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RATINGS: 3585   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!


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NNCRed (17) - Idaho, USA - JAN 10, 2006
1 pt 6 oz bottle. I opened the bottle and - wow! - talk about a hoppy floral aroma. Poured a nice hazy golden color with a white head. Good lacing, small carbonation action. The taste was overpowering with hops and bitterness - quite nice. Very, very good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2006
(01.06.06) One pint, 6 fl oz brown bottle purchased online from Beeronthewall.com. 7.7% ABV. Bottled labeled as best by 02.16.06. Clear reddish orange hued ale having a large long-lasting white head with good lacing. No discernable carbonation. Hoppy flower aroma. Medium bodied that starts with light malt sweetness and intense citrusy (grapefruit) and hop flavors. Finishes with light lingering bitterness with grapefruit flavors. High hop profile but not aggressive at all. Well-balanced hop flavors with good malt foundation. An outstanding hoppy imperial IPA, one of the best that Iíve tried so far. Went well with my Italian style pasta dinner. Another superb offering from Stone Brewery.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkBarnes (386) - Waterville, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Jan. 6, 2006; 12 oz. "bomber."</i/


As heady, bready and full an aroma as Iíve encountered in *any* brew . . . Not quite as bitter as the puffery would suggest (or, at least, not as bitter as the Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA I had last night). But, this double IPA definitely has some "junk in the trunk," with a chewy bottom-end that makes this brew a meal. Another outstanding offering from an exceptional brewery.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
anaheim1983 (140)
- Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Over the top hop...but ok its what youd expect....good to age...good for now....light orange to light red in color great head and as usual for stone great palate...always clear

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
"Poured a nice amber color with little head which left quickly. Smelled of citrus and pine. Strong hoppy taste. I am beginning to like IPAs this one was good, but hard to say which is which."

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2006
The strong aroma of hops had me salivating like Rover in Pavlovís experiment. The solution is a golden-orange with a perfect off-white head. This beer introduces itself to the mouth like Louis Armstrong blowing the trumpet---ooh the bitter-sweetness of hops! The hops perk the tongue and leave that magnificent nutty flavor lingering long after the fluid has left the mouth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tubeee (3) - USA - JAN 2, 2006 does not count
Pours a light orange-gold, with a fluffy, bright-white head. The aroma is a full blast of citrus and pine, as intense as one of those cardboard tree air fresheners. One orange and one green. Initial flavor is fruit, then the "hoppiness" of hops, then the bitterness of hops, followed by the "greeness" of hops. Only after the initial assault has passed does a malty sweetness peek through, only to be obliterated by more hops in the aftertaste. Medium body, with an oily mouthfeel typical of super-high-alpha IPAs. Burps taste like hops hours later. Really.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - DEC 31, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 A really good double IPA. WHOA thats some hops.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnurda (1180) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
Damage the hops I say. What an unreal taste. Wish this was avilable in Winnipeg.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2801) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Dark golden coor with thick white head and full lacing. Spicy, citrusy smell. Sweet hoppy taste. Sugary, caramel finish. Perfect style representation.


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