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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2005
I dont really like IPAs especially, this one is pretty dank. Hoppy like a cute little bunny. But its mean like a big wolfy wolf. Meaning that it gets you crunk. The appearance is ok, nothing special I guess. Flavor is exquisite, and it keeps getting better with every sip. Most definitely a Stone brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewmeisterEd (61) - USA - JAN 6, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 Despite a more translucent than expected pour (standard 12oz mug) and antiseptic (i.e. bone white) head, this is one of the best smelling beers Iíve yet encountered - and Iíve drunk a lot more than Iíve rated :) Iím guessing the same hops as Sierra Nevada IPA are used because they smell similar (Cascade? Hallertau?), but the Stone 22 oz bottle I bought smells reminiscent of the expended hop bags of a home brew - really assertive and fresh. Sweeter than a lot of IPAs, but a bitter aftertaste that evens it out...I thought Sierra Nevada IPA was the benchmark, but this one may make me reconsider...a thoroughly aromatic, well balanced IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnovacanes (61) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Appearance: large, frothy, white head; pretty clear; medium amber, reddish hue Aroma: malt is almost non-existent; slight cereal, grain component to let you know its there, but minimal, more emphasis on orange, lemon, citrus with touch of flowers; hop component is more fruit, less pine; unusual banana component is probably the only flaw; also traces of pear, peach, pineapple Flavor: Better balance and unity of flavors throughout compared to Dreadnaught; still a very long, bitter finish Palate: Medium to full-bodied

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uncle_rick (61) - Missouri, USA - MAY 13, 2011
22oz bottle - Light orange color. Took a big whiff and all I got was a little hop scent and a ton of pineapple. Tastes more pineapple and a buttload of hops. It was smooth drinking though, and not as ridiculous as the label says. I will drink this again in the near future. Had a bitter taste in my mouth the next morning, so donít go trying to makeout with hot chicks (or dudes) after drinking this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopsandvines (61) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Pours a nice copper/orange color, with a white head, aromas of oxidized hops/pine and alcohol, namely Centennial and Cascade type hops. Malt aroms of toast and crystal malt faint. Clean, yet some oxidized flavor distracts....Flavor is more like a bold American IPA than a DIPA, med to strong bitterness, hop flavor is muted. Well attenuated/dry finish, and has an alcohol bite like most Stone beers do. Good but not up to par with the best IPAís. Has a good rep plus status and marketing that probably makes this beeer taste better to most hop heads. Rated by Alex, hopsandvines.net

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onedawger (60) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Citrusy, buttery, very hoppy, bitter finish. Nice gold color with a hint of orange. Smells are floral, citrus, cheese. Overall a good beer!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 6, 2003
This is a good example of a Micro-Brew gone bad !!! It is real easy to make a beer so bitter that is not worth drinking!!! Over-Rated Brewery

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xShanex (60) - Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bomber. Another gem from the boys at Stone. Pours a beautiful rich golden with a slightly off white head. Wonderful lacing. Rich piney hoppy aroma. Strong hop flavor which is perfectly balanced with the malt. Wonderful Double. Have another? Keep em coming!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - OCT 20, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2007 An unmenacing golden color with a small head. Aroma of pine, resin and hops. Nice flavor and mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. Nice lasting, bitter finish. Very solid, although not mind blowing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beedman (60) - Wonju, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 23, 2006
650ml bottle. Pours brown amber with thick foamy white head. Aroma of citrus hops with a hint of green olive. Toasty malt is overwhelmed by grapefruit like citrus hops. While it is fairly bitter, it is much more smooth than I expected. A quite nice IPA.

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