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RATINGS: 1226   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
651mL 2013ed as "RuinTen" thanks to womencantsail for hooking it up. Cloudy red amber pour. Large, yellowish, rocky head with insanely long retention. Nose is excellent juicy hop cone, resin, papaya, guava paste, mild cheesiness. Taste is thick, sticky, spicy, some thick papaya and pine resin. Palate is heavy, not as bright and refreshing as Enjoy By. Finishes with some unacceptable dusty sap and bark that I loathe. Good, but it didnt come off as spectacular today. Hopefully we be trying this many more times during my new adventures in the Golden State.

As it warms, the nose goes all super glue and solventy and the palate continues to disappoint. Such a different beer from Enjoy By unfortunately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ganache (5773) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2013
2013 bomber DRINK BY 08/28/13. Nose is huge grapefruit and orange peel with a little rind, pours a deep amber with a jiggly off-white head. Taste is strongly bitter but not astringent or even all that extreme, some nasty fusels rise to the top amid the light dough and thick malty caramel of the full body. Very nice hopping here, lightly floral with a good amount of oil and resin but without sharp edges or grating low-end. Theres no doubt about hopping volume -- its just heavy with the weight of hops -- but it still doesnt quite burst like some more recent innovations do. In the end, its just another large IPA from Stone, though thats still worth something these days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is pine hops. The taste is lip smacking, sticky piney hops that linger like, well you all know that one person. This is another wonderful tasty Stone creation that is wallet friendly and your taste buds new best friend. Great lacing. The flavor is just a treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (1162) - - JUL 1, 2013
Orange pour, white head. Nose is huge tropical and citrus fruits, some pine, big sweet malt background. Taste is overripe tropical fruits, sweet caramel, bready malts, big lasting spicy bitter finish. Missing the piney, resiney qualities I love in regular Ruination. Sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
22 oz bottle. OMG! So amazing! Pours a thick clear golden amber with a foamy off- white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of pine, citrus, sweet malts, and tropical fruits. Perfectly balanced. Sweet malts and fruits balanced by the citrus and pine hops. A bit of resin. Fresh hoppy taste with some grass mixed in. Nice dry bitter finish. Perfect for the 300th beer rate! Absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Hello, 911? I'd like to report an assault! A whole gang of hops is beating the senses out of my face!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2013 HOLY HOPPINESS BATPERSON! Aroma is punchy and hot with hops. It pours a dark orange. Prepare to have your palate kicked in the teeth by this IPA. ITS HAWT! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1879) - Victor, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Cloudy orange, minimal head. Aromas of pine, citrus. Bracingly bitter on the front, finishes sticky sweet with a lingering spiciness. Reminds me of the first time I tried regular ruination. Nothing new to see here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Poured a fantastic deep amber orange with a rambunctious head of off white foam that sat aloft for quite some time before it fell to a thick cap and ring. Left plenty of nice lace to decorate the soon to be empty glass. This beer was simply handsome. The color was rich and it had plenty of clarity. There were tiny bubbles that wafted up not just in the center but all over, making me wonder just how big is the bottom of that glass? Nose is big citrus and sweet tropical fruit. Has a terrific malt caramel sweetness thats dry and sugary. Theres bread in there too, pine and earth. Touch of spice to liven it and a good perfume from the hops. Touch of alcohol on the nose. Taste is bitter up front with plenty of juicy and ripe fruit that is sweet enough to make you feel safe. Then the malt, deep, full & bready and carries all that oil and resin to the back palate and before you can think too hard the bitter really peaks. The hops oil and resin linger at the back of the throat, piney and with a touch of alcohol. Theres grapefruit, theres a little pepper and even a little onion. It feels sticky and it even feels thick on the palate. The tropical fruits are combined into a punch like quality but there is some melon and orange.

As it warms the malt becomes heavy and little sweet for my taste and the bitter is a bit loud. The fruits were forthright but they lost to the oily pine. Hints of nutty qualities as it warmed. They made a very big beer. A hop bomb, a huge fat hoppy beer. Its pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (14124) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Draft. Medium off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, grapefruit, mango. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple, alcohol warming. Resiny medium-full body, light stickiness.

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