SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Pours mostly clear sunset orange with a medium white head. Smells of citrus, flowers, and a touch of mango. Taste is strongly bitter, citrus, and some sweet mango. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary IPA finishes with a woody dryness after a touch of bitterness. SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Stone improved on my favorite beer by creating my new favorite beer! Hops, hops and more hops from the pour all the way to the last drop. God shall work hard to improve over this great work. Thanks God and Stone! EvanFriend (595) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Disclaimer: Stone Ruination is probably my favorite beer overall. That being said, this is just as good. Heavy, heavy grass and resin hops over a somewhat faint, sweet malt background. The alcohol is noticable but by no means overwhelming. This beer definitely lives up to the Stone Ruination name, I’m impressed. Kjb135 (20) - - AUG 2, 2012
Aroma is amazing hoppy and honey with some malts but not as heavy as i thought it would be. Appearance is amber honey with some deep orange notes. Taste is bitter hops and then slammed with citrus orange and light lemon, somewhere in between u get honey. Im unsure where though. Palate is smooth and carbonated with some tingling on the tongue haha. Some oaky notes with more downn the gullet. Purely and simply superb beyond a measure on this app, more than worth the 13 i payed for a pint and a third. Got the last bottle and purely exstatic. PintMate (2) - Plymouth, USA - AUG 3, 2012 does not count
Bigger is sometimes better. Enjoyed spending some time with this beer. Everything I like about Ruination but amplified.
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SilentGlory (8) - - JAN 12, 2013 does not count
Best Ruination ever brewed by Stone! 5lbs hops per barrel AND double dry-hopped with two different hop varieties at 1lb per barrel each.. Beautiful brew!
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Wow! If you like a strong, bitter Double/Imperial IPA, this is it. They may actually create a new class for this one. Triple IPA? A Hop Lovers Dream!!!
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best hoppiest IPA I EVER HAD I GIVE IT 10 STARS!!!!!!
JFParnell (70) - Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2015 Hands down the best imperial IPA that I have come acrossed. This is the true definition of a great tasting beer to me. Not bitter at all, and great tasting. My new favorite Imperial IPA.
Update: Now my second favorite, right behind Omegatex from Fort George. Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Solid gold with a thick, tight bubbled head. Aroma is thick with bright lemon, lime, and sugary grapefruit over fresh pine needles and flowery hops. A slight cookie sweetness is present, but it's mostly astringently hoppy with a whiff of alcohol. Seriously hop-forward flavor backed by a pale malt sweetness. Grapefruit, pine resin bitterness, pineapple, tangerine, and melon. Oooo tasty...and not too sweet at all, which I didn't expect. Aggressive, crisp, and surprisingly not too strong feeling either. I mean, it feels "big," but I enjoy it, and I should know to trust Stone with hoppy beers after years of proof. I remember drinking Ruination for the first time, now it almost seems tame in relation to what DIPAs have evolved to be, but this sort of brings back that "holy shit that's hoppy" feeling.
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