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RATINGS: 1068   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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RUINING PALATES SINCE 2002
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


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4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (977) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 On tap @ Urban Family Public House. Pours medium pale copper with minimal head. Aroma is big pine hops. Taste is more of the same: sticky grapefruit hops, thick caramel body, bitter piney finish. I remember my first Ruination and how it was bigger than anything I’d had before. At 7.7%, that was lost in the fray over the past few years. Love to see Stone step up and show everyone that they can do a DIPA better than anyone else. What would it take for this to become a permanent fixture in the lineup? Revisiting 2014 version, 2 years later to the day... Amazing rich sweet malt aroma with huge citrus, floral, and pine hop notes. Taste as originally noted above remains true. Extremely rich, but so well balanced that it tastes well below the 10.8%. Don’t believe I’ve had a DIPA any better than this - the gold standard. THANK YOU STONE FOR LISTENING AND MAKING THIS AN ANNUAL RELEASE! :)


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
natejgood (431) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Nice rich golden color. Fairly clean with almost no bubbles rising from the bottom. Small head, but it hangs around. Looks still and strong. Very strong hop aroma. Thick, hoppy and piney with some sweet molasses in the background. Very creamy and smooth in the mouth and not a hint of alcohol - not bad for a beer at over 10% ABV. Flavor is a bit of a mystery on this one. The flavor is relatively strong but by no means overpowering. Smooth malt but not terribly hoppy. Maybe not a beer I would want to drink every day, but pretty impressive for a triple IPA. Very drinkable, smooth in the mouth and no alcohol flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (376) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Pours copper with a decent white head. Loads of citrus and tropical fruits in the aroma. Wow, that taste!! A malt start is balanced by a citrus middle and an intensely bitter finish. This is tremendous.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyScallywag (135) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Hard bite on this hoppy goodness. Has an acidic, hoppy slam that intensifies on the palate to the point that it almost leaves your tongue dry. I dig it for sure ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3314) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
Bottled. Pours clear deep golden with an average, lacing of-white head. Aroma of citrus, peach, pineapple, pine and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and solid bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent DIPA. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GenkiGonzo (670) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2015
Draught at Antenna America. Slightly off-white head on top of a deep orange body. Fruity citrus hop aroma. Big alcohol, big hops...big yes!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lowandslow1972 (12) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Very strong brew. Alcohol present but hops killed it. Mango and peach hop pines and a bitterness that evened out the strong character. Not for the timid. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (2221) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle from The Beerhive. Clear golden/amber body with a thin off-white head. Steady carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of mango, pine, grapefruit, orange, menthol and honey. Flavour of honeyed malts, pine, orange and resin. Bitter, spicy finish. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Very easy drinking for the strength.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AnokaBrewer (100) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Excellent beer. Copper color, strong sweet and hippy aroma. Sweet at first, then bitter finish that lingers. Not a lot of carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2015
Pours vibrant amber, fading head. Nose shows lashings of clean malt alongside resinous and piny hops. Similar falvours. Cloyingly malty with some spicy, piny and resinous hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wvhoran (452) - Tasmania, - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle. Rather dark amber colour with a large white. Dense aroma with caramel, grass, herbal, fruitiness. The flavour is sweet, toffee, with resinous and oily character, extreme hopping, very bitter. A strong body and overall a highly enjoyable beer.


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