msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Total Wine in Dallas. Pours clear orange with a white head. Aromas of piney hops, loads of citrus, and sweet malts. Flavors pine, orange and grapefruit, high amount of hop bitterness, and tons of sweet malt. Even with all the hops the malt profile is almost to much.
gururyan (640) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
So thrilled to get my hands on a bottle of this since Ruination is my top rated brew. Poured from a bomber that was chilled in a cooler while driven straight from CA to OK. I also poured a "regular" Ruination so I could A/B them. Pours a cloudy golden orange, a hue I would paint my walls. Obviously way more hops in the dry hop process. Very complex, very smooth, very awesome...however, believe it or not, I prefer the regular Ruination by a sliver of a hair. I do like the ABV and IBU of the 10th Anni, but lucky for me the normal Ruination wins in this A/B test. That said, Iím thrilled to be enjoying the 10th Anni...itís like they turned up the intensity level on this from the Ruination. Well done Stone, well done.
ElGaucho (2275) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber. Wonderful rich, hoppy aroma with plenty of heat. Hazy orange with a frothy off white head. Initial mouthfeel is hot (high alcohol). Without having this side by side with the regular Ruination, and having been awhile since Iíve had it, hard to tell whatís different. All I know
Is its awesome like Iíd expect from Stone.
beernovice39 (3227) - Montana, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a clear amber/copper with a thick off white head. Scent is hoppy piney and caramel. Taste is pine, citrus and more pine. ABV is hidden.
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a dark honey with a medium tan head and excellent lacing. Enormous aroma of citrus zest with hints of apricot, grapefruit, pine, and coriander that tempts you take the first sip. Taste is hop forward with a huge mouthfeel of palatable bitterness balanced by citrus and a hint of honey on the finish. Wonderfully drinkable despite the ABV with clear improvements that put this on a different level than the traditional Ruination.
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tempting aroma and thick orange pour with a great complex taste and a lingering mouthfeel.
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Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark hazy gold color. Great aroma mostly citrus and grapefruit. Not bitter, very sweet with a dry finish. Big body for a DIPA with great carbonation. After drinking the bottle your pallet will be worn out.
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BOLTZ7555 (2919) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma on this is incredible. Very aggressive; pungent grapefruit, mango, papaya, and guava. Quite tropical. Moderate evergreen. Juicy. The flavor is assertive as well, with a lingering alcohol heat. Flavor isnít as appealing. More pine, less fruit. This one is meant to rip the taste buds right off of your tongue, or make them fall out. Mission accomplished!
yespr (33723) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at Beachwood BBQ. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small, off white and creamy head. Aroma is fruity and crisp hoppy. Peachy and smooth grapefruity. Ends dry and crisp hoppy. Bitter and smooth fruity finish.
rougeau13 (2131) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear amber with a soapy eggshell head and light lacing. Aroma of strong citrus and pine, caramel, grass, and tropical fruit. Taste is sweet and fruity with a touch of spiciness, and a solid bitterness. It seems less bitter than the regular version to me at first, but beyond the finish, the bitterness lasts forever. Medium-full bodied, dry, and a little tongue numbing. Excellent.