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RATINGS: 980   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (188) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Had a great taste of citrus and grapefruit with an amazing aroma of floral and spruce. Body was a nice amber with a white head. Wish i had another bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4263) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Limited 22oz bottle. Clear, orange color. Nice lace from the creamy, off-white foam. Loads of hops, citrus zest & pine. First sip, my tongue is numb. Loads of hops. Ruinous to the palate for sure. All I can taste are hops. Citrus peels, grapefruit, pine, resin. Some sweet malts hidden under the bitterness. Some much hops you don’t see how high the ABV is. Double hops to make up for the increased malts. 5lbs per barrel, if this was a homebrew it’d be a full pound of hops per batch! Happy 10th Birthday Stone Ruination. Beer for my 36th Birthday. (3435)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (1882) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle. Cheers Ben. Golden Amber with a White head. Big aroma. Hops in a sauna slapping each other on the back and telling sexist jokes. The balance is impressive given the sheer magnitude of the hoppiness. The malt plays a key supporting role providing a lot of toffe. The bitterness is intense but not destructive. It washes over yer palate in waves when you give it a minute. A truly impressive IIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle. Golden with a white head. Massive hop aroma, absolutely stinks of hops, grapefruit and mango, resinous. Similar taste, well balanced resinous and fruity hops with caramel. Sweet with a massive bitter finish. Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2012
In bottle, thanks Ben! Pours a dark golden colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of pineapple, mango, passion fruit, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours, such a great hop character! Alcohol is present but works very nicely with a nice bitter hit. Moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Beautifully rounded. Great!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle at home ... golden amber ... big white head ... zezty pine ... soft toffee ... ligth citrus and mango nose ... juicy malts... and that one i dont like .. light peppery bitterness ... pineapple and passion fruit ... not for me at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3371) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
Une grosse bouteille offerte par Marheb et partagée avec Yan et Boul. Une robe dorée sur laquelle flotte une mousse épaisse qui laisse des traces. Un nez généreux de fruits tropicaux avec des herbes fraîches et des aiguilles de pin. Une belle base maltée mielleuse et caramélisée comme un figurant muet. Des saveurs chargées par des houblons expressifs. Des fruits mûrs et des charges florales et épicées. Des céréales capiteuses et un alcool insidieux. Une bouche pleinement déployée. Un corps exemplaire touché par un pétillement suffisant. Une texture richement huileuse. Une finale intense et amèrement belle sur des cultivars hautement maîtrisés. Une bête qui possède un haut degré de buvabilité.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Keg @ The Ginger Man, NYC. Pours deep, hazy amber with a thick, creamy orange-white head. The nose is massive mango, astringent hop bitterness, Pine-Sol, and plenty of peppery citrus. The taste is concentrated mango sweetness, syrupy sweet malts with a heavy-handed astringent hop burn of a finish. Palate-wrecking, sure. But this feels uncontrolled. Full bodied and hot. Medicinal, really. Overall, I prefer the original Ruination. Ruination is a beautifully lean killer of a beer, like Mike Tyson in his prime. Ruination 10th Anniversary is Mike after his face tattoo: flabby and a bit desperate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3226) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy amber with a huge lt tan foamy head...outstanding retention and lacing. Aroma has lots of citrus...orange, pineapple...pungent...touch of pine too. Flavor is more piney with a touch of sweet caramely malt backing. Mouthfeel is full and resinous with a bitter piney and slightly medicinal finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (1092) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Pours a nice looking golden-orange with a big fluffy off-white head that descends leaving behind some soapy lace. Nose involves a bunch of spicy, pungent hops with some orange rind, apricot, floral and grassy notes, some caramel malt and sweet grains. Taste is pretty sweet, but quite bitter also. Palate is medium bodied, creamy, prickly with bitterness. Lots to love about this one. Wish I could have got to it a little sooner, as I’m sure some of the hop character faded, but still, a really nice big IPA.

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