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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbarty91 (4) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
I am a big fan of Stone Brewing and this is probably my favorite beer by them. The aroma is citrus and floral with a very strong alcohol presence. The appearance is orange with a white head. The taste is very bitter, and at the same time is layered with multiple flavors. The palate is where this beer is at its best. it has a full body and long finish that just keeps lingering. This is one of the best DIPA’s that i have had and would highly recommend this to anyone interested in a bitter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Good, rather bitter IPA. Not as harsh as it lets on, or at least I didn’t think so. That being said, you won’t be chugging this one anytime soon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 On tap poured into an 8oz snifter. The initial aromas of citrus and light caramel come through. There’s also a some hints of honey, clove, pine, and wood. It pours a clear orange-yellow body with a light, tan head that recedes quickly and doesn’t really lace. Extremely hoppy bitterness with a light, mild caramel sweetness underneath (but the bitterness almost washes the sweet out). It’s a medium bodied beer with an average amount of carbonation. It hits the tongue with mostly citrus rind, pine, and some buttery/caramel notes. It definitely fills the mouth with a sharp, astringent and pine bitter quality throughout, but this does give way a bit to some light fruit notes. It finishes dry and clean with bitter citrus astringency and some. This finish sticks around in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (503) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle - pours cloudy copper. Nose of piney hops and yeast. Taste is mostly hop with strong bitter backend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1019) - Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2014
From bottle. Deep golden color with thick white head. Aroma is pungent caramelized citrus and pine. Taste is resinous pine, caramelized tart grapefruit, floral/vegetal notes and light malting. Balanced intense bitterness in the finish, pine and citrus remains.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (392) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Pours a bright, clear, gold with creamy white head. Head leaves lots of lacing. Aroma - initially lots of citrus hop nose, fading to a bit of resin. There’s some malt sweetness very underneath. Taste mirrors aromas with initially citrus and a touch of tropical fruit, followed by a giant swath of resin and spruce which stays till finish. Finish is pretty long and leaves your mouth and tongue tingling just a bit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (616) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle in Brewdog Nottingham. Pours amber with a white head. Huge hit of hops as expected. Sweet at first with pine grass and caramel. A really good long bitter finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
paintedmaple (330) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at Blackthorn Pub, Holly,MI..massively bitter (as advertised) and dry on the finish this IPA is wildly unbalanced and as a result is not something you’d want to have another of. However, I get it...this is what Stone was going for...so OK you have bragging rights for wicked bitterness, but it is a ’one and done’ beer and by done I mean for a long, long time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukedarock (103) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Ok in the aroma and appearance department, nothing standing out from what was expected, taste is obviously very hop filled but decently smooth considering the alcohol amount, very solid beer with a great kick!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lbeaulieu75 (2) - - FEB 6, 2014 does not count
Great beer from Stone Brewery. Drank it for the first time in Vermont in 2013.

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