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RATINGS: 1218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
Pretty amazing. Pours great dark amber colour with slight head. Holds in a pine / spruce hoppy aroma very well. Taste is strong bitter and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Draft at Coles, Buffalo. Copper orange pour, light head. Piney hops, resiny, grapefruit, peach, mango notes in the aroma. BIG sticky hop presense. Big bitterness in flavor. Mainly grapefuit & pine. Explosive citrusy fruity & piney hops. Wow

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtlasley (39) - Anna, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
A deep amber pours from the bottle and trails off into lighter golds and amber once in the glass. A half finger head is white with large soapy bubbles that dissipate very quickly. Lacing is thick with a slight alcoholic "leg" to this beer. Sweet, sweet crystal malt on top lingering with biscuit and caramel. This is followed quickly by floral scents. Lots of stickiness to the scent. The floral aromas are followed by a bright grass scent that trails off. Holy Shit! Bright burning, resinous hops up front but balanced so well by the malt bill that this is just too drinkable! Flashes of orange, lemon and lime appear on the tongue but theyre carried so well by caramel and sweet biscuit that the burning almost never happened. It begs for another drink! Slightly chewy in the mouth but the burning hops take away from this and clear it out extremely fast. One of the lighter DIPAs that Ive had (surprisingly). Amazing. This beer is mind blowingly good and if I could buy this year round, I would. Never been a huge Stone fan but after this, I am a convert!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (7239) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 25, 2012
On tap at Coles
Aroma cotton candy sugars, plenty heavy dose of hops, some citrus with balancing darker tannin black tea. 7+
Appearance neat, cloudy amber, large foamy creamy top. Rings of lace. 4+
Flavor and Palate : Yum. Plenty of hop but with refined lighter profile. Sweetness of sugars balance things up. Very mature set up. Definitely hoppy yet with good approachable softness. Has a sweet tooth. Perfect for Halloween.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (3375) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Very nice DIPA by Stone. Generally im not a huge fan of Stones IPAs as I think they are assertively bitter but lacking hop flavor/aroma. This beer however has immense hop aroma and flavor with tons of citrus, and a dank grassyness. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2012
poured a cloudy amber with a off white head that left some good lacing. aroma, malt and hops right after the cap came off and poured into my glass, agave syrup, sanders caramel (for you Mich. people), grapefruit, orange zest light fruits, alcohol. flavor sweet, malts, hops, pine, floral. has nice bitter finish. Good Beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Sample pour, medium amber with little to no head. Nose is intense, heavil hopped, citrus, grapefruit, simcoe, amazing!! Flavor doesnt let down either, heavily hopped as well, fruity, citrus, faint malt, bitter and grapefruit. Light-medium body and healthy all over. Amazing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (5237) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2012
Huge thanks to Luttonm who let us try it! Poured a slightly hazy dark amber body with a white head. Slightly fishy malty taste, strong hopiness, herbal, yeastiness. Full malty taste, soapy notes of agrumes, slightly sticky. The notes on this one are completely jumbled yet I retain a vivid memory of the taste itself. Strong bitter finish. Now, this is undoubtedly a very, VERY respectable beer, and I can appreciate extremes, but this kind of maltiness on this kind of hopiness just didnt do it for me. Damn glad to have tried it though!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2013 Ive been meaning to re-try the new batch by any means necessary - ChurchKey to the rescue! 4 oz. served into a snifter. From notes. A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a one finger white shade thats creamy and well-retaining for the style. S: The hops here are ridiculous. Pine, mango, grapefruit, apricot, passion fruit, the works; I am bowled the fuck over. The notable hint of booze is the only thing keeping this from receiving a 5. T: First things first, its not balanced, complex, or refined in any manner, its just tropical fruits, bitterness, and booze. Incidentally, the descriptor Id use for this is "tropical fruit, bitter, and boozy heaven". Intense fruitiness opens this one up, gradually giving way to a slightly alcoholic finish. Its actually not as moronically bitter as I feared, thankfully. All I know is that I love it. M: This doesnt have the syrupy bulk of a 10.8% TIPA, so the hops are doing their job of cleansing the finish properly. Before that happens, it is pretty creamy and thick, with a mild hit of finishing booze. Very drinkable for what it is. O: This is about a billion times better than Enjoy By in my opinion, and is easily Stones best product right now. Actually, its one of the finest DIPAs (make that TIPAs) Ive ever had. Now time for me to hunt down bottles!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Finally! Tap at Fischmanns in Chicago, served in a frosted plastic cup. Yeah, I know. From the moment it was placed in front of me I could tell this was going to be big. Strong citrus hop aroma from a foot away. Upon closer olfaction, lots of peach, mango, and dried apricot appear. Excellent lacing of the shitty plastic cup. A classic. Peach nectar, pink grapefruit, and pine resin flavored fill the mouth. Malty but very drinkable. A little alcohol heat rests on the gumline. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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