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RATINGS: 1222   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Copper colored with a small off white head. A bit too dark for my liking. Big hop profile. Lots of melon, too much pine, a bit too bitter as well. It wants to be a big juicy hop bomb, but falls just short with the aspirin like bitterness. Reminds me of what I remember hopslam being 5 years ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Dark yellow/orange with a decent head. The aroma is intense deep grapefruit, pine, slightly vegetal hops with some very ripe tropical fruit to round it out. The flavor is sweet boozy with intense bitterness throughout overpowering most of the notes mentioned. Feel is sticky, boozy and bitter drying and mouthwatering. As promised, a pure hop bomb done like few others can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Light copper pour with a thick head that dissipates quickly. Caramel first and then pine, grapefruit, berry, flowers, mocha and spice. Not overwhelming on the nose. Smooth, full body with nice carbonation. Nice balance of pine-like bitterness and sweetness. Not overwhelming because of the well balanced aroma and taste, but powerful. Very nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illidurit (2286) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
On tap at the RateBeer Gallery event in SF. Pours coppery orange with a light tan head. Aroma is piney and grapefruity, lightly sweet, with pervasive garlic. Dense malt flavors with caramel and molasses, strong pine and unripe grapefruits and oranges, clearly quite strong with a slight boozy sharpness. Not impressed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gravit8 (12) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2013
22oz Bottle 2013 edition; Nice clear, clean amber color with a light lacing that persists. Piney, almost woody nose, reminds me of Two Hearted on first scent. Very light on first splash of the tongue, with deeper flavors evolving on the palate as it settles, hop bitterness filling the top of the mouth with a crisp snap mixed with the slight feel of alcohol. The strong underlying malt rounds everything out with a slightly sweet, if off finish that lets you know that hops were the focus of this brew. Stone keeps refining the hop monster style with this one. Not their best west coast IPA overall (see: drink by series) but a nice companion to Ruination.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (2052) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle after missing out on this last year. Big fresh pine aroma, complemented by some citrus and backed up by caramel. Amber in color, head is white and dense but dissipates quickly. Taste is big and bitter but with ample sweetness underneath. Full body, slick, thick texture, average carbonation. Lingering bitter finish, noticeable alcohol. Overall: Nice big double IPA, full of bitterness and booze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Pours amber with a white head. Good hop aroma. Grapefruit, citrus, pine, dank hops. Hop bomb! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
robjohns71 (15) - PLEASANT HILL, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
best hoppiest IPA I EVER HAD I GIVE IT 10 STARS!!!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle at the parentals with my Dad. Pour is clear golden-orange with a huge cream-colored head and great lacing. Sweet grapefruity, orange peel, slightly weedy, grassy, citrusy, lightly caramelly, and resinous aroma. Taste is sweet candied fruits, orange peel, grapefruit, citrus, weedy, caramel, bready, and grassy with a huge bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Damn tasty DIPA and the alcohol is not noticeable, at all. Definitely a hopheads dream.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1992) - California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
22oz bottle of 2013 vintage. Pours an amber color with out much head. Lots of hop aroma and flavors. Alcohol is slightly noticeable which I don't remember being there in last years release.

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