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RATINGS: 1183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sathorael (159) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Pours a rich amber with massive off white head. Aromas of pine resin and a barrage of earthy floral notes. Taste is huge hoppy flavors of pine, grass cuttings, grapefruit, and citrus. Finish is dry and hop forward with a brilliant lingering bitterness. Very VERY earthy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NeZZeN (7) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013 does not count
Poured a nice clear burnt orange,small 1/2 finger head, decent lacing. This is one of, if not the best, DIPA Iíve ever had ! The aroma hits you right in the face HOPS..HOPS.. HOPS. Nice citrusy/resinous aroma. The taste is a balanced bitter/sweet and lingers forever. I donít know if this could be bettered in any way. This is the way I remembered it from last year, smooth on the palate and delicious. Donít wait to try this fresh, as it does not age well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (964) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Clear glowing amber color. Amazing warm hop smells. Deliciously balanced hop warm smooth wow. A perfect way to highlight a great beer with the perfect brewing of it. Delicious!!!!!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kewlhand (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Crisp hot bite with a hearty malt backbone. Well balanced. Nice copper color with a thin head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1285) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle, pre-release, thanks J! Pours a deep amber orange with medium head. Aroma is hoppy, slight dank and sweet. Taste is great for this high an alcohol DIPA. Well balanced but not masked. Sweet with a danky lingering effect. Bitter towards the 3/4 mark. Very easy to drink for this style even knowing the ABV. Really nice for a Stone beer. I just with I could find this quality outside of the hard to get DIPAs as of late.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Wow...Ratebeerians apparently really love their Stone, donít they? 100 percentile?! I mean, this is one hoppy as fuck thick malt backboned beverage...but 100 right out the gate? Cray. Regardless, itís big, itís bold, itís hopped like a mofo. Get it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrevis (10) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
This beer kicked me on my ass and I loved every second of it. Delicious and insanely hoppy at the same time. I'm glad I was finally able to get some. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wittales (761) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 18, 2013
Appearance was hazy orange gold with creamy off white lasting 2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are hoppy citrus, tropical fruit, sweet caramel, crystal, pale malts, no alcohol present. Taste are sweet malty backbone upfront then the lemon, grapefruit, orange, melon, soft sticky pine resin, hints of alcohol. Palate was smooth soft creamy CO2 with meduim-full body, then lasting smooth fruity piney slightly warming finish. A jem of DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
9th September 2012
Cloudy amber beer, big pale cream coloured head. Piney, grassy hop nose. Smooth palate with fine carbonation that provides a sting. Good malt base, creamy with a little toffee. Big deep hop in this one! Slightly salty pine, mild skunk, rich citrus marmalade and a whisper of lemon. Creamy malt finish. Somewhat barleywine like but a great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1993) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
Always nice to see Stone flexing their brewing muscles a bit. Theyíre drop dead excellent brewers, but they sometimes get a bit bogged down by ideas with new beers. Zany beers can be great and have their place, but simple goals and skill tend to produce the best results. Perfectly transparent. The color reminds me of a bright maple stain or turn-signal amber. More bright than warm. The head is white with a very light amber tinge. Itís also rather small, certainly smaller than normal Ruination. That will be my first and last comparison because the beers are little alike. Even the appearance of Ruination 10 shows that this is a bigger, meatier DIPA. Weíre in flavor country. I once read a review that gave the note "electric tangerines" to a Citra-heavy beer, possibly KRBC Citra, and that fits for this beer. Itís backed by more floral, pine resin and deeper grapefruit hop notes, but that tangy, bright citrus cuts through the noise. Itís got malt sugar and booze, as well, but thatís only necessary in this weight class. The taste is very similar. Sweet and bright to start with sugar and booze in the middle and a finish like sucking on a mouthful of grapefruit pith. Mouthfeel is thankfully clean. This could have turned into a sloppy, sticky mess, but Stone knocked it out of the park. I would love to see this beer brought back in seasonal-ish four packs, a la SN Hoptimum. So, cheers to Ruinationís 10th! It was one of the first good beers that I ever drank and one of the two (and definitely the better of that pair) that pulled me into the world of fancy beer. It will always have a place near and dear to my heart, and if it inspires future tasty beers like this, moreís the better.

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