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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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eros47 (48) - Huntington Park, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Smells great! Right off the bat you get bombarded with fruity and sour hops with just a little bit of alcohol in the back end. Very nice clear and golden color. I poured a three finger head. Taste just like it smells, very fruity, sour and hoppy. Goes down very smooth, highly carbonated. Well done stone, well done. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (2459) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Bomber from BevMo. Huge hop nose. Tons of skunk and pine. A little sweetness as well. Smooth mouth-feel. Loads of piney hops and a solid malt backbone. Alcohol is very well hidden. Goes down real easy. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
22 oz bottle purchased at City Beer Store. The aroma on this is full of sugary, sweet candy sugars. Some floral hop character is also there, but the hops in the aroma are very subdued. Syrupy and sweet with some ethanol present retronasally. Transparent copper-colored body with a medium off-white head and fair lacing. This beer starts sugary, cloying, and very sweet and sticky. This has some herbal and spicy hop character in the middle, which is then followed by a good deal of ethanol. Finishes with some grapefruit hop flavor. This beer doesnít hold a candle to other, big IIPAs like PtY and Hoptimum. This is a sweet, cloying mess of a beer that isnít even that hoppy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gorditoabd (615) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Bomber from Bev4Less, I think... but really, who cares? Pours a very cloudy orange-amber, likely due to the additional malts tossed in? Nice thin lacy white foam leaves just a misting layer on the top of the beer. Aromas are truly lovely of passion fruit, mango (must be the citra?) and peaches with just hints of pine and sweet sugary malt. Taste is good, but like too many Stone offerings, itís just too much sweet and bitter right up front, followed by more sweet and bitter, followed by a marked lack of subtlety and complexity. The booze factor is also wildly evident. Now, donít get me wrong... this is a GOOD beer. And Iíd defy anyone to drink, and enjoy, more than about 16 ounces of it. So, like a LOT of Stone beers of the IPA, ASA, and DIPA styles, what it lacks in subtlety it makes up for in brashness. And hey, I give them extra points for being true to themselves in celebration of one of their long-time staple brews. It may not be 100% my cup of tea, but that donít much matter neither.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Codysut (1) - - JUN 18, 2012 does not count
Glory to the hop gods on this one. Perfect balance between the 5 lbs of hops with the extra addition of crystal malts. Perfect pairing brew. A must try for Ipa / imperial ipa lovers

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2015) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 16, 2012
650 ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours a translucent copper color with a medium white head that recedes to a film. The aroma is big and bold with lots of bitter citrus--Grapefruit, oranges and mangoes. The flavor is also a big blast of bitter with grapefruit, mango, papaya, pineapple and a bit of soapy pine. The malt base is a caramel and biscuit mix. The palate is full and silky smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry with a lingering aftertaste of mandarin oranges. Overall: Great nose. Wow, this is intensely bitter, a bit more bitter than I prefer, but I love it when brewers push the boundaries of reason.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Tap @ Freshcraft Denver. Hazy, orangish appearance with an off white head. Rich resiny, somewhat piney, mango, pineapple, grapefruity aroma. A bit chewy, super rich hoppy, mango, big pineapple, orange citrusy flavor. Easy to drink.... for four ounces.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4025) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle... Poured golden, amber/orange with a moderate size white head. Nose had pine, resinous hops, and an earthy pepper spice. Nice bitterness yet super balanced. Fresh hop flavors, like having an actual hop cone floating in the glass. Pine, citrus fruits, honeydew fruit esters, mild malt. But mostly a hopcentric beer... duh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Apricot colored pour, mostly white head. Sweet resinous hops, citrus notes, beady malts. Flavor is big and bold, bittered perfectly, juicy hops, good malt, and the alcohol is well hidden. Was even a bit drier than I expected. Very good. Poured at the FW beer fest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (781) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Heavy leafy/earthy hops on the nose. Pours a pale amber color with a large foam top. Strong bittering hops and alcohol upfront with a pleasant bready, nutty malt backbone. Medium bodied with a tamed amount of carbonation. Overall, this is a fantastic brew with tons of bittering hops all balanced out by a pleasant bready malt taste and tons of alcohol. Iíd give this an A+ rating.

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