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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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2900) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Nice aroma, very citrusy hops. Appearance has a plain gold color, whereas I expected the red tinge you see in a lot of IPA’s. Persistent white foam. Flavor is bitter from hops. It is a well balanced beer, but I was expecting more. Nice lingering hop bite on the finish. Medium mouthfeel. This beer had a lot of hype to live up to. Good IPA, but I feel IPA’s like 90 minute kick the %$#@ out of this one. And this fu!@#er was expensive!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1759) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2008
Sweet hop action wafts in from 3 feet away. A touch pongy early but it soon blows off. Thickish palate with plenty of hops but surprisingly not a huge malt impact. Broad palate structure. Finishes with some raisens and a bitter edge.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnysmoke (101) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Pours a copper color with a small off white head. Aroma of grapefruits hops and minor malts. Initial taste of syrupy caramel malts and minor bitter hops. Prefer the regular IPA better because of the stronger hops

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (6351) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012 Re-rate 3/7/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Dagan. Clear golden. Aroma of slightly stale hops with some citrus and floral notes. Bitter flavor with light sweetish graininess and some slightly stale hops. Medium-bodied. Past its prime but still OK. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2

Re-rate 2/22/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Lee. Clear deep golden. Aroma of slightly stale hops and some fruity notes. Very bitter hoppy flavor, a bit resinous, a bit grapefruity and a bit stale. Medium-bodied. Not bad, but past its prime. 6/3/7/3/13=3.2

Re-rate 10/29/11: Bottle sample at a tasting at Porter & Sons. Thanks to whoever brought this one. Hazy golden. Pleasant citric hoppy aroma. Flavor has a bit of sweet maltiness and a hoppy bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Decent but seems past its peak. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5

(10/23/08) Bottle drank at my hostel room in New York. Clear deep golden color with a medium stable white head. Aroma full of hops, resin, some pine needles, some flowery notes, cookies and some caramel. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, cookie dough and some fruity notes. Continues with a very bitter hoppy attack (but still remains quite balanced) with pine and some grapefruit and light alcoholic hints. A very pleasant DIPA. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2009
courtesy of Allen - hazy orange colour with a little white head; aroma of apricot and quinces; quite perfumy; full-bodied and very bitter, aggressive; dry and very bitter fruity finish - terribly one-dimensional and quite a deception considering the high score on ratebeer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
njbfr (113) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Ridiculous. Huge citrusy/piney aroma. Huge hop flavor and bitterness as expected. Too bitter for my taste but why else would you get this. Stone’s regular IPA is actually really good (I don’t like hoppy beers) but this is that times 10. Solid but not my cup o’ tea/beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Poured a cloudy orange/yellow with a nice head and plenty of lacing. Smells piney and thats about it. Tastes a little of pine and hops, but a strong taste of green apple peel. Kind of malty, syrupy, good carbonation. I hate apples, apples are gay. So its hard to really stay positive when the beer reminds me of that devil fruit. I dont see what people see in this one. It tastes like Maharaja-Light.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
The nose is grassy, the head poured is pretty low and there is great lacing on the glass. The color is medium orange/yellow, and the bitter hops do linger on the palette with this one. There is good carbonation and the palette is oily. The nose also contains orange blossom honey which I find to be really nice. Overall a solid DIPA, but not one of my all time favorites either.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 11/08/2009. 12oz. Beerstore.co.nz. Stewed jelly-like barley malt dominates, like the IPA, and again there is good hop bitterness but the hop flavour and aroma is muddied - and soapy as all buggery - behind the oxidised malt. Good but time has been the ruination of this once great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dekeq (36) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2009
I poured it out into the glass and it produced a very nice golden color. Transparent characteristics with a fine white head. In my opinion, a great looking brew. Smell? First red flag. It smelled somewhat of oranges, but it seemed a little stronger than that - in a bad way. It was a little sweet but every time I kept smelling it I was reminded of orange cleaning product. Not pleasant. Taste? Second red flag. It had a very strong taste of hops with a strange fusion of oranges in it. Problem was that it tasted just like it smelled. It reminded me of cleaning solution and I did not enjoy it at all. I had two other people try it and they agreed with my conclusion. The texture was actually nice if you rule out the other characteristics. It was a pretty smooth beer with an interesting contrast of flavors. Although it was a little too sharp.


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