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RATINGS: 3634   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!


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Opening the bottle and sniffing, even before pouring brings back memories of homebrewing when the house would fill with those wonderful aromas of malt and hops, hops, hops. On further inspection, there is aggressive citrus and pine here, fruitiness and malt. The flavor, despite the 100+ bitterness is not overhwhelming, but the aroma hops explode in the mouth, leaving a semi-sweet yet bitter finish. Excellent.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
youdictategood (410) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle. No detailed notes - entering from older tastings. With over 3500 ratings, what could I add anyway? Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (374) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Poured from bottle cloudy orange with a one finger head. Aromas of fruit, citrus, and sweet hops. Taste is similar with a long piney grapefruit finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiwetu (83) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Aromaty owoców cytrusowych, smak lekko słodowo-słodkawy z potężną, chmielową goryczką w finiszu - ale przyjemną, nie zalegającą. Nieprzyzwoicie pijalne jak na swoje parametry. Do miliona powodów, żeby przenieść się do Kalifornii dołącza kolejny. Yummy!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tricksta_p (1944) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine, floral notes, hint of caramel malt, massive hops. Flavour is light sweet with a long bitter finish. Perfect balance and quite easily drinkable. This gets dangerously close to IPA perfection, it’s certainly my kind of IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrAlexandre (22) - Niteroi, BRAZIL, BRAZIL - JUL 10, 2015
Coloração âmbar turva. Espuma bege de média formação e longa duração. Aroma explosivo e duradouro de um floral intenso, cítrico de maracujá e pinho. Sabor inicialmente frutado de maracujá com notas florais e leve resinosidade herbal. Dulçor frutado e cítrico de grapefruit também percebido ao longo dos goles. Final de um amargor suave e cítrico e permanece por bastante tempo no retrogosto. Textura aveludada. Carbonatação moderada corpo elevado. Uma DIPA perfeita.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (429) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 9, 2015
On tap at Martins West. Perhaps I’ve said this before, but this might be the quintessential Big Boy West Coast IPA. Massive, thick, pine-y, stewy hops. This isn’t beer...it’s bouillon. Although barely enough for Santa Rosa’s own Jason Jones.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCx240 (117) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
Pours a golden, hazy amber. Foamy off white head, low retention, some lacing. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, clove, and resin. Taste is tart and acidic, with underlying notes of sweetness. Finishes bitter and astringent, lingering. Full bodied, softly carbonated, slightly creamy texture. Impressed with this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonnyConga (119) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Pours cloudy orange. Nice aroma of fruity citrusy hops. Initial sweetness and hoppyness give way to a bitterness finish that lingers. Don't feel like 100 IBUs though - perhaps I've broken my tastebuds...a tasty beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3221) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle from the Stone on Tap event at BeerTemple in Amsterdam. Lacing, cream white, medium thick head over a deep orangey blonde, almost clear beer with lively sparkling. Complex and refined DIPA aroma of grapefruit, baking pork fat, freshly cut nettles, bitter honey, green tea, celery, hemp, wet hay, barbecue sausages, bell peppers - in all, less sweet citrussy than usual for the style. Clean onset of dried orange peel, sweetish peach, dried herbs and a touch of pineapple, never turning sweet but instead ’halted’ by a powerful, resiny, lemon peel-like hop bitterness, complex, herbal and spicy, drying for a very long time but still allowing some subtle, juicy malt sweetness to peep through; hint of whisky-like warming alcohol as well, just in the right place. Refinement and balance is key here, and is achieved to a very high extent. One of the most ’aristocraticly’ restrained DIPAs I tasted so far, while still retaining the hoppy force typifying the style. Impressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacchus66 (43) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Yowsah. Pours light amber, with a thick rocky everlasting head with good lacing. This is all about piney grapefruity hops, in the nose and in the glass. Lively, bitter finish. Probably not what you want to drink everyday, but when aggressive hops are called for, this is the one.


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