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RATINGS: 3681   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (18647) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Neon orange with big white head. Aroma of hops, flavor of hops, a bit over the top for my taste. Decent citrus flavors hiding behind the hops. You have to like hops. A lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2009
Beer trade with nearbeer. Aroma: Huge amount of quinces in the nose. Otherwise rather boring. Taste and palate: Good bitterness. Quinces dominating. Pleasant finish. Overall impression: A bit dissappointing. The flavor is slightly better than the aroma. Thanks a lot nearbeer!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Nice amber color with a small white head. Nose is gorgeous. Citrus, floral and a backsplash of pine. Hops, hops and more hops in the mouth. A small amount of malty roundness keeps it balanced but this is a hop headís beer. Finishes bitter and brutal. This is definitely all about the hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4086) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Hazy yellow. Lightly hopped aroma. Taste is definitely hoppy with a finish that is drying. Had the finish been better it would have improved.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2009
Aroma of citrus and pine hops but not as strong as I expected. Color is copper orange with a nice white head and good lacing. Some suspended red flecks. Taste of bitter hops, but not nearly as bitter as expected. Grapefruit aftertaste. Nice bite but not overpowering. Not a bad beer, but I donít think it comes close to living up to itís claim.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Golden beer with a white that left decent lacing. Sweet hoppy aroma. Floral hop flavors with more carbonation that I anticipated. Smooth beer with a very bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Pours out light golden orange with light head. Taste is bitter hops and fruity sweetness. Some what thick and creamy.Good flavor very drinkable. Not much of a double IPA. Not as hoppy as others.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2009
bottle. Havenít had this in years... about time to revisit. Pours a bright, hazy straw yellow; half inch of bubbly head that clears quick but leaves a nice layer and ring with plenty of lacing. Nose of sharp bitter citric hops, some light grapefruit and lemon-lime, some light cookie sweetness, and a very mild soapy aroma. Flavor starts with sharp, crisp citric bitterness that coats the palate. Defined C-hop citrus notes- grapefruit, sharp lemons, aggressive bitterness. Not much depth to the hop profile, but it certainly makes some noise. Malt sweetness is mellow and tamed- some light toasty biscuits and bread that sits under the hops. Palate is full and even, crisp and dry with a decent amount of lingering bitterness. Overall, a solid DIPA that seems to have gotten past some growing pains- but really not much depth to speak of, nothing especially unique or interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1613) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Tap at Flying Saucer Addison Texas. Nice clear amber color with a small white head. Nose is light hops, citrusy, and sweet. Taste at first is perfumy and very bitter-hops come through later. Very dry. Body is fluffy and smooth. Not a "typical" IIPA but fills the bill for a nice drinking moderate alcohol beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JUL 8, 2009
clear amber/orange with frothy yellowish head. thick hop aroma, both the resinous musty type and some bright pineapple, grapefruit, pine, lychee. offensively bitter on the palate, but beyond that similar bright fruit flavors well balanced with thick sweet malt. this is very good -- not 100 percentile though. finish is bitter and very long. body is maybe just a bit thin.


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