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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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Pours a hazy, deep orange/amber with a dense, creamy tan head that never seems to subside. The aroma is strong on hop florals and a bit of pine. The flavor is all hops up front, but then a nice surprising malt sweetness slides in behind all the hops and supports them nicely. Hop bitterness shows again on the finish to clean things up. Very solid mouthfeel is definitely a strong point of this beer. A very good IPA that has excellent hopping levels.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2003
One of the hoppiest IPA's I have ever had. Nice lace on the glass. Drys my mouth up. Dare I say too hoppy?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2003
Dark golden amber color.Big fluffy hoppy head. Strong hop taste but a nice blend of malts that balances well. Great bitterness that stays with you a long time. A great IPA!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Golden amber, with small white head, effervescent. Aromatic - brutally powerful hops spicyness. Exhibits a strong hops bitterness, but there is also fair amount of malt to act as a counterbalance. Leaves a strong but pleasingly bitter aftertaste.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5623) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2007 Bottle: Restrained but fruity, and bit musty, nose flutters off this orange-yellow beer with a gigantic head. This is probably one of the purest hoppy -flavored brews, fruity and sweet up front, but bitterly resinous and puckering at the end ... the overwhelming bitterness subsides with time, but this is strictly for afficianados! All-time classic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Wow...a hop packed mouth destruction beer...and I love every bit of it! Great flavor, very bitter, but also very nice. A fine IIPA!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Golden amber with off white head. Intense hop aroma with some malt sweetness trying to poke through. Initial taste is an explosion of hop bitterness, both grapefruit and floral, some malt sweetness starts to come through midway for some balance. a hop lovers delight.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2003
An orangey gold color, quite a bit of haze is present in this beer. Pours with a decently thick cream colored head. Smells of hay, a field of grass with some sort of spicy blooming flowers, slightly lemony. There is a solid mouth feel presence, it coats the front of the mouth. Of course it is quite bitter, but in no way is it out of balance, quite remarkable for that in fact. The hop flavor is crawling out of this beer all over the place. The bitterness stays with you after one swallows. A complex floral, orangey (though only slightly), apricot (but just a hint) mix of flavors. It is like sucking the nectar from an aromatic-fruity, but not particularly sweet, flower on some unspecified aromatic herb (of course this would be a hop). Effectively saturates one's taste buds as the bottle has promised. I am still struck by the fact that, though this is utterly bitter and hoppy, it is not perceived to be too over the top. There is a solid malt backbone that, though effectively hidden by the hop attack, is what makes this beer possible, it is what brings this beer to the next level.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2006 Another big, bold, in your face ale from Stone. Pours deep amber color with a thick off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is full, bracing and instantly communicates the assertive hop character of this ale. Flavor is surprisingly balanced for a 100+ IBU brew with rich malts notable along with the massive hops. The high alcohol level is barely discernable in the flavor and it sweetened noticibly as it warmed as well. Medium body, smooth carbonation and overall nice mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Real nice hoppy kick. Hoppy and malty flavor. Finish is dry, bitter, and clean.


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