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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!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (596) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2015
Sharp malty pine aroma. Deep clear copper colored body with a slim head. My palate was overwhelmed with bitterness. Straightforward malt in background with only a hint of sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cerberus88 (6) - - APR 12, 2015 does not count
LOVE ME MY Stone RUINATION! Great taste, smooth palate, righteous buzz................!!!!! via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (1183) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Keg at BrewDog Camden. Dark gold, almost copper. Small white head. Intense pine aroma. A bit of caramel. Bitter hoppy taste, rolling around the tongue to a slightly more bitter finish. Long, harsh bitter aftertaste. Big syrupy mouthfeel. Mmmm. A gorgeous and intense IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (104) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Another hoppy jewel in the Stone Crown. A relatively understated fruity hop and malt nose wafts from a hazy tan head. Predictably, a gripping hop profile leads the taste profile, activating the jowls and the roof of the mouth. Juicy Grapefruit and tropical fruit accents are fresh and three dimensional. The buscuity malt is an appropriate counterbalance to the hop celebration. mmmph.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antg8989 (1) - Califon, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015 does not count
Hazy in color. Not a lot of lacing. The aroma smells alcoholic, but the taste is of a semi-sweet citrusy IPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
Perfect double IPA, scores a 10/10 every time when fresh ( as with all IPA’s).

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
OliverJ1990 (4) - - MAR 31, 2015 does not count
Drinking this beer is like opening a treasure chest. I actually don’t believe the perfect beer exists, but this is easily one of the best IPAs I have ever had. Tons of hops- to all the fellow hopheads out there- before you die, ya gotta have this beer!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Big resin pine tar and dry grass, big malty backbone and nice alcohol warmth. Some toffee and biscuit to round out this hoppy monster. Perfect!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joejames (289) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy amber/gold, frothy 2 finger off white head. Nice lacing and retention. Aroma of mango, grapefruit and lemon zest. Taste is very bitter, just a note of caramel to keep it balanced. Medium bodied, lively small bubble carbonation, sticky yet creamy mouth feel. Finishes long and bitter. Tasting notes of mango, lemon, caramel, grapefruit, pine, resin and grass. This tastes better than I remember from a few years back. World class IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (319) - Napa, California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle: Clear, pale golden hue with thick head and great lace. Very lifted hoppy aromatics. Citrus and tropical. Clean. No pine. The malt is understated. Dry palate with out any sourness but extremely bitter. It a big full bear. I find the palate has a dust hop flavor which is surprising given the clean fresh aromatics. There’s great depth of flavor but I don’t find the palate balanced. Lacks the richness from malt to match the hops.


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