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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
geographylists (26) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle. Like others have said, very hoppy with quite a bit of bitterness. This doesnít taste like other Stone beers as that stereotypical grapefruit flavor is weaker. Full aroma. Somewhat less head, however, than most IPAs. Personally, I like Arrogant Bastard and Stone IPA better, but this oneís definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodgers004 (26) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2008
A Singular, bold, orgy of hoppy goodness. Effervescent hops define this beer from aroma and flavor to its long lasting impression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DickDunnigan (26) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Dark yellow, with good white head. Cloying sweetness, overwhelming hop domination. Strong alcohol notes. You just have to say, wow!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerman125 (26) - , New York, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Be prepared for an in-your-face hoppy, hoppy IPA. This is a beer to be savored. With a hazy appearance and strong nose, this brew will not go quietly into the night....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZooKeeper (26) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 16, 2010
Bottle. Yellow/Amber colour, with medium frothy white head. Very feint hop aroma seeing as its all about the hops. Harsh hop aroma including lime, orange and perfume. This is a really good beer, but to be taken 1 bottle at a time!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheHopHead (26) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2010
22oz bottle, poured into a shaker (I didnít have a snifter at the time). Great amber/golden color with huge 3 finger white head with unreal lacing. Taste is glorious piney hoppy perfection. In my top 5 for a hopheadís dream beer,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
dan027 (26) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Pours a hazy golden orange with a lingering fluffy white head. Aroma is strong and pungent. Very citrusy, very floral and almost brings a stinging sensation itís so intense. Taste is almost brutal but very good. Intensely bitter; citrusy, grassy, one of the hoppiest beers Iíve had, fantastic. Slightly thich and sticky in your mouth with average carbonation. This is one of the best IPAís Iíve had and one of the most intense beers in general. Must have.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tendency (26) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
lemme just say this up front: this IS the standard bearer for west coast IPAs. this baby slips and slides on a massive hop bed between the IPA and double IPA line IMO. huge grapefruit, pine and orange chewy resin. sticky icky bitter aint no quitter. thank god you will not find your thick candy bar malted milk in this brew (yes im calling you out colorado IIPA brewers! ;)) however the malt that is supplied is wonderfully creamy but must labor mightily to support the massive hop drop. and labor it does to wonderful effect. west coast represent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stldicedealer (26) - Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Very fruit / citrus smelling. Bought this in a Stone mixed 12 pack. Do pay attention to what it says on the bottle as it can and probably will ruin your taste buds for the other fine beers in the mixed 12. This is a great tasting beer and easily drinkable for the higher abv. A real winner

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
qwak (25) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2004
all i can say is.. wow.. excellent beer. wonderful aroma, great taste, as far as IPA's go, it really doesn't get any better than this.

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