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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2012
2012 bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a clear copper color with a slightly tanned head that doesnít last too long and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is nice and crips with notes of pine, grass, citrus. Taste is also clean with a nice grassy/pine flavor with a great hop bitterness. Backend is nice and bitter. The mouthfeel is average with a good level of carbonation. Solid IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tukten (5) - Ken Caryl, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013 does not count
Excellent and clean tasting IPA. Super happy without excessive bitterness or fruitiness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
terrybail (682) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
750ml bottle shared with Steve and Dave Pours a light copper with a small whit head The aroma is not as pungant as you would expect a little too much alcohol aroma It is must defianatly bitter but very good

   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (942) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Draft at 16 Tons, Eugene. Pours a medium pale golden orange, small amount of off-white head. Aroma is dank and resinous, with some caramel overtones. Body is fairly lively, finish is big but well-balanced, with a grassy sweetness. Not my favorite, but I get why itís popular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (2249) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle at EBT2 2013. Shared with Mathieu87 and Joris. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small white unstable head. NOSE: somewhat sweet, fruity. TASTE: very bitter, little fruity. Didnít really enjoy this one... Could be the bottle that was not kept under the right circumstances.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1014) - 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 thereís also plenty of malt. Lots of pineapple and mango. Some pine. Some apricot and tangerine. T: A lot sweeter than I expected, but thereís still plenty of hops to be found in here. Really well balanced and drinkable, but itís no longer as assertively aggressive as it used to be on the DIPA landscape. Itís 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 itís 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 (477) - Minnesota, USA - 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 (6565) - 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.

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