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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Light orange body with a thin light head. Aroma screams hops, it is a loud citrusy aroma. The taste is very bitter, very hoppy, but this is a good thing. There is also a slight alcohol taste in the middle of the mouth. Excellent beer for a hop head.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewrater (92) - akron, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2005
Alefest í05 - 100+ IBU!!!!! This and Buckeye 76 at this festival combined to outduel the combination of most of my other samples IBUs! Near perfect product as expected from one of the excellent breweries out there!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 29, 2005
Floral, slightly citric hop aroma that lasted for a couple of minutes after pouring. Deep golden color with a creamy head that remained for a while after pouring and never completely dissipated. Lots of lace on the sides of the glass. Serious hop flavor and bitterness. As the beer warmed up above 50 degrees, detected some alcohol bite that became a little harsh around 52 degrees. Beer was much better balanced when a little cooler (~48 deg). Detected subtle buttery/diacetyl flavor and aroma as well. Very carbonated which caused it to clear the palate very quickly, making way for a nicely bitter and hoppy aftertase. Overall, an excellent beer: big, hoppy, complex and even though hops dominated, pretty well balanced for a double IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 28, 2005
Iíve probably drank a few cases of this stuff and just never gotten around to rating it. This stuff can be very good and very disappointing. When itís fresh, this is like battery acid. Oily for a second before it digs in and shreds you with acidic bitterness. Other times, itís not nearly as intense, actually bordering on sweet/oily/malty. I just donít think it holds well on shelves. But regardless, I this is my second choice when Iím looking for a bomber of big ass IPA and I canít find any Hippie or 76.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2005
Amber in color with a small head. All hop aromas and flavor. Good citrus flavor and cool and crisp on the palate. Great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2005
Pours cloudy amber with a thin white head. Hops, Hops and more Hops thatís what this beer is all about. Smells very citrusy and piney. I taste alot of grapefruit, hops all the way through. Great mouthfeel. I can still taste the bitterness a few moments afterward. Good lacing left. One of my favorites.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2005
Pours a very clear golden brown. Hops jump out immediately. Nice smaller white head. Tastes smooth and VERY hoppy. Not my favorite IPA but very good. Mmmmm... hop juice

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (10570) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2005
Bottle. Medium light amber with large rocky off-white head that lasted the majority of the beer. Aroma was a heavy hoppy. Flavor was moderate bitter with a long bitter finish. Medium to full body with a oily texture. Moderate alcohol bite at the finish. Very good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2008 Poured from a bottle and into a snifter. Piney aroma. Gorgeous copper color with a very thick head that lasted throughout. Overpowering hoppy taste. Great mouthfeel, it’s chewy almost. Enjoyable beer that’s extremely hoppy. Not something I’d drink all the time but I’ll enjoy it everytime I drink it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2005
Delightfully bitter hop flavors (pine, floral, and grapefruit) wildly running rampant (coupled here with a big ABV) , making you forget the malt bottom, your problems, and where you parked the car...


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