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RATINGS: 3702   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Great beer. The aroma is quick and biting, getting right into your nose. Very nice amber coloring, with a smallish white head. Very little lace on the glass. Flavor is instantly on top of you. Upfront hops, a slight malt taste in the middle, and then a nice bitter hop finish. More balanced than I expected. A good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6479) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2005
Bottled. Deep golden, bubbly head. Grassy, hoppy and sweetish aroma. Sweet hoppiness with a late, flowery bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
devi (2) - USA - JUN 18, 2005 does not count
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2005 The name fits. If you like hops, it may ruin all other beers for you. Everyone writes of the hops, from the aroma to the bitter finsh but there is a good malt balance that makes this a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful golden amber in color with a decent off-white head. You can smell the ridiculous amount of hops. The hops are also, obviously, quite apparent in the flavor. However, I think that Stone may have overdone this one. The bitterness really does ruin your taste buds.....at least they warn you!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2005
damn good beer. hops, hops, and more hops. a great tasting beer. had it on tap and am glad i have a bottle sitting in reserve. a definite must have on-deck.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5365) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Wow can you smell those hops. Fantastic. The head is nothing but hops. This reminds a lot of this HopGod microbrew I had at Boscos when I lived in Nashville. For the hop-lovers, which include me, this is true greatness. A smaller bottle would be my only request, so the portion is not so large.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2005
Bottled. Golden colour. Big citrusy Cascade nose along with a nutty(Centennial?) hop tone as well. Mouthfeel is big, richly hoppy and finishes with a mouthcoating bitterness. Add a little more flavouring hops and there is better balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2005
Golden colour with a sparkling white head with some lacing. Agressive hoppy cascade nose with some nutty hints. Hoppy, flowery almost perfume like flavour. Extreme bitter palate. Medium bodied. Aftertaste is present for at least an hour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzzler67 (1644) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1595) - 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.

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