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RATINGS: 3458   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!


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11952) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a golden copper color with medium head. Great hoppy flavor! One of my favorite IPAs!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2002
Rerate: orange with nice head. The grapefruit hoppiness makes my mouth instantly water. When I lift my glass, I’m not disappointed, as this baby has bite, lots of it, and a healthy malt backbone that I didn’t find the last time I tried it. Gotta get some more of this one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11274) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11201) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, heavy bitter hops and balanced with aroma hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11188) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2007 Bottle @ Tasting at my place.
[thank you, after4ever]
Pours orange amber with a slight chill haze. Aroma is mild and fruity sweet with a good dose of hoppiness, but is really isn’t over-powering. Some caramel as well. Mouthfeel is extremely dry. Flavour is hop, hop, hops :o) Good backing from malts, but the hops are really at the fore here. Very, very dry, but also very one-sided. I’d prefer the 10th Annniversary Edition.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11131) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2009 Cloudy orange with a lasting off-white head. Rich hop aroma, with pine, grapefruit, mango, peach, tobacco, perfume, and a hint of alcohol. Sweet malt flavour obviously balanced with a huge bitterness, and a pure hop flavour character. But I like my extreme IPAs to be less sweet. Cask @ GBBF 2007. Cloudy orange with a small white head. Same aroma as bottled perhaps slightly less intense. Flatter flavour. Lower score, but this style shouldn’t really be made for cask serving.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11130) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (11122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
Growler. A true leader in the category of the IPA. Pours a clear, golden-orange with a fine, pure white head. The innocuous appearance doesn’t prepare the drinker for the journey that follows. Huge hop aroma with big notes of orange, grapefruit and pine. Flavor accentuates the hop character. Piney and resiney, this brew wallops the taste buds with intense hops bitterness. Some sweet malts enter the fore to offset the bitterness, Dry, hoppy, lip-smacking, sticky finish. A must-drink for the hop-heads out there.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2006
pours a foamy, retaining to rocky offwhite head with gold color. Aroma is sweet tangerine & grapefruit, bubblegum, malt. Taste is lots of dry, biting hops with back up malt, alcohol. Taste gets mellower as I progressed, or my mouth and tastebuds got mellower.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10998) - 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.


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