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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shablinky (13) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Great citrus hops without too much pine. Bitterness through the roof. Buy this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fjluiser (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Chilled bottle. Awesome!!!! Light citrus aroma, dry hoppy taste bitter finish. Excellent example of IIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
McStagger (13) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Definitely one of the best. Orange amber with good clarity. Khaki head with awesome lacing. Smells like somebody threw a bunch of grapefruit and pine sticks into a mulcher. Less obvious is the malt bill, with bits of caramel and thick breadiness coming through. Tastes more bitter than it smells. Brutal hop oriented sumbitch. Iíve had numerous IPAís over 100 IBUís, and for me, this one is still the most bitter. Oily resin. Dry, almost ash like finish. Surprisingly light on the tongue, considering how much malt is used and the fairly high ABV. Very deceiving. Opulent, over the top and definitely worthy of its cult status.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
growler6 (13) - - NOV 21, 2014
Everything itís cracked up to be. The head is creamy and never goes away. Fruity, malty and bitter all in a big way. Chewy like a stout. Alcohol warms but not overpowering. A super sipper. Compliments mango habanero grilled shrimp well. Must try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hawk1 (12) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Bitter and well balanced. Nice head. Full bodied. Delightful and memorable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chupa LaHomebrew (12) - Gahanna, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2004
UPDATED: APR 22, 2004 A surprisingly drinkable evil hop monster. Medium body, dry finish with very spicy hop notes. The bubbles combined with the hop bitterness explode across the palate like a balast of pop-rocks. Enjoyable, and the best part was that it was not overly cloying or sticky on the toungue. I prefer Stone's regular IPA, though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turnerm5 (12) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Great IPA, though from the comments here, I expected a bit more bitterness. Lovely amber pour with a medium head that lasted. Hops definitely come through above everything else, though nothing too intense. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Manetsdad (12) - USA - FEB 12, 2007
22oz bomber. Orange-gold with slight head. Great lacing. Hops, hops and more hops. A lot of pine and grapefruit on the nose and throughout. A bit more alcoholic as it warms. A great example of double (San Diego) IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Elmowl (12) - Annandale, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Hazy golden color with decent head. Aroma reminiscent of sinsemellia. Hops dominated from start to finish - citrus rind and pine flavors - dry and bitter with only a hint of sweetness. If you like hops, you canít go wrong with this one. Pucker up!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MinetoKuroda (12) - Nihombashi Chuo-ku, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2008
On tap. It is Gokujo no Umasa da. Incredibly well-balanced. bitterness is long lasting but it is not iyami na shitsukosa. Muscle but shinayaka.

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