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RATINGS: 3634   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!


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MishkinBeer (73) - , New York, USA - DEC 18, 2008
The beer is clear and has a deep golden color. The aroma smells of grains and hops. As you take a sip youíll notice minimal carbonation, essences of oranges, and a load of hops.This beer is pleasantly bitter while sporting a dry sweetness that balances out the pint nicely

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
heminator (72) - Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Really fantastic IPA, with an amazing citrusy aroma. As for the taste, itís more bitter than most IPAs but the bitterness is awfully pleasing in this case. Itís maybe the most crisp IPA Iíve had. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Big ass citrus aroma and taste. Got some grapefruit and Piney finish. Big hop monster and really good stuff but it isnít going to ruin your palate. Liars, good liars.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 14, 2003
Strong hoppy aroma. Nice golden color with unremarkable head. Extremely bitter taste with medium body. Finish is also bitter and substantial. When looking for it, can also detect some malt.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
A perfect IPA. Beautiful amber color and a nice head. The nose screams citrus, floral, and herbaceous hop character. The perfect blend of hops lends a flavor that is so prominent that it takes a few moments to really appreciate the masterfully crafted beer underneath. A titan of IPAs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 3, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2005 22oz bomber- And when i say bomber i mean, da shiznitollbang!! my dream beer. i love hops and this aint a dissapointment. Somewhat cloudier than i remember, and a little yeast lingers in the bottom of the tulip glass weíre drinking this out of.. a fine mist of yeast, I feel like a baron. Fruity delish, lacing of foamy head. This beer is ruinous...bombastic. true love. Deep golden color, citrusy, and very very hoppy aftertaste.. My palate is energized as well as enlightened.. This brew is baffeling. stone is the shiiiiiiii-at

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Appearance: Hazy rich amber color with a thick offwhite head and light lacing. Aroma: Hoppy and mildly sweet, like a slight touch of apple. Flavor profile: While it certainly is delightfully bitter, compared to the standard Stone IPA it seems less hoppy. That might be because its not quite as dry although it does have that crisp finish the IPA has. Its a little sweet with some hoppy but mellowed (for Stone) hops. A little smoother and fuller than the standard IP, also a little sweet with some of the malts they put in. Mouthfeel: Easy on the mouth, but not watery. Somewhat smoother than the normal Stone IPA as well as stronger. Overall: A pretty good IPA, but given the talk-up the bottle label I was expecting mroe. I like the regular Stone IPA better, but the Alesmith IPA best of all.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schwarzbart (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Lightly hazed with an apricot-gold color. Great, thick lacing. Super smooth and creamy with a medium body and a snappy finish. Biscuity malts, grapefruit, spearmint, lots of pine quality and some floral notes as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
altehkiller (71) - , California, USA - APR 7, 2009
Its like an entire pine forest in a bottle! There are few beers that are more bitter than this beast! Tons of pine and grassy flavors with some citrus and flowers too. this is about as intense as they come and that makes it fun to drink!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AJofDenver (71) - Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2010
A dark golden amber color with a nose that shows the cirtus flavor of the beer. The taste is of intense malts and hops.


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