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RATINGS: 1114   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2012
THOUGHTS: Wow. Quite intense. Very hoppy, but probably even more balance than the original. Incredible transition from sweet to bitter. Not super complex, just a total hop assault on the nose and mouth. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium, orangey amber with a small to average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left barely fair lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy caramel; slight grain and toasted malt; heavy floral, perfume, pine, resin, grapefruit, and earthy hops; light maple syrup; and alcohol. The initial flavor was moderate to heavily sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and heavy to nearly harshly bitter with a long duration. There were grapefruit hops, caramel, maple syrup, pine hops, citrus hops, alcohol, floral hops, a little more alcohol, and resinous hops. The medium to full body was oily and then a little dry with fairly soft but still tingly carbonation and a slightly metallic and moderately alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2012
22oz bottle from Bottle Rack, Tampa. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is booze, floral, big pine, and some white grapefruit. Flavor is light malt, some floral, pine, and white grapefruit. A bit syrupy in mouthfeel and bitter as hell in the finish. A bigun on the hop front. Very boozy and very bitter with some floral notes and light malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick767 (3804) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2012
bomber - Pours hazy orange with a lingering one finger head. The aroma is of citrus hops, especially grapefruit, and resin. As expected the flavor features very strong hops bitterness. Citrus and resin are readily apparent in this full bodied hop explosion that finishes with a long, bitter finish. The high abv is buried under the intense flavors. As the name says, this beer will obliterate your palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UnionBeerCzar (82) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2012
22oz. Bottle to CBS snifter (this glass is a gem for reviewing). I can’t believe I could get my hands on a case, Kudos to all who imbided it in Clarkston. The color is a wonderful golden glowing orange, cloudy as well (this looks dense) with a nice thick frothy white head, a finger and some change . The Aroma is citrus-goodness with a slight touch of pine needles. The initial palate is citrus-mania (grapefruit, lemon, rangpur lime) followed by dry palate wrecking bitterness. finish is long and lingering back of the palate "dryness" or bitterness or whatever hop junkies are calling it. This is the best dipa I’ve had not called pliny (believe the hype) but its damn close. Procure this if you can and pray they make more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2291) - SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2012
650ml bottle. Pours a mid amber, with a white head. The aroma has all the elements to it - spruce, resin, apricot, caramel, grass, passion fruit, grapefruit peel. Off-dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. The taste follows the aroma - lots of resin, spruce, apricot, citrus peel, quite floral/herbal, with a thorough malt backbone to back it all up. Majestic, yet dangerously drinkable. (2012-09-17)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (4346) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2012
darkamber color. Slinky, very heady, smells like a fresh bag of weed with caramel. Very heavy, full body. Heavy. Very smooth. Unbelievably balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8000) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours cloudy golden with a strong grassy aroma and a thick off-white head. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor that starts sweet and quickly turns seriously bitter. Sticks to the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oRos (1419) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2013 Bottle from Marcus. Aroma is citrus an hops. Color is light copper. Off white head. Taste starts sweet and finishes extremely bitter great balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patrickctenchi (5218) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bomber: Pours bright, cloudy apricot with a minimal off-white head that fades quickly to a tiny ring. Scent is strong citrus hop...pine notes. Taste is a bold orange/grapefruit.... Creamy, soft...... The high ABV is completely hidden. Nice bitter....but retaining a sweetness on the lips throughout. One hell of a well balanced and smooth DIPA..... Awesome...... Takes about an hour to drink...let it slowly warm...just sip and enjoy.....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
csaso (1812) - Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle - average size thick head, dark orange color, very nice big citrus hop aroma and flavor, well balanced - VERY good!

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