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RATINGS: 3433   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Schlaubee (14) - - MAR 23, 2014
Amazing smell! Drinking in a pint glass from the bottle. This did not seem nearly as bitter or alcoholic tasting as I was bracing myself for, which is a good thing. Honey notes. Oh, there’s the bitterness! Pretty tasty if you are into IPAs!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (275) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com. Light amber, slightly hazy body, with a big, creamy, white head. Smooth aroma of citrus, tangerine, passion fruit, peach, berries, flowers, slight pine, biscuit, honey, even some bubblegum. Taste follows this seemlessy, also very smooth and perfectly balanced! Mouthfeel is medium, oily, with a moderate carbonation and it finishes bitter, also sweet, with lemon zest, pine, sweet fruits and malts. Wow, delicious! Really an exciting DIPA, that is end-to-end smooth, perfectly balanced, with loads and loads of fruity hops, but also a complex malt backbone. Definitely lives up to the hype!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2356) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
At just on cool and into a snifter. Produces up a hazy orange with very fine, intermittent carbonation and a tight, compact off-white crown that yields plenty of fine lace. Resinous, herbaceous and bright, whole hops on the nose doused in notes of caramelised orange and apricot, rose water, pine sap, eucalypt, camphor and honeydew - so deep and exciting to the olfactories. Big, brutish mouthfeel, soft frothy and foamy with an oily finish. Again a tumultuous amount of ripe, fresh hops dominate over fleeting toasted and sweet malts. Big, bold, brash herbaceous finish that lasts, all chewy and raw. So much pine, so much resin, so much bitter navel orange and grapefruit, rose water and perfume musk. This is an exciting IPA. There is a touch of sweet and sour sauce, ripe apricot, tangelo and star fruit with lashings of the 8.2% ABV just to remind you to drink irresponsibly. I love it. The best from Stone so far for me. A brilliantly big beer in all aspects. Divine drinking. (12fl.Oz, BB 29/07/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Espo1 (31) - - JUL 28, 2014
A - golden yellow with tight white head A - great aroma with heavy citrus and pine notes T - big IPA that hits the tongue hard but finishes dry M - well carbonated O - great IPA well deserved accolades and stays on the palate well after you finish a glass ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tedwardKGB (6) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Clear gold. Great hop smell and flavor that slowly turns to solid alcohol as it sits.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1439) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Clear orange with a medium sized off white head. Pine, dank, white bread, alcohol presence, grapefruit, caramel. Medium body, oily texture, soft/medium carbonation, medium sweet and heavy bitter. Astringent finish. Good things in here, but the leafy bitterness in the finish is a bit much. Lots of punch, but not really that pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinhol (252) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle big hoppy stone fruit aroma amber with white head taste is big hops but well balanced

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ThirstyBeerGuy (1) - - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
Wow! May be 100+ IBUs, but it is so balanced - floral, citrus hops, alcohol - all perfectly combined.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmiller54hr (41) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours hazy golden into snifter. An assault on the taste buds. Floral/citrusy notes on the nose and tongue. A monster ipa with a more than generous amount of hops. This one stays with you. A fantastic IPA. Come to expect this from stone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (272) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours hazy gold with thin white head on tap. Aroma of hops, citrus, and pine. Flavor of hops with citrus. Great beer for the hop heads. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Howzer420 (12) - - JUL 15, 2014
Surprisingly smooth malt profile for a double IPA. Not the strongest hops presence, but a great combination.


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