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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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle
Appearance: Really clean dark orange/amber with robust creamy lacing head
Aroma: Grapefruit, alchohol, dark malt
Taste: Slightly sweet, then transitioning into a alcohol hot bitterness
Palate: Slick, very lively mouthfeel. The light looking body is revealed to be much heavier, resulting in a coating mouthfeel. Alcohol like burn with the finish. Resin, pine, intense citrus.
Overall: Wow; this is a really impressive beer. Its not subtle in its delivery which makes it much easier to discern the different elements. The lighter body makes it surprisingly drinkable, whereas the big malty mouthfeel and alcohol burn on the finish backs you down.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dagimp (993) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
From a bomber purchased at the Greeks, into a tulip. Pours a pretty amber gold with an inch of head and little lacing. Skanky ass aroma. Almost smells like it went bad. Sulphury. Mouthfeel is moderate to light considering the abv of this monster. Taste is pure hop juice. Just mouth blasting pine, ethanol, medicine, turpentine and grapefruit. When too much just isn't nearly enough Ruinten. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (1928) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Pours a very nice looking, crystal clear deep golden with a large, long-lasting eggshell colored head. As the head slowly dissipates, lacing clings to the glass in an asymmetrical fashion. Big pine resin on the nose with some underlying citrus notes and a floral character. Mouthfeel is quite oily and slick, with little carbonation. Warms up at the finish. Flavor? Whoa! Another atomic hop bomb from Stone. Once upon a time, these guys just said, "Screw it, lets just dump hop flowers in to the top of the boil kettle!" And thats what theyve done ever since. I cant say that I dont like it though. Im generally not a fan of Stone and their hyperagressive hopping techniques, but once you begin to appreciate them for what they do and their fidelity and commitment to the hop limb theyve clung to from their inception, an appreciation develops. Pine resin, umami, grapefruit, all in spades. Despite the hop explosion, there is adequate grain foundation to support and help deliver the grassy, oily, resinous, citrusy, pine lightening strike.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Full-bodied for sure; great hoppy aroma and flavor. Super long finish. I get more pine here than citrus. Class Stone.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (6069) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Golden orange pour from draft at whiskey in Seattle. Sticky white head. Crazy good nose of grapefruit and heaven. Perfect balance of everything. Hops bitter floral u name it. Ahhhhh

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (567) - USA - JUN 29, 2013
A ruby golden color, very pretty. Nice amount of white head. Very hoppy smell, pine, lemon, twigs, earth. An intense taste of hop bitterness but a fair amount of sweetness and malt to balance. Fairly bitter afterwards as well. Huge hop beer is what it is, sip with caution. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3399) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
DAMN! Now THIS is an awesome hoppy beer! Ruination is always my go to beer and this tops it. Aroma was thick with full dank hops. It was almost hot it was so hoppy. Pour was a medium gold with a one finger off white head. Taste was strong, bitter and delicious. The best IIPA Ive had all year. Strong resin and pine. Notes of sweet malt are the afterthought and just make a quick appearance. This beer had more pine flavor than any other hoppy beer Ive had. Strong and hot in the mouth with good carbonation. The mouth is left wet and bitter in the finish. Outstanding

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle: hoppy aroma--hoppy tasting brew. Grapefruit finish. Nice color. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2013
(Bottle). Light amber complexion with thick tan head. Awesome aroma of fresh pink grapefruit. The flavor is intense hops balanced with sweetness. Somewhat sticky. Alcohol well masked behind the hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2576) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2013
This is a badass beer. Amber pour with a thin white head. Aroma is hoppy and sweet. Medium body and not nearly as heavy as I was expecting. A sweet syrupy finish. The alcohol is hidden behind a body of grapefruit, citrus, and hops. A great celebratory beer.


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