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RATINGS: 1067   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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RUINING PALATES SINCE 2002
In June 2012, we celebrated the 10th birthday of our notoriously mega-hopped double IPA, Stone Ruination IPA, with the release of a very special version that was even bigger and, incredibly, even hoppier than the original. If Stone Ruination IPA is “A Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop,” then Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA was an amped-up heavy metal version of that ode delivered with the force of a sledgehammer. Luckily for us, our fans love loud and aggressive brews, specifically when copious amounts of humulus lupulus are involved. The original release of this beer was so instantly beloved by those who dared try it


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
Poured into a teku showing cloudy orange amber with moderate filtration and a finger of clean white foam. The nose shows moderately intense notes of pineapple, cannabis, and pine with a hefty malty background. The palate is moderately carbonated and medium bodied. Flavors of sweet malt and very light pineapple. The finish shows the distinct cutting IPA bitterness. Lightens up on the linger to showcase more of the malts and slightly fruitier flavors.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
scottm2588 (9) - Dumbarton, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2015 does not count
Pours a clear golden amber with a small white frothy head. Aroma is caramel, grass and tropical fruits. Taste is caramel, ripe pineapple, pine and very slight biscuit malt with a nice lingering hop bitterness. Well balanced with some big flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2641) - GERMANY - AUG 22, 2015
Lovely shimmering amber color and a big fluffy head. Bright hop nose but faint. Massive body: malt, alcohol and then a hop wallop. Bam. Tingly bitter in the sides of the mouth after the swallow. Hops gallore. It is a palate ruiner.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2551) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Nice deep Amber color with a beautiful frothy head! Nice fresh cut gras aroma. Intense hoppy bitterness accompanied by some malty traces. Clinging to the tooth of the mouth. Nicely balanced

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sjohnh (486) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
For all the machismo about this beer, it’s actually the subtlety that nails it. For a start, it’s better as it warms - the flavours then blend together a lot better and the volume is turned up for both aroma and taste. The heavy elements then combine well - the hops prove orange marmalade; the malt gives a robust caramel base; the alcohol provides a kick towards the end, and then the hops return to provide the bitterness. If you take your time with it then it really rewards you with a peppery finish and smooth power throughout. Aroma is mostly piney and not as big as I expected. Typical IPA colour with little head. Thick, oily body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Draft. Poured deeper amber with a sticky white head. The aroma picked up syrupy caramel and honeyed malts with fresh pine resin and citrus around.. peppery and warm on the back of the nose. The flavor found a sweet base of caramel with bright, strong citrus and peppery bitterness around.. finished with tasty, bitter, resiny hops and a nice kiss of sweetness. Heavier-bodied and thick on the palate.. good flow, though.. great stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (766) - SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bottled 6/13/15 A pungent beast in the freshly opened bottle. Sort of lacks definition but BIG and orangy amber with a vibrance that takes few prisoners. Good sweet sappy body rolled in a brutal blanket to pounding bitterness and alcohol. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (432) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2015
2015/08/18 - Pours a translucent orange-copper colour with a thick, foamy, off white head that slowly reduces. Aroma is bread, caramel, citrus and pine with floral and earthy notes. Taste is sweet bread, citrus, heavy pine, slightly toasted notes and earthy hops. Mouthfeel is medium and slick with biting carbonation and a mildly sweet, highly bitter, drying finish. Really great balance between sweet and bitter. Dangerously drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (492) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2015
Bon, là je suis heureux! Il fait 38 degrés dehors et frais dans ma maison. C’est l’heure d’une RuinTen. La bière est magnifique: profonde teinte orangée, trouble, mousse généreuse, persistante, collante, jaunâtre d’une magnifique constitution moléculaire chargée et veloutée. Au nez, je ressens une myriade d’arômes tous plus plaisants les uns que les autres. La base est résineuse mais dans cette forêt de Conifères Américains, on semble aussi retrouver des fruits tels la mangue, le fruit de la passion et la carambole. L’ensemble est beurré et gras, mais mon Dieu que c’est riche et profond! Je suis très heureux là; ça fait 20 minutes que je ne fais que regarder mon verre en y faisant tournoyer le liquide et les magnifiques dentelles qui s’étaient posées sur mon verre ne veulent pas disparaître. Que vous êtes belles... En bouche, le liquide est très rond, résineux, beurré aussi mais combien dense et riche! Équilibre parfait mais absolument parfait entre houblons et malts, sauf pour l’alcool qui se la joue un peu trop sérieusement. Ceci n’est toutefois pas un crime car l’ensemble est à ce point dense et complexe qu’un alcool timide aurait fait piètre figure. Arrière-goût résineux, amer, long et collant, ohhhh que je suis heureux!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (429) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Pours nice orange gold with a fast-fading off white head. Aroma is caramel and citrus. Mildly sweet. Taste follows with real pine hop bitterness knitted in with the citrus. Very good.


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