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RATINGS: 3568   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackMail (55) - Evergreen, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Poured amber with a short lived head. The aroma is hoppy. The flavor is sweet with a hoppy piny crisp taste that is bitter. Their regular IPA is just as good and cheaper.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
specksnreds (55) - USA - SEP 14, 2008
Love the amber/gold color. Strong resin nose. Citrus note for sure on first taste. Mouthfeel is a little watery. I like it, but I think my expectations were too high. Worth another try though.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rahmdog (55) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Golden out of the bottle, white head that lingers and leaves it’s mark. Aroma is complex with floral hops, fruity notes, and citrus. The taste is a competition between floral hops, intense bitter, and malty sweetness. Well balanced, in your face type of beer that i love. Stone is on it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
robbeebobby (55) - newark, Arkansas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Pours golden with a small slightly off white head. Aroma of citrus and hops. The taste is citrusy with some pine. The bitterness is just right and not over bearing. The carbonation is just right and it goes down smooth.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
The Stone people have it figured out. IN YOUR FACE hops with flavors moving around and mixing the way they’re supposed to. Its one of those you’re always sad to take the last drink of.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Golden pour with a white head. Unsurprisingly packed with resin, pine, citrus, nedium malt body and punishing bitterness. A very good brew, but, in my opinion, could use a little more sweetness from the malt.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cloudstrife (54) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2008
22oz bottle poured into glass. Small off white head, on top of a perfect golden color ale. Smell of the glorious hop as the bottle describes, however you can still pick up a hint of the malts. Love the flavor, having trouble sitting here on the computer rating it as I am enjoying it way too much. Very full body. Overall one of the best IPA’s I have ever had, would recommend it to anyone and everyone.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BNSLY (54) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2009
A overwhelming beer. pours a rich gold orange. looks like syrup. the aroma is all hops. Taste like a whole truck load of hops. Any other beer after this is not worthy. pretty amazing beer. I am not worthy

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Heatwaves (54) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Wonderfully different aroma of cut grasses and sour grapefruit. Nice head for an IPA. It is definitely very, very hoppy and very bitter. Even though it has such a high rating it definitely can be an acquired taste. Little bit of a sour aftertaste. Personally, I prefer Russian River’s Pliny The Elder double IPA to this one. But if you love hops, this is like having an entire glass-ful!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrw1zard (54) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2008
On Tap - The Big Hunt, DC. Fantastic IPA. I think I like this even more the the regular IPA. Nice color and pour to this one. Very similar to the regular IPA and to the Bells Two Hearted I had the same day, but much more bitter taste to this. Go find some!


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