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RATINGS: 3705   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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!


Speciarii's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Speciarii (12) - Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a nice frothy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: Hops are front and center; citrus and a touch of fruit and spice. Taste: The bottle claims that the hops will have a "ruinous" effect on your palate, and although there is a lot of hop flavor I didn’t find that it deadened my taste-buds. Lots of citrus, earthy, spicy and floral notes. The malt adds a fruited bread balance, Texture: Dry and crisp with warming effect of alcohol. Drinkability: I had this on my want list for some time and I am glad I tried it. I prefer the balance found in the Levitation Ale. Presentation: Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portwood (96) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Smell: grassy, pineapple, citrus, hint of pine. Taste: sharp and slightly grainy, foamy mouth feel, sweet citrus & caramel. Finish: fruity bitterness, melon rind, dry pine needles. (bottled 02/12/16, tasted 04/30/16)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (1203) - NORWAY - JUN 22, 2016
Pours slightly cloudy golden. Aroma is hoppy, but balanced. Taste is hoppy, pine, lots of bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1989) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 3, 2016
clear golden colour, huge, creamy yellowish off-white head; aroma of overripe grapefruit, tangerine, maybe mango, too, pine resin, and some herbal notes; taste is the same with biscuits, syrupy notes and some peppery spiciness; perfect balance of hops and malts! I love it!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LRonCupboard (25) - ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Keg at Bitter Phew. Look, it’s good, but not worth wetting your kecks over. Kind of like the NZ Sauvignon Blanc trend, the mega hoppy IPA thing will probably fade as the hipsters grow up. Hazy orange, off white head. Big citrus hoppy aroma with slight flowery edge prepares you for..... surprise surprise.... a big hoppy hit that hangs around for ages in a long bitter bitter finish. Kecks remain thankfully bone dry

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alvaro78 (210) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2016
Aroma intenso a maltas, cítrico y resinoso Aspecto dorado cristalino En boca muy balanceada, maltoso y cítrico y amargo al final con resinoso ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fdomig (753) - München, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2016
330ml on tap at RedHot Munich. Aroma is light mango, light malt. Appearance is light cloudy orange with a small, brown foam. Taste is bitter and light sweet. Medium carbonation. Dry. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (355) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2016
Maracuja/HOPPY/Süß/FETT/rund und JAU!!!! Geilster Nachhall!!! California Style!!!!! Kieler Craft Beer Day 2016 0,1/2Euro vom Hahn und aus San Diego.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (4694) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2016
Tap at Craft Bier Fest Wien. Lived up to its reputation, lots of everything here. Lots of bitterness, lots of hops flavour, well attenuated, juicy, citrusy, resiny, orange, great, blood of unicorns. Great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
grubypawel (322) - - APR 23, 2016
Pour deep light amber with a decent off-white head. A very strong tripical fruit aroma with hints of mango a pinapple. Full-bodied with a medium bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scirtes (382) - POLAND - APR 19, 2016
Sample at BGM 2016. A rather average imperial IPA, medium bodied, with pleasant aromas of American hops.


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