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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (227) - HONG KONG - NOV 22, 2014
From San Diego. Straw-gold, sudsy white head with huge chunky bubbles. Smells of heavy resinous bitter crisp grassy hop, leafy, hint of spicy malt. Gets maltier as it warms up. Tastes very bitter, metallic/mineral. Body is very bitter, stony, mineral finish. A very West Coast IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (284) - HONG KONG - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from G&M brought from SD. Almost clear straw yellow pour. Aroma is intensely west coast hoppiness, a bit grassy and resiny. Taste follows - very bitter hops, resin, pine, crisp, mineral (?). Crisp boozy finish. Very west coast, San Diego-style IPA with super crisp resiny hops. Good but not great.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
growler6 (6) - - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
Everything it’s cracked up to be. The head is creamy and never goes away. Fruity, malty and bitter all in a big way. Chewy like a stout. Alcohol warms but not overpowering. A super sipper. Compliments mango habanero grilled shrimp well. Must try.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Obfuscate (56) - Minneapolis, - NOV 18, 2014
This a huge bitter citrus hop bomb in every good way. This is my favorite double IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuelMTL (130) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Lots of caramel malts in the nose with distinct sweet tropical fruit aromas. A pungent resinous hop bitterness in the mouth accompanied by heavy malt sweetness and grapefruit and citrus notes. A heavy, intense IIPA with a huge load of hops!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madsen1635 (306) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle. Hazy pale amber pour with offwhite head. Aroma has grass and tropical fruits. Quite sweet and somewhat complex nose. Taste has instant bitterness that does not fade away. Balanced with warmth and sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RumRunner101 (803) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
Clear light amber pour with white head. Aromas of sweet grapefruit and other citrus fruits, marmalade and light toffee notes. Big citrus bitterness throughout with a nice sweet ish malt backing. Lingering bitter finish, some alcohol sweetness and heat but we’ll integrated. Also some herbal hop qualities.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (621) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Tap sampler at Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. I’m subtracting a few points for being overdone. There’s a point where hop excess goes over the top and this one suffers accordingly. It takes a while for your mouth to recover from this uber hopped monster and it might ruin your palate for anything that follows.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
remice2 (119) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Incroyable puissance tropicale.la mousse s’accroche et dessine de grosse toile sur le verre,bonne carbonisation,bien pétillante et super amère, c’est un tout petit peut huileux beaucoup de fruits ,mangue,orange,pamplemousse rose.très résineuse également,une final sèche mais rafraichissante si ont n’aime l’amertume bien sur! Mais c’est sec en tabernacle...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (90) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Poured from a bomber with a enjoy by date of 12/4/14. Aroma - Some tropical notes - pretty faint but there. Appearance - slightly clear golden pour with nice bubbles coming up. Taste - Fantastic. Tropical fruit heaven. Right up in my wheelhouse. Palate - Great lingering taste. Light body with a thin oily texture. Plenty of carbonation. Overall - Another gem from Stone. Not sure why I waited so long to try this. Top notch.


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