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RATINGS: 3720   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21199) - 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.

   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!

   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 headís beer. Finishes bitter and brutal. This is definitely all about the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4303) - 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.

   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 donít think it comes close to living up to itís claim.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JUL 8, 2009
clear amber/orange with frothy yellowish head. thick hop aroma, both the resinous musty type and some bright pineapple, grapefruit, pine, lychee. offensively bitter on the palate, but beyond that similar bright fruit flavors well balanced with thick sweet malt. this is very good -- not 100 percentile though. finish is bitter and very long. body is maybe just a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dagimp (944) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2009
From a 12oz bottle to a pint glass. Pours with 1 inch of thick white head and lots of lacing. Great straw/gold color looks great against the white head. Smell is of slight grapefruit and malt. Taste is overwhelmingly bitter and hoppy. Interesting blend of hop flavors grapefruit, pine, lime and pineapple with none dominating. If you like really hoppy IIPAs, youíll like this one. I donít. This didnít have nearly the balance of malt that I prefer. Nonetheless a quality beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snuffla (158) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 14, 2009
US trip Aug/Sept 2009 - Notes indicate i found this one big, bold and slightly muddled. Pint at the yardhouse in LA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Pours a nice golden color with a white head. Has a bit of pine and yeast smell to it. Has a little citrus taste to it and is pretty bitter. An okay DIPA

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, with a thick, pungent head. Aroma is overwhelming at first, but settles out after a thorough pour. Very bitter nose, almost completely consumed by the dry-hops. Very firm body, with balanced carbonation. I expected much better from Stone. Perhaps the bottleís warning was correct; I may need a few more tastings to fully appreciate this beast.

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