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RATINGS: 1225   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6214) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney hops is very powerful with some sweet malt notes. Taste is also dominated by powerful notes of citrus and piney hops with limited bitterness level with a solid malt backbone that is more caramelized and sweet then I was expected. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid hops punch but would have preferred this beer with less sweetness and less caramelized malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (4290) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Pour is a hazy copper with a large white head. Aroma is a nice dank pine hop with some sweet malt. Flavor is just pure hop juice with more of the sweetness. Almost a bit too syrupy and sweet with the hops but I have not had a beer thats this hoppy I awhile. Hides the alcohol well an could be dangerous.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2955) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Dark amber with a white head. Smells great: dank hops, floral and pungent. Sweet malt, heavy hops then a nice bitterness in the finish. Yum!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6595) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
This one poured a medium orange color with a beige head. Aroma was of oranges, peaches, herbs and garlic Flavor was bracing bitter, green, fruit and garlic and onion character. Not bad, but was hoping for more.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jivy26 (32) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Overall a very solid dipa from stone. Tastes of citrus and heavy hop flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1810) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Pours a clear golden amber color with white head. Slightly faint citrus, piney hops. Strong hop flavor. Alcohol is noticeable with a bit of a burn. Citrus and grapefruit notes as well. Nice malt backbone. Bitter citrus finish. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (4541) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle from bottleworks. Pours apricot with a thin white head. Lots of grapefruit on the nose. Big hop flavor on the tongue. Lots of floral power to contend with. This beer is not for the faint of heart. It does hide its alcohol well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lupulucid (189) - - JUL 5, 2013
What I liked most was the balance of hops and malt. The alcohol was not quite balanced and a bit too prominent but added a nice silk mouth feel. Due to malt and alcohol, this is not the hop bomb the label would have you believe.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheMaha (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2014 Truly massive. This is not for the faint of heart. Its a hop show. A deep dank earthy hop show at that. The RuinTen pours a timeless copper orange warm and inviting. The lacing was light in my tulip the carbonation is light. Oh the nosing...HOPS! I get a lot of herbs and earth tones really strong root vegetable aromas. This is strong drink. The alcohol is omnipresent and the palate is punished with both the hop assault and the boozy burn. Lots of complexity in the hop profile with the aforementioned root vegetables, grapefruit and stone fruits. The malt profile is only there for light support.. a bit of toastiness and caramel, I also got a little bit of peat. As this ale sits and warms it really reveals itself. The more floral aspects come to the fore. This is a super-sipper that drinks like a port or glass of aged scotch. i enjoyed this very much. and highly recommend.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (780) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Split bomber with Sherm1016....thanks! Fifth of JULY after much New Glarus Cow and others.... Pours a reddish yellow with white head. Quickly dissipates. Initial nose is strong evergreen / pine hops .... the usual distinctive STONE nose and taste. That strong hop taste permeates the whole beer....excellent as Stone always is...but persists as an acquired taste...


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