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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzzler67 (1502) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Clear copper appearance with a large white head and some serious lacing. Big citrusy, piney aroma, with softer fruit becoming more pronounced as it settled back to room temperature. I know there’s some malt in there, but the imbalance was overwhelmingly hoppy. A tiny bit of sweetness showed up near the finiish. Medium-to-full bodied mouthfeel that was surprisingly smooth given the intense bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1391) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Pale golden with a half inch of head. Lacing is prevalent and sticks to the glass. Aromas are strong with apricot and orange, underscored by a spicy, cinnamon?, hop nose. Flavor is an explosion of hops, bitter and clean, followed by a robust fruit palate. Finish is soapy and, again, bitter, with a lasting spicy hop sensation. A very symmetrical beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2209) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
bottle. I got this nearly six months ago in Phoenix, it held up quite well. orange body, slightly hazy. explosive hop aroma with the Stone character yeastiness. Also notes of lemon/citrus. Big hoppy body which is no surprise! Some cheesy yeast notes. I liked it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Poured hazy orange with a touch of brown. A small but long lasting white head with nice lacing. Aroma is fruity, malty, and earthy. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some caramel. Hops from the middle through the finish. Bitter ending and a medium body. Actually much more balanced than the name and description make it out to be.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkpie (19) - Covina, California, USA - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 Pours a nice amber color... smells of sulfur and hops... the flavor is malty hops and orange rinds... very tastey... lingering after taste a lil dry... this is going to be a favorite!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2005 Bottle: Attractive reddish-gold coloring and spotlessly clear. Piney-hop aroma hints at Cascade hops. Well balanced malt front followed by a strong hops kick with just enough malts to bring it together. Top notch. I wish I could get this on the right coast.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2005
The appearance is an average white head that disapates quicky but not fully. The body is clear and orangish. The head, although small, laces really well. The aroma is very hopped. I get notes of orange rind, pine, BAM! in your face grapefruit hops. All hops, no malts. The flavor is VERY delicious. I love this IIPA. I get lots of citrus hops and sweet malts. MMMMM.... Very dry-hopped flavor. The finish bittersweet. The palate is very bitter, well carbonated, and has a thick mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Medium translucent orange with a cream colored head. Very clear beer. The predominate scent that I can pick up is orange rinds. Very hoppy. Good lacing. Nice and bitter. Not overwhelming though. Very yummy but I like IPA’s quite a bit... Thanks Blake (1FastSIi).

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2005
pours an orange hugh w/ a fairly decent sized thick white head that laces very well but dissapates a bit quickly. Smell is a HUGE cascade citrus hop aroma orange rinds hints of bubble gum and more hops.. smells good. Palate is rich and creamy big solid mouth feel. Flavor is almost overwhellmingly bitter w/ a touch of sweet malts in the finish and a warming sence after swallow. Thanks to blake for bringing this one in.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Bottle: Translucent orange, medium to large off-white head, nice lacing, subtle carbonation.   Hoppy nose, slight pine resin but very subtle.   Bitter start, definitely hoppy, soft pine notes, but it doesn’t seem very thick or viscous.   This seems more of a 1½ IPA to me.   Nope, definitely not big enough.   Tasty, but without the big sweet malty background it tastes quite average.   Clean finish, but seems way too light for an Imperial IPA.   Still prefer Dreadnaught and Double Crooked Tree over this one.   Top 50?   Doesn’t seem that way to me... and I was really looking forward to this one too!   Its just not big enough... heavily hopped without the big malt backbone to support it.



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