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RATINGS: 3667   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2010
this one pours a clear, pale gold with a good sized white head which seems rather thin, but holds well. Nose is all pine, grapefruit, light apple, grassy hops and some sweet pale malt and a sort of green hop character. Mout is immediate hop attack that carries through all the way, and gives a solid kick on the swallow but nicely balanced by sweet caramel, and bready malt. Pretty intense pine bitterness is held up nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tessic (983) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
This IPA poured a light, cloudy yellow colour with a bright white, rocky head. To the nose there are scents of spruce, juniper, grass and citrus. Little bit of cheese/dough too. First taste was very hoppy with flavours of bitter citrus and spruce. Very citrusy, lemons.... Finish is bitter with hopps lingering forever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2011
22 oz. bottle Ar: Predominantly fruity and floral hops up front, the nose specifically brings grapefruit rind and a bit of piney juniper. Ap: Poured into La Fin du Monde tulip at 50’F. Light copper/blonde body with a frothy 1" off-white head. Good retention. Nice lace. T: Huge hop-bomb here. The bitterness completely envelops my mouth, as there isn’t a ton of malt character here. P: Medium body with lively carbonation. O: I wasn’t overly impressed with this one. It was probably a touch past its prime (I’ve had it in my fridge a couple months), but I would have liked some more balance here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (11817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2011
660ml bottle (Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 2011)
7 Big cascade hop and peach aroma, slightly dry too.
3 Mid orange, small tight head.
7 Yike, you can tell this isnt a weak beer. Sugary sweet caramel. Instant diabetes!
4 Slick palate, light carbonation. After the punch in the face, the slick sugary finish helps ease the experience, but is accompanied by a whole load of bitterness too. Doesn’t fade without a tingle.
14 I think I’ve been a bit generous, but this did sip quite nicely. It’s a very predictable formula, not a particularly interesting example of the style (are any?), is not so refreshing, and has several of sub-par qualities, but in the end you do like taking another sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OmegaX (1353) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Aroma full of honey-like, caramel malts with loads of pine trees and grapefruit. Orange peel is in the nose as well. Sweeter than I expected for the aroma. Very pleasant. Poured a nice, murky, light amber color with creamy white head that stuck around for a bit. Wow, this is one of the more bitter IPA’s I’ve had and I’ve had quite a few "extremely bitter" IPAs. Even so, I can still pull out the maltiness of the beer behind all of the hops. If the bottle said "Made with 100% pure pine sap", I would believe it. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4149) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2011
Draught at Venica Ale House. Clear dark amber with a white head. Aroa moderate malty, caramel, heavy hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet, heavy bitter. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1558) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Sweet and spicy aromas. A light copper brew with good carbonation. Flavor is intensely hoppy, but surprisingly well balances with a fair amount of sweet malts on the backside. Finish is long an bittering. Big spruce-floral notes. Not that fruity, althought the sweet malts may lead that way a little. Not as good as Double Jack, IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2011
@ Stone fest , Chez moeder lambic

Head: Thin , Bubbly
Colour: Egg yolk, Orangy
Smell: Lychee, Melon, Malts, Sweet, Lots of hops, Dry bitter
Taste: Very hopy earthy start, Milky, Dry, Peely, Citric, Oranges, End is very dry , Grassy after

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2011
Draught, 7.7%. Sweet hoppy aroma. Cloudy grey yellow colour. The flavour starts off with a distinct teaish note. Becomes a little sweet and then slightly alcohol. Finishes with a distinct but clean bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (5416) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle at oktoberfest thx to Sten cons 2011-10-22 Göteborg AP: creamy ofwhite head, thick apricot marmelade colored body AR/: caramel, perfume, grass, citrus, grapefuit juice, lemon, soap, havy pine, pineapple and wee tutti frutti PS still have one in my cellar thx Sten

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