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RATINGS: 987   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 “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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3491) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
22oz bottle 8/4/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-44° in Snifter-Pours a hazy orangish amber with a small white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, alcohol, and malt. Taste of the same with a nice hops balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2012
22oz bottle. Golden pour with an off white head. Floral, citrus, pine, and straw. Tastes of citrus, juicy, pine, floral caramel, and rinds.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1984) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2012 Huge citrus nose, pine and caramel Low carb. Soft slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Grapefruit, caramel and pine flavour. A bit too sweet and syrupy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Doghair (281) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Sort of dark cloudy amber with a light foam. Aroma is big fruity hops. Taste is hops. Then bitter. After it warms you get more hops. Like a each in the head with a board. Hops! Nice mouthfeel. Good carbonation. Excellent Double IPA. Gotta line hops though. More beer please...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Aroma of citrus, herbal, grass and cat piss. The bigger these things get the closer they get to cat piss on cut grass this is no exception. It’s kind of a turn off. Appearance is nice,amber clear with a large head, nice lacing. Taste is a decent amount of malt for the style but then in comes the hops and the lasting taste is more cat piss. Palate is a bit thick. Overall it’s a big IIPA with big hops but somehow these big IIPAs are starting to feel like complete overkill, like they’ve gotten so big that what made them good is starting to collapse on itself.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Rich and chewy in every aspect. This brew packs a punch. Although I do think this is over rated, it is still a classic. Deep in color with strong malt and hop aromas. think on the palate with a strict hop element balanced nicely by the fat malt body. Long on the finish with excellent bittering,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tasherrill (10) - - AUG 4, 2012
Not sure how this compares to ruination, but this was a palate wrecker for sure. Good if you want a beer to just punch you in the face. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2012
22oz bottle: Pours a clear deep orange bronze with a full-lacing white head. Has a fresh resinous hoppy nose with some sweet light caramel maltiness. Starts with good fullness and rich malty sweetness with assertive resiny piny hop flavor and bitter balance before a slightly drier bittersweet finish. Has a touch too much caramel sugar, but the hop profile is tasty.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PintMate (2) - Plymouth, USA - AUG 3, 2012 does not count
Bigger is sometimes better. Enjoyed spending some time with this beer. Everything I like about Ruination but amplified. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kjb135 (20) - - AUG 2, 2012
Aroma is amazing hoppy and honey with some malts but not as heavy as i thought it would be. Appearance is amber honey with some deep orange notes. Taste is bitter hops and then slammed with citrus orange and light lemon, somewhere in between u get honey. Im unsure where though. Palate is smooth and carbonated with some tingling on the tongue haha. Some oaky notes with more downn the gullet. Purely and simply superb beyond a measure on this app, more than worth the 13 i payed for a pint and a third. Got the last bottle and purely exstatic.


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