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RATINGS: 3430   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!


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
natep715 (1) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2004 does not count
Really disappointed with this beer, after loving the Arrogant and Double Arrogant. I love hops, but that was all I tasted in this beer. I donít get why people in bars keep recommending this to me...do they work for Stone?

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2005
This beer is hops. The smell, taste and all. Little too hoppy for me. Nice golden color and thick head.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2006 22oz: pours copper with a tall head, nice lacing on the glass. A light floral aroma with cirtus grapefruit and lemon. Medium mouthfeel with a flavor that is very malty, carmelly, grapefruit, and overly grassy. The grassy hops stick on my palate and like this glass, i just want them to go away.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pearhead (21) - Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Would you listen to the agents that I bring bring? I had this at a bar and fate gave me a big olí slap to tha chops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 30, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2008 Cold 22oz bottle: Pours a clear light orange color with minimal ivory bubbles around the edges. Aroma is of malt, flowers, fruit and caramel notes. Taste is rich malts and sublime floral hops with notes of fruit and caramel. Medium bodied and smooth with ample carbonation. Ending is of floral hops with notes of earth and spice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
very hoppy nose with a little soap in the end, the feel is medium with a fresh and upfront carb. the taste is hoppy but - fortunately - without the soapy notes from the nose. leaves a fresh and slightly doughy taste

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2004 Very bitter and a bit too thin. Nice hop aroma and flavour, buttery malt but excessive bitterness lingers un-balanced by the thin body. Some odd medicinal flavours evident too.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 5, 2004
i guess i must be a bit of a wussie because i found this wasn't my thing. fruit salad aroma. surprisingly quick and short jab of bitterness and then assorted lingering hop flavours that were too plentiful to identify individually. after a while i found the flavour a little medicinal and the hop taste a little sour. interesting for sure, many thanks to the arrogant bastard

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Ridiculous. Iím obviously not worthy of this hop monster. I am not a hophead, so how can I give this one high marks? Rating is subjective, and I will not subject my palate to this one again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9522) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Bomber poured a clear copper with a small, lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, pine and a hint of citrus. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavors of carmel, pine and some earthiness with a bitter finish. To much bitterness and not enough hop aroma and flavor for my taste.


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