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RATINGS: 943   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Probably one of my highest rated beers ever. So close to the perfect IPA. Just a hint too much of that sweet crystal(Vienna?) Malt that stone likes so much. Luckily the hops blow out 99% of that flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Akfan (4) - USA - AUG 19, 2014 does not count
A great, pour. Gold in color, mild aroma with hints of grapefruit. The alcohol is a bit much but none the less doesn't take away from the flavor of the beer! Enjoy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (311) - - AUG 19, 2014
Pours a nice clear amber color with a thin head. Strong nose of citrus and pine. Taste of grapefruit then followed by bitter hops - but not overpowering. Good beer, maybe a drop syrupy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (62) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
A bitter grapefruit nose blended with soft malt in the nose. The heavy, dank bitterness builds over the first 4 seconds of the taste. A bready, slightly caramel malt balances the abundant hops. The effectively astringent hops have an element of hay or grass. The body is full, rich and slightly sticky. This is a west coast imperial on a unique track. Something special for those who like their jowls twisted!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Sweet danky hops, earthy, catty aroma. Lightly hazy, orange color, white head. Very danky, earthy, hoppy, sweet, moderate bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (2882) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
This is one IIPA that veers toward hoppy barleywine territory--not that that is a bad thing. Well, not necessarily... In this case, I feel the beer comes off a bit heavy which brings out the sticky resinous qualities of the hops at the expense of more vibrant fruity flavors. It is sticky and gummy w/ lots of melon and piny mango character. To me, an ideal IIPA does not forget it’s a pale ale and while I do not expect one to be as drinkable as a lower gravity beer, it should have at least some lightness to it and this does not. It is not overall a disaster but I do not think I will be repurchasing when this comes out again. It is below average for the style and for beer in general.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Modularman (129) - - AUG 16, 2014
Smell of sweet fruit and pine. Appearance is amber with khaki head. Taste is caramel hop freshness malty and bitter finish with slight boozy burn

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2005) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
So much hop everything. Dark golden with a fluffy head that lasted a long time. Dark fruits in the aroma. Flavors were very sweet fading into bitter hop loveliness. Yummy yummy stuff!

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
CJ_Pain (108) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
In the minority here but wtf!?!? This was a travesty and it's solid ratings amaze me as to the effect name brand has on ratings sometimes. I have yet to have a bad experience with stone until now. This was a syrupy boozy mess that was a struggle to get through. Ended up being a drain pour. I wonder if age would do this thing justice? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigrond (1480) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
This was not an easy drinking brew. Very thick with a killer amount of hops. The alcohol is big too. I prefer their Ruination IPA to this variation. This reminded me of Dogfish Head 120 minute. Which is also not an easy drinking beer.


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