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RATINGS: 3443   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!


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2006
golden/copper color with a lot of carbonation, head doesnt last- big white bubbles. Appearance overall is a little weak. Aroma is great, I get grapefruit, mint, general fruitiness, hoppy. This beer is super strong, very hoppy, bitter. Definitely unique.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle. It aint my blessed two hearts! Bad appearance. Clear and filtered, a bit of head. Aroma is pretty standard I guess, citrusy hoppy goodness. Some soiled malts up front witha good dose of acidic and mucho bitter hops. I mean, not much too say. Force carbonated and filtered, a wee bit overrated, but balanced and a good time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1414) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Spicy hop aroma. Decent off-white head that lasts along with a cloudy golden appearance. Smooth well-balanced maltiness and bitterness along with citrus notes. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle from trade with kmweaver. Thanks Ken! Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. Aroma of piney hops and spices. Taste is heavily dominated by hops. Finish is bitter and long lasting. This would be a lot better if it was more balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
The description may be intimidating, but it turns out to be pretty approachable. Very nice floral hop aroma. Bitter yes, but manageable given a fat greasy pizza to wash this down. Bready pale malt backbone. Honestly, this one’s not too bad, but I can’t see it in the top 100. It’s as bitter as it is because there aren’t really any interesting malts to balance it out. The Bastard is more interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tanker12 (173) - USA - FEB 16, 2007
Not a bad IPA but i was expecting something with much more kick to it than this. Perhaps I just got a bad bottle but there are definatly stronger IPAs out there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2007
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, dégusté au Atlantic City Beer Festival 2007 (Atlantic City, NJ). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de pins. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pêches et d’ananas. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume en arrière goût. (Rating #905)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2007
Aroma: big, hoppy aroma, very fresh, slightly sourish, some mellow malts shine through, vaguely of vanilla.
Appearance: golden copper body, clear. Yellowish, thick head.
Flavour: mm. Very bitter, some almondy malt w/ huge hop-bitterness, not bad, very fresh & dry aftertaste. Slightly funky, big.
Palate: velvety and harsh at the same time, alot of co2. Not too much however.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2208) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2007
Not a huge fan of the mega-hops style but pretty good. Pours gold w/white head, strong hops, alcohol flavors predominate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle. The aroma came up with wildflowers and a bit of malt, and interestingly, marshmallow. Only one thing can be said about the taste: HOPS! It’s otherwise light and surprisingly smooth.


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