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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 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tbissell99 (6) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2002 does not count

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiataManiac99 (6) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 3, 2002 does not count
It did "ruin" me for many other IPAs. Strong as they come, but still a nice balance with the malts.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rafalski (6) - annandale, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2006 does not count
tons of hops and nice dry finish. leaves you with some sharpness to the tongue, but nicely balanced and incredibly mouthfull at the same time. one of the best double ipaís i have ever had.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopsaddict (6) - USA - APR 25, 2007 does not count
A fecking incredible brew that, despite all of the warning you get that itís gonna kick your ass, still does so effortlessly and continues to do so as you sip it. This is the only beverage Iíve ever had that has a more pungent aftertaste than the actual liquid itself. 100% must try if youíve ever found yourself to enjoy IPA or bitter ales.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ice_p (6) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2010 does not count
This beer comes wth such a bitter reputation...yes itís btter but it is to itís credit. Itís a bitter that keeps you wanting more, a bitter that is definately not a negative. Itís a very complex beer that changes the game in Imperial IPAís. Definately a pleasant surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNinja (6) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010 does not count
has a pale golden color. huge hit of hops during the pour that didnít seem to lessen as the pint was consumed.. Slight hazy, cloudly color, due the slight yeast cake formation on bottom of 22oz bottle. Has a distinct bitter taste with a light sour finish.. Palate texture was a little to bitter for my liking (from the 90+ IBUís) but still a tasty pint.. floral, spruce, low citrus flavor, which i found rather odd...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BirdTurglar (5) - USA - FEB 28, 2008 does not count
Bought this beer at Beers of the World in Rochester. Well worth the 6-7 bucks/22 oz bottle. A must, in my opinion if you like IPAs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattdmb (5) - Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2006 does not count
Fruit/summery aroma. Pours blonde, dominated by citrus flavors. Balanced flavor, although prefer other IPAs

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bryman13 (5) - stony brook, New York, USA - APR 23, 2007 does not count
very hoppy. i first had it in a 22oz bottle and found it too overwhelming but recently found it in 6pk 120z bottles and loved it

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlondeBush (5) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2004 does not count
Not as good as Bear Republic Red Rocket; the hops massacre here got a little out of hand.


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