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RATINGS: 3351   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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (364) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours a semi hazy gold . Big pine / dank aromas . Flavor is huge resinous pine with massive bitter punch . Excellent if you're into big IPAS ....I am! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Muggus69 (1108) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2014
12oz bottle Enjoy by 01/28/14? Pours a nice looking golden beer with a tall rocky head that sticks around. The assault begins on the nose; lots of citrus, i’m talking grapefruit, bitter orange, mandarin, kumquat, some marmalade-y notes, possibly some dried apricot - ok, that’s not citrus, but whatever - good hit of grass and woodiness, perhaps not as much as previous Stone beers tasted. Nice bit of biscuity, golden syrup-like malt in support. Reasonably subdued carbonation, full body has a sticky, clingy, slightly oily/resiny texture that hangs on the tongue. Plenty more to offer on the palate - it just doesn’t give in! Touch of light caramelised, toasty malt plays as backbone to more of those juicy and cooked citrus characters, becoming herbaceous and woody towards a long finish. Bitterness is aggressive but clean and very well balanced. Apparently they hide 8.2% alcohol in here too - oh well. Very well made Double IPA indeed. Takes all the good points from their regular IPA, trumps them up, and still manages to be just as highly drinkable! Jolly good!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (196) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Tap pour at New Bohemia. Initial strong tropical grapefruit aroma. Paler than anticipated color...a golden yellow. Taste is a little more bitter than most double IPAs. The grapefruit just wants to hang around. Less malty sweetness than I would want. Aftertaste needs work. A recommended option from another solid Cali brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
1 Feb 2014, tap. yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. nose is pine and faint grapefruit citrus. thin body and mildly fizzy. lemon citrus and some cereal malt, bitter finish fades fast.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanls (12) - Eureka, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Highly available anywhere. Not my favorite but a very good IPA. Overall a nice beer, I would never turn it down. This is Stone’s best. If you are new to the IPA market you will enjoy.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Infiniteipa (20) - - FEB 1, 2014
My bottle was the revamped 8.2% offering, its been a long while since I had this so I cant really tell how different this is, but it remains a firm favourite. This beer is unbalanced in the good way, muddy bitterness mixed with heavy grapefruit and pine. I prefer a higher abv, so this bump to 8.2 is more than welcome. Excellent as ever from Stone.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
This is really a two trick pony, grapefruit and pine, but it uses them so aggressively, that you can forgive the lack of balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CopterScott (83) - Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Gold color with a small white head. aroma is grapefruit and pine hops. Flavor is grapefruit and pine hops with some sweet malts. medium carbonation

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sizzler80 (423) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 29, 2014
Golden crisp pour with a decent white head. A hop bomb. Grapefruit, mango, pine, cat urine, grass, toffee from the malty which provides somewhat of a counterbalance to the hoppy bitter backbone. Massive IPA with palate stripping IBUs. Amazing beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElectroMod (87) - - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Saved until now after getting it for Christmas; really excited to try this one. Pours a clear gold with a medium soapy head. Aroma is very floral, citrussy, grassy and absolutely packed with hops. Taste is a complete hop bomb, grapefruit and zesty with a high bitter backbone. Medium to high carbonation and a nice smooth finish, given the amount of hops. Exactly how an IPA should be; could be level, if not better than my go-to IPA of choice, Punk IPA. Just a shame it’s so hard to come by in the UK!


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