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RATINGS: 3678   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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!


4.8
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopnpop (73) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2002
Donít be fulled by the relatively light color; this is one powerful IPA! The floral aroma on this beer is intoxicating. I must admit, though, this beer reminds me alot of Anderson Valleyís Hop Ottiní IPA.

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

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!

4.6
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schwarzbart (72) - 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
   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.


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