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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!


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4.8
   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alberti92 (60) - - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a pale orange with a thin white head. The nose has big citrus and grapefruit notes with lots of booze coming through as well as a slightly sweet malty tone. It's medium bodied with low carbonation. Taste is massively hopped with loads of grape fruit and citrus with boozy notes and subtle honey sweetness. The finish is that bitter and dry that the friction generated between the beer and my taste buds almost started a fire. Such an awesome beer!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (1047) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2015
Time to try another American IPA icon. From a 355ml bottle on 28/1/2015. Pours a cloudy light golden with the smallest of heads. Has a gorgeous quite typical IPA nose, with lots of floral fruity hops against a caramel background. Take a sip and thereís a decent caramel malt backbone, sweet orange and peach, and marmalade. The hops are, as expected, big and super resiny, with some grapefruit notes following leading to a finish which is just a touch salty. Medium bodied with average carbonation. All up, this is a terrific double IPA and certainly one of the best smelling beers Iíve ever encountered. That said, I thought the standard Stone IPA was a just bit better balanced overall, and, if pushed, Iíd take the Sculpin I downed last night over this. Still, íLiquid poem to the glory of the hopí is a more than adequate description.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Golden pour with a white head. Unsurprisingly packed with resin, pine, citrus, nedium malt body and punishing bitterness. A very good brew, but, in my opinion, could use a little more sweetness from the malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (387) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Golden/orange coloured, nicely clear, slim white head. Aromatic hoppy nose with tropical and citrus fruits. Taste has more resinous hoppiness, firm (almost aggressive) bitterness on top of a nicely malted base. Aftertaste lingers nicely, not surprisingly considering the full body. Oily mouthfeel, low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadShaolin (32) - - JAN 19, 2015
Great head retention, very pleasing to the eye. Dank melons and peaches. Hops taste reminds me of a cinnamon red hot. It's floral, spicy and intriguing to drink. Very aggressive hops. A bomb ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike5326 (1037) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, small white head. Hops and syrup aroma. Medium body with a hops flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nasmith003 (125) - Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Flowery aroma with a straw color. Malty base with a full hop profile. Clean palate and clear aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (435) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Not bad but overrated. Cloudy orange, little head, slight lacing. The aroma was the best part: maybe candied apricots. More bitterness on the swallow.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (841) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Aroma of apricot, hops, pine and hops. Caramel color with a short lasting white well laced head. Dry chalky feel with a taste of fruit, and hops with a very bitter finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 18, 2015
Copied from my BA review. Hops: Magnum, Chinook, Centennial. 100+ IBUs. 10.13.14 Enjoy by date. Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 09.11.14. A: 3 finger head. See through orange. Great lacing. Head retains well. S: Grapefruit over anything else. I could smell it from an armís length away while pouring. Fantastic! T: Grapefruit and melon dominate. It also has pineapple, flower, and hop resin. M: Creamy and crisp with perfect carbonation. O: This one is a perfect West Coast IIPA. I finally got around to trying this one and it blew me away. Itís very citrusy, the alcohol is completely hidden, and itís very easy to drink. It has a nice candied tropical fruit flavor too, but this isnít overwhelmingly strong as it is in others. I donít like a heavy malt presence in IPAs, and this doesnít have that thankfully. Iím putting the empty bottle on my beer shrine! Thank you Beer Jesus (aka Greg Koch)!


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