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RATINGS: 3636   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1575) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Spicy hop aroma. Decent off-white head that lasts along with a cloudy golden appearance. Smooth well-balanced maltiness and bitterness along with citrus notes. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle from trade with kmweaver. Thanks Ken! Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. Aroma of piney hops and spices. Taste is heavily dominated by hops. Finish is bitter and long lasting. This would be a lot better if it was more balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
The description may be intimidating, but it turns out to be pretty approachable. Very nice floral hop aroma. Bitter yes, but manageable given a fat greasy pizza to wash this down. Bready pale malt backbone. Honestly, this one’s not too bad, but I can’t see it in the top 100. It’s as bitter as it is because there aren’t really any interesting malts to balance it out. The Bastard is more interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tanker12 (173) - USA - FEB 16, 2007
Not a bad IPA but i was expecting something with much more kick to it than this. Perhaps I just got a bad bottle but there are definatly stronger IPAs out there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2007
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, dégusté au Atlantic City Beer Festival 2007 (Atlantic City, NJ). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de pins. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pêches et d’ananas. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume en arrière goût. (Rating #905)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2007
Aroma: big, hoppy aroma, very fresh, slightly sourish, some mellow malts shine through, vaguely of vanilla.
Appearance: golden copper body, clear. Yellowish, thick head.
Flavour: mm. Very bitter, some almondy malt w/ huge hop-bitterness, not bad, very fresh & dry aftertaste. Slightly funky, big.
Palate: velvety and harsh at the same time, alot of co2. Not too much however.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2588) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2007
Not a huge fan of the mega-hops style but pretty good. Pours gold w/white head, strong hops, alcohol flavors predominate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle. The aroma came up with wildflowers and a bit of malt, and interestingly, marshmallow. Only one thing can be said about the taste: HOPS! It’s otherwise light and surprisingly smooth.

3.4
   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. It’s 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.

3.4
   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 ipa’s with super floral hops is waining a bit though. this one has decent balance to it and isn’t as perfumey as some but i’ve come to appreciate more subtle hopping. not one i’ll likely hunt down again.


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