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RATINGS: 991   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5474) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2013
This is a tough one to rate because by pretty much any objective standard it is a good beer, and even even by my personal tastes it should be something I would love. And yet...It wasnít quite right. I think, honestly, that considering how much effort was put into the hop profile (which is outstanding) it seems odd that the malt was off. Too heavy. Too sweet. Too boozy. I guess Iím not arrogant enough anymore.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ericular (775) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 Update: For whatever reason, I was not as impressed with this one this year. Itís very similar to "Enjoy By", but with a little less of that raw fresh feeling, and a little more sticky malts for balance. Overall it is good and strong and in your face, but just not quite at the elite level it used to be for me.

Pours a clear amber with long lasting head and great lacing. Aroma is a slap in the face of resiny citrusy hops, tropical, floral, and some caramel malts in the background, and alcohol. Taste is similar to Ruination, but with a bit more resin and alcohol. Be prepared, as the resin is aggressive at first, but necessary for the lingering aftertaste that is out of this world. It mixes with the stronger malts. Maltier and thicker palate than Ruination. Palate is good - chewy and dry. This is a hop lovers dream. 10+5+9+4+18-4.6

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (6136) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Medium-dark copper pour, soft white head head that leave a slight trail of lacing. Fresh, fragrant aroma of spruce and slight herbal mint - intoxicating. Flavor is bold and robust with the requisite grapefruit citrusy bitterness, some nectar-like hop juiciness, some nectarine fruitiness, a touch of spearmint. Mouthfeel is sticky and thick. Best beer I have had in a long time. Looking forward to visiting Stone next month in San Diego.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Clear deep gold with a tall off-white head. Citrus hop aroma. The flavor is bitter but perhaps a bit coarse in the same way that fresh Arrogant Bastard has a coarseness to it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (4158) - 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 (1022) - 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 (2143) - 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.

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