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RATINGS: 3729   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 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

3.6
   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

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle. Hazy, light orange beer with a thin white head. Sweet honeyed aroma with some grape and orange to add complexity. Flavor starts...sweet honey paired with oranges and spices and finishes with a huge lasting bitter kick in the teeth. I enjoy the original flavors but the at first the aftertaste is almost too strong like having battery acid in your mouth...but then again, thats what you want in an IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2010
Tap. Golden in color with tons of head. (could be the bartenders fault). Pine with citrus flavor, lots of bitter hops. Hops seemed very fresh, bold. More bitter than expected, but was still easy drinkin

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2010
A dark amber/copper colored beer with a fluffly white head. Aroma is hoppy, pine resins, astringent. Bittering hops obliterate the palate for sure... a bit too bitter for my tastes, but In can appreciate how a real hop head would love this. Nice with a spicy indian dish. Not dry enough on the finish. Oily.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2010
this one pours a clear, pale gold with a good sized white head which seems rather thin, but holds well. Nose is all pine, grapefruit, light apple, grassy hops and some sweet pale malt and a sort of green hop character. Mout is immediate hop attack that carries through all the way, and gives a solid kick on the swallow but nicely balanced by sweet caramel, and bready malt. Pretty intense pine bitterness is held up nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tessic (1036) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
This IPA poured a light, cloudy yellow colour with a bright white, rocky head. To the nose there are scents of spruce, juniper, grass and citrus. Little bit of cheese/dough too. First taste was very hoppy with flavours of bitter citrus and spruce. Very citrusy, lemons.... Finish is bitter with hopps lingering forever.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2011
22 oz. bottle Ar: Predominantly fruity and floral hops up front, the nose specifically brings grapefruit rind and a bit of piney juniper. Ap: Poured into La Fin du Monde tulip at 50íF. Light copper/blonde body with a frothy 1" off-white head. Good retention. Nice lace. T: Huge hop-bomb here. The bitterness completely envelops my mouth, as there isnít a ton of malt character here. P: Medium body with lively carbonation. O: I wasnít overly impressed with this one. It was probably a touch past its prime (Iíve had it in my fridge a couple months), but I would have liked some more balance here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2011
660ml bottle (Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 2011)
7 Big cascade hop and peach aroma, slightly dry too.
3 Mid orange, small tight head.
7 Yike, you can tell this isnt a weak beer. Sugary sweet caramel. Instant diabetes!
4 Slick palate, light carbonation. After the punch in the face, the slick sugary finish helps ease the experience, but is accompanied by a whole load of bitterness too. Doesnít fade without a tingle.
14 I think Iíve been a bit generous, but this did sip quite nicely. Itís a very predictable formula, not a particularly interesting example of the style (are any?), is not so refreshing, and has several of sub-par qualities, but in the end you do like taking another sip.


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