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RATINGS: 791   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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RUINING PALATES SINCE 2002 n 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeTheYounger (1125) - Claremont, California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
From 22oz bottle at total wine $6.99. Beautiful clear golden pour with nice perfect head. Aroma is super resinous with notes of pineapple pine and caramel. Taste is super bitter with a semi sweet finish. Wow this stuff rocks and hits you hard in the head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (4412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle to oversized snifter. Looks good; a little darker than regular Ruination with nice carbonation and head. Smells great! A beautifully bitter medley of hops! Tastes good! Nice on the palate too. A step up from the original!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Uh, wow. Piney yet sweet bouquet gives appropriate warning for the upcoming delicacy. Bitter hops prickle the tongue but are balanced with a sweet grapefruit nectar. No malt balancing here, thankfully, this is a proper IIPA without grain interference. Iím guessing itís the Citra hops that smooth out this monster and keep it at bay. Carbonation is perfectly unnoticed because itís all about the hop bomb. Yet it doesnít make you sick with bitterness (re: Palate Wrecker, no offense.) This appears to be the perfect blend of the best hops without moderation. GET THIS BEER NOW before itís gone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jujubes (2) - - JUN 22, 2012 does not count
Imagine the stone ruination except stronger. Itís almost twice the power in the same quantity. A really fun beer to drink overall. Enjoy it slowly with some earthy food (as is best with most Stone beers in my opinion).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nocardia (38) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Poured into a Stone Ruination IPA shaker on principal. Pours a deep, coppery orange with a slight haze to it. Two fingers of pure white head with copious, tiny bubbles towers over the beer with lots of bubbles rushing up from the base of the glass. Lacing is abundant. The nose is dominated by piney and citrus hops, but has a surprisingly sweet background of sweet, caramely malts. The taste, rather surprisingly comes very malt forward, and then bam, the hops hit in the back end. They are lots of citrus and pine, grapefruit. The palate is chewy, malty, full, with a long-lasting bitter finish. Overall, I was very surprised at how much of the stage the malt takes in this beer. I would actually say I like the original Ruination more, but this beer is damn fine. Damn fine indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Great Beer. I had high expectations for this beer and it met or exceeded all of them easily. It is a very well balanced brew that has the nice bitter noted that are synonymous with the Ruination brand.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikesaum (592) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2012
This is an awesome DIPA. Pours an amber/orange color with a thin off white head, looks syrupy as well. Aroma is quite tropical, mangoes and peaches, cat urine, but in that good ipa way,and a good caramel malt backbone. Taste at first is mostly sweet malt and orange peel, very hoppy upfront but it doesnít linger at first. But as the beer warms the bitterness tends to linger a bit more but the overall taste is still caramel malt and orange.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nephilium (1259) - Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2012
This starts with a huge blast of grapefruity hops. It pours a clear reddish-amber, with a thin white head that retreats to a ring fairly quickly. If you like balanced IIPAís, stay away from this one. This is a total hop bomb, with just enough malt there to give it a nice body, and act as a buffer for the grapefruit bitterness to ride in on. Thereís a long lingering bitter finish, and a bit of dryness. The alcohol is a bit noticeable as a touch of heat. I have the feeling Iíll be buying lots of this while itís available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Fred is unquestionably a great beer entrepreneur. Pours light amber with a 3 finger foamy/frothy off-white head. Aroma is hop. Sort of light cat pee mixed with resin over warm caramel. Who needs Mary Jane when you can just inhale this into your inner being. It has me imagining chinese food! Full bodied with frothy carb. Flavor is oh so resin. Also floral, and I think even a little citrus. Heat? Maybe. The hop burn is so strong itís hard to find the heat. Finish is super hoppy. Nuff said. Except: Brilliant effing ale!!!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rader58 (763) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear bright copper color. Aroma of pineapple, mango, spruce, peach, a Grateful Dead show minus the pachouli. Flavor is pineapple, alcohol, grass, resin. Finish is dry and bitter. WOW! This one does a number on the taste buds. You definitely wonít be able to taste anything after one of these.

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