taste that attacks your palate with hoppu flavor. Good mild bitter finish. Best when fresher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (348) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6197) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CopterScott (134) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollerton (22) - SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
An IPA with very hoppy flavour and nice character, but a little too malty for my taste, despite being one of the great imperial IPA:s of our time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4935) - 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.

   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.

   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!!!

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