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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8392) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 so it is brutish, western, astringent, tea-like, rough and husky, sweet. scrolling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2003
Bright golden amber, average head, hop citrus apricot honey aroma. Very bitter beginning and finish, little bit malt finish, keeps getting more and more bitter as I drink it until I start to get used to it, somewhat. Too bitter to have often, prefer the regular stone IPA. At times this has the same apricot taste as the arrogant bastard. I think this is where I draw the line and say uncle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2003
As the description says, very bitter but surprisingly well balanced for a beer with over 100 IBU's. Strong alcoholic aroma and you can definitely taste the alcohol. Wonderful, hoppy finish. One of my favorite beers.

   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 (2411) - 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.

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