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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (969) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
Sample @ a tasting event. Amber body with a medium white head. Pine, fruit, raisin, caramel. Too boozy imo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (905) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Light gold in color, slippery white lace. Fringe of head sustained. Pine hop aroma, floral, grass, lemon zest. Toasted taste, sweet, overly so. A little bready. Sticky palate but sloppy on the end from the residue. It is bitter, whew! 100 IBUs. Sure is.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtronSeige (749) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 29, 2014
Aroma: Medium-high hops, resiny, fruity, guava, citrus. Medium bread crusts. Appearance: Body: Clear, dark gold. Head: Medium, white, good retention, lacing. Flavour: High bitterness, Medium sweetness. Medium-high hop flavours, resin, Medium-light bready. Slight roastiness. Dry finish with lingering strong bitterness. Mouthfeel: Slight warming. Medium body. Medium, creamy carbonation. Slick/oily feeling in mouth afterwards. Overall: Definitely hop orientated! Aggressive and bitter, but not harsh. My palate may be ruined, but it was worth it. A great example! 355 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Esme and Lambert! 14C. Imperial IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (931) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Poured from a 12 oz bottle with a Best By date of 11/18/2014. Aroma is rather hop forward with a lot of grapefruit and pine resin. Some woodsy notes with some light orange and stone fruit. Light cracker malt notes. Not as fruity as the regular IPA. Pours a slightly cloudy, golden orange with a small, moderately thick, slightly off-white head that displays decent retention as it recedes steadily to the edges. Moderate lacing and medium long legs. Flavor has some light sweetness with some cracker malt notes. Fairly high bitterness with some medium light alcohol notes. Flavor has more citrus, though still mostly grapefruit than the aroma has. Moderate pine resin and woodsy hop notes, but less than in the aroma. A slight spiciness to the hop character as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low to medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a decent DIPA but I’m not a huge fan of the hop character; it has too much pine resin and woodsy Noyes and not enough fruitiness. This is my typical complaint about Stone beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertLiley1 (28) - - SEP 28, 2014
Very good beer lots of malty Carmel flavor along with hops galore very very good need another

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (462) - HUNGARY - SEP 27, 2014
Teaszínű ital a megszokott krémes habfedővel, illata azonban már nem a kitaposott ösvényen halad, masszív komlóaroma csap arcul minket a legelemibb gyantás, szegfűs, hagymalekváros illatok mentén, az édes, savanyú és sós jegyeket egyaránt felvonultatva. Egy cseppnyi likőrös hangulat is vegyül a képbe, az alkohol jelenléte tehát nem marad rejtve. A test a már jól ismert eleganciával tárul elénk, nem egy szirupfolyam, dzsúzszerű tulajdonságoktól mentes, mindenesetre egy lágyan szénsavas és kellőképpen feszes, sima karakter jellemzi halmazállapotát. A komló harapós, vadul tör előre, de van annyira jólfésült, hogy a címkén jelzett komponensek érvényesülését nem gátolja. Így tehát marad hely a sós kekszes, gabonás hangulatoknak, a virágos, élesztős jegyeknek, ezáltal lesz tökéletes az alkotás.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
geologyguy (813) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Orange smell, not as big a smell as expected, taste isnt nearly as hoppy as they lead on...taste is poor though, what do people see?!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enwiebe (168) - - SEP 12, 2014
9/12/14. Draft at surf club. Full onslaught hops. Not quite my cup of tea. Like IPAs and like Stone's West coast style. However, this is a little over the top for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GenkiGonzo (411) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle from CBB. Nice pale amber. Aroma is super hoppy with pine and some malts. Flavour has malts like a IIPA, along with great fruity, piney hops. Phenomenal beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (934) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours amber orange with a nice pillow of one finger tall white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of pine and citric hops, grapefruit, and a small amount of caramel malt. This one is all about the hops.

T - Lots of hop bitterness throughout. Hints of pine, citric fruit, caramel sweetness, and a touch of bread dough. Finish has plenty of bitterness, lingering for some time. One of my all time favorite IPA’s.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sticky feel with plenty of lingering bitterness in the finish.

O - I have been drinking this beer for a few years now and it has never let me down. Sure, there is the occasional out of date bottle but that isn’t the beers fault. Still one of the best IPA’s of all time.

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