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RATINGS: 3433   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dekeq (36) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2009
I poured it out into the glass and it produced a very nice golden color. Transparent characteristics with a fine white head. In my opinion, a great looking brew. Smell? First red flag. It smelled somewhat of oranges, but it seemed a little stronger than that - in a bad way. It was a little sweet but every time I kept smelling it I was reminded of orange cleaning product. Not pleasant. Taste? Second red flag. It had a very strong taste of hops with a strange fusion of oranges in it. Problem was that it tasted just like it smelled. It reminded me of cleaning solution and I did not enjoy it at all. I had two other people try it and they agreed with my conclusion. The texture was actually nice if you rule out the other characteristics. It was a pretty smooth beer with an interesting contrast of flavors. Although it was a little too sharp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mages64 (36) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2012 How can I add to what 2000 others have already said. This beer changed my life. Had this beer for the first time in Tokyo japan at "the dry dock" in a 22oz bomber. After that I was never returning to sweet biscuity beers. Pours a beautiful golden honey color that makes my mouth water even before the aroma or taste are dealt with. Has one of the smoothest aromas out of any other double IPA Iíve had for awhile. Taste is perfectly balanced between the maltiness and obvious extreme hoppiness. I still donít notice the bitterness and the finish is hours long and piney and every other good thing in this world. Thank you Stone!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ndg2e (36) - Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Pour is smooth with low to medium head. Color is golden orange. Smell is very hoppy lots of grain. Taste is first fruity then amazingly bitter and that lingers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
samistake2ice (35) - , Texas, USA - APR 26, 2010
Beautiful floral aroma, silky yet lively mouthfeel, and so easy to drink. really very very good beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmr1517 (35) - New Haven, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Smelled lots of green! I expected this to be a little more rough than it was bitter wise. Tasted some citrus! Good beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gallaghermurph (35) - Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2006
Pours a fairly clear gold orange with red accents with a large white head that lingers. The lacing is all encompassing. Aroma is powerful hops with flowers and citrus. This is a HUGE beer. Hops upon hops. After what is a pillage of bitterness, the sky clears to reveal an incredible complexity of floral, citrus and maybe even candy flavors. Oh thereís malt alright Ė for those that find their way through the hops. Believe it or not, itís really well balanced. More flavors. Grapefruit. Pine. The alcohol lets you know itís there, but pleasantly so. This isnít a thick beer at all, but it really wants to be chewed. Great for sipping. Again, this is a powerful one, and will be the only beer youíll taste for the rest of the day, so make it your last. Even for someone whoís not a huge IPA fan, this is a great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewerDub (34) - USA - JAN 6, 2007
This is a true hop heads beer! Extremely delicious. Slightly floral and citrusy sweet. Not as bitter as you would think. Very drinkable.. 100 IBUís?!?!?! Awesome brew..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puphus (34) - Carbondale, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2006
CLoudy golden appearance sith a frothed white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a flowery malt with sweet undertones. Flavor is fruit like with a sharp bitterness from the overwhelmingly hopped brew. Very good. Palate bitterness holds tight and finishes with a crisp hint of sweet clover. Unique. One of my favorite IPAs. Will buy again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
myfriendbubba (34) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2006
22oz bottle. Clear, golden and copper tint. decent amount of white head. Full, dry hop aroma. Big alcohol surypy thick malty and way to much going on for me in the hop department. I need to try again to re rate I am sure

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tobizag (34) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2008
had the pleasure of enjoying this masterpiece while witnessing the ny giants own the patriots....while the pour, nose, and head are wonderful to behold, it is the flavor that makes this IPA stand out from the crowd. it begins smooth and full on the palate, quite malty and warm. as the drink progresses, the hops slowly blossom until you are left with the incredible bitter finish. buy this. drink it. enjoy.

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