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RATINGS: 3351   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (9430) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 (Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Golden with a nice lasting offwhite head. Very hoppy flavor but also with some smoother fruity notes. Flavor starts hoppy and the hops just keeps growing. Wonderful dry bitter finish with citrus and maynbe also some sweeter fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Golden ale with no head. Light hops aroma Rather nice hops and malts, light citrus. Good bitterness but not ruinating. Good balance and body. (Sept. 2004)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the GBBF Bar Sans Frontiers Earl’s Court, London 08/08/2007 Very fruity hoppy aroma. Golden coloured strong in alcohol very hoppy and fruity with a pine taste. Crisp and dry bitter finish. 2. On Tap at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 10/10/2007 Very hoppy aroma. White head. Golden coloured strong in alcohol and very hoppy with a fruity and bitter lasting finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2 (9071) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2005
22-oz bottle. Pours copper with a frothy off-white head and excellent spotty lacing. Resinous floral hop with huge pine notes and background caramel malts. Fizzy and spicy hoppy moderately acidic dry pine flavor with alcohol notes but mostly covered by the hops. Medium bodied and warming dry and fizzy palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2009
courtesy of Allen - hazy orange colour with a little white head; aroma of apricot and quinces; quite perfumy; full-bodied and very bitter, aggressive; dry and very bitter fruity finish - terribly one-dimensional and quite a deception considering the high score on ratebeer

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9030) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Bomber poured a clear copper with a small, lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, pine and a hint of citrus. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavors of carmel, pine and some earthiness with a bitter finish. To much bitterness and not enough hop aroma and flavor for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (8576) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2011
660ml bottle (Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 2011)
7 Big cascade hop and peach aroma, slightly dry too.
3 Mid orange, small tight head.
7 Yike, you can tell this isnt a weak beer. Sugary sweet caramel. Instant diabetes!
4 Slick palate, light carbonation. After the punch in the face, the slick sugary finish helps ease the experience, but is accompanied by a whole load of bitterness too. Doesn’t fade without a tingle.
14 I think I’ve been a bit generous, but this did sip quite nicely. It’s a very predictable formula, not a particularly interesting example of the style (are any?), is not so refreshing, and has several of sub-par qualities, but in the end you do like taking another sip.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Oh my what a beer. Nice orange/amber color with a foamy head. Aromas are full of citrus, floral hops and some great malts. Flavor is hops, hops and hops. Floral hops, bitter hops, sweet hops...this is amazing. Malt backbone shines throughout. WINNER.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2003 This beer really, really rocks. It is the color of liquid Gold with an albino white head. The aroma is very floral. Smells like a hop blossom... ok, an entire acre of the little green bastards. The flavor? HOPS, malt, HOPS, slightly pungent... did I mention HOPS? This beer has a very dry, crisp, fizzy finish. Unbelievably smooth for a 100+ IBUer. HOPHEADS REJOICE. Wait! I think I just burped up a little green flower. Nope, false alarm.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2004 Medium amber with an averaged sized off-white head. Piney/spruce smell with hints of oranges. This beer reminds me why IPAs are one of my favorite styles - hops, hops and more hops!


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