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RATINGS: 3353   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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer4mencc1701 (20) - Irving, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Nearly red in dark golden color, lovely thick lasting head. You know this is a big IPA even 5 inches from your nose- intense hop scent makes the mouth water instantly. Tastes like bathing your tongue in hops soup & if youíre into hops, itís orgasmic. Dry crisp, resiny, slight sweetness from the high ABV makes this strong full-bodied beer surprisingly balanced. Rich, substantial, demands a sipping approach (& your full respect)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABS (385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from City Beer, San Francisco. Straw color, some white head. Bitter. Grapefruit, citrus, some peach.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fitwitchik (176) - USA - APR 18, 2014
Poured from a mix pack of Stone beers into a pint glass golden orange with a white head. Aroma is floral resin with some sweetness. Flavor is bitter hops but so smooth. Sweet yet not too much. Truly a lovely balance of flavor. Top notch all day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESBob (334) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bomber. Pours a cloudy orange with a medium frothy head. Aroma is typical west coast IPA with classical citrus and pine hops, a bit of earthiness. Taste is fairly bitter, but great for the style. Bitter, dry finish. Not sure why it took so long to pick one of these up!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (358) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 A wonderful beer that warns of mountains of hops and fills the valleys with malt to match. A brilliantly balanced brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (224) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2014
There are plenty of hops elements along with citrus aromas. It is golden clear with a white head that provide some clinging to the side. Plenty of floral elements, very hoppy, with a big citrus bite.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (222) - - APR 12, 2014
Pale amber, tight head, Full body, dense flavor concentration, rich and balanced mouthfeel, little alcohol jeat, long palate. Intensely bittersweet which balances the low acidity. Hoppy, very citrusy. Great IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mastelefish (53) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange with a medium frothy head. Aroma shouts Western style IPA with classical citrus and pine hops. Taste is fairly bitter, but in line for this style. Also has a medium body with a fairly dry finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew to enjoy.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TYearby (7) - New Prague, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2014 does not count
It is hard to find anything wrong here. The hops are in your face with an amazing finish. I would drive 2 hour for several of these!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabic (385) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
Ar: Orange pith, a hint of onion - pine, lemon, and grapefruit. Ap: Crystal-clear gold-copper - large off white head with excellent retention, leaves a trail of foam and settles to a medium-thick cap. T: Toasted malt, pine, and lemon up front - high, clean bitterness - orange, a bit of raisin, very floral - pepper and grapefruit on the finish. P: Medium-light body with high carbonation - finish is dry. O: A mainstay 2XIPA - wonderful flavor, clean bitterness - hoppy, full of taste, and pointed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NaturalIce (146) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pretty delicious. Although, Iím following up a Firestone Double Jack and thatís a tough beer follow. Hops are definitely the overarching theme here. Very smooth; almost a hint of malt in the finish to balance the bitterness. Great beer but not elite.


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