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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!


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2007 On tap (growler). High carbonation, smooth on the palate throughout. The first thing that i noticed was the bitterness right on the tip, never had that before. Not as ruinous,like the title suggests but very bitter and hoppy. Aroma was very nice too. You can practically smell whats coming. WORD!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thenewfbi (7) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2005 does not count
This is in my top 5 all time favorites. Very nice hoppy bite. Good floral aroma. It is very, very good. I love it.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
coolshmo (18) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - DEC 8, 2005
very hoppy, like the label says. very bitter too. but once you get past the bitterness, its really good. one of my favorite beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2371) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Orange beer with thin white head and nice lacing. Apricots and hops in the aroma. More hops, along with malt in the palate, has nice body to it. Finish is not all that bitter. A good beer, I didn’t think it was overdone on the hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MmmmCheese (29) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2005
I really enjoyed the first half of this large bottle but after that the hops were overpowering for me. I’d buy it again though just so I can train my taste buds to appreciate good beer. It was as well balanced a beer as it could be. Buy this if you like hops.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ezra456 (39) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 4, 2005
pours a gorgeous gold/copper hue, with a nice off white head that dissipated quickly with nice lacing. incredibly strong hop aromas with an equally strong pine tip aroma. bitter is an understatement for this IPA. overwhelmingly bitter with a very strong pine tip taste with a nice smooth bittersweet ending. very memorable finish. overall, probably a little intimidating for the average beer drinker; but for an IPA enthusiest.... RAVISHING!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Crystal clear brassy color with a thin, but almost constantoff white head. Hoppy ans sweet like an IPA should be. A bit bitter, but if you’re into that you’ll love it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopshopshops (4) - napoleon, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2005 does not count
This has to be the best beer ever made. I am a huge fan of hops and I can’t imagine a beer having more than this one. Wonderfully bitter too. If you like to "torture" yourself with powerfully hoppy/bitter beers like I do than this is the beer for you.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Dark golden with a white head. Very strong hop aroma. Taste is very hoppy and very bitter. I’m not a huge bitter fan, but this grew on me. I prefer the balance of the DFH 90-minute IPA, though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Bottle. Pours a honey color with fluffy white head. The aroma is strong, zesty hops and a touch of malty sweetness. The flavor is powerful floral hops, and lots of ’em, almost to the point of being overwhelming, with a bit of malt in the background. But, of course, this is Stone, so they manage to make a tasty beverage out of something that would be otherwise undrinkable because of its intensity.


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