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RATINGS: 1166   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
On tap. Pour is dark orange with a bubbly white head. Aroma is heavier on the biscuit then I would have thought with notes of caramel, pine resin, mango, and grapefruit. Flavor is very bitter with notes of orange peel, lemon zest, and pine needles. Finish is earthy with some light booze.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (1055) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
On tap at the Cheeky Monk Aug 22. Pours a copper orange with small head. Aroma of pine hops. Significant carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of bitter root, straw hops, pine sap, bitter roasted malts. Overall lovely smell but the bitter hops are a little rough.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dansac (113) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Tied with Enjoy by for my favorite Stone beer. One of the best IPAs I had this year, and ever. Simply enormous; sweet, bitterness of the charts, tremendous earthy funk, almost oniony and manurey... citrus, pine, grapefruit... just insanity all around. For 6.99, this was simply a gift from the Gods. Sure hope they brew this more often too.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb (2898) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Pretty decent. Big grapefruit nose. Anne thought this was a bit warm, probably at the temp Stone wanted. Palate is the masterpiece. Huge, complex, alcohol completely hidden. Satisfying. On tap at MacGregors.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsmerig (1472) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Pours a cloudy amber orange with a light tan head and brilliant lacing. Aroma of berries and caramel. Taste is extreme caramel malt with a citrusy floral hop bitterness. Actually well-balanced and it hides the ABV well. I’m not sure I’ll be able to taste anything other than hops for the rest of the night. Worth it. Not as aggressive as I thought.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Chadski4 (170) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2014 IPA on steroids is right. Love the "hop bomb" flavor and lingering palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
I drank a bottle of this in Eureka while Dave opened the same bottle in Wood River, IL. Mine started out a 59..5 degrees which in retrospect was probably about right. I poured a cooper color with a big beige head. Good lacing .Nose is rich caramel malts and big blast of citrus hops Medium plus in body with a resinous mouthfeel. The flavor is very strong with the powerful hops. As it warms vegetable appears. Dave pointed this out and at first I did not pick it up but it finally appeared and was a little disconcerting. The finish is very bitter. This a case where more of everything is not necessarily better as I prefer the regular Ruination more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6630) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bomber from Hayduke that we had to hurry through together via facebook chat. My beer was fairly warm at a couple of ticks above 62F. I get a mouthful of hops. They are all over the place, too. Citrus, pine, vegetable. The vegetable is a negative for me. Ron did not taste it until his beer warmed so perhaps that only emerges at very warm temps. Caramel malts are quite big but almost get over looked due to the huge hop profile. Some spice, too. Alcohol is never tasted. This is almost great, at least in my opinion.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Poured from a bottle into a Spiegelau tulip. From notes, July 26, 2012. A: Massive grapefruit aroma here along with some other tropical fruits. Piney hop resin and jus a bit of caramel malt peeking through. A: Pours slightly hazed golden orange with a nice one-finger width white head leaving sticky streaks of lace down parts of the glass. T: Follows the nose with lots of bright hops and a strong bitterness to cleanse the palate. Extremely drinkable, not overly bitter (perhaps some lupulin threshhold shift ?). P: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish. O: As the bottle states, Ruination was a forerunner in the world of bottled double IPAs. This beer managed to kick things up a bit. Congratulations on ten years Stone.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Similar to Ruination, but with more citrus and grapefruit in the aroma and taste. Backed with plenty of malts to keep the hops in check.


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