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RATINGS: 3634   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (905) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pour is gold with a thin head, aroma is strong fruity. Taste is fruity, pine, resin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham_murphy (433) - - JUN 20, 2015
That’s certainly a lingering bitterness. My cornflakes tasted of hops. It goes well with my coffee. Malty with bold citrus, grassy bitterness from the hops. Hops, hops and more hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bennetporter (354) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy gold from a bottle, off-white head shows good retention and lacing. Aroma of ... i don’t even know what really, something pretty good and familiar, maybe a little pipe tobacco someplace in there, almost caramel but not quite. Flavor is pine resin, soap, some floral notes, butterscotch. Bittersweet, somewhat oily, very full mouthfeel, almost creamy. Very good beer. I’m not big on brewers shoving hops into beers the way pizza joints find new places to hide cheese on pizza, but this one does it right without overdoing it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kalki (22) - - JUN 12, 2015
Among my least liked IPA’s. Too bitter, too thick, seems overly hopped and lacks the balance of some of the other Stone’s. Glory to the hops, I fully agree, but somehow just couldn’t get on board with this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (2870) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Another superlative beer from Stone. An ode to the NW hops, biting, bitter, pungent, resinous, hints of caramel, pine, soap. Bracing, a wake up call for your palate.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratpatrol1019 (52) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Big hop aroma of mango and grapes. No real head and kind of flat, why the poor mouthfeel rating. Flavor was great and intense with the hops. Wish some more carbonation but it understand.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (768) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Draught. Pours clear orange with white head. In aroma the beer is floral with a hints of tropical fruits. All backed with solid and pleasant malty base. In flavour similar: malty but wit distinct bitterness and hoppy flavours. Alcohol noticable but it is not unpleasant. Medium to high body, strong bitter finish. In overall not impresive yet very pleasant one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (526) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle, 75cl. Murky golden with a frothy offwhite head. Subtle but deep floral hippy aroma with hints of grapefruit, caramel, pine resin. Thick but smooth and creamy. Heavily bitter, with low sweetness in comparison. A lot of character and complexity in this brew. A magnificent IPA.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smithld1 (32) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Intense. Pineapply, boiled sweety, a little sharp. Big powerful flavours. A poor head but otherwise quite a treat.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (683) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours an orange colour with medium white head. Aroma is citrus, caramel. Taste is hops, citrus, caramel, spices.


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