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RATINGS: 3569   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!

MHOSKINS's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MHOSKINS (81) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Get Stoned! Wow!! This double IPA does not disappoint. The kick of a double, but the balance of a Stone. Another Elite brew from an Elite brewery!! MKH---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
OliverJ1990 (4) - - MAR 31, 2015 does not count
Drinking this beer is like opening a treasure chest. I actually don’t believe the perfect beer exists, but this is easily one of the best IPAs I have ever had. Tons of hops- to all the fellow hopheads out there- before you die, ya gotta have this beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPagan5 (60) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Big resin pine tar and dry grass, big malty backbone and nice alcohol warmth. Some toffee and biscuit to round out this hoppy monster. Perfect!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joejames (273) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy amber/gold, frothy 2 finger off white head. Nice lacing and retention. Aroma of mango, grapefruit and lemon zest. Taste is very bitter, just a note of caramel to keep it balanced. Medium bodied, lively small bubble carbonation, sticky yet creamy mouth feel. Finishes long and bitter. Tasting notes of mango, lemon, caramel, grapefruit, pine, resin and grass. This tastes better than I remember from a few years back. World class IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (316) - Napa, California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle: Clear, pale golden hue with thick head and great lace. Very lifted hoppy aromatics. Citrus and tropical. Clean. No pine. The malt is understated. Dry palate with out any sourness but extremely bitter. It a big full bear. I find the palate has a dust hop flavor which is surprising given the clean fresh aromatics. There’s great depth of flavor but I don’t find the palate balanced. Lacks the richness from malt to match the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
t_klose (4) - DENMARK - MAR 25, 2015 does not count
Looking at the colour it looks almost like a pilsner, but it has a good distinct bitter hoppy-taste to it. The taste, that lingers on, is very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosskyle (28) - - MAR 19, 2015
Hoppy in aroma. Clear golden in appearance. Hoppy aftertaste that lingers. A good IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (2793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2015
Tap@Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden, London - fuzzy amber/orange pour with good white head. Sweet malty and fruity aroma and taste, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, caramel malts, toffee, some herbal hop spice, bitter finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (130) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
Très jolie bière orangée présentant un fin col de mousse blanche en surface. Beaucoup de fines bulles émanent du fond du verre alors que d’autres demeurent agrippées aux parois. Comme cette bière semble rafraîchissante et désaltérante! Le nez est caractérisé par un bouquet de fleurs digne d’un souper de Saint-Valentin! Aux fleurs s’ajoutent un très agréable zeste de citron et un malt bien charpenté qui prennent de plus en plus de place au fur et à mesure que le liquide se tempère. Nez évolutif très intéressant! Le palais est principalement résineux des fleurs fraîches et de la mousse des sous-bois. Les saveurs sont quand à elles bien complexes: houblons fruités, malts grillés, sucre résiduel bien balancé, le tout dans une longue finale amère. Très jolie IPA que je recommande avec une salade jardinière, été comme hiver!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (407) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2015
On tap at watering hole. Golden Amber with a modest head. Big pine needle and resin aromas with grapefruit as well. Tastes sweet and bitter. Big caramel malts balance out the bitterness of the hops. Creamy and sticky mouthfeel. Nice carbonation. Long bitter finish that lingers and tingles.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhatton (115) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Hazy orange body with ample white foam. The head leaves sticky patches as it slowly subsides. Big grapefruit aroma up front with some fresh pine and hay scents creeping through. Sharp citrusy hop flavor balanced by malt/rye backbone. Nice crisp finish, not overpowering considering the imperial status.

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