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RATINGS: 1201   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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3.9
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Bright gold pour, white head. Little retention/some lace. Aroma of grass, citrus, pine hop, cracker/caramel malt. Taste is bitter, aggressive citrus/pine, caramel malt. Palate is soft, oily, a bit sticky, bitter finish.

4.1
mezr (158) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Poured from a 22oz bottle. Absolutely beautiful, deep honey/amber with a small white head. Aroma is, as expected, citrus and pine, but not as intense for such a hoppy brew. Slightly sticky, light lacing that eventually slides off. Definitely not for those who don’t like bitter, but for those of us who do it’s a treat as it’s quite heavy on that point. Slight alcohol taste comes through, but does not detract. Full body and lively on the palate with a long, bitter finish. Stone Brewery delivered a real treat with this one.

3.8
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. Kinda as expected - hoppy, piney, a nite bitter bite. Surprisingly easy to drink seeing how strong it is. Has a decent sweetness that I wasn’t expecting, a little bit of honey-ish flavor. I don’t recall Ruination having that same sweetness.

4
arone12 (935) - Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pours an ambery orange color with an off white head. Huge hop nose and flavors. I get pine and pine needle. Maybe some pine tar! Mmmmmmm. Bit of citrusy fruits such as a grapefruit or orange. But mostly just delicious hops. I like this one.

4.6
coolfunnj (374) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2013
aroma almost exactly like a freshly cut grapefruit..yes really..slightly ambered clear yellow golden liquid,foamy white head lots of retention...tastes of grapefruit,light ginger,lemon.possibly a hint of pine..there is a malty background but its way in the back..very refreshing..medium-full bodied tingly and just a little slick on the palate with a very dry/bitter finish..overall..great ipa and great summer beer

3.9
DedicatedToFun (4003) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Amazing IPA, super hoppy and strong, on tap at fathers office in Santa Monica, check it out

3.8
JStax (7307) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a translucent copper with a substantial orange tinged head of foam. The aroma has nice grapefruit, cotton candy, spruce tips, and mango character. Tastes a little brash. Definitely a bitter sumbitch. Sticky sweet mouthfeel about mid palate that moves to a briny warming finish.

3.9
jbruner (5463) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pours a clear golden orange on tap with thin white head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is heavy on the hops, citrus and pine mixture of the the c’s, slight pale malt back. Taste is an awesome hop bomb, nice and bitter pine, slight malty middle, then it falls to boozy hops. Solid fucking beer.

3.8
Finhead (1846) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Clear, copper pour with a white head. Light citrus and florals with a caramel backbone. It has a medium body with somewhat thick, oily mouthfeel and average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet for a second or two, then grows in bitterness for the finish.

3.9
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of big citrus, pineapple, peach, grapefruit, and alcohol. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film. There’s some sporadic thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with orange, pineapple, and light peach. The finish has moderate grapefruit and spicy hops along with light-moderate alcohol. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel.


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