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RATINGS: 1165   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 “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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9185) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2012
65 cl bottle @ vPBF.
Pours clear golden-copper color with small head. Aroma of nice floral hops, exotic fruits, grass, mild goose berry bush and some pine needles. Flavor of mild malts, hoppy fruits, mild hay, some toffee and some sweetish caramel. The hoppyness is quite nicely balanced with the sweetish caramel. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2012
On tap at Beer Authority. Orange gold pour. Rich orange rind and pineapple flavor. Great perfume and citrus sting that lingers for quite a while. Moderate body. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle from Keegs, thanks brother. This is super hoppy all over, nose and flavor. The aroma is pungent sweet juicy hops with quite a hop sting. The flavor brings big bitter sweet hops presence that is hot on the tongue for sure, and not in a boozy way, but the hop is stinging the tongue beautifully. It lays there for a while on the tongue too, quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bwa5879 (896) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Light brown/tan pour with eighth inch white head. Lots of piney resin scent, a little sweet. Sour bitter flavor upon mouth entry. Dense carbonation, almost foamy. Taste turns sweeter like honey. Brutal bitter flavor is still present and blends really well. Malty palate leaves a dry tingly feeling to make notice of its abv. Just as I expected - ruination with even more ruination. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2012
22oz bottle: Last bottle! Best before 8-23-12. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a medium ivory head. The aroma is sweater with notes of citrus and hints of pine. The taste is clean but with orange, lemon and grapefruit coming through. The mouth feel is medium heavy with some cloying showing up. This is a great beer. I like Ruination but I love this beer. It has lost a little of the brightness that it had 2 months ago. I hope Stone will consider making this a seasonal or year’round beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Had a great taste of citrus and grapefruit with an amazing aroma of floral and spruce. Body was a nice amber with a white head. Wish i had another bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Limited 22oz bottle. Clear, orange color. Nice lace from the creamy, off-white foam. Loads of hops, citrus zest & pine. First sip, my tongue is numb. Loads of hops. Ruinous to the palate for sure. All I can taste are hops. Citrus peels, grapefruit, pine, resin. Some sweet malts hidden under the bitterness. Some much hops you don’t see how high the ABV is. Double hops to make up for the increased malts. 5lbs per barrel, if this was a homebrew it’d be a full pound of hops per batch! Happy 10th Birthday Stone Ruination. Beer for my 36th Birthday. (3435)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle. Cheers Ben. Golden Amber with a White head. Big aroma. Hops in a sauna slapping each other on the back and telling sexist jokes. The balance is impressive given the sheer magnitude of the hoppiness. The malt plays a key supporting role providing a lot of toffe. The bitterness is intense but not destructive. It washes over yer palate in waves when you give it a minute. A truly impressive IIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle. Golden with a white head. Massive hop aroma, absolutely stinks of hops, grapefruit and mango, resinous. Similar taste, well balanced resinous and fruity hops with caramel. Sweet with a massive bitter finish. Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2012
In bottle, thanks Ben! Pours a dark golden colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of pineapple, mango, passion fruit, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours, such a great hop character! Alcohol is present but works very nicely with a nice bitter hit. Moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Beautifully rounded. Great!

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