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RATINGS: 923   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 “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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (624) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with generous frothy white head. Hoppy citrusy and pine aroma with some underlying maltiness. Bitter but not as intense as anticipated. Bit of sweetness in the flavor as well. Long bitter finish that lingers in the mouth and throat. Slight warmth from the increased alcohol content. Very solid and enjoyable. Similar to barleywine as well; plenty of malt and hops and lots of alcohol, in addition to a similar flavor profile. The biggest difference is that the hops are more pronounced in this than in a barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopsandvines (61) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Only got two cases at Hops & Vines, all went that day. Big juicy hop aroma of peaches, pine, and apricot. Flavor is big and bold with the malt holding up the big bitterness. Nice hop flavor with a bigger malt profile than the standard Ruination IPA. Med to big malt finish with hops lingering long after. Probably gone by now, and not improving if your still holding any. Cheers. -Alex

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RABinCO (1214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Pours a deep bronze with a light white head that gives way to thick lacing. Big citrusy bubble gum aroma. Taste is grapefruit and bubblegum. Perfectly balances resiny sticky sweetness and bitter dryness. This one hangs on to the palate and won’t let go making sure you know to just sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1707) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bomber. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a nice off-white lacy head. Aroma is dominated by citrusy hops, which is always okay with me. Taste is a little vetegal, which I’m getting a little tired of with this style. That’s not to say that it’s bad, because it’s not, but it reminds me of Deviant Dale’s. Too vegetal. What causes this off-note?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brenn79 (1505) - Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2012
22 oz. bottle- Pours a very hazy golden with a nice two finger head that seems to want to stick around. Aroma is all about the hops, intense spicy hoppy aroma, piney, maybe some sweet malt, but hops man, hops. The taste is hops galore, way more than the aroma, it is like a liquid hopsickle, sweet intense citrusy piny resinous well blended concotion of hop flavor. Body is full, carbonation is fairly high. Overall I love a good Impy IPA, and this is awesome, hopefully this will show up again in their lineup, way too good to just disappear.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep, chunky amber with a nose of straight-up grtapefruit rind and orange peel. Flavor is straight-up grapefruit, otrange rind, and pine sap. Average mouthfeel. GREAT IIPA. I dedicate this beer to Todd Warshofffff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (681) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 Bomber from Sun Devil. Well balanced nose of citrus and pine. Strong flavors of grapefruit again balanced with tropical fruits, orange and pine. This is great, solid combination of stand out flavors. Burning bitter finish. Really like this! This is a good one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1513) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bomber. Pours bright gold and clear. Nose is piney and floral. Taste is sweet at the start, with a moderate stickiness. Bitterness and alcohol finish the job. Rich and viscous. Nice double ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (2055) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2012
On tap at Flying Saucer KC. Pours a reddish-orange color with white head. Citrus, grapefruit, hoppy aroma. Hoppy, grapefruit flavor with some malty sweetness, and you can taste a little of the alcohol. Very strong, very bitter, not my cup of tea

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle.  Pours orange with thin head. Aroma floral hops.  Wow first taste smacks you with bitter hops.  Huge piney, resinous hops.  Oily finish. Awesome beer. After having spent a week in Southern Cali, including at Stone, you cannot find this beer anywhere. Reminds me why I started loving hoppy beers.

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