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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!

   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

   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!

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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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