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RATINGS: 1091   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (1250) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Pours a nice looking golden-orange with a big fluffy off-white head that descends leaving behind some soapy lace. Nose involves a bunch of spicy, pungent hops with some orange rind, apricot, floral and grassy notes, some caramel malt and sweet grains. Taste is pretty sweet, but quite bitter also. Palate is medium bodied, creamy, prickly with bitterness. Lots to love about this one. Wish I could have got to it a little sooner, as I’m sure some of the hop character faded, but still, a really nice big IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3277) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Pours hazy burnt orange color with off white head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, and some caramel. Lots of pine flavor with grapefruit rind and a hint of malt. Lots of hop bitterness. Medium to full body with above average carbonation and a slightly syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (861) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Pours a hazy amber with a small white head that dissipates to a lacing ring. Aroma of oranges, dank hops and sweet malt. Taste is teeth crushing punch you in the face bitter tropical and pine hops! Hop juice and sweet malt taste also comes into play. Yes, just what the doctor ordered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (16776) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Dan, thank you sir! Clear amber color, small white head. Aroma of pine and tropical fruit. Taste is hop flowers, citrus, tropical fruit. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rumproasts (4234) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2012
amber with small head. pretty much everything that makes the ruination great is here, just bolder. slightly sweet body with huge hops. slightly boozy, but not in a bad way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Great fresh hop scents and lots of malts and caramel. Taste is some nice caramel/toffee and great hop presence, great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2682) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle, thanks to Doug. Huge hop nose. Lots of resin, spicy, floral. Notes of caramel, slight toasted malts. Great beer. Thanks Doug.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1228) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2012
(bottle) Pours a hazy orange color with a thick, fluffy white head that only settles to a medium cap after a long time. Solid lacing. Good enough for a five. The aroma is pretty interesting, with different scents being showcased upon every sniff. There’s a prominent spice element here that smells a bit like cinnamon. There is a carrot element here too, so the pairing with carrot cake does make sense. An off scent of watermelon pickles wafts from the glass which I don’t particularly care for. A bunch of herbal scents here too, with some cilantro and mint. Booze doesn’t make its presence known. After some warming a nice scent of orange sherbet shows up. Flavor tastes pretty juicy right away, and its mostly of the orange stripe, with a bit of ruby red grapefruit thrown in to the mix. Also some sweeter caramel accompanies the juice. The finish morphs into a bunch of pine, which offers an interesting transitional effect. Mouthfeel is full and carbonation is restrained. Overall this is a solid IIPA, but nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JulienHuxley (4432) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Slightly hazy gold pour with smallish white head. Aroma is hoppy, menthol, unfortunately a bit of onion as well, not particularly enticing. Taste is oniony, wet, really bitter. Really not what I was expecting. A bitter disappointment to say the least.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Glorious golden yellow orange color. Very thin white head. Amazing hop nose. Bright bitter dry hopy attack. Lots of grass, pine, flower notes. Yumm.

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