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RATINGS: 3679   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VastActiv (4478) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (5036) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2013
(bottle) pours a hazy deepest golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of herbal hops, mango and earth, quite resinous, with a hint of caramel, vanilla and some gooseberries. flavour is mostly the same, heavily resinous, with some light roasted malts, mango, fresh wort and a light sweetness in the bitter herbal-hoppy finish. medium to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzombie (481) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Pours hazy orange-gold like a caramel lemon. Thick, fluffy white head with a touch of yellow. Aroma is mildly sweet floral citrus fruit. Taste is indeed an ode to the wonders of the hop. Creamy citrus piney hop gives way to souped-up bitters. This beer is almost alive on the palate. Bitter grapefruit papaya lingers. Medium carbonation. IPA fan heaven. Bit on the bitter side for my personal taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1045) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
I think I might need to try this one again as I had it early on and everyone seems to think I gave it a poor rating. I dont remember it much to be honest.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3904) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle: orange color with an off-white head. Very "bitter" and hoppy aroma, grapefruit, citrus peel and resin. Flavor is malty, light sweet with candy notes followed by full hop notes with resin, pine and few citrus. Quite bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2677) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours clear good with moderate head. Aromas of toffee, rubber, pink grapefruit, and candy. Sharp bitter flavors of orange peel, graperfruit, and resin. Maybe there is some malts in the background...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ankurv (6) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
Pours down golden yellow with haze. Aroma is more fruity then floral. Taste is more bitter and citrus than any other IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (569) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2013
Its ok but itís not spectacular, I was a little disappointed given the reputation this has. Shows that you can believe the self promotion of the brewer. Donít get me wrong this isnít bad, its just not íthatí good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukedarock (246) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Ok in the aroma and appearance department, nothing standing out from what was expected, taste is obviously very hop filled but decently smooth considering the alcohol amount, very solid beer with a great kick!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (560) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2014
EBD 1/14/14 Light amber pour with a light red cast. Well formed head with lasting lacing. Nice nose of citrus and pine hops against a toast and caramel sweet background. Light body with a smooth texture. Just enough carbonation to give a light effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is pretty much one dimensional - hop flavor (grapefruit over pine) flows to a prominent hop bitterness which resembles grapefruit rind. The malt is present, but only in a slight background fashion. The finish is all bitterness, but with a focus on the pine hop aspects.


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