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RATINGS: 3612   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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2002
Light copper; piney, foresty hop aroma. Hops just clobber the palate. Rich malts come in later - an earthy, resiny brew. Very intense, but I have to admit, I’ve never been thrilled with these over-the-top beers and wouldn’t want to drink them as a general rule.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (12882) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Bottle @ Ørsted Ølbar. Hazy golden with a lasting and creamy white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit and pine needles. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish. 250412

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 (Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Golden with a nice lasting offwhite head. Very hoppy flavor but also with some smoother fruity notes. Flavor starts hoppy and the hops just keeps growing. Wonderful dry bitter finish with citrus and maynbe also some sweeter fruits.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: A clear pale gold color with about 1 finger worth of foam that slowly drifts away. Pretty decent lacing. S: Pine and citrus, hop resin, some floral qualities as well. Some malt sweetness, but very minimal. T: Very bitter, lots of pine, some floral background. The hops are primarily on the front with a slight amount of malt on the finish. M: Not much carbonation, medium body, kind of sticky on the tongue (especially as it warms). D: Bitter and boozy, but a delicious DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (12166) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, heavy bitter hops and balanced with aroma hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (12152) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 6, 2011
Leict süßlicher Hopfengeruch. Aromatisch hopfiger Antrunk, vorerst ohne größere andere Einflüsse. Später wird das Ganze nicht nur kräftiger, sondern nimmt einen leicht süßlichen Touch an, wirkt aber durchgehend natürlich und nicht übertrieben. Besonders im Abgang ist es sehr harmonisch, der milde Unterton unterstreicht dies. Besonders positiv ist bei diesem Bier, dass der Hopfen je nach belieben mal milder und mal kräftiger ausfällt, jeweils sehr passend und imer sehr aromatisch, z.T. etwas grasig. Definitiv ein sehr gutes IPA. Test vom 27.3.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,13,12,11,13,12 - 11,75

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12134) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2007
Nicely balanced aroma of hop and malt. The hop seems citrusy, but hard to be sure. Translucent amber gold color with a white head that tries to lace. Starts with citrus hop and malt. There is so much malt that the 100+IBU is balanced. Not a bad thing, and the finish is bitter, but it’s not over the top hop. Good to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a golden copper color with medium head. Great hoppy flavor! One of my favorite IPAs!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (12072) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Poured from 12oz/355 ml bottle into a UK half pint glass at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham - Feb ’12. Pours a hazy orange colour with a good fingers worth of fluffy white head. Hop explosion on the nostrils !!! Lots of pine, citrus, grapefruit and general all round hoppy goodness shooting straight up your nose !!! Very bitter hop flavour on the palate backed up by citrus fruits and a little malty sweetness which teases the mouth in an on / off bitter way. Just the right level of carbonation for a smooth and silky mouthfeel.Excellent IPA, will return to this anytime without hesitation!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (12067) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2007
Bottle at RBNAG 07. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, hop, citrus , dry. Flavour is fruit, hop, citrus, sweet, dry. Nice beer.


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