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RATINGS: 1132   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3953) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2012
I had this right after the Surly Syx, and I think because it didnít have the woods that that beer had, I was primed to see it as less complex. Itís darker, and the nose is bountiful (Citra is a great hop, Iím loving the trend), but for the flavor there was a little more musty/grassy quality. (Am I crazy to think thereís a little spaghetti bolognese in this?) Very good. Bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2348) - USA - SEP 1, 2012
On draft at The Pony Bar. Lots of fresh, floral, citrusy aroma. Pretty light pour. Taste is strong and laced with plenty of enjoyably acidic hop bitterness - grapefruit, lemon, a bit of metal/powdered lime. It doesnít taste radically different from the original, and I canít taste the extra malt, not sure why. Like the original, it is a first rate imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6543) - Utah, USA - AUG 31, 2012
22oz bottle shared by Doug, thanks
Appearance: Clear golden with a big white head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Tropical fruit, citrus and pine
Taste: Fruity, floral and pine resin
Nice and tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
Deep hazy orange pour. Bright fruity aroma with a bit of heavy resin and sweet citrus as well. Tropical and fruity with notes of pine. Aggressive bitterness but retains some balance. A bit heavier on the malts than regular ruination but its still a total malt bomb. Intense and tasty brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6172) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2013 Bottle. Big, olí airy pour ... giant foamy head on top. The big, piney aroma is evocative of all the big, classic west coast IPAs, resiny and outdoorsy. It drinks with a wonderful sticky mouthfeel, gooey even. I love the suggested dessert pairings shown in the deScription. This would be AMAZING with a warm apple pie. (#4753, 8/29/2012)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2472) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
Bomber. Amber with an off-white head. Muted citrus and resin, some alcohol, grass, mango and grapefruit. Full body, moderate carbonation, very nice bitterness with a nice malt and somewhat sweet underlay, becomes even more bitter and very dry on the finish. Quite liked this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2012
BottleÖ Clear light-amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. The nose is mainly of earthy, piney hops. Full-bodied and fatty with tingly carbonation. The flavor is heavily bitter and acrid. Finishes bitter, raspy and dry. Iíll take regular Ruination over this any day of the week.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steasy66 (1114) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Deep amber with lacy white head. Aroma of malt and a bit of hops. Taste is sweet with a lot of hop bitterness but not much hop flavor. Beer is slightly thick with good carbonation. I didnít dig this beer very much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5165) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 27, 2012
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep copper with a big, fluffy, cream-colored head. Aroma strong of citrusy and piney hops, plus enough caramel malts to sort of balance the bitterness. Flavor the same, with so many hop notes. Smooth texture. A really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (2529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of nice pine hops, citrus, & some caramel malt; Flavor of malt, caramel/toffee, pine hops, some mango/ pineapple, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, quite tasty - very good.

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