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RATINGS: 1148   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7247) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), with notes of alcohol, onion, chemicals. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body, watery/velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, heavily alcoholic. Rather dull aroma doesnít really say much (and this is assuredly fresh as it just arrived on shelves in the last week or two), surprisingly...and whatís there is tainted with oniony and chemical-ish odors. Not attractive, and hopheads will likely be disappointed by the relative lack of hop bouquet. In the mouth itís about what youíd expect from a mediocre DIPA...unpleasantly acidic and harshly bitter. While not completely out of character for the style, itís not a good example by anyoneís definition.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cicerone23 (1) - - JUN 25, 2016 does not count
Excellent nose, but I found it to be a bit boozy on the tongue and not as balanced as I would enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (276) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottled 6/8/16. Clear amber-gold pour with an awesome off-white head, and retains excellently.
An assertive boquet erupts on the nose; pine resin, toffee malt, papaya, intriguingly roasted, tangerine, navel orange, overall a decent amount of malt presence for a stone brew.
Flavor leads off coniferous, herbal, and a backbone of malt sweetness. Fruit flavors include mango, papaya, lemon curd, dash of lime, and super subtle red apple.
Very dry. No sticky linger. At 10%, that, in and of itself, is a feat. I wouldnít necessarily buy this again (wee bit past my sweet spot on ABV), but admittedly hops and malts are quite balanced, and it sure is a unique experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1232) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 30, 2016
Clear, amber colored, medium- off white head, not toolasting. Aroma is malty, caramel, some carob, alcohol, strong tropical fruits and some pine. Taste is medium to very sweet malt, caramel, carob, some orange hard candy, tropical fruits, citrus, light pine, medium hoppy aroma, moderate+ bitterness, dry finish, some alcohol and warmth. Medium to full bodied, soft+ carbonation, resiny. Because of the carob and hardcandy Iíd say itís probably not the freshest bottle but still very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (590) - MEXICO - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. A clear amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is ot hops, pine resin and malt. Taste is bitter with a strong hoppy finish. Medium bodied, dry and astrigent. Intense bitter character with a lot of pine and hints of mint with a nice malt character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (867) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle, 65cl. Clear orange with a frothy/creamy tan head. Sticky aromas of floral hops, caramel, pine, alcohol. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet with heavy bitterness. Deep roasted flavors into a stupidly bitter hoppy finish. Extravagant and exquisite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lagerboy (1885) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
Bomber, bottled on 06/22/15. Clear medium copper, mostly lasting firmer off-white foam. Strong dank oily hoppy aroma and taste, bitter piney citric and resinous, alcohol is prominent, leaner sweet caramel malt. Average carbonation, full bodied, aggressively hopped. Over the top with hop, still be bice to try a fresh one. Much preferred the Ruination. DNFL (Definitely Not for Lagerboys)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
ours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready maltsy tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. This is one hoppy sumbitch. Stone sure knows what they are doing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (376) - - APR 2, 2016
Absolute hop bomb. A destructive force to the pallette. Thatís about all. Itís pretty balanced in that itís insanely alcoholic but outside of that itís what you would expect from one of the ruiners from stone. Very good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1331) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Clear copper pour with nice white head. Really big nose of citrus and caramel candy. Flavor is upside the head with hops that are balance out very nice.

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