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RATINGS: 3646   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 26, 2009
Disturbingly drinkable hop-juice, with a lingering teeth-coating bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShawnC (76) - - SEP 9, 2012
AGED 2 YEARS. Found in my cooler. Golden cider like. Light lacing. Very muted nose. No hops slight malty nose. Very mellowed hops malts not quite strong enough. Thick mouthfeel but a little unfocused. A little boosy. A fun expirament. But nothing great. ---That dog will hunt!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsneergaard (75) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2013
Bottle. Donít know how old this is, unfortunately. Looks very hazey in the glass. A golden orange color. The nose is a lot of tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. Some pine and resin mixed with sweeter fruits like oranges, tangerines and grapefruit too. A slight malty backbone; toasted breadyness, maybe even a slight amount of caramel??? Taste follows the nose. Big hoppy bitterness right up front which moves into more balanced, malty flavor in the middle. Aftertaste is pretty bitter though. Not extreme, itís in a nice balance. Big grapefruit character in the end. Overall, pretty good IIPA, but not the best Iíve had. Maybe the bottle is not that fresh??? Still, very good stuff!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smallprint (74) - - JUL 16, 2013
Poured from a 660ml bottle, beautiful looking beer, a translucent, sunset orange with a thin, slightly off white head. Huge aroma, great example of an IPA, citrus, grapefruit, orange, mango, very fruity. Taste is quiet a lot of bitterness, not as much as I expected, but still a lot, with all the typical fruit flavours. The taste lingers for a long time, the carbonation is medium as is the body. One of the best IPAs out there, though Stoneís regular IPA is a good competitor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HartManSam (74) - Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Not that fond of memories come to mind when I think of this beer. I do believe itís time to give it another try and re rate this.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
First sip was OMG I love this stuff. It whacks you right upside the head, gets your attention, then calms down nicely. Nice brown color, funky thick creamy head. Flavor changed quite a bit as it warmed up. Love the grapefruit rind bitterness on the finish, get a little underlying sweetness that lingers just about right, then the citrus bitters kick in and clean it all up so you can have another pull. Maybe not an every day drinker, but sure like having it around - special treat.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoppyhampy (73) - , California, USA - MAR 17, 2011
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Best by date is 4/11/11. Pours a bright, slightly cloudy yellow orange with a finger of foam. Nice carbonation. Great lacing. I love the way this beer smells. Lightly sweet and oh so hoppy. Mango, orange peel, and peach. The malt lies submissively underneath it all. It knows its roll. Carbonation is spot on. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine flavors play lightly on the palate. Not too resiny so it goes down relatively light and easy. Finish is dry, long, and hoppy. This is where the IBUs get you. Its not until long after you swallow that you feel like youíve been chewing on a mouthful of fresh hops. Still one of my favorite DIPAs. I donít know how Stone managed to craft such a hoppy, bitter beer and keep the flavors light enough to make it very drinkable but Iím glad they are keeping it up!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2002
The only bad thing about this beer is I ate a steak afterwards and could barely taste it. It also ruined the hop devil I drank 1/2 hour later. Loads of pine and very dry for an IPA. The alcohol is well hidden in this little beauty. If I could have one thing for Christmas, it would be for Stone to start distributing in my area.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle. Poured a beautiful orange with little head . Strong citrus aroma with some grapefruit and apple juice. This beer was less bitter than I expected, however, it was probably the smoothest double IPA Iíve had. Great balance among the hops, bitterness, creamy aftertaste, and plethora of fruits and floral tones. Awesome beer!

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


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