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RATINGS: 982   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 “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

ACHops' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 On tap @ Urban Family Public House. Pours medium pale copper with minimal head. Aroma is big pine hops. Taste is more of the same: sticky grapefruit hops, thick caramel body, bitter piney finish. I remember my first Ruination and how it was bigger than anything I’d had before. At 7.7%, that was lost in the fray over the past few years. Love to see Stone step up and show everyone that they can do a DIPA better than anyone else. What would it take for this to become a permanent fixture in the lineup? Revisiting 2014 version, 2 years later to the day... Amazing rich sweet malt aroma with huge citrus, floral, and pine hop notes. Taste as originally noted above remains true. Extremely rich, but so well balanced that it tastes well below the 10.8%. Don’t believe I’ve had a DIPA any better than this - the gold standard. THANK YOU STONE FOR LISTENING AND MAKING THIS AN ANNUAL RELEASE! :)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2015
A genuine hop bomb. So many different layers of bitterness and aromatics. I literally felt as though I’d eaten a hop pellet. That’s not intended as a negative impression. I enjoyed this one very much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RevBFG (62) - - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from Trader Joe's. Everything about this beer is big and intense -- flavors, IBUs, and alcohol. Pours amber with very little head. Smells floral with strong malt tail. Taste matches beautifully. One of my favorites. You don't taste the 10.8 abv, but I felt it when I stood up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TattooJack (178) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Poured from the bomber into the pint glass, a nice orange ale. Everything about this beer is strong: hops, flavor, alcohol & description. "A stage dive into the mosh pit of hops" is accurate, or one could say "It’s like a beer elbow to the face". Either way the floor seems closer having drunk this, nice job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kabonski (38) - - DEC 21, 2014
Awesome beer! Hoppy as hell but it's a bitter hoppiness. Nice aroma, mouthfeel, all that stuff. I really like this beer but for me it's just not the right hop flavor to be one of the all time greats.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1888) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Bomber @ the Tenth Shrewsbury Bottle share, Dec 14. The night was starting to get a bit blurry by this point so no detailed notes I’m afraid. Lots of hoppy goodness as expected from this brewery and I know it went down well with the group.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4275) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bomber? Between five of us at the December 2014 Shrewsbury bottle share meeting. Good amber colour, full head on every glass. Hops and more hops, each variety giving it all they have got in a battle for supremacy in both the aroma and taste. I know the brewery is in Southern California, but it should move to ’Hopsville, Arizona’ if there was such a place!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Pours clear orange with a nice beige head, aroma of marmalade, caramel, honey and pineapple, flavor of orange, pineapple, tangerine, caramel, bitter-sweet, medium to full bodied. Great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
[6087-20131129] Bottle. Fruity citrus hops and fresh pine needle sweat aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter orange peel and grainy toasted malt flavour. Medium-full body. Tasty. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, Greg Clow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "You know what would work? 16 pillow cases."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstrcrwly (369) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
On tap at Draught 55..golden pour with midsize white head..aroma of citrus,pine,resin..huge hop flavor..bitter,sticky,boozy..excellent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (221) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2014
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty and piney, with hints of caramel, barnyard, and resin. Taste/Palate: very sweet; finishes crisp, with a long bitterness. Drank this immediately following the regular Ruination. Very interesting comparison.

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