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RATINGS: 991   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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RUINING PALATES SINCE 2002
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 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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2012
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2958) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2012
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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (34793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rougeau13 (2176) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4548) - Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Awesome aroma. Very spicy, almost like a rye French oak spice, dense malty body. Not overly bitter

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
EvanFriend (410) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Disclaimer: Stone Ruination is probably my favorite beer overall. That being said, this is just as good. Heavy, heavy grass and resin hops over a somewhat faint, sweet malt background. The alcohol is noticable but by no means overwhelming. This beer definitely lives up to the Stone Ruination name, Iím impressed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2012
Thanks to the friendly folks at Kulminator for bringing and sharing !

Head= medium, firm,off white
Colour: opaque amber/orange
Smell: lots of exotic fruits and hops, slight grassy, lime, awesome !
Taste: start is exotic with notes of yellow grapefruit, lychee and mango, next is deffinitly hops and lots of bitterness , together with nice yeasty touches end is somewhat grassy and bitter, nice !!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bomber from Tops. Big nose of citrus & pine hops, w/ some sweet alcohol. Flavors of bitter orange pith, grapefruit, candied lime peel, fresh cut grass, pine. A good amount of alcohol burn towards the end, but I think it blends well w/ the hop bitterness. Some malt flavors in there, but definitely a hop bomb. Which is exactly what I expect from an anniversary IIPA Stone. Great!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle from Rickís in Alexandria. Served in a Stone goblet. Pours a moderate golden color with a nice white head. The nose is an overload of citrus hops and a bit of pine. From there, it goes downhill. The flavor is indeed quite hoppy and fairly nice, but itís also fairly boozy, which is an unpleasant sensation when combined with the extreme bitterness. Definite heat there. Not very drinkable.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheCoder (4) - - JUL 24, 2012 does not count
I canít say enough good things about the quality of this beer. It lives by its name and ruins your palette. Doing a side by side with this and your standard Ruination is a bad idea as itíll ruin Ruination for you. This one has a smooth malt back end that hides its alcohol so well.


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