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RATINGS: 3656   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aceboxer (15) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2004
almost surreal imbodiment of what makes an IPA an IPA. the aromas are almost as satisfying of the beer from pour to finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
durkahdurkah (15) - Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22 oz. bottle. Poured cloudy orange-gold with a moderate off-white head. The scent of hops was immediately noticeable after opening. 100+ IBU rating was a bit deceiving, as this brew seemed to be much less bitter, very balanced. Moderately high ABV% was also deceiving, as the complex flavors of the brew also balanced out the alcohol. Overall a great brew, easily one of the top 10 IPA/IIPAs I’ve tasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KrispyKirk (15) - USA - SEP 7, 2007
12 oz bottle. So is there a perfect "100" beer? Is a 99 as good as you can get? The wordy back label scared me off so bad I had to wait a night and calm down before I could open and drink this (gift) bottle. Wow. Intense is all I can say. The first beer I ever remember drinking that actually made me THIRSTIER as I drank it. Initially quite dry, fantastically over-hopped, aromatic (almost medicinal), and nearly as destructive to my tastebuds as the label warned (no food was involved no no great loss). Funny thing was, as I worked my way to the bottom of the glass, I became less intimidated and more satisfied. Not a "scary" IPA at all, just "big". More please!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
buzz9 (15) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Great tasting Hops - one of the best IPA’s ive ever had all around tasty beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
discogoatboy (15) - , Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2008
This was a most delightful beer. It had a flowery aroma with a taste to match. Very drinkable even with such a high IBU.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
solesaver (15) - chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Wow! This was a great IPA! You could almost chew the hops. Lovely light amber color with a fine head. The taste still had room for some subtle grapefruity tendancies. Well done Stone!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Buukwurm (15) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
The beer pours a clear, deep orange-gold with a frothy head that leaves a network of lace in its wake. As beautiful a beer as I have ever seen. The aroma is predominantly citrus with floral overtones. The taste, as one would expect, is very bitter with a long bitter finish. The beer opens up in the mouth with a lively carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
coltonhudy (15) - - MAY 11, 2014
Best ipa you will ever have it is my #1 favorite ipa it will destroy you with hops but in a good way its balanced enough where its drinkable this is pure gold with a bright white head and has notes of forest pine, grapefruit, lemon, Mandarin orange and caramel with a slight sweet finish definitely for a hop head thumbs up all the way for ruination

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Narkee (15) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
Pours a lovely golden amber with finger width head. Aroma is an amazing mix of pine, resin caramel and bubble gum. Palate is silky smooth. Big bitter hit upfront which mellows in the background and is overtaken by caramel and toffee sweetness. Amazing IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora (15) - West Milford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Nice #hoppy #aroma with about an inch head. Bitter hoppy taste in your mouth. Going down it gets more bitter and it ends with a strong hop taste. Great #beer.

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