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RATINGS: 987   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6563) - 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 (1706) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2012
Balanced despite its ’rate stats.’ Poured nicely from tap and held its head. Hops are certainly everywhere, but in this case they seem a bit subdued. Huge beer? Not necessarily. Ruination packs a tighter punch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
AndyReynolds (1037) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle. Aroma, big surprise, heavy with hops, notes of citrus, grapefruit, mango, grass, and pine are there. Little to no Malts. Pretty much the same appearace as the normal Ruination. However, the lacing is much nicer. The palate is under carbonated making it go down way to easy for the higher ABV. Taste is super bitter, finishing really dry. An American masterpiece, but I am a hophead.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2237) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2012
bomber from Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe. pours a brilliant orange with a nice 1 finger white head. massive citrus hop aromas! med to full body with a bright citrus bitterness, orange peel, lemon, light spices and full on in your face hop bursts of joy. sticky, citrus, bitter finish (that lasts). Excellent IIPA!!! buy it and drink it NOW!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Serving: 22 oz. Bottle. Hazy amber pour. Huge herbal nose. Tons of sticky hops. Lots of herbals and ripe citrus. Full bodied with a lasting bitter finish. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1944) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle thanks to mar..pour is golden with a thin white head..Nose is spice, juicy hops, pine, citrus, tropical fruit..Taste is spice, hop juice, fruits, citrus,sugar ..palate is dry and bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Amber with a cream head. Nose is cat pee, bitter, grapefruit, and citrus. Great on the palate, chewy hops, malts, bitter, no alcohol at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2012
22oz bottle---> snifter. Pours light amber with small white head and minimal lacing. Aroma is floral hop and pine resin. Taste is sweet citrus with mild bitter on the back end. Typical IPA thin palate. Very good representation of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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