jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Ruination is crisp and elegant. Stone put out another masterpiece with Ruination. It pours a blonde honey color with a tall beige cap. Aroma of lemon and a little herbal. The flavor is amazing. Your palate is greeted with crisp lemon and herbal goodness (lemongrass maybe coriander). This is one of the most solid IPA's around.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MHOSKINS (83) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Get Stoned! Wow!! This double IPA does not disappoint. The kick of a double, but the balance of a Stone. Another Elite brew from an Elite brewery!!
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Had this beer in a personal beer tasting, and I absolutely loved it. Nice strong taste (and alc %). The taste stayed with me for long after I had finished the beer. Very very hoppy. kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Very distinct IPA. Hop sensation can only be matched. Taste of plum, clove and cascade hops. It really works your palate and brings wonder to its somewhat of a fruity taste, but an IPA all the way! Something about his beer speaks, it will leave you with an empty glass looking for more. wiwetu (83) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Aromaty owoców cytrusowych, smak lekko słodowo-słodkawy z potężną, chmielową goryczką w finiszu - ale przyjemną, nie zalegającą. Nieprzyzwoicie pijalne jak na swoje parametry. Do miliona powodów, żeby przenieść się do Kalifornii dołącza kolejny. Yummy!
Chrisxx25 (82) - - JUL 28, 2012
Enjoyed this a few weeks ago. Tons of hops. Pine and citrus, very bitter. Some sweet malt underneath, but barely noticable under hops. This is what a dipa should be. Very enjoyable. HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2006 Part of my program to indoctrination myself in the ways of the hop head. Pours an amber orange with a bit of a thick, foaming white head. Aroma is HOPS, grapefruit, orange, grapes, and an overall sweetness. Flavor is bitter, with hops, and grapefruit coming through after the initial bitterness. Hops and bitterness rule the day with this one. As it warms the bitterness mellows out and it becomes much more drinkable. Definitely an excellent beer - I’m trying to rate it impartially, as it’s not my normal style. 721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Awesome. Huge hop aroma mango pine and some plum. Big beer malty for IPA, a little sweet on palate, other than that pure hop goodness! shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Well, there is 42 pages of Ratings here.... if you want to know what it looks like, smells like, or tastes like, read below. Just let me assure you that it is quite the TASTY BREW!!!! valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2005
This beer rules. I had it from the bomber the other night and was very sad when it was over. Although you (as I) may not be able to afford this beer regularly, it is a real treat if you love imperial IPAs.