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RATINGS: 1147   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BSchnab (118) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Aroma is mango apricot, appearance is cloudy golden, taste is good bitter citrus overall very good beer


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CacheManyHose (561) - HONG KONG - JUL 23, 2016
Drank at the Stone 25th anniversary event at Craftissimo. Clear red-brown. Very, very massively hoppy. So resinous it's almost minty. San Diego style IPA with the hoppiness dialled up. Little bit of spice in the nose. Body is smooth, bitter, not much carbonation, slightly sweet floral finish. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HKdIPA (640) - HONG KONG - JUL 23, 2016
Tap from Craftissimo for Stone 20th Anniversary. Clear dark amber pour with frothy dense white head. Aroma is intensely resinous and piney - astringent and boozy. Taste follows - huge pine resin bitterness, boozy burn, then caramel sweet roundedness. Sort of exactly what you'd expect, but in a good way. Surprisingly balanced, though, if you can say that for such a gigantic resin hop beer. There's a nice sweetness at the very beginning and at the finish. Really solid. Not an everyday drinker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3538) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
from bottle, poured a deep orange to amber colour with a creamy head. nose of sweet malts, grapefruit, orange, caramel sweetness, sweet mango, pine, taste is bitter, harsh, with crisp sweet bread malts, bitter hops, light resinous. bit to intense bitter

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (1236) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Clean copper pour, decent head. Nose is wood and booze. Bittter. Middle is orange marmalade and caramelized malt. Finish is deep hop bitterness. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teamsale (132) - Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2016
On tap. Pours a clear dark copper amber with a thin beige head and great lacing. Smells citrus, woodsy, alcohol. Tastes high alcohol and has a bouquet of flavors. Medium bitterness and lasting good aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (519) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Dark amber, clear, light off-white head. Citrus and piney hop aroma. Nice balance of malty smoothness with a mildly bitter hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (505) - - JUL 16, 2016
22oz bottle. Clear Amber color with a white head. Malt citrus pine hops aroma. Malt resin bitter hops. Medium body. But too much dank resin flavor for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tfontana (597) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2016
6 oz pour at Craft Beer Cellar, Clayton. Aroma is dominant strong pine with citrus and fruit. Appearance is golden orange with 1/2 finger-width off-white head with poor retention, mild sparkle. Taste is delicious strong pine, sweet citrus and tropical fruit, malt backbone. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with thick texture, soft-to-average carbonation with balance of sweet/bitter piney finish. Overall, waves of strong piney flavor along with complementary goodness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (1648) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 28, 2016
red gold pour. aroma onion, cucumber. tastes brown sugar, mangoes, citrus. great smooth hoppy way of getting wasted. not what I’m looking for.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7241) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), with notes of alcohol, onion, chemicals. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body, watery/velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, heavily alcoholic. Rather dull aroma doesn’t really say much (and this is assuredly fresh as it just arrived on shelves in the last week or two), surprisingly...and what’s there is tainted with oniony and chemical-ish odors. Not attractive, and hopheads will likely be disappointed by the relative lack of hop bouquet. In the mouth it’s about what you’d expect from a mediocre DIPA...unpleasantly acidic and harshly bitter. While not completely out of character for the style, it’s not a good example by anyone’s definition.


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