RateBeer
overall
100
99
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3640   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
beanwiggin (22) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
a good beer but very dominant in taste so be ready. definitely for those who appreciate a strong and unique taste. one that is good for one bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Great hop beer, maybe the most satisfying. Deep orange ale, mildly toasty, firm malt background, with the most assertively perfect hopping in the industry. You realize what is there (or isnít),while debating the possibility that another brewery in America could be making better ale - NOPE !!!!!!!!&#

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lowe1983 (1390) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Pours a clear orangish/amber color with thin white head. Aroma is of plenty of hops and citrus. Flavor is the sames with lots of hops. Very nice bitter finish which was very nice. A very delicious IPA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2307) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2006 Poures a clear orange color with little head that diminishes quick. Aroma is hoppy to high heaven. Also has citrus and a little bit of earthy tones. The flavor is hops with some citrus and pine notes. Hops, hops, hops. Has a bitter mouth and finish to it. Great IPA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2006
Thanks so much Brad, much appreciated! Dark, orange pour, with a large creamy custard head, leaving scads of lacing. Hop-a-saurus aroma, witha syrupy pine and honey side, with some malt to balance out the aromatics. Piney hops fill the mouth, and the receptacle appreciates, bitter as all get out. Bready and sweet bread. Great! My palate hath been ruined due to the massive hopping! Long bitter finish. Greg , you brew good beer! Thanks!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Bomber. Pours clear gold, lots of carbonation. Big white head, dense lacing to the bottom of the glass. Nose is floral with some citrus. Yikes! Flavor is intensely bitter, white grapefruit peel. Hops. Serious hops. Somewhat dry, bitter finish. This beer really snaps off the tongue! Still like their standard IPA better...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
harmless (20) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Simply put, this is a great beer. It really needs to be served at cellar temperature to get the most of this one. A nice orange color with a strong citrus and pine scent. The flavor is all hops from start to finish. Yummy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazMania (659) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 6, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Quite simply one of my all time favs! It is crisp and big, yet smooth. Itís full and round and complex. I love Stone beers and this is in my top 3. Full hops and warms up my insides all the way down! Love it.....This beer began my hunt for the best double IPAís. This one rawks!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2009 In the bomber bottle. Visually, this beer looks just like Racer 5, but has more of a yellowish head. Aroma is suggestive of wet cork. Has a grapefruity hop aroma, but nothing off thge scale. Floral in fact. The palate is on the rough side due to the high hop content, but again, not off the scale. In fact, the tongue tingle due to the hoppy palate is quite pleasurable. This is not quite as barkable as SN Celebration, but somehow seems smoother and easier to drink. Iím not sure that this was even as hoppy as the regular Stone IPA. UPDATE 2/2009: donít let this age for several years because it gets very lemony and loses its pizazz!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1960) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2006
22oz. bomber: This one pours a slightly hazy, slightly orangish darker golden color. There was a fair sized white head that drops off somewhat quickly. The aroma is definitely hoppy. It is a good mix, with notes of pine, grapefruit, orange. The taste is quite good. The hopiness is right upfront and strong, but not as overpowering as I thought this one might be. Medium malt body behind the hops, but you canít taste it at all. There are a few that are better, but you can get this one most anywhere.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 290 291 292  293  294 295 296 » 364


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50