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RATINGS: 3584   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!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Great hop beer, maybe the most satisfying. Deep orange ale, mildly toasty, firm malt background, with the most assertively perfect hopping in the industry. You realize what is there (or isn’t),while debating the possibility that another brewery in America could be making better ale - NOPE !!!!!!!!&#

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - JUL 28, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2009 Re-Rate. After a lot of IPAs and a lot more of Stone’s "regular" IPA, I’m taking this one down a peg or two. I don’t find that the extra helping of hops adds anything (other than price), and in fact they’re not really all that noticeable, other than the beer tastes a little more bitter, albeit lacking in the character and complexity of Stone’s regular IPA. Quite a good beer nonetheless, just not deserving of the hype (other than the bouquet) in my opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcfishler (65) - USA - DEC 1, 2006
Medium orange-amber with a short-lived white head. Aromas are grassy-hoppy. Mouthfeel is not very chewy but is incredibly oily. Hops are grassy/herbaceous in character, and they strike me as more drying than bitter. This beer really dries out the palate. Subtle sweetness pokes its head through the hops just before the finish, which is dry but not unpleasantly bitter. Alcohol is apparent only in a good way; it sweetens the beer and gives it excellent body, without creating any unpleasant heat or sharpness. A big herbal mouthful of hops, but not as complex or bitter as advertised.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mitchgt (65) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Hyper hoppy and extra super bitter. Which I love. ’Citrusy hop, caramel malt, pine aroma. Initially citrus piney flavor with some carmel notes. Tons of hop juicy flavor. Bitter finish. Very good.’

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anggrec (65) - Delaware, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle to tulip. clear copper color. Strong floral aroma. Nice bitter flavor that lasts. I like this a lot. one of my favorites

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tig397 (64) - dearborn heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2008 12oz bottle. hopped up. amazing citrus hop smell. grapefruit, hop, lemon, flower. has a really beautiful kick to it. my favorite ipa as of yet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cowboy7096 (64) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Bitter. it’s like I’m chewing hops, I really like it haha. Has a slight after taste of alcohol. They don’t carry this aroung my parts often, I’m glad I ran into it. ship more to texas!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mjurney (64) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Pours out amber color with a head. Nice fruity aroma. Flavor is awesome!! Nice cirus hoppy flavor with a hint of pine. Awesome IPA!!!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nijuro (63) - USA - JAN 17, 2007
citrus and hops on the nose and a hint of caramel apple on the mid-palate. very hoppy, bitter finish. superb IIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
edward_violet (63) - Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Pours a light orange, rests in the glass a medium-dark amber. Slight off-white head slowly disappears. Aroma: powerful citrus, powerful pine! Tangerine, grapefruit, spruce, white pine. Taste: Medium sweetness; bitterness is on the high side of medium; a pronounced tartness to this. Lemon peel comes to mind... a hint of sour fruitiness, countered by bitterness. Palate: Lively carbonation, medium body. Smooth texture. Finish takes a while. Bitterness lingers, tartness becomes perhaps a little more apparent then than in the mouth. Powerful! Next beer I had this night seemed watery compared to this. Leaves an impression! Will buy again.


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