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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!


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
amarcero (24) - , Vermont, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Absolutely "perfect". Thatís the only word I can use to describe. Hopped, malty, and alchohaly all rolled into one. Yes, I realize that "alchohaly" is far from a real word, but who cares when the beer is this incredible?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidHawman (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2009 Poured an amber body with a white head that faded to decent lacing. Aroma is, as expected, very hoppy with maybe a hint of cinnamon or citrus in the background. Taste is very hoppy. Starts off with a mild sweetness and zing from the carbonation that gives way to the full blown hops. Lingering bitterness that is slightly drying but wonderful. Palate is very silky and the carbonation gives a nice zing. Overall a very good beer if you like the hops.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vicepeddler (24) - Broomfield, USA - MAY 14, 2010
This is perfection for the hophead. Pours a magnificent deep off-orange amber with a tight, slighly off white head. STRONG grapefruit on the nose dominates the instant the bottle is opened even before being poured. The taste certainly does not disappoint. Powerful grapefruit/ citrus dominates with a certain resin, pine beneath the surface. Sharp and biting on the palate. This is exactly what was promised. Not a giant malty/ hoppy Imperial, but a true ode to the hop. At an enamel melting 100+ IBUís, this bad boy is right in my wheelhouse.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBelgian (24) - USA - MAY 16, 2003
Wonderful hoppy IPA. Stone knows that people will either love it or hate it, not many will be on the fence. I love it. Great aroma and flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CroftyCuts (24) - - FEB 25, 2015
At a tasting from a bottle. Joey Jordanoff and I concur, solid aroma backed up by a nice balance of hops and malts. A little resin on the palate but not overwhelming. Solid drop.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hophound (23) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2003
What a wonderful aroma this beer has; a very complimentary pairing of malt and hops. Golden amber in color with a bit of a haze. A very smooth mouth feel. Well balanced flavor. The hops are appearent immediately then the malt and alcohol shine through followed by a second wave of hops. Wow! This is truly a great beer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EricDanger (23) - USA - JAN 31, 2007
This is a true heavyweight contender for champion of the IPAís. Really smacks you right in the mouth. A right hook of hops, and a straight jab of bitter palate ruining goodness. Truly a liquid poem that contains a roller coaster of emotion with every drink. Step into the ring if you dare.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BFassburg (23) - El Paso, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Even for an American IPA this beer has a lot of hoppy bitterness and itís sweet malt backbone can hold up to it. It has a very hoppy aroma with hints of citrus. Flavor has hints of honey, lemon rind and orange. Itís a tad cloudy, it had almost no lacing and the head was a little weak, which were really the only drawbacks.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joealpizar (23) - - DEC 31, 2012
Heavy in the mouth. Nice citrus. Foamy head. Great ipa. Bottle. 12/31/12. Great ipa and not to heavy on the belly

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carolinared (23) - WILSON, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Strange to be challenged with a taste that first impression I did not like only to be won over by its intensity and uniqueness. Pungent. Complex. Surprising. Pushing my envelope from bitterness standpoint but still judge as a buy again favorite ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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