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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!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CTSVPhantom (4) - Vista, California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle, and on tap from Stone. Liquid marijuana. Loaded with more hops than should be legal. Excellent crisp refreshing hoppy bitter flavor, yet it never feels unbalanced or overwhelming. My favorite Stone beer for the warm weather.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ABT_S54 (241) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
50cl bottle served in a pint glass. Pours a light almost pilsner colour with a voluminous white fluffy head. Aroma is almost medicinal with the hop presence but certainly not flowery. This is an extreme IPA and one that demands respect. Oily mouthfeel with a spicy bitterness and very little sweetness to balance the flavours but it still works (and very well at that). Not as a accomplished as the Arrogant Bastard but a supreme IPA that stands amongst the very best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
natejgood (408) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAY 3, 2015
I was pretty surprised when I realized I havenít rated this until now since I have had this beer so many times. Pours a kind or orangish goldish color. To be honest, it looks a little strange coming out of the bottle, but it looks good once it settles in the glass. Head is thick and dense. Aroma is straight up hops. Like that aroma, the flavor is pretty hoppy, but there is some wood and grass in there too. To be honest, I may prefer the straight up Stone IPA, but this does give you some flavor that you donít get with the standard Stone IPA. Like so many stone beers, this beer has a lot of flavor but it doesnít overpower you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbonga (32) - - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle. Gold with little head. Pine & grapefruit hoppy aroma. Lots of pine and marmalade in the taste. Thereís actually what would normally be quite a noticeable malt backbone to this but thereís so many hops itís hard to notice. Very, very bitter at the end. If you like hops drink this, if you donít...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (1214) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Sad to see this one retired after years of enjoying it. Massive hops and slight alcohol warmth. Clear golden with full white head. Moderate bitterness is nicely restrained. There may be some Stone beers I enjoy a little more, but this is always tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kremmin (7) - AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2015 does not count
An unashamed all out hop assault. Perhaps could use a stronger malt profile for balance. Perhaps. But job done. Palate ruined.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mitchh200 (7) - - APR 30, 2015 does not count
Strong floral aroma. the color is a dark orange. The liquid is hazy. The head is frothy. Heavy bitterness when tasted. Full bodied beer, lots of character. It was a bit sticky. Lively carbonation. The finish was bitter. This is a quality double ipa .Good work Stone!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Druid (101) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2015
A very good IPA, great balance of aromas and a nice long palate. Bitterness is subtle at first then lingers and lingers. A great example of this style. As already another exceptional beer from Stone.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Setroc (12) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2015
From draft. Pours a hazy orange, with off-white head. Aroma of floral, citrusy grapefruit. The flavour is predictably full on hops with pine and lemon at the forefront, and floral apricot at the back, but the sweet caramel malts balance it perfectly. Long dry bitter finish. Wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
echudy (39) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2015
Strong hoppy aroma, good hoppy flavor to start, just ok on the finish. Lighter color than expected

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (261) - Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2015
I know I have tried this before, just never got around to rating it. Aroma is a combo of pine and grapefruit hops with only a hint of malt sweetness to balance it out. I think stone wanted this one unbalanced. Not a particularly attractive beer. Murky light orange color with a huge white head of foam that leaves a mess on the glass as it recedes. Taste is hoppy, but not crazy bitter like you would expect. Grapefruit hops and honey sweetness that linger all the way to the aftertaste which is also hoppy, but still not bitter. The flavor stays with you even when you put the beer down for a while. I like that in an IPA. Palate is substantial and holds up to a beer this size. Not watery at all. Overall very enjoyable. Don't let the name scare you off. You can handle this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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