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RATINGS: 978   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (590) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3269) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
tap. big potent pine, grapefruit, bitter grass hops. dry herbal, doughy malt backing. booze well hidden. okay in small doses. big bitter abrasive grass and citrus hops, backed by a light somewhat offputing old vegetal dough taste. good in small doses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tycho52 (65) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
22 oz bomber poured to a hazy golden orange with a fluffy off-white head. aroma and taste of resinous bitter hops, resins, and a grainy bitterness. Some full maltiness and a hint of alcohol present as well. Big, intense nose. The taste is grainy malt, honey sweet, hot booze and the grapefruit resin bitter hops. Happy for sipping this on a beautiful sunny day!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bomber. Pours a clear, deep, orange-amber color with a moderate, dense head of spongy eggshell foam. The froth fades slowly, leaving behind a short but lasting surface blanket and tattered, broken walls of lace. Aromas are massively hopped, showing loads of biting grapefruit pith, pine, and grass in the Cali tradition. Malts are sweet, bready, and buttery, with obvious residual sugars. Alcohol is prominent. Flavors follow suit, biting hard with pithy, dry, high-alpha hops, yet equally bold in its massive malt sweetness. Butter, toasted bread, and fruity candy all come through, countered by grapefruit rind and sharp, sharp pine resin. Damn this is a serious brew. The palate is huge, loaded with sugars and hot with alcohol. Its sticky bitterness lingers for ages. At one point in time, I would have gone ape-shit for this beer, but now it’s just way too big for my tastes. There’s no refinement...no grace...just a pure, unadulterated, hop and malt onslaught.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (627) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Shared 22 ounce bottle at Flaming Grill with Tim. Floral aroma, nice bitter front end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle at Waldos Pizza. Clear golden orange with a creamy white head. Strong grassy caramel grapefruit orange and lemon aroma and taste with vanilla notes and citrus on the back end and a big bitter punch. Thick silky palate. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3471) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
22 oz bottle. It pours a clear orange with a nice off white head that lasts with good lacing. The aroma doesn’t jump out as much as I expected, but has very nice notes of sweet tropical fruit, ruby red grapefruit and just a hint of pine. The flavor is the same. Very fruity up front with peach, mango and grapefruit followed by a more palate wrecking piney bitterness. Not too heavy in the mouthfeel, but it’s still pretty tough to drink a whole bomber by yourself. Very tasty, but a difficult beast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thewade (328) - USA - JUL 7, 2012
Wonderful, damn, wonderful. Floral Hops. Really Hoppy, but smoothe. Love this offering from Stone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleph (231) - - JUL 7, 2012
Bomber. Golden pour with off white head. Lots of tropical fruit, fading into floral, caramel, strongly bitter hops, citrus. Medium strong body, bitterness that lasts. More pungent than I remember the normal Ruination being.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5865) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange copper color with a medium sized creamy off white head with nice lacing. The aroma is tropical fruit with lighter citrus, resinous and somewhat dank hops with some background caramel malt sweetness. There is a hint at the abv, but overall the nose is pretty nice. The flavor has moderately sweet caramel malts lightly toasted, but the hops are the star. Tropical fruit, light citrus, dank and resinous. This is a bit syrupy; finish has strong bitterness that is lasting. Early the abv was more hidden, but gets more boozy with warming. I probably shouldn’t have shared this one with someone else.

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