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RATINGS: 3454   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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2002
A hop lovers dream....Stone is the master of hops. This beer is a benchmark for west coast IPA’s, but despite the great hop flavor, it was almost a bit one dimensional. A great beer, but not something I would want to have at any occasion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2002
clean & crisp in the nose and of course, extremely hoppy. Sure, this beer is loaded with hops, but it was surprisingly sweet on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2002
Has a nice amber color and a hoppy smell. Taste is of hops, hops and more hops and finishes with just the right amount of bitterness. Overall one of the finest IPAs that I have had.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2005 6/11/02: Ah yes..I’m the first to rate this new addition to the stone line-up..poured golden brown with a creamy whiteish head...Grassy/floral aroma...very smooth/grassy/super hoppy flavor..suprisingly balanced..11/21/02: the aroma was nice and grassy but had hints of alcohol..the color was a tad deeper than the regular IPA..there’s balance, there’s bitterness..but it lacks the delicate peachy notes of the regular IPA..side by side with the IPA..I like the the IPA better..

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2002
UPDATED: APR 28, 2007 Stone has a definite house character. Even the color falls in lockstep. Quality all over the place. Unfortunately, I can’t get close enough to that character to adequately...ummm...characterize it! (Well...I could but it would be very expensive). I’d like to have a real session with their beers.

Sweet malting and an overabundance of somehow sweetened hops make this a nicely balanced brew...despite the 100 IBUs. Or maybe I’m just jaded. Whatever, I like it...alot...

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2002
Golden color with a diminishing white head. Some lacing. Hoppy. Hops in the nose, hops in the flavor, hops everywhere. Wish the ABV was a little higher.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19383) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
Bottled, thanks hopsrus!!
Amber coloured, little head. Huge flowery grapefruit aroma. Completely dominated by hops, despite it's full body. The maltiness however is less soft and attractive than in Three Floyds Dreadnaught. To call the finish "bitter" would be a gross understatement...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2003
Bright golden amber, average head, hop citrus apricot honey aroma. Very bitter beginning and finish, little bit malt finish, keeps getting more and more bitter as I drink it until I start to get used to it, somewhat. Too bitter to have often, prefer the regular stone IPA. At times this has the same apricot taste as the arrogant bastard. I think this is where I draw the line and say uncle.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Nice hop aroma. Golden color. Small white head. Decent flavor profile but tasted a little thin. Crisp tasting with little lingering aftertaste. Similar to Bell's Two Hearted Ale.Needs a little more sweetness to balance the hops.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2003
Holy hop-tastic batman. This is pure hops with a little bitter taste to compliment. This is the hoppiest beer I have sampled in my 120ish ratings. If you want hops, you want this. If you don't care for hops, stay away, very far away.


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