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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!


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJOHN (5) - California, USA - APR 1, 2014 does not count
Definitely hoppy, not balanced at all. Hop lovers will enjoy. Personally I would have rated it a bit higher if it just had a little more complexity. Either a little bit of a floral or citrus character. The pine was definitely there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gmellison (410) - Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy gold color, with a lingering white head. Aroma is floral, hoppy, piney. Flavor is hoppy and resiny, with a powerful bitter finish. Not balanced, but i guess thats the point. Not syrupy or boozy at all.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wade1point0 (69) - Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2014
In bottle with @gmellison. Pours vitamin b yellow. Light head. Smell is all floral and hops. Hits your palate super hard and has a sharp clean taste for being 8.2. Better cold. Really great overall if youíre craving that hoppy bite.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
12 oz. bottle best by 5/6/2014 poured into shaker. Slightly hazy amber color with two fingers of foamy off-white head that settles into a slick after a few moments. Lacing is excellent. Strong earthy pine and citrus hop aroma with some sweet fruitiness lingering on the edges. Flavor is strong hop bitterness, but itís well balanced enough to keep it a pleasant drinking experience. The finish is nicely bitter and extremely long. I know Iím not exactly breaking new ground here, but this is an excellent DIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROMTHEBOTTLE (4) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014 does not count
12.oz bottle...After description on label, was expecting taste buds to be assaulted... didnít happen. Pours golden amber with mild head and good lacing. Aromas of citrus and pine hidden behind the hops. Finishes with a lingering bitterness that keeps you waiting for the next sip. Cheers

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
warhawk91 (293) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2014
12 oz draft at J Thimothy's in Plainville, CT. Pour is a clear golden amber with a decent white head. Very good lacing. Smell is sweet grapefruit and pine with pineapple orange notes. Taste is hoppy and bitter at first with a sweet citrusy maltiness I the middle and a piney bitter finish. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto (1783) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 25, 2014
@ Party Source / Bellvue KY --- Really Good Malt and citrus aroma, clear medium-light amber, swirls of lace. Big taste of malt starts things, moving confidently through the palate, until hops step in to take control on the swallow, only allowing a little malt to return deep in the finish. Very well executed, and very well balanced. A superb IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dustindc (19) - Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle pour into pint glass. Great citrus aroma you know the hops are coming. Very orange in color with a small off white head. This beer is not for the uninitiated! Delicious hops flavor tons of piney, resin, hit you in the face and it is actually balanced for what it is. Medium body. It will for certain wreck your palate canít imagine pairing this with any food, but you will continue to go back for another sip. Very very bitter aftertaste but you want to go back for more. Recommend for Hop Heads. Definitely lives up to itís name.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FriendOfBeer (82) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Very strong aroma of tangerine and peach. Initial taste of honey and a mix of fruits. Very bitter and long aftertaste. Great IPA with much flavor and great bitterness and fruity flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Schlaubee (14) - - MAR 23, 2014
Amazing smell! Drinking in a pint glass from the bottle. This did not seem nearly as bitter or alcoholic tasting as I was bracing myself for, which is a good thing. Honey notes. Oh, thereís the bitterness! Pretty tasty if you are into IPAs!


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