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RATINGS: 3657   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cbuk1013 (246) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
This is a very good beer but itís definitely over hyped. Like many of Stoneís beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shanebrews (242) - Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
The hop aroma of this beer can be detected across a room. There is no discernable malt presence, except in the color. Yet I know it must be there, because I have tasted hop tea and it is not this. Somehow it works but I must be in the right mood to drink this. Excellent on a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Awktoberfest (340) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Great double.... Good aroma... Hop candy... For a double on the top tier of iipa... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 Premium golden body, noticeable carbonation with a greyish white dissipating to film head. Floppy grapefruit, over sweetened maltiness and big resinous swell. Initial taste is a suprmely bittered stickly, coating carbination. Firm malt skirting is kicked in by a fully expected hop grating of the palate. I remember this being much more impressive. The lack of complexion at the moment is laughable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (875) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Has a little bit of grapefruit flavor, but the beer is all bitterness. Like the bottle proclaims, the bitter flavor dominates your mouth a while after you drink it. I admire the beer, but I also have to admit itís a bit much for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1434) - Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear orange/ bronze with a white head. Smells nutty, oranges. A nicely balanced IPA, not overly hoppy, not too malty, great bitter finish. Very piney, clean and crisp. A really enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2286) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
On tap at Westow House. A welcome surprise to find this on tap. Pours a hazy gold colour with a white head. Light trop fruit aroma with some lemon. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Tangerine, funky fruit, big grapefruit bitterness. Yep, tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abrakarl (391) - SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2014
A bit too bitter for me, at least when thereís no balance. Still good but preferred the Avery IPA. From back log 3 weeks ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 On tap poured into an 8oz snifter. The initial aromas of citrus and light caramel come through. Thereís also a some hints of honey, clove, pine, and wood. It pours a clear orange-yellow body with a light, tan head that recedes quickly and doesnít really lace. Extremely hoppy bitterness with a light, mild caramel sweetness underneath (but the bitterness almost washes the sweet out). Itís a medium bodied beer with an average amount of carbonation. It hits the tongue with mostly citrus rind, pine, and some buttery/caramel notes. It definitely fills the mouth with a sharp, astringent and pine bitter quality throughout, but this does give way a bit to some light fruit notes. It finishes dry and clean with bitter citrus astringency and some. This finish sticks around in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABS (731) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from City Beer, San Francisco. Straw color, some white head. Bitter. Grapefruit, citrus, some peach.

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