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RATINGS: 3415   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 14, 2003
Strong hoppy aroma. Nice golden color with unremarkable head. Extremely bitter taste with medium body. Finish is also bitter and substantial. When looking for it, can also detect some malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2003 Nice clear amber body with a big foamy head. Nice thick retention all the way down the glass. Aroma is big and citrusy with a biscuity yeast and malt quality. Medium bodied and a bit chewy. has a stinging numbing bitterness from huge amount of hops. Slightly sweet but oh so bitter. Really nice big IPA.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 6, 2003
This is a good example of a Micro-Brew gone bad !!! It is real easy to make a beer so bitter that is not worth drinking!!! Over-Rated Brewery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2003
Golden color with a small white head. Smells hops and wet dog aroma. Taste sweet bitter carmel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2003
A golden color with a lacing head. (side note: it is making a perfect butterfly in the middle of its liquid surface.) A hoppy and citrus aroma. Nice bitter hops right up front with a calmer citrus flavor rounding it out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2003
smelled like sour grapefruits, tatse was hoopy and unremarkable; nice lace bitter finish. For krisbierjaeger i would add "sort of drinkable: not very wonderful", thank God for the company of Spot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2356) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2003
Well, trying to follow the previous rating is going to be tough. This beer is a WOW for the hops lover. Decent head and carbonation with great lacing. Aroma smacks you in the face repeatedly as more and more hops aroma is released from the surface. Color is a slightly murky orange color. Taste of hops, hops and more hops. A little rough in the beginning but once you get used to it, it will be worth the effort. Finish is bitter (yummy) and leaves a thin film in your mouth. Don't plan on enjoying any other beers or food after drinking this beer. Your taste buds will be useless for hours. A great beer for anyone who is a fan of hops and bitter beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2003
deep golden like the glowing gild on a gallery frame. the creamy head showed up for work but was weak, unproductive and asked to go home early. the lace was a wet series of uniform dots spangling the glass. the appearance is really inconsequential, though, because this product represents something else entirely. it's a graduate level advanced study in zymurological calculous, stating that: if 'A' is good, ('A' being huge juicy succulent hops) then A to the third power is better. there is in just one glass sufficient and compelling evidence to convince me that this is indeed true--it's as true and infallible as a nuclear clock. this is basically industrial hop concentrate. this is what hop growers bring to their conventions for show and tell. this is the nitro-gycerin that you use to revive the most dedicated hop head that's had a massive coronary and is believed brain dead. dry hopped out the yin-yang, you picture the brewer chasing the stone beer truck down the street--like johnny appleseed, still flinging fistfulls of hops at the kegs. subtle as a charging rhino, impressive as a triple back flip, it makes no pretence of balance. malt gives the color, carbonation is the conveyor belt of flavors, alcohol lopes along beside the hop monster like a beta-wolf, but it's all about that hop perfume distilled--alaskan matanuska thunder-fuck hops. still hugely drinkable and wonderful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hophound (23) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2003
What a wonderful aroma this beer has; a very complimentary pairing of malt and hops. Golden amber in color with a bit of a haze. A very smooth mouth feel. Well balanced flavor. The hops are appearent immediately then the malt and alcohol shine through followed by a second wave of hops. Wow! This is truly a great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2003
Awesome aroma. Grapefruit, electrical ozone, sweet, hoppy oils. Huge white frothy lacing head over gold-amber clear liquid. Heavy watery body - silky. Light medium carb. Wow, this is a big beer. Hoppy. Fruity, citrus-grapefruit. Notes of alcohol and sugar, and good amount of malts. Great big bitter finish and after. A really nice IPA - great aroma, body, and taste.

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