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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!


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
spiritsbeerman (47) - Nicholasville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2009
This is crazy I thought you could have too much hops. It knocks you down before it touches your lips. Then a perfect balance on the palate. Now dont get me wrong you have to love some hops.This beer was much better than I ever thought it could be.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kcwildcat98 (47) - - NOV 20, 2012
Good straw color. Has a late hoppy bite, but that is what you want from a double ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JKaranka (47) - Cardiff, WALES - MAY 25, 2014
Appearance: light golden colour. Head is two fingers of off white foam, a bit curdly in the middle. Very little sediment in the bottle and none in the glass. Aroma: pine needless, lime peelings and a faint floor cleaner. Taste: moderately bitter with a long lasting finish. The main flavours follow from the aroma, pine, some citric sweets. Itís not particularly dry to start with, more zingy, tart and somewhat sweet, and then it finishes medium dry. Itís good, probably I should have drunk it closer to 8c than 12c. Very little in the way of malts, just enough to sweeten it up. Palate: it lingers around the mouth, but itís fairly average. Somewhat oily. Overall: this must be the prototypical IPA in every sense, itís very good but nothing Iíd get that excited about. Itís good that itís not too fruity as I get fed up with those.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thelizard (46) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle from Frugal Macís, shared with DominusCV. Pours a deep gold, with a fair-sized white head. Aroma is rather flowery. Taste is a full bouquet. Hoppy as hell, but thereís something rather floral and sweet about it. Goes awesome with cheese.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheOldKid (46) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2010
1 pt. 6 oz Bottle. Pours to a clear amber color with a lingering white head that leaves rings on glass. Aroma is not as hop heavy as Iíd have thought but great flroal and resin notes. Light citrus mixed in. Taste is heavy bitter...love it. Palate has a medium body with slick creamy texture. Carbonation is average, but noticeable and the finish is great bitter hop. Overall and damn good IPA and if anything itíll ruin your taste buds. Love it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerHopKopf (46) - Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Pours a nice light copper color with finger thick white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is mixed hops- mostly floral for me with nice citrus, an unidentified sweetness barely present. Taste is all bitterness upfront with a sweet background. Bitterness mellows out and seems to come back for the finish, which sticks around for a while after the sip is through. Palate is medium bodied with light carbonation- a sticky but crisp feel for the finish. Overall a beer I will definitely buy again- nicely done IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2005
Aroma full of hops and fruit. Taste is full of hops and citrus-fruity tastes, a bit malt and caramel present, but not as present as the hops.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mumpu (46) - USA - JUL 5, 2006
While not the prettiest beer to contemplate, it pours an opaque amber with an enduring very dense white head. Fresh hoppy aroma, predominantly with floral tones. Medium body and carbonation with an immediate boquet of hops -- first more herbal and piney, and then a strong grapefruit. Although I would have liked more zest and spiciness for a more rounded taste, this beer very much succeeds as a tribute to hops. I wish Stone would tone down the blend and use it in their regular IPA -- the current version is excessively piney for my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottyw (46) - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Had this one head to head with a Dogfish 90 minute IPA...and it really helps bring out the differences in each. A great Double IPA, this is what I would call the standard with a good dosage of hops in the aroma and a dry palate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
heylrule (46) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2008
can you say hops hops hops hops. WOW dark golden amber color. massive amount of hop flavor. IThere is something in this beer that makes you want to drink more. my personal favorite ips


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