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RATINGS: 3645   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is fruity pine, mango, some light malt. Flavour is deep bitterness, fruity and herbal. Long lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1465) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
Dark amber yellow coloured beer with a frothy white head. Strong green hop aroma, grassy and resinous. Dry mouthfeel. Dry hop flavours, grassy and resinous. Then there is a slightly bitter citrus fruit peel taste that lasts until the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2984) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Pours a copper brown on tap with thick white head and good lacing. Aroma is hops: piney, grassy, and citrusy. Taste follows suit, with a bitter, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (4949) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bomber: into snifter. Cloudy orange with frothy off-white head. Aroma is strong floral, bitter orange. Taste is pine, light fruit, bitter spice. Overall, hugely hopped bitter and peppery. If you want bitter, this is the tastebud stomping SOB for you. At the start I detected some nice fruit tones:pear, pineapple....but the hop bombardment extinguished that quickly. Good beer, but one for the BIG IPA crowd to be sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours pale yellow and transparent with a small white head. Nose is light hay, citrus and spice, maybe coriander. Taste is mostly bitter not well balanced either. Mouthfeel is slick and oily, medium body with a long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rocc90 (31) - Chester, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Pungent aroma of ,well, hops. Bitter to say the least but fairly good but will probably keep the consumption of this IPA to a minimum

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Not much aroma. Sticky taste. Although I usually prefer Imperials, I think I like Stone IPA better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2084) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. this is one of the best IPAs out there. I am not an IPA guy but this is still stunning stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (790) - - MAR 21, 2013
2013 bottle to a Dogfish Head IPA glass. Golden straw color with thick foamy white head. Aroma is a grassy, slightly floral, hops with some citrus and malt sweetness. Taste is strong bitter, piney hops up front with citrus in the middle. Gives way to a sweet caramel malt at the end with the bitterness sticking on the tongue. Thick and full mouthfeel with a very dry finish. Big and bold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Tasted on 5/11/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at a grocery store in Arizona. Pours clear orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to average, messy lace. The nose is full of hoppiness, ranging from resin, to citrus, to floral, with just a touch of yeast aroma and a bit of bread malt. The flavor is really just dominated by hops and bitterness, with the same touch of bread malt acting as a bit of a balancing agent. The body is medium with a bit of a sticky texture, average carbonation, and a long, ridiculously bitter hoppy finish.

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