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RATINGS: 1231   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
jbruner (4734) - 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 (1757) - 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 (6539) - 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.

4.2
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pours golden with a lasting head. Aroma fills the room with sharp citrus, grass, and peach. Taste is similar but more grass and herb and spice. Nice cleansing palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottled. Clear honey-colored pour with a foamy white head. Lots of lace on the glass. Medium mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Slightly astringent hop resiny finish. Aroma is hop resin, floral hops, caramel malt. Rich caramel malt flavor. Lots of hop tastes. Resin, pine, floral. A big sticky DIPA. Very tasty. A really huge beer but amazingly balanced for all of the hops involved. ---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.

4.3
Tau_ceti (1) - - JUN 28, 2013 does not count
I'm not a fan of mindlessly hoppy IPAs. They are a fad that we will remember going with Uggs, Crocs, and Autotune. That said, this is a hoppy Double IPA that works. Heady smell and taste of pine and mint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.1
salvaticas (761) - - JUN 28, 2013
On tap. Very intense. But as balanced as it could be I guess. A little muddy but really good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Super crazy hoppy taste and palate is intense. Different than anything I’ve ever had. Pours a really deep golden brown. Refreshing and crisp.

3.5
Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pours a deep golden copper with a two finger thick foam that laces nicely. The nose is full of fresh hoppy fruit, sweet pineapple, orange rind, earthy pine, toffee, cotton candy. The palate follows with sweet sugary touches of fruit on the tongue... quickly gets really bitter almost burns on the finish. Cotton candy.

3.9
williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Cloudy amber orange. Head isn’t much, but it’s classic IPA appearance. The lacing is solid. Aroma is piney but also buttery, the caramel malts really offsets the bitterness nicely. It’s like an even smoother version of the original. The taste is crazy bitter; spicy and woody hops. The malts are earthy. Feels prickly, much more carbonated than I expected based on the look. It’s a very gritty IPA. Lots of intense flavors. I’ll be honest: Stone isn’t really inventing anything new here, but it’s another solid offering.


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