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RATINGS: 3415   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5614) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012 Re-rate 3/7/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Dagan. Clear golden. Aroma of slightly stale hops with some citrus and floral notes. Bitter flavor with light sweetish graininess and some slightly stale hops. Medium-bodied. Past its prime but still OK. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2

Re-rate 2/22/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Lee. Clear deep golden. Aroma of slightly stale hops and some fruity notes. Very bitter hoppy flavor, a bit resinous, a bit grapefruity and a bit stale. Medium-bodied. Not bad, but past its prime. 6/3/7/3/13=3.2

Re-rate 10/29/11: Bottle sample at a tasting at Porter & Sons. Thanks to whoever brought this one. Hazy golden. Pleasant citric hoppy aroma. Flavor has a bit of sweet maltiness and a hoppy bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Decent but seems past its peak. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5

(10/23/08) Bottle drank at my hostel room in New York. Clear deep golden color with a medium stable white head. Aroma full of hops, resin, some pine needles, some flowery notes, cookies and some caramel. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, cookie dough and some fruity notes. Continues with a very bitter hoppy attack (but still remains quite balanced) with pine and some grapefruit and light alcoholic hints. A very pleasant DIPA. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2009
courtesy of Allen - hazy orange colour with a little white head; aroma of apricot and quinces; quite perfumy; full-bodied and very bitter, aggressive; dry and very bitter fruity finish - terribly one-dimensional and quite a deception considering the high score on ratebeer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
njbfr (113) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Ridiculous. Huge citrusy/piney aroma. Huge hop flavor and bitterness as expected. Too bitter for my taste but why else would you get this. Stone’s regular IPA is actually really good (I don’t like hoppy beers) but this is that times 10. Solid but not my cup o’ tea/beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Poured a cloudy orange/yellow with a nice head and plenty of lacing. Smells piney and thats about it. Tastes a little of pine and hops, but a strong taste of green apple peel. Kind of malty, syrupy, good carbonation. I hate apples, apples are gay. So its hard to really stay positive when the beer reminds me of that devil fruit. I dont see what people see in this one. It tastes like Maharaja-Light.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dekeq (36) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2009
I poured it out into the glass and it produced a very nice golden color. Transparent characteristics with a fine white head. In my opinion, a great looking brew. Smell? First red flag. It smelled somewhat of oranges, but it seemed a little stronger than that - in a bad way. It was a little sweet but every time I kept smelling it I was reminded of orange cleaning product. Not pleasant. Taste? Second red flag. It had a very strong taste of hops with a strange fusion of oranges in it. Problem was that it tasted just like it smelled. It reminded me of cleaning solution and I did not enjoy it at all. I had two other people try it and they agreed with my conclusion. The texture was actually nice if you rule out the other characteristics. It was a pretty smooth beer with an interesting contrast of flavors. Although it was a little too sharp.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle. Poured dark amber with a thin off white head. Aroma was full of hops, mainly citrus and piney. Flavor had very similar notes to that of the aroma with the citrus being the most present.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (915) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Pours golden with nice dense white head. Pine hope aroma, hint of citrus. Green hop flavor, low malt profile. Dry but a pretty clean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2011 22 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Pours a murky old gold color with a foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Awesome aroma that I’d sum up as ’pine and pot,’ though it also has notes of resinous and pine hops, citrus, caramel malts, grass, and perfume. The flavor doesn’t quite live up to the beautiful aroma, but it’s a nice blend of bitter, earthy hops, grapefruit citrus, caramel malts, tea, resin, and earthy notes. Long bitter finish. Medium-bodied, with the mouthfeel of sticky juice. Active carbonation for a good bite. Great DIPA. Re-Rate, 5/3/11: Fresh bottle from The Royale. Wow, am I ever downgrading this one. The nose is nice but doesn’t quite have the pop I remember. The flavor is just bitterness and not much else. So harsh, bitter, and boozy. Not a bad DIPA, just not the kind I go for.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
espenra (856) - Kurland, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2010
35.5 cl bottle at Håndverkerstuene. Best before 2009-12-14. It poured a hazy orange colour with a medium big, white foamy head. The aroma is hoppy with notes of citrus, grapefruit and other assorted tropical fruits. The flavour is very bitter and hoppy as you would expect for a beer with over 100 IBU. Again the citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruits makes its mark. Some pine as well. It has a long lasting and bitter aftertaste. A classical IPA with the Stone twist.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNinja (6) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010 does not count
has a pale golden color. huge hit of hops during the pour that didn’t seem to lessen as the pint was consumed.. Slight hazy, cloudly color, due the slight yeast cake formation on bottom of 22oz bottle. Has a distinct bitter taste with a light sour finish.. Palate texture was a little to bitter for my liking (from the 90+ IBU’s) but still a tasty pint.. floral, spruce, low citrus flavor, which i found rather odd...


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