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RATINGS: 3681   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Carl (11) - Issaquah, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Bottle. Hops dominate every aspect of this beer. Pours frothy with a substantial white head. Color is golden and clear. Strong floral hop aroma with hints of clove. Very bitter almost fizzy taste with a long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kerplun1 (11) - New York, USA - OCT 24, 2007
very nice looking pour with a thick head that slowly dissipates leaving some nice lacing. Aroma doesnít strike me as too hoppy and is quite nice. I expected big hops on first sip and got that and then some. Bitter for sure and I can feel a numbness on my tongue. Aftertaste is bitter. A well made beer but so bitter it strikes me as gimmicky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopHeadedDevil (11) - , North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Citrus and floral hop aroma. Hazy orange pour with a decent off white head. Crisp, bitter hop flavor with citrus overtones. Not quite as hoppy as Iíd expect given the deScription on the bottle. Worth the money at $16/6-pack.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SteelyDog (11) - Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Wow. A welcome hoppy assault on the taste buds. Beautiful gold color with a big head. Very bitter with a sweet aftertaste. Goes down quite smoothly considering it is an imperial IPA. Great both by bottle and on tap.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rhys_mavis (11) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
There is a reason why this beer has a 100 overall rating, itís strong, its hoppy, itís amazing. I personally enjoy it out of a bottle then from the tap because the bottle seems to allow it to age a bit better than the keg. For further research on stone beers try out arrogant bastard ale and Stone IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Carden1972 (11) - Montgomery, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2013
Man could you pack any more piny citrus notes in the aroma. Fanfrinking fantastic. Iíd give it an 11 if I could. Great everything else too. Little slick in palate. But other than that great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
psuox (11) - - AUG 2, 2013
Intensely hoppy with a bitterness that lasts for a long time after tasting it, and in a good way. Malts present great flavors up front that gradually give way to the hops. Truly a beer for hop lovers. Very impressive IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Quend0 (11) - - NOV 16, 2013
Pine and fruity (oranges?) and turkish delight aromas. Hazy light amber appearance. Wonderfully bitter, but well balanced for my taste. Fantastic. One of my all time favourites.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Appletart (10) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2003
(Cask) Ummm...this beer smells like the inside of my dresser, which, by the way, belonged to my great-grandmother. I was definately hesitant. Oh my dear lord(!), it tastes like I just licked a tree. Like just whipping out your tongue and going to town on a gnared out, sappy fuckin' tree. Gnar. I can't tell you the texture, I was too busy grossing out & wiping my tongue off with a paper towel. A very decieving, warm & inviting color. I feel ill, thanx.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PerfectV (10) - USA - JUN 24, 2006
Starts with a very floral aroma. It has a burnt copper colour. This IPA is absolutely brutal in the sense that its initial fruity flavor is merely a set up for a vicious bitter finish. This is the Hop-lovers dream...A+++

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