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RATINGS: 3705   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjg74 (2953) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Pours an interesting golden/red color. Very aromatic. Sweet and fruity. Very hoppy/piney aroma. Very good. Lots of hop flavor, but done very smoothly so that you can actually taste all of the different things going on in the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2004
Bottle: Golden orange with a medium off white head, that quickly diminishes. Tons of hops in the aroma, grapefruit, pine, resin, flowers, herbs, tea, orange, lemon. Taste has tons of hops. Biting pine, resins, lemon rind, bitter tea, tart orange. By no means could you call this beer balanced, though there is a nice toffee, caramel, sweet malt hiding in the back somewhere....just enough to really allow you to keep wanting more. Classic Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2005 Draught. Golden. Strong, fresh, floral hop aroma. Hints of grapefruit, resin and pine in the nose. A wonderful DIPA in flavor. Cutting, masterful hops with the determination of sperm cells attack my mouth and spin my brain with its long, think, coating bitterness. Really well balanced with a nice malt backbone as well. I’ve been off Double IPA’s lately but this one is very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2004
I was suprised at the light golden color of this brew. I expected to see a darker beer before me. Oh well...Sharp, pine hoppiness for aroma. Some herbal notes as well. Aggressive bitter hops, grapefruit, and bubble gum for flavors. Good IPA, but not alot of depth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2004
What can I say. I love this beer. There isn’t one thing I dislike about it and I can’t say enough good things about it. I would drink it on a plane I would drink it in the rain I would drink it with a goat and I would drink it on a boat.....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1072) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2004
Pours clear deep gold amber with a firm off white head. Distinctly stronger medicine herbal, citric hop nose than the IPA. Balanced from the start. Richer and maltier. Herb and toffee aromas swirl into the gigantic citric core. Softly carbonated. Spicey burnt hop flavours. Rich, dry finish. A big beer but not over the top. Nicely done.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2005 This is such an amazing beer. So much hop aggressiveness, but it has a sweet, light malt backbone that’s strong enough to support 100+ ibu’s and then some. Yet somehow, still comes across as an IPA and not just another strong ale, amazing stuff!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chinreallyfat (21) - Chula Vista, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Hops to the max. While this is an excellent strong IPA to drink on occasion, I much prefer the Stone India Pale Ale for daily overconsumption..........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6602) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2004
Pine and grass aroma. Amber, big bubbles, low lacing head. Hop bitterness is the theme here (surprise!). Dry grassy, pineresin and slightly citric notes. I do not feel that the body is quite living up to the hops, a bit more stability here might be good - a bit more body, and the bottle I had was a tad fizzly as well. Wonderfull long pine bitterhop aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Aroma smacks of pine cone at first with subtle pear/apricot thrown in for good measure. Appearance is average overall with a coppery amber hue and an average sized, quickly dissapating head. The flavor is fruity sweet up front, dead in the middle, and almost grating on the finish - this is where all the hops are. I thought the body was a bit light for me and this brew is quite dry. The carbonation is lively but not overly fizzy. A good Imperial IPA although not my favorite.

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