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RATINGS: 3698   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
twcguy (32) - USA - JAN 30, 2006
Strong pine aroma, nice hop nose. Not much malt balance. 2nd best local IPA. Alesmithís IPA is a better choice by far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fallingleaves (32) - Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Medium: Six 12 ounce bottles Provides an initial jolt of hops, but uncomplicated in its lingering effect on your palate.í

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StouterRick (32) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 22, 2013
This one isnít as sweet as most of the other West cost I.I.P.As, that I have tried. The hops do there business and a middle of the tongue maltyness balances it all out; this is very good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Woweezowee (31) - Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Iím not huge west coast IPA fan, but you canít go wrong with this bitter bomb. I like a little more going on in my beer, but this one does piney bitterness to a tee. Highly recommended, but be ready for a "knack knack".

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bludwig (31) - USA - JUN 21, 2010
Aroma: Hops. Stone is such a fun company. Hops. Ahh, the refreshingly bright, full of citrus and pine aromas of the west coast IPA are incredible! The only perceptible malt on the nose of this beauty is the light creaminess, which acts like a dressing on top of this hop salad. Appearance: Light golden/amber in color with a frothy head which was as solid and white as the new fallen snow. The one finger head dissipated quickly but the ale retains a nice, solid, foamy head, even with repeated sipping. Taste/Palate: The first sip of this beautiful ale is full of pine needles and resin allowing no chance of tasting anything else. Now that the shock and awe campaign unleashed in my mouth has subsided, slightly, I can pick up some different characteristics of the hops which when blended with the malt, hint at grapefruit and dried apricots. Then more hops! Thereís a wonderful tannin character to this ale which blends well with the moderate acidity. Overall: This ale is a celebration of the hop and what an American style IPA can be. Anything. This ale would rival a raw hop sucked on and chewed, blended with saliva and creating the overwhelming sense that your mouth was going to explode with joy! Bravo to the definition of west coast IPAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rocc90 (31) - Chester, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Pungent aroma of ,well, hops. Bitter to say the least but fairly good but will probably keep the consumption of this IPA to a minimum

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
erod61 (31) - Bangor WI, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2005
2004 bomber courtesy of Eyedrinkale. Thanks Mike! Awesome super hop citrusy aroma. Pours a cloudy copper color witha beige head with quite a bit of staying power. A super bitter hop blast that I love! This could make me a new fan of IPAís Love this beer! E.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomaroth (31) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Great hoppy IPA. Nice color to hit. Great head, malty, but the hops win. I enjoyed this be immensely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonboy32818 (30) - orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Now this is what Iím talking about. Courtesy of my little bro back from living in San Fran. The epitome of an IIPA, this beer manages to balance the slim malt profile while concentrating on hops. The beer poured a bright copper color with a one finger head. Aroma was citrus and bitter, bitter hops. I was looking for more pine but did not get it. The taste was what I was hoping for, clean flavor upfront with a little malt, but then all hops. No trace of alcohol, but the bitterness sits on your tongue for a while after each sip. I loved every minute of it, next week I will try the Stone IPA looking for more of the same.cheers JON

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jds170 (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
From 22 ounce bottle. Pours hazy orange-gold with the lightest tan head. Aromatically resinous hop and orange aroma with some carmel as well. On the tongue thereís an immediate interplay of sweet caramel malt and a bracing bitterness with a hint of toast. Itís medium-thick and oily, finishing with a strong bitterness that keeps the palate clean. I like my DIPAs a little thicker and better balanced, but itís a great example of the West Coast sub-style, and itís always welcome in my cellar.

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