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RATINGS: 3447   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1417) - OíFallon, 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Dark copper body with glowing, deep orange hues. Thin off-white head, modest retention, soft lacing in webbed arcs. The aroma is very piney, very pungent and resiny. Grass notes and loads of caramel follow, along with lesser notes of maple, flowerbed, grapefruit, lemon oil, peach and alcohol. The flavor is brash. Highly acidic, too much so, very resiny and syrupy, with a staunch sweetness and bold resiny hop bitterness. Itís at times too rough and raw to be fully enjoyed. Bitterness and acidity combine to squash the maltiness. Finishes raw and unrefined, freshly ground hops and caramel lingering, alcohol warmth substantial. The palate is highly acidic and biting, with medium-low carbonation and a medium-full body. Fresh indeed, though the bite is just too harsh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2007
draft. rich orange gold with moderate lasting white head. floral hops are dominant in the aroma and flavor at first taste. intense pine, almost to the point of carrying a mint link quality. light but crisp carbonation. the bitter slowly works its way in as you make your way through. its a solid ipa for sure. my interest in ipaís with super floral hops is waining a bit though. this one has decent balance to it and isnít as perfumey as some but iíve come to appreciate more subtle hopping. not one iíll likely hunt down again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TampaBeer (255) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Great light aroma of fruit. Fresh, dry flavor with a nice fruity aftertaste and dry sour finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Awesome hop aroma could smell all day. Very malty kind of sweet...almost too sweet. thick finish cloying????

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4213) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2008
The aroma is very hoppy with citrus hops and malt. The appearance is orange gold with a good head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth but not as thick as I wanted. Overall this is great but a little astringent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Periander (49) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2008
A butal blast of grapefruity hops. As bitter an aftertaste as I have ever encountered. There is some good maltiness in there somewhere but its buried. The bottle warns you exactly what you are going to get, but this is over the top IMHO. Too much is not always better than not enough, no matter what Dobbs says!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - FEB 29, 2008
floral, kind of pine aroma... taste is a little bitter (but I like it that way) flavor is sharp and hits the tip of your toung with a burst of flavor


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