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RATINGS: 3701   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 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a golden copper color with medium head. Great hoppy flavor! One of my favorite IPAs!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2005 Re-rate. Clean gold body, head disappears rather quickly. Nice California hop nose w. brown sugar, toasted malt, citrus. Explodes on the tounge - lemon, darkly toasted malt, alcohol. Bittersweet finish. Alcohol is a bit too forward.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Nice golden color,Good medium sized white head that lasted for a short time but managed to leave a small amount of lace behind.Fruity aroma with a crap load of hops and fairly decent bitterness to it.Malty,hoppy taste with a mild fruit presence and alcohol bite.The hops just kick your ass on this one.The after taste comes off as fruity and very hoppy with a decent alcohol presence.I have only a mild amount of experience with Stones brews and sofar so good they haven't dissappointed yet,this is just another example of what patience and all out style can do for a brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2003
Orange with thin white head. Fresh aromatic hop aroma with sweet and fruity tones. Fruity flavour. Extremely dry and undescribable bitterness. A bit of a dissapointment though. I had hoped for it be heavier in the flavour department. The coolest thing about Stone BC is their half-a-novels on the backside labels. But 75 cl bottles, Pleaaaaase. Who can finish them. The same thing with the 7th anniversary brew. Too big. Biggest isn´t always best. But still, A in coolness, C in technique

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Asertive hop nose followed by citrusy hop flavor, followed by intense hop bitterness, followed by a lingering hop fruitiness. Did I mention the hops?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2003
OK, with all due respect to Stoneophiles and fellow hop heads, this is sort of like taking the Stone IPA that I just rated a few hours ago and adding hops. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it seems a bit like going from a double to a triple cheeseburger. It makes it hard to give a real good rating. Yes, the IBU's have increased and so has the alcohol, but there really is not a lot of difference. I like it. It marries perfectly with Buffalo Wild Wings boneless wings with Jamaican jerk sauce. Overall, pretty good. But really, it is just a delta in IBU's from the Stone IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Hops..Hops..Hops! Aroma is strong hop with slight spice tailings. Poured deep golden and clear with decent off white head. Flavor...assaulted the palate with strong hop bitterness that lasts and lasts with malt tracings and good alcohol warming. Rich, spicy, stinging hop mouth feel that takes over your palate and truly "RUINS" it for anything else. This is my favorite Imperial/Double IPA by far! Great Beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2003
This was sunshine in a glass. Great golden/orange color. A head that came on very thick and subsided in time to drink the beer without getting it on your nose. Lacing reminded me of the wonderful off-white head all the way down the glass. They say it has 100+ IBU's. They hide it well. The Dreadnaught was too bitter. This is just right. Fine balance of hops and malt with just a hint of citrus and spice. Smoother than any other I2PA, and IPA for that matter. Definitely my favorite beer. A few more IBU's wouldn't hurt, though! :)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2003
this has got to be the most hop infested beer to this date that i have tried it hurts to swollow this stuff becuase of the hop level.this also has one hell of a good head.only try it if you require a whole hop plant in your beer because thats what your getting here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Radiant orange color with excellent white head and lacing. This beer looks amazing and ever so refreshing. Even the carbonation looks great, the perfect bubble to liquid ratio. Smells like fresh squeezed grapefruits mixed in with douglas fir pine needles. Also, some light alcohol on the nose if inhaled deeply. Taste is something to savor. Hop bitterness up front and malt sweetness to follow. Awesome long bitter finish that is enjoyed long after your last sip. Big mouthfeel with a dry finish. What a brew!!

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