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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2004 nice amber color, minor clouding. quickly dissipating head. Nose of citrus and crazy ass hops. Silky smooth and oily. Badass hop attack coupled with a hardcore malt backbone. Definitely destroying my palate. Fortunately, my last new beer for the night...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2009 cloudy orange red color, big bold hop aroma, wonderful deep and wide hop taste, you get a fresh burst of hop on each swallow. It could be stronger to be a real hop bomb, but not better. Taste was raging right to the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
run20six2 (119) - USA - JUL 31, 2004
A bitter tasting dark beer with a noticable taste of alcohol. However it was pleasing to taste. Had it at Isaac Newtown’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 30, 2004
pours amberish-yellow, w/small head. strong hoppy & citrus scent, full bodied w/dry bitter finish...another great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hefehound (3) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2004 does not count
Pours a amber colour with a nice fluffy slightly less than white head. Aroma is of massive hops. Floral, citrus some piney notes. However the beer is not that massively out of balance. There are some malt and honey notes in the intitial taste, then the hops pile it on. Dry and just a bit bitter its the hop lovers dream. I would like to say that it was very very drinkable, but I think one does the trick. After drinking one of these your palate is pretty much scrubbed raw.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 26, 2004
UPDATED: APR 21, 2006 Bottled. Pours crystal clear, honey colored, big off-white, fully lasting head leaving behind thick, sticky lace. Smells strongly of honey, floral, astringent grapefruit rind//alcohol, pine, fruit. Powerful flavor! Rich honey in the front and the hops just build and build, citrus, pine, flowers, harsh bitter after the middle and a dry, acidic finish that is...well balanced for quite a while, but the malts are outlasted by the hops and ruination? Oh yes. Alcohol is noticable as it warms. Full bodied, very light-soft, almost velvety carbonation, dry finish, not syrupy. Hmm...after having this many a time and being able to compare it to many an IPA, it seems rather simple. I respect what the brewer did in choosing malts to highlight the hops, etc, but yeast presence is weak and flavor is simple. I still really like the stuff, but there are better IPA’s. Highly recommended for the hop head...it’s delightful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 bottle from NAB LES NYC- clear amber color strong hop ness, bitter to the extreme but nice another brainbuster from the good folks at stone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3078) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2004
Clear golden-amber with a foamy white head. Absolutely huge hop aroma. Massive flavour of piney hops and orange peel that lingers forever and ever. Killer! Thanks to jercraigs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Had this bad boy on tap at blind tiger, NYC...great, strong hop aroma..no head in glass i had...thick moutfeel,..,slightly sweet but balanced by lots of hops..great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 2008-09-05. Hazy dark orange body with a small white head. (3+) Big hoppy aroma, resin and citrus, lemon and orange. Flavour is quite bitter, resin and orange hops, but mostly bitterness. Average plus palate suits the beer nicely. (3+) Solid but a bit rough at times. 8/3+/8/3+/16 - 3.8 Bottle from Skagway Liquor Store.

July 2004. Golden amber bodied with a small fluffy white head. MASSIVE hop aroma with notes of green hop pellets and some more subtle notes of pine. Flavour builds in intensity as the hops wear down your palate. This is all about the hoppy bitterness and it lingers on the tongue for a goodly long time. Surprisingly pleasant kick in the pants. A bit one dimensional but that is sort of the point here. Callie brought this back for me from Cali. Hehe. 9/3/8/3/15 - 3.9

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