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RATINGS: 3709   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VastActiv (5492) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
Bottle 0.355l at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, grape, citrus, some sweetness and dryness, malts and massive hoppiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThreeCats (802) - ISRAEL - APR 14, 2013
Big white foamy head over a clear golden body. Aroma of zesty citrus, grass, apricot. Taste of upfront bitterness, and then some more bitterness. Lemon, grass, some oxidation, and some more bitterness. Finish is long, zesty, and...Bitter. (get the picture yet?)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garbageman (486) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2013
From bomber. Pours deep golden in color with small head. Aroma was pine and citrus. Tatse was more hops then malt. Pine, citrus and caramel malts. Good but not balanced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (1077) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 17, 2013
Pours amber with a frothy white head. Aroma is a hop overdose with huge floral notes. Flavor is overwhelmingly bitter but I love it in spite of myself. Medium body, frenetic carbonation. Very nice brew, even though I'm not a big IPA fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iheartmnbeer (7) - Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2013 does not count
22 oz. bottle. Can really taste the 100+ IBU in this one. Color is a dark yellow, with only a slight hop aroma. Starts off with a nice citrus-grapefruit hoppyness with a hint of pine or spruce at the end. Can really taste the bitterness between drinks. Good, but not the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2013
Bottle. Punchy citrus aroma that continues into the flavour before rampant bitterness takes over. The bitterness strips the flavour the flavour away on the finish. An interesting beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Nice fruity aroma with pine sand hints of citrus. Pours a clear golden amber with a white ring and spotty lacing. The taste, initially, has a sweet fruity quality about it followed by "subdued" pine/resin flavor ending with a satisfying hoppy bitter finish. Medium fbody with medium carbonation. There is almost a tongue coating quality that is not found in most IPA’s. Very pleasing. Overall, this is a very enjoyable IPA which I want to have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Westmeister’s Birthday Beer Tasting Extravaganza Beer #11. The final beer of this epic day of celebration. This was a good beer, but, in the uber competitive field of IIPA’s, I don’t think this rates near the top. Poured a very pale amber with white head. Scentsof ctirus and alcohol on the nose. Finish was a bit too bitter for me, although the food pairing may have had an effect. Stone’s easy availability and this beer’s low price point for the style will probably lead me to trying it again. Bottle - Westmeister’s House - Cumming, GA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3174) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
Pours a clear golden with a oily look. There is a white rim of foam that leaves no lacing or so. Aroma is dank with hops crushing anything else that might want to stick out. Taste is bitter but not as crazy bitter I thought it would. Flavors are juicy, piny, grapefruit rinds and a little balancing malt. Mouthfeel is indeed oily with a soft carbonation. Alcohol is a little apparent, too. Good one, might not be worth the hype it once had. One should note that it is never harsh, an example to follow in extremely hoppy beers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGolem (776) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
Bouteille, achetée au Half Time (Poughkeepsie). Robe orangée semi-opaque. Mince collet blanc. Arôme et goût de houblon floral, d’agrume, de résine et de malt. Costaude et équilibrée. Rafraichissante.

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