steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A super big IPA done enough to be better than the slew of others trying this type of style out. Who thought making anything huge hides flaws? So many people make huge beers now that yes indeed we can CAN discern -- raters have evolved lol Anyway, I like this beer. I think this beer is good. Itís high in alcohol, but with enough to mask it well enough (more than other brews). Itís super juiced with hops, but with enough body and (for what is necessary to me) liveliness that it isnít simply an oily or thick cream bomb. Itís just right for a super IPA. It edges out others Iíve had and havenít even rated on here. I think Iím IPAd out... Nah, this one keeps me going in my beer hunting journey :o)
Bevbro (26) - Jamul, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color. Super super hoppy. Exactly what stone said they just doubled everything in the ruination and came out with this super hoppy beer! Taste of citrus, grapefruit. Same foes for the aroma. A must try while it last!
mystiksc (59) - los angeles, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Bomber. Definitely a Hop Bomb. Hoppy grapefruit pine aroma up front. Moderate lacing. Citrusy hop attack to the palate. Lingering bitterness. Alcohol is slightly detected, very well masked for 10.8%. Overall a great revamped version of Ruination. Perfect to mark the Tenth Anniversary of Ruination, which is one of my favorite DIPAís of all time. What a treat!
m4rest88 (381) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a clear amber hue with a small white head that is mostly diminishing
aroma of hops, tropical fruits and malt
flavor is hoppy but in a good way
medium mouthfeel with loght carbonation
daleharshman (847) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler fill from brewery. Pours from growler a clear bronze-amber hue with big fluffy off-white head leaving decent lacing. Aroma of earthy citrus, dank grains, mild pine, and floral-herby-soapy hops. While the flavor of course has a strong hop nature (pine sap, resin, dank-ness), I think the semi-sweet honey maltiness really stands out here. Syrupy mouthfeel with as much lingering sweetness as bitterness. The high ABV is not under the radar, with a certain "jet fuel" alcohol element, making this much more a sipper than the standard Ruination. I like this 10th Anniversary edition, but it does not capture the deeper nuances of the better "triple IPAs" (e.g. Exponential Hoppiness, Pliny the Younger, DFH 120 Minute). Nice, but I think I prefer the much more quaffable regular Ruination. (6, 703)
pras (368) - Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hop Bomb! Poured at savor from a tap. Evidently, this was the first time poured. Very piney and resinous. Need to grab a bottle and try this one again.
jcos (1412) - Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 6/8/2012 at SAVOR 2012. Pours a darker orange. Nose is really piney. Medium high bitterness. Want to sample a bottle when itís released.
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at SAVOR from the first keg poured. Hop bomb..duh. Itís big and piney and very resinous. Somewhat thick, and completely decimates your palate. The hop mix is very good, but when you get this high an ABV for a hoppy beer it gets a little thick, a little syrupy, and thatís not my preference with hoppy beers.
radagast83 (3998) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured at SAVOR. Much like the beer it is celebrating, Ruination Tenth Anniversary is bold and unforgiving. The beer has been turned up to 11 in terms of alcohol and resin notes. I think some of the more floral notes are lost here but it makes up for it in that sweet pine sap character. I donít know - it was fun but I really would rather just probably crack into a regular Ruination - but it was well worth checking out.
beersearcher (2265) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer gets stronger and stronger. Really pine driven with some citrus notes. Pours a pretty orange color. Bitterness isnít huge but it lingers a long time. The alcohol is readily apparent as well. In the end, totally what you would expect from Stone.