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RATINGS: 3468   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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!


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (712) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Growler from Super Deli Mart. Revisiting an old favorite. Pours darkish golden with thin head that laces well. Aroma is big piney bitter hops and just a bit of sweet malt. Taste is thick syrupy sweet caramel malt followed by big hops: bitter up front, then pine, grass, and grapefruit. When this came out, it was the standard for a DIPA. I still remember tasting this for the first time and being blown away by how big it was. Now, you see plenty of regular IPAs in this ABV range. Still, this is impressively tasty for what it is. Stone can and does do bigger versions - the RuinTen slots this nicely as a "1.5 IPA" or something like that. Quite drinkable, the same cannot be said for these newer 10+% DIPAs where you’re lucky to have one.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1288) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
Pours a hazy orangish copper with a frothy white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, resin, caramel, lightly flowery and light alcohol on the background. Flavor is sweet pale malts up front, caramel, pine, resin, grapefruit, citrus oranges, some fruitiness a bit of dirty farmhouse flavors and then a semi dry super bitter finish that’s balanced very well with malts. In fact by the finish the beer doesn’t seem as big as a 8.2 percent beer should seem. Great double!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (1013) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
On tap at craft. I've had this many times but I guess today is review day? Clear gold. Aroma of biscuit, caramel, pine, tropical notes. Taste is sweet and highly bitter. Sticky and creamy.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2107) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at Antenna America. Minerals, light fruit, crisp and good. Very bitter, spicy. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (114) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Draft @ Stone Liberty Station. Slightly piney aroma. Clear golden color. Smooth taste, but a little piney. Medium bodied. Nice IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (871) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
600ml bottle poured in an ordinary glass. A: Pours an orange to amber color. Clear. Forms a small to medium, creamy, fluffy white head. Medium retention and many lacings left S: Absolutely delicious flowery, citrus, very grassy and piny hops in the nose. What would you expect? Caramel malts and honey to compose... T: Again, delicious, sligthly sweet upfront. Caramel, sweet malts, honey, pine, pineapple, grass, fruit esters, earth, perfect M: Medium to heavy body, medium carbonation, very smooth texture and mouth sensation to such IBU and ABV. Pleasant bitter aftertaste O: Absolutely drinkable. Excellent Stone quality beer. A liquid poem to the glory of the hop! No more, no less... [ BA Review @ 8/31/2012 ]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (509) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
650 mL bomber. Dated BB 04/14/14, but beggars can’t be choosers in Canada. Pours clear and pale with a slight orange tint, a rocky head of white. Big citrus on the nose, tangerine, grapefruit, tropical mango, guava and a bit of resinous pine. Light bready malts that stay out of the way of the beautiful hops. Dry and quenching at 8.2%, all too drinkable with a fading bitter finish. Moderate body and carbonation. Now to find a fresh one!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (560) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
355 ml bottle. Hazy orange with white head. Smell is very hoppy with grapefruit, citrus, floral, pine and grass. Taste is very bitter with grapefruit, flowers and pine. Dry with high bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (749) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle trade with my brother in-law. Slightly cloudy/ cleanish yellow, frothy white head, specs of lace. Nose is a piney hop. Tastes malty sweet, caramel, but the bitterness is the star here. Citrus and mainly pine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (847) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
Sample @ a tasting event. Amber body with a medium white head. Pine, fruit, raisin, caramel. Too boozy imo.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (789) - Frazer, 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.


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