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RATINGS: 3505   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (962) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Pours golden with nice dense white head. Pine hope aroma, hint of citrus. Green hop flavor, low malt profile. Dry but a pretty clean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours pale orange with a slight golden hue with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, faded hops, pine, and weed. Flavor a little heavy on the malty side with some woody, piney, earthy hops followed with some light citrus notes. Possibly an older bottle. Finish is rather on the bitter side with a high, lively level of carbonation. Solid, but Iím assuming that this is way better fresher.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fuckbudlight (49) - Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Wow, they just retired this, huh? Nice beer, decent amount of hops with a nice floral scent and taste (though my boyfriend, Petkus331, though there could have been more hops). Hate to see any Stone beer retired... better go pick some of these up and make a killing on eBay!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
acurtis (53) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Poured a beautiful hazy orange with huge bubbly white head which stuck to the glass nicely. Nice hop aroma with some pine and earthiness. Taste is like bam! of bitterness. Medium body. Nice hop flavor but super bitter. Quite drinkable for 7.7 abv.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Itís from Stone, itís an IPA, itís called "Ruination" - hop-driven goes without saying. The back of the bottle talks of the íassaultí on your taste buds and the way it "permanently ruins you from being able to enjoy lesser beers.í If you want to have a battleground in your mouth, then this is for you. If you think that ípale aleí is a poor manís IPA and every IPA would benefit from being doubled or imperialized or oaked, then this is for you. If you think every porter should be a baltic porter and every baltic porter should be a Russian Imperial Stout, then this is for you. Forget ever having tried a saison, or a mild ale and from now on cease to look back with fondness on that stolen bottle of Red Wolf that you drank in a friendís backyard while skipping school one day lo those many years ago. Youíre a man/woman now so put on your big boy/big girl palate and stop wasting time with beers that donít rip your taste buds off, after all, the bottle is threatening you.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - FEB 6, 2011
After pouring it was evident that no hops were spared in this brew. I immediately noted a citrus and pine aroma along with a pleasing hazy orange appearance. The head retention was so-so, but I think that had to do with the fact that I pulled this particular glass from the dishwasher where I use a spot remover, which kills head retention in my home brews. This beer had a medium bitterness that did not linger too long and was very enjoyable throughout the entire drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3931) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Very strong hop profile, strong centennial flavors, unbalanced however and it takes away from the rest of the beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HartManSam (75) - Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Not that fond of memories come to mind when I think of this beer. I do believe itís time to give it another try and re rate this.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Hazy golden pour with a thick off white head. Good lacing. Bread aroma. Lots of alpha acid bitterness. Medium thin mouthfeel. Dry watery finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brenhophead (595) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2012
Pours a slightly cloudy golden hue with a caramel/citrus aroma. The malt sweetness upfront disguising the high level of bitterness then and piney/hop resin flavour sets in and a slight dry finish. Very well balanced DIPA.


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