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RATINGS: 3530   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Dark copper body with glowing, deep orange hues. Thin off-white head, modest retention, soft lacing in webbed arcs. The aroma is very piney, very pungent and resiny. Grass notes and loads of caramel follow, along with lesser notes of maple, flowerbed, grapefruit, lemon oil, peach and alcohol. The flavor is brash. Highly acidic, too much so, very resiny and syrupy, with a staunch sweetness and bold resiny hop bitterness. Itís at times too rough and raw to be fully enjoyed. Bitterness and acidity combine to squash the maltiness. Finishes raw and unrefined, freshly ground hops and caramel lingering, alcohol warmth substantial. The palate is highly acidic and biting, with medium-low carbonation and a medium-full body. Fresh indeed, though the bite is just too harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2007
draft. rich orange gold with moderate lasting white head. floral hops are dominant in the aroma and flavor at first taste. intense pine, almost to the point of carrying a mint link quality. light but crisp carbonation. the bitter slowly works its way in as you make your way through. its a solid ipa for sure. my interest in ipaís with super floral hops is waining a bit though. this one has decent balance to it and isnít as perfumey as some but iíve come to appreciate more subtle hopping. not one iíll likely hunt down again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TampaBeer (256) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Great light aroma of fruit. Fresh, dry flavor with a nice fruity aftertaste and dry sour finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Periander (50) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2008
A butal blast of grapefruity hops. As bitter an aftertaste as I have ever encountered. There is some good maltiness in there somewhere but its buried. The bottle warns you exactly what you are going to get, but this is over the top IMHO. Too much is not always better than not enough, no matter what Dobbs says!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - FEB 29, 2008
floral, kind of pine aroma... taste is a little bitter (but I like it that way) flavor is sharp and hits the tip of your toung with a burst of flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2924) - 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 IPAís. 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 IPAís like 90 minute kick the %$#@ out of this one. And this fu!@#er was expensive!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1771) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tylerss20 (101) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Honestly I was expecting a lot more hop intensity. Pours slightly hazy orange-brown. Hop notes and sweetness smell. Taste is medium bodied, smooth sweet maltiness and a fair amount of piney hops. This didnít have near the intensity or harshness I was expecting. So far, Sierraís Barleywine was the hoppiest Iíve tasted. Still a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2008
UPDATED: APR 28, 2009 On tap at Papago. Re-rate. Pours a hazy orange color with a trim off-white head. Smells of bitter hops and citrus. Tastes, more specifically, of waxy grapefruit, flour, and plenty of hops. Seems to lack a little salt and an element of cream or sweetness to balance this one out. Not bad, though.

   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

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