I really enjoy Stone’s IPAs so when I heard about Ruination 10th Anniversary release I made sure to contact my local beer stores to have some bottles set aside. Ended up getting 2 from The Vault in Lewiston. As usual Stone has some very nice artwork on the bottle.
The beer pours a nice orange with bright white head and it leaves tons of lacing on the glass. Aroma is all kinds of hops; resin, tropical and grapefruit standout and a bit of alcohol. Taste is pure Stone with big hops, maybe a bit more syrupy than other Stone brews but still a straight up hop bomb with a fair amount of alcohol burn. No point in drinking anything with flavor after having this beer as you will not taste it.
Pros: Huge hop flavor
Alcohol Content: 10.8% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 110
Brewers Website: Stone
Brewers Description: Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA was created as an homage to the almighty hop. As the celebrated Stone Ruination IPA approached its 10th birthday this June, we knew we had to do something special, so we cranked it up from 7.7% to 10.8% and used twice as much hops–a whopping 5 pounds per barrel, including a pound each of Citra and Centennial in the dry hop. The results were GLORIOUS, but don’t take our word for it. The only people more bitter than those who don’t get any… will be those who do.
Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary