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RATINGS: 987   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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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 ďA Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop,Ē 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (4079) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Draught. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose is extremely hop forward with some great floral elements coming through and a little bit of citrus, with just a subtle hint at some spiciness showing up. Taste is bitter, but clean and light; the spiciness shows up in the taste too, which makes for a nice surprise. Great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sregnar35 (1013) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Pours amber straw with a small head. Aroma is pine and pith. Flavor is nice and tart, sweet citrus then grassy pine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdskinns (209) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2013
On tap. Slightly cloudy orange color with white head. Aroma is mostly sweet. Taste is sweet, and very bitter. I did not like this one very much at all. The sweetness with the extreme bitterness, with nothing in between to balance it out just didnít work for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KegOstertag (92) - - JUL 9, 2013
Drank from bomber poured in tulip glass. Aroma - perfect blend of citrus and hops. Appearance - golden orange/auburn with medium froth and heavy lacing. Taste - fired wood taste. Bitter but not overly bitter. Enjoyable. Could use a little more citrus for my liking. Palate - same as taste - bitter but still pleasant. Overall - very very good. Almost one of the best double IPAs but a little bitter still.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Look: Nice burnt orange with 1 finger off-white head. Smell: Huge tangerine/ mandarin citrus, tropical fruits/ tropical flowers, pineapple (while warms), mild earthiness, spicy, faint alcohol. Taste: Tangerines, mint leaves, passion fruit, more pine needles in the background, alcohol warmth, bitterness builds up yet makes itself known but doesnít leave you with sour face. Feel: Medium light body, velvet carbonation. Overall: There is something special about this beer. Aroma-huge flavor-huge bitterness huge. I didnít get a chance to review this last year (spur of the moment drink). Still is as good, though I remember the aroma last yearís was more ripe than this years.? Canít wait to see what the 20th anniversary Ruination will be like (if mankind is still alive). Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2015) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into an english pint glass. Pours clear orangeish amber with fluffy medium off-white head. Medium body, low/medium carbonation, little lacing, and heavy grapefruit aroma. Taste is heavy grapefruit, herbal hops, and nice malt backbone. Alcohol is well covered, one of the better imperial IPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (1084) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Orange with thin foamy offwhite lacy head; very sharp flowery/marigold aroma feels thick and creamy with some fizzy bite late; Flava is very hoppy/ bitter with sweet notes of caramel; finishes extremely bitter and dry, notes of hay

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1723) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bomber->tulip. Copper with huge frothy white head. A: huge pine and citrus hops. T: hops upon hops. Thick, chewy pine hops. Big and bold, and really good, but not quite as smooth and satisfying as original Ruination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
22oz bottle, just what I expected when I opened it, but man this is a bitter IIPA, Ruination opened my eyes and this shows how my tastes have changed over 7 years, while still delicious and enjoyable I didnt find myself chugging it like I would have. Good Deep Burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladyhops (43) - - JUL 9, 2013
Surprisingly, even after I had coworkers and customers RAVE about this, it was just not as good as I thought it would be. The flavor was lemon-peely and woody, and the hops that it promised did not deliver. The beer poured beautifully and the overall palate was enjoyable and mildly heavy, the color gorgeous. I am not afraid of the big bad hops and this was just not there for me. I would LOVE to try this on tap or just try again, because I am usually so pleased with Stone.

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