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RATINGS: 984   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6877) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 23, 2012
Bottled. Metallic and citrus hop nose, tropical fruits. Big honey malts and citrus fruit flavor. Hop bitterness is huge, and so is the sweetness. A bit of alcohol there too. Burning and somewhat cloying. Not up to the usual standard, I suppose.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jmagnus87 (2815) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2012
22oz bomber poured into a tulip. Rating #900. Pours a lightly hazy burnt orange with about a finger of white head. Aroma is mostly tropical. Citrus fruits with grapefruit and orange. A little caramel also. Taste is heavily bitter. Citrus and pine with caramel and a good bit of warming alcohol. Full bodied with a thick yet slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, awesome. I could drink this every day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Sampled on 6/29/2012. This Imperial India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet, grapefruity and citrusy hops. Very aromatic hops. A medium to full bodied DIPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity, citrusy and piney. Good carbonation. It’s a bigger and badder version of Ruination. There is a lot of sweetness and a whole lot of hoppiness. They tend to balance each other out. It starts out sweet, then the bitterness strikes and you are left with a lot of sweetness. Nice beer, although I can see a lot of people not like this one because of the sweetness. And yet another hoppy beer from Stone. Who Knew? Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sloth (2564) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Medium sized off white head with very good retention and plenty of sticky, lasting lace. Clear copper colored brew. Juicy hop nose, fruity and floral, lightly spicy. Body is bigly medium with a gentle carbonation, oily, juicy and a bit resiny, lil acidic also. Large hop flavors, lil mango and lotsa grapefruit, lil honey and nicely leafy, bit of sweetly malts that leads to an almost dry finish with a tender bitterness. The 11% ABV is no where to be found, fairly quaffable. Like old times, Stone, old times. Nice poop. Of course my tastes run towards poop anyways, not like some commonsewers around these parts. All hail the all knowing fractions. Bomber from statelineliquors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9128) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
Big bold DIPA, hits the mark. Wafts hop aroma. Translucent body with enormous soapy head. Smooth and big 100 IBU territory. Reinvigorates a romance for the style.Very drinkable and well integrated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2012
realllllly like this beer. incredible hoppiness, faint afternote of citrus

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carolinakev (6) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2012 does not count
Very good floral scent. Good bitterness well balanced with sweet malt. One of my favorite DIPAs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6390) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2012
22. Pours a hazy rubied medium amber with burnished overtones. Dense creamy off-white surging head--looks huge at first, but settles back to a solid film of mousse with lots of webby lace. Huge mango, pineapple, apricot, and grapefruit nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, mango, pineapple and grapefruit mid palate with a big fat grapefruit wash at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1627) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Alcohol was too noticeable in both aroma and taste. Clear amber color with average head. Excellent hop recipe was unusual.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Clear golden amber with a nice sustained white head that lingers forever... Huge grapefruit aroma a hint of orange a light sweetness, a touch of alcohol, perhaps some peach, light tropical notes, ... Lightly creamy initially, pretty full bodied, dries out nicely in the finish, a little warming... Piney resinous, lightly tropical slight sweetness, finishes just a touch bitter, almost has a lightly toasty quality to it... Almost too big, too much going on, seems just a touch muddled flavor wise...as it warms, the grapefruit and tropical notes tend to pop more...

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