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RATINGS: 3708   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bailz316 (235) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Pours a gold color with small white head, which disappears rather quickly. The hops hit you immediately and dont let up. Bitter brew. Earthy and floral notes. Some malts. Aroma has a hint of caramel. Bitter finish that stays with you long after your final sip.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Crystal clean orange/tan color, with a large foamy white head. The aroma is all hops. There is no scents present. And the feeling one gets is that these are strong hopps. The flavor is all hops, very hoppy nose, very hoppy finish. Very clean, while seemingly heavy, still easy to drink and very refreshing. The finish is not quick, and the aftertaste is highlighted by bitterness. Very ugood.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (2099) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Orangey colored with minimal white head, this beer has an exquisitely sweet citrus aroma. Taste is not particularly sweet, and naturally hops dominate with deeply stteped tea bitterness. Very nice, but it does not seem like an IIPA $5/22oz

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2006
deep orange coloring with a big white head, earthy hop nose, rubbery hop flavor, grapefruit, crispy malts, warming and enriching like being read a story by a non threatening man wearing an electric blue bow tie and wafting the aroma of kellogís golden grams

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2006
ruination: act of destroying something...unfortunately in this case it is the flavor that they are talking about....beautiful amber pour with medium beige, creamy head...aroma is initially full of floral and piney hops, and has a light, sugary malt finish...the flavor is awful initially (like taking a shot of rubbing alcohol or popov vodka), yet develops into a somewhat appealing piney hop mash (missing the chewy malt complement that i want to see in IIPA though)...if the initial flavor wasnt so repulsive, the overall rating would be a 3.8 or 3.9, but i cannot justify it here...dissapointing, conisidering all the elements of a "good" beer were present

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2720) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Golden pour with little to no head. Grasy /hoppy smell. Sweet citrus taste with a slight bitterness. Balanced well. A good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gallagwar (30) - USA - DEC 23, 2006
If you like bitter beer, youíve come to the right place. Very strong. One bottle can kick the unseasoned beer drinker in the backside. A beer you MUST be in the mood for.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3377) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Double Dry Hopped Version in Growler. Pours light amber/straw with a nice medium white head. The aroma is rich and full of hops. The taste is bitter and potent, slightly tainted by the growler, they didnít clean it well enough. Tastes good nonetheless. Good DIPA but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (462) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2006
The aroma is hoppy. The head is off-white, fizzy with good lacing and mostly diminishing. The initial flavor is light bitter, finishing with a long moderate bitter. The body is light, the texture is a creamy/watery feel and the carbonation is lively. A real good IPA but not as good as I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2007 Pours clear darker amber medium white head. Aroma is intense with grapefruit you know itís gonna be bitter. Flavor is what it is a beer with a ton of hops, grapefruit all the way, nice chocolate and crystal malt touch but the bitterness level is just so damn high. The aftertaste is like you just took a bite out of a grapefruit it really does, but the bitterness really leaves an irony metallic sharp bite on your tongue, itís just not for me.


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