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RATINGS: 1218   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

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   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (760) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1009) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 5, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 Shimmering gold amber with lingering thin eggshell head. Tons of resinous pine sap with moderate floral notes and grapefruit rinds. Body is medium with somewhat creamy moderate-to-light carbonation. The flavor is tingling spicy pine, with light floral notes, moderate grapefruit rind. Bitterness is not harsh at all but substantial. Still, the hop flavors will dominate your impression of this beer, even as the aftertaste lingers on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1273) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2013
22oz bottle, purchased at Binnys Lakeview, split with dwm1034. Pours a deep, copper-amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is very hoppy, pine, onion, grapefruit. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, huge pine hoppiness, bitter onion, with a bitter hoppy finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Deuce. Pours a clear copper with thick white head. Aroma of resinous hops. Taste is heavy on pine and citrus hops, very bitter. Quite good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Aroma - wow! BIG piney blast that becomes VERY citrusy and caramel malty the more it sits. Great head and golden color. Huge hop blast at first, but again, the more it sits, the more balanced it becomes while still being an obvious super duper mega hop bomb. I have always considered Ruination surprisingly balanced despite the super-aggressive hopping, and RuinTen follows suit. Maybe just a little bolder than the original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnielsen13 (262) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, hoppy. Flavor is very piney and citrusy hops. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3915) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2013
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and dispensed to a snifter with a clear, copper color, head foam that diminished to an off white/light tan band of foam & film not too long after service, but decent, web-like cling to the lacing. The aroma was sweet and very grapefruity. The flavors sweetness had a light syrupy quality to it. There was hefty, rind-like, lingering hop bitterness, some alcohol warmth, and big malt to temper the hop. A big DIPA that was surprisingly drinkable,...in short sips.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
For what it is--a fun, gimmick beer--it tastes great. Its the hop bomb Stone promises it to be. But as far as beer goes, its not a balanced brew (which I prefer). But we need stuff like this...it takes all shapes and sizes...

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