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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4374) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
Bottle. Golden beer with a lightly hopped and malty aroma and a dry long lasting vinous flavour. Overall a reasonable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2005
An extremely bitter beer, yet the bitterness does not in any way detract from the taste. Nice hop taste and a not over-powering alcohol percentage.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
This beer kicks me in the ass. Extremely hoppy and bitter. I understand the selling point of this beer is its bitterness, but I can do no more than sip it slowly. It feels like it dries out my mouth when I drink it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Bottle, shared with richlikebeer,thanks homie. Aroma was nice piney hop with a little banana in there. Pour was nice copper. Flavor was good a nice bitterness in it’s hops, a hint of sweet malts and some more fruit. Palate for me was right on nice body and finish. Overall another solid Stone.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Bottle. Copper color. good head. Piney, citrus. Nice bitter taste. Duh.....really good IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (2992) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Cloudy,orange-amber color. Definitely a strong bitter taste,but smooth for an IPA.Sweet undertones. Full body.High hops. Thanks to richlikebeer for this one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2005
tons of hops, in both the aroma and the flavor, but i think this needs a little more malt balance to put it into the upper echelon of IIPA’s. lots of pine, some citrus, and a little bit of grass, but not enough backbone to counter all of the hops. the bitterness is a bit too much, and the overall character of this is coser to a regular IPA than an imperial. as part 5 of IIPA Sunday, this was a little dissapointing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - OCT 23, 2005
A nice example of an imperial IPA. Leans more to the bitterness side, without much sweet. Head was very thick and foamy, leaving a resinous aroma. Full bodied, it starts with the flavor of chewing on a pine needle and rounds out with some grapefruit and ends with a bitter hop kick.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkgrenwel (598) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Classic example of an imperial IPA. Strong american hop flavors of pine, grapefruit and other citrus. Tasty, if not a bit one dimensional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 22, 2005
22oz bottle from OhioDad...Thanks Scott! Pours a deep orange color with a big foamy white head. nose is kinda faint, light piney notes and some citrus is involved. taste is quite unimpressive. Hops of course are the main thing, very little malt backbone here to support the hops, decent bitterness in the finish.


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