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RATINGS: 3647   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (1324) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Sad to see this one retired after years of enjoying it. Massive hops and slight alcohol warmth. Clear golden with full white head. Moderate bitterness is nicely restrained. There may be some Stone beers I enjoy a little more, but this is always tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kremmin (8) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2015 does not count
An unashamed all out hop assault. Perhaps could use a stronger malt profile for balance. Perhaps. But job done. Palate ruined.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mitchh200 (21) - - APR 30, 2015
Strong floral aroma. the color is a dark orange. The liquid is hazy. The head is frothy. Heavy bitterness when tasted. Full bodied beer, lots of character. It was a bit sticky. Lively carbonation. The finish was bitter. This is a quality double ipa .Good work Stone!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Druid (101) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2015
A very good IPA, great balance of aromas and a nice long palate. Bitterness is subtle at first then lingers and lingers. A great example of this style. As already another exceptional beer from Stone.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Setroc (12) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2015
From draft. Pours a hazy orange, with off-white head. Aroma of floral, citrusy grapefruit. The flavour is predictably full on hops with pine and lemon at the forefront, and floral apricot at the back, but the sweet caramel malts balance it perfectly. Long dry bitter finish. Wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
echudy (89) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2015
Strong hoppy aroma, good hoppy flavor to start, just ok on the finish. Lighter color than expected

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (341) - Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2015
I know I have tried this before, just never got around to rating it. Aroma is a combo of pine and grapefruit hops with only a hint of malt sweetness to balance it out. I think stone wanted this one unbalanced. Not a particularly attractive beer. Murky light orange color with a huge white head of foam that leaves a mess on the glass as it recedes. Taste is hoppy, but not crazy bitter like you would expect. Grapefruit hops and honey sweetness that linger all the way to the aftertaste which is also hoppy, but still not bitter. The flavor stays with you even when you put the beer down for a while. I like that in an IPA. Palate is substantial and holds up to a beer this size. Not watery at all. Overall very enjoyable. Don't let the name scare you off. You can handle this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 24, 2015
Tap. Clear, orange, rocky head, white foam, very bitter, medium sweetness, full body, oily feel, flat, & long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1275) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2015
650 ML bottle Straw yellow color, slightly syrupy looking, thick looking and a big, billowy white head. Nose is a citrus, pine, and grapefruit attack. Very full on beer. Highly aggressive and fruity. Just hints of biscuit malt to back it up. Lean, clean, bitter, and dank. Just a big, bitter beer. Grapefruit and stewed stone fruit. Hints of biscuit and lots of oil. Full on and big. Even though 8.2% it is bigger in the feel. Shame it is going away.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3347) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 22, 2015
Bottle from Taniguchi. I am sure I had this but lost my review when the app crashed taking 1000 reviews with it >_< Anyways, enjoy this while you can folks as it is being retired. It pours a copper gold with a creamy off-white head and a big hop bouquet which gives lemony citrus and floral notes with a touch of candy-ish sweet malts in the background. Geez 8.2% this is a big beer with a full mouthfeel and a sandpapery raspy carbonation tht scrapes your tongue clean with a lemon & pine hoppiness before hugging you with some sweet malty caramel. Yum. There’s a reason it is a classic and part of that is it is perfectly balanced and damn smooth.

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