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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Michbeerlover (145) - - JUL 11, 2012
Awesome IIPA. Very clean, clear beer. Darker than the regular Ruination. Very well balanced between bitter hops and sweet malt. 11% is well hidden, can't detect it at all. World class... Glad I was able to get a bottle from my Detroit area store. They only received 12 bottles to sell. They just received the shipment today so I assume it is quite fresh. Hope to find more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mixmasterob (937) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Dark deep golden pour with a small white head. Been unintentionally avoiding this style lately, if that makes any sense. This was a nice welcome back. Huge resinous, piney aroma with tons of citrus and grapefruit. Really outstanding. Enormous flavor of juicy citrus fruit, bitter grapefruit, orange peel, intense to the 9’s. Big juicy hop flavors coming from this one. Mouthfeel was oily and smooth with moderate to light carbonation. This is easily the best double I’ve had in a long time. Top notch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle shared with Trevor, glad he was able to track this down! Huge pine-resin hops on thick, pretty deep orange with oily head. Forest floor, resin, chalky. Huge bittering of course, mild citrus. Whole hop goodness. Huge but very tasty treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle at Flaming Grill. Aroma and flavor was of citrus, piney, and floral hops with a good dose of malt, which really balanced things out. It also completely f'ed me up. Paired with a jalapeño jack elk burger and bacon/blue cheese fries (what a great place to eat), the 10th Ruination stood up to it all, but i couldn't taste my next two meals. Anyway, just an amazing double IPA. Loved it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Hazy orange pour from a bottle. Dissipating off-white head. Aroma? "Kaboom." Orange and grapefruit rinds abound -- tons of citrus hops just explode into your nose, with just enough caramel in back to keep it palatable. Flavor brings much more pine resin into the picture. This is downright chewy -- like you’ve been gnawing on a hop cone for a few minutes. Punches you in the mouth every time you take a sip -- then laughs in your face as you resist the Keystone Light "bitter beer face." Super tasty, and yep -- this will absolutely ruin your palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2012
$7.99 at OB Quikstop, 22oz bomber, no date. Clear medium orange with a one finger off-white head, pretty good retention. The nose reminds me a bit of Green Flash Palate Wrecker, with the high F.G. sweetness mixed with some alcohol and what smells like will be tongue numbing bitterness and hops. Huge pine resin abounds with some citrus and floral notes in the nose. Flavor adds plenty of raw alcohol as well as some earthy florals. Actually manages not to get as sweet as I thought it would. Some light dry hopped notes are in there as well, kinda drowned out by the rest of the beer’s "big-ness." Finishes semi-dry with dirty earthy bitterness peaking at an 8ish. Big full body with light to moderate carbonation. I feel like I’m supposed to like this more, but it feels like kind of a mess. The pound of Citra and Centennial dry hopping sounded nice, but couldn’t make up for the rest of the beer. Palate Wrecker is better, though it’s too big for its own good as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Been holding onto this for a couple of weeks, just to savor it some. Beautiful caramel gold pour with a small white head. Citrus and floral hops in the aroma - I can sit here and inhale this for a while. Balanced flavor, just a tad on the dry side. Grain, fruit (melon and citrus), pine. Lingering bitter-dry finish. It’s a good IPA but a little disappointing after tall the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6595) - Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2012
7/7/12. Bottle shared at my going away tasting by rbrazell! Huge citrus hop aroma with loads of dankness and just a touch of cat-pee, but not in a bad way. Parallel flavor as well with plenty of hop kick. Really tasty!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (3319) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Picked this up for $7.99 at Hunger Mountain Co-Op in Vermont. Kept it in the fridge overnight and poured into a Duvel glass by my river.

A - Pours a nice 2 finger head that subsides fast to a quarter finger. Burnt orange appearance, slight haze.

S - Gloriously dry hopped! Smells amazing. Slightly beefier than the nose of a Heady Topper, more malty than Pliny the Elder. Citra dominates with its grapefruit. Slight level of pineapple and lemons.

T - Whoa! What a pallet wrecker. Green Flash has a Pallet Wrecker but there’s absolutely no balance to it. Ruination 10th is absurdly hopped but is not too boozy and tastes amazing. I get a heavy wood taste, big malts profile and nice citrus tastes at the finish

M - High medium body, big bitter finish.

O - This is exceptional. I’m going to buy a few more! Amazing taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (592) - Iowa, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Aroma: pungent pine resin, loads of grapefruit, floral hops, slight sweetness, cereal grains. Hop aromas jump out of the glass and find your nose before even attempting to take a whiff. Pours a golden color with a medium white head which dissipates to a thin layer and leaves some thin lacing. Massive hop flavors - pine resin with a slight sweetness coats the palate, ripe grapefruit, bitterness is of course quite high, however the beer finishes nicely and has little lingering bitterness. Cereal grains and some light caramel notes give a bit of a malt backbone to this brew, and there is some sweetness in the finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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