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RATINGS: 3567   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!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9893) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle @ home. Burnt orange appearance with a fluffy white head. Resiny hoppy nose. Sticky mouthfeel. Fairly intense resiny hoppy flavor with a pretty large malty flavor. Sticky hoppy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9453) - 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!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (9431) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Clear golden color, big creamy white head. Smell so much citrus, so incredibly fruity, very much grapefruit, hops and especially bitter. Tastes the same, very good hops and very very bitter. Great IPA, absolutely love it!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (9261) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2015
Klare dunkel goldgelbe Farbe, fingerbreite weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, reife Früchte, hopfig, leicht harzig. Geschmack kräftig malzig, harzig, Pfirsisch, sehr hopfig, bitter, gut!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (9193) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2004
Great floral pine citrus smell. Nice dark orange color. Cellared for a couple of months, and found balanced in bitterness and only a bit hoppy

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9162) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (9064) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 2, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2009 10/2/2008: 330 mL from the Bottle Shop in Carrboro, NC. This is the next level of IPA. Everything you would expect in a superior IPA: citrus overtones, hops demolition, creamy, cloudy yellow pour, massively thick head, floral notes, grapefruit. But take one good first sip and you’ll realize this is a new dimension. You have the normal intense IPA feel like Dogfish Head 60, and then before it is over you are warped to the next level. There is an onslaught of bitterness and hops that is hilariously overpowering. Maybe some pine resin in there like the Arrogant Bastard Ale. The aftertaste is entirely off-balance. But hey, who needs barley anyways? 8/17/2009: Aroma is less amazing than I remember: lacks the honey sweetness and fresh citrus of say Port Hop-15, Ballast Point Dorado, Bells Hopslam. Has some caramel sweetness and nutty bitterness. It is definitely still a hop-bomb though. Taste is more herbal hops and raw hops than grapefruity, fresh hops. I guess it’s all about personal preference.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2002
This beer will definitely make your tongue stand up and do a little jig. IPAs are not one of my favorite styles but I will make an exception in this case. Nice dark golden color with a medium thick off-white head. Sinus-clearing hops aroma with a nice floral touch. Senses-shattering hops flavor along with grapefruit and a little malt to keep your heart from stopping. Nice long, bitter finish. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8823) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2013
One-third pint, 7.2 % ABV, tap at North Bar. Crystal clear amber coloured body. Low, but lasting, white layer. Dried fruity aroma with a touch of pumpkin. Taste is apricot, resin and pumpkin carefully added by malty sweetness. Rounded bittersweet finish of citrus peels that lingers for quite a while. Nice (Leeds 01.07.2013).


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