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RATINGS: 1034   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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 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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2833) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Very nice DIPA by Stone. Generally im not a huge fan of Stoneís IPAs as I think they are assertively bitter but lacking hop flavor/aroma. This beer however has immense hop aroma and flavor with tons of citrus, and a dank grassyness. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2012
poured a cloudy amber with a off white head that left some good lacing. aroma, malt and hops right after the cap came off and poured into my glass, agave syrup, sanders caramel (for you Mich. people), grapefruit, orange zest light fruits, alcohol. flavor sweet, malts, hops, pine, floral. has nice bitter finish. Good Beer

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (1044) - Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Sample pour, medium amber with little to no head. Nose is intense, heavil hopped, citrus, grapefruit, simcoe, amazing!! Flavor doesnít let down either, heavily hopped as well, fruity, citrus, faint malt, bitter and grapefruit. Light-medium body and healthy all over. Amazing!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4305) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2012
Huge thanks to Luttonm who let us try it! Poured a slightly hazy dark amber body with a white head. Slightly fishy malty taste, strong hopiness, herbal, yeastiness. Full malty taste, soapy notes of agrumes, slightly sticky. The notes on this one are completely jumbled yet I retain a vivid memory of the taste itself. Strong bitter finish. Now, this is undoubtedly a very, VERY respectable beer, and I can appreciate extremes, but this kind of maltiness on this kind of hopiness just didnít do it for me. Damn glad to have tried it though!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2013 Iíve been meaning to re-try the new batch by any means necessary - ChurchKey to the rescue! 4 oz. served into a snifter. From notes. A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a one finger white shade thatís creamy and well-retaining for the style. S: The hops here are ridiculous. Pine, mango, grapefruit, apricot, passion fruit, the works; I am bowled the fuck over. The notable hint of booze is the only thing keeping this from receiving a 5. T: First things first, itís not balanced, complex, or refined in any manner, itís just tropical fruits, bitterness, and booze. Incidentally, the descriptor Iíd use for this is "tropical fruit, bitter, and boozy heaven". Intense fruitiness opens this one up, gradually giving way to a slightly alcoholic finish. Itís actually not as moronically bitter as I feared, thankfully. All I know is that I love it. M: This doesnít have the syrupy bulk of a 10.8% TIPA, so the hops are doing their job of cleansing the finish properly. Before that happens, it is pretty creamy and thick, with a mild hit of finishing booze. Very drinkable for what it is. O: This is about a billion times better than Enjoy By in my opinion, and is easily Stoneís best product right now. Actually, itís one of the finest DIPAs (make that TIPAs) Iíve ever had. Now time for me to hunt down bottles!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Finally! Tap at Fischmanns in Chicago, served in a frosted plastic cup. Yeah, I know. From the moment it was placed in front of me I could tell this was going to be big. Strong citrus hop aroma from a foot away. Upon closer olfaction, lots of peach, mango, and dried apricot appear. Excellent lacing of the shitty plastic cup. A classic. Peach nectar, pink grapefruit, and pine resin flavored fill the mouth. Malty but very drinkable. A little alcohol heat rests on the gumline. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (21288) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2012
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Citric grapefruity nose with caramelly malt shines through. Near full bodied with well rounded mouthfeel. Very malty with loads of caramel under a thick blanket of grapefruity piney hops. Warming finish with pleasant bitterness. Surprisingly gentle and balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anderson01 (235) - Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2012
The appearance is a cloudy ruby red color. Very good lacing. Hops are very prominent in the aroma. Creamy texture with a bitter finish. The smoothest bitter finish I have ever had. Anniversary what more can Idaho. Awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2012
22oz Bottle. The pour was a cloudy burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that reduced down to a large puddle and collar of residue, and had good spotty lacing. The aroma was of pine and resin hops, grain malts and a soapy yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit and orange), caramel and a mild apricot sweetness. The taste was a little sweet and a tad bitter with a hint of caramel and a mild fruity ester at first, and then had a serious hoppy citrus bitterness along with a mild alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor lasted an very long time after the swallow with a nice bitter and mild sweet hoppiness settling in on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was between light and medium in body with a dry yet slightly oily texture and a medium carbonation. Overall a very well put together brew with tons of flavor and a smooth feel, which just complimented the mildly sweet bitterness...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1474) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours copper with a medium, off-white head. The aroma is sourdough bread, resin, and butterscotch. The flavor is very bitter, with a surprisingly sweet background. The palate is heavy, sticky, astringent, and clingy. Overall, this is a strong, hoppy beer.


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