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RATINGS: 3702   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 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 can’t 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.

   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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CockeyeBBQ (12) - Warren, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Bitter to beat the band.....beating them with a small wooden stick that doesn’t break, it just snaps and cracks and makes you want to whimper. This beer is bitter....cruel....almost snide. Not sure if I could drink enough to appreciate them though. Kinda harsh. Not easy on my palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarrettMiller (12) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
On tap at Oggi’s in Orange - small foamy head, light amber color, has a slight oak flavor in the hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Speciarii (12) - Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a nice frothy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: Hops are front and center; citrus and a touch of fruit and spice. Taste: The bottle claims that the hops will have a "ruinous" effect on your palate, and although there is a lot of hop flavor I didn’t find that it deadened my taste-buds. Lots of citrus, earthy, spicy and floral notes. The malt adds a fruited bread balance, Texture: Dry and crisp with warming effect of alcohol. Drinkability: I had this on my want list for some time and I am glad I tried it. I prefer the balance found in the Levitation Ale. Presentation: Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbaxter (12) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Aroma Is intense hops, pine, and citrus. Hops and sharp citrus dominate the flavor. Not much alcohol on the palate. Dry mouthfeel. Very intense, hoppy ipa.

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