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RATINGS: 3655   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!

MOboy's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2011
This seems fairly low abv for an IIPA but oh well. Thick, pungent, assertive hop flavor, aroma and bitterness. Moderately light body with a very dry finish. Bitter enough for me to not seek this beer out, again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ngunity (66) - - SEP 27, 2015
From bottle, poured lighter than expected with good hop aroma. Plenty of hop variety in the flavour and underpinned with good bitterness. A complex yet balanced IPA; not sessionable but youíd enjoy a couple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKernOwl (33) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
- Nose: salted caramel malt, with pine-y background and occasional hint of Seville orange zest - Body: Slightly creamy (you can feel high ABV) but still feels quite high in the mouth. Really big/harsh grapefruit + pine hops. - Finish: long finish; hops + caramel malts tangle a bit but hops win out; are they almost too bitter? - Hop-xplosive! I prefer Stone IPAís hop-malt balance. If that offends hop heads, sorry. Iíll drink more of this in order to see your POV

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilverfoX (773) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2015
i think it smells really malty to be honest, amber gold body with some white lacing, sweet grapefruit leads into the hop bitterness, rather good but need more actual flavour!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
whoisghost (121) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2015
A murky copper colour with a long lasting off white head. Getting stone fruit and pine on the nose, a bit of citrus thrown in too - pretty hefty. This is so incredibly smooth. Thereís the usual pine and resin culprits to taste - the big hop flavour makes it hard to pin point any particular flavours; itís just big. Thatís not to say the balance isnít there - plenty of malt back end to round it out and dull down the harsh a little. Velvet finish - which is really saying something, given the barrage of bitterness leading into it. Well carbonated and good thickness. Sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jc1762 (312) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2015
Poured honey gold with no head into a taster. The nose shows a lot of pine & mango with some sweet malts. The palate is medium bodied with light carbonation showing flavors of lightly juicy pineapple. Simple & easy IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vonniemand (6) - - SEP 13, 2015 does not count
Bottle. Pale colour, massive piney aroma. A perfect west coast imperial ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoTheO (24) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle 355ml. Pours copper hazy with a fairly dense head. Thick aroma, almost a bit salty with lots of hops and some malty caramel notes. Taste reflects the aroma with the addition of herbs and licquorice. Looong bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bygers (1014) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2015
On tap 0,33l at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Pours a copper colour and leaves a nice lacing that stays. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine, floral notes, hint of caramel malt, massive hops. Taste is light sweet with a long bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (1071) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 2, 2015
opalescent deep golden with a fading pillowy off white head, good lacings. A bit resinous, spruce/pine light earthy and citrus zest with a faint hue of caramel. Softly carbonated with a stingy presence, rather slick yet light texture and a medium body. Very swift buiscuity malt sweetness builds up a resinous, spruce hop bitterness. This builds and builds going into a dry astringency. Bone splitting dry lasting finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (707) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
aroma is hoppy and grassy but with a heavy malt smell underneath. The taste... groovy, heavy hops, pine, citrus leading into a sweet ending - you know the drill. The bitch slap from the bitterness when it takes over is fantastic, it takes a choke hold on you and stays there.

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