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RATINGS: 987   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle. Poured hazy copper color with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy sour citrus complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Heavy smooth bittersweet citrus flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration.This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
freeofthoughts (681) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Pours hazy orange with off white head. Smells bright pineapple orange and clean green hoppy. The taste is very nice. Big and rich grainy body with a smooth pronounced citrus, a little mango, and a rich green dry herbal kick in the end. The carbonation is nice and soft but fills the flavor fully and brings out much of the hops leaving a little tingle with a large gulp. The finish is moderately dry with the carbonation and grain actually providing most of the effect. Very very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (952) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Served on-tap at Alís of Hampden into a snifter. A - Pours slightly hazed golden orange with a nice one finger tall white head leaving sticky streaks of lace down parts of the glass. S - Smells of fresh cut tropical fruits - mostly mango and grapefruit - pungent piney hops, fresh cut grass and an appropriate amount of caramel malt. T - Starts off with a huge dose of piney hop resin and sweet caramel malt slowly giving way to hints of mango, grapefruit, pineapple, fresh grass and lightly toasted bread. Alcohol is ever present, growing stronger as it sits in the glass, but it never really gets in the way. Finish retains quite a bit of the hop bitterness, leaving the palate dried long after each sip. M - This one is definitely a big hoppy beer with plenty of delicious flavors and moderate carbonation. Not as sticky sweet as I was expecting it to be, although it is definitely still very sweet, with a fairly dry finish that leaves me wanting more. O - I was expecting this to be good but it ended up being really good. I also had a bottle of this one that wasnít as good as this was so I am glad I got to try it on-tap as well. Nice work Stone!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4487) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2012
22 ounce bottle - $7.49 at Charlieís Beer and Wine in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a dark orange-gold body with nearly two inches of near white foam.

Smell: Pointedly aromatic with some harsh resins, cutting florals, pure citrus oils, and enough alcohol to shrivel the nostrils. I was hoping for beautiful, for vivaciousness. Instead, itís just harsh. Some soften hints of overcooked sugar cookies and toasted grain do little to round it out.

Taste: A mercurial dose of sugar cookies, toasty grains. Then, alcohol and throat-scalding resins. Sip of pure citrus juices. A tad caustic. The bitterness is very high, and itís this bitterness along with the alcohol to angrily shoves you towards the burning finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. A bit of beefiness to the mouthfeel. Just a bit.

Overall: I feel like a champ for getting halfway through this thing!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2662) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Pours an attractive dark copper color with a small to moderate white head. Aroma is of dank hops, citrus, heavy herbal hops, plastic and slight sweetness. Taste is intense bitterness, hops, hops and more hops, citrus, pine, resin, some light sweetness and an overall puckering bitterness that hangs in well after it finishes. Label lives up to its promise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2012
This is a classy, extremely filtered beer, bright and orange, clear as day. Its head is thick with fine bubbles that leave behind glistening lacing. In the nose... wowsers, these guys are good at crafting beers. The hop presence in the aroma is phenomenal, sweet and so fresh that it smells like someoneís shoved a hop flower wrapped in a peppermint leaf right up my nose. In the mouth, itís more bitter than the nose lets on. Itís smooth and almost seems a little aged, though, has its corners sanded down really well. The more you drink this, the softer and mellower it seems. Itís also somewhat thin in the mouth, leaving plenty of room for accentuating the bitterness and alcohol - but it just doesnít happen. For a 10+% ABV beer with over 100 IBUs, this is really very easy. The alcohol is well hidden, and there doesnít even seem to be much bitterness in the finish. Either this is extremely good or just weak. No doubt itís not the latter. It tastes definitely tastes like an aged double IPA. The more I drink this... yep, liking it more and more. Itís more than your every day double IPA, and after a while the hop bitterness seems to collect in the throat, mostly transparent to the palate. And most especially, you feel really good after just over a half a glass. "Ruining palates for ten years"... sounds great, but my palate still isnít ruined. Unless theyíre talking about ruining expectations - that is, ruining what most people should expect from a double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3465) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
22 oz bottle. Cloudy orange brown with a brief head dying to a froth. Nose is orange peel, caramel and grass getting catty. Medium to full body with a faint tingle, almost syrupy getting ponderous after a few sips. Taste is lemon peel, caramel, quinine and pine with a spicy, hot grapefruit finish. Itís been a while since i had a Ruination. This one seems about the same but with more stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
IPAhopstar (3) - - JUL 28, 2012 does not count
Unreal aroma.....the rest speaks for itself! Fresh keg tapping for St Louis craft beer week!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (8430) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours an opaque vibrant orange with a small white head. Nose is absolutely amazing, with shitloads of tropical fruits, in the way of mango and pineapple, truckloads of resinous hops, and loads of caramel malt to back - exquisite aroma. Flavour is very sweet for a IIPA, with loads of candied sugar, a generous portion of caramel malt, and then of course the boatload of resinous hops and tropical fruits (mango and pineapple). Quite sweet, but also uncompromisingly hoppy. Excellent version of Ruination, which is not as much about being a hop assault on the palate, but more balance without sacrificing anything in hoppiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (18703) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2012
Draft @ Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity piney hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty very hoppy bitter piney grapefruit finish. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit finish.

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