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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,257 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 3257
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
We first released this decidedly indelicate beer in 2012, as Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our belovedly bitter Stone Ruination IPA. Stone RuinTen IPA uses the same recklessly hoppy recipe as the 2012 release; only the name has changed, as we plan to unleash this belligerently delicious hop monster upon the public annually from now on. We packed a whopping five pounds of hops into each barrel, and cranked up the ABV to stand up to the hop onslaught. The results are glorious, and we know you'll rejoice in tasting this audacious gem of hoppy splendor once again. You're welcome.

(Beer added by: ehammond1 on 06-14-2012)
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ianmatth

New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Yellow-orange, pretty cloudy. I could care less about appearance, so unless it's really beautiful or really ugly, it will get the average of the other ratings. Who drinks a beer for appearance anyway?

S - Citrus, pine, some spice. Basically Stone IPA and a half.

T - Hops and alcohol. Citrusy, piney, spicey hops cut through, but due to the high ABV, the malt is heavier than Ruination, and while I feel the malt profile of Ruination is a little light, I get that alcohol flavor that I often detect in 10% ABV beers, and thus I think Ruination tastes a little better.

M - Alcohol and hops. I think the higher ABV makes it harder for the hops to cut through.

O - Stone Ruination is one of my favorite beers. This is similar, but I feel the high ABV slightly compromises the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2013 06:26:15 | More by ianmatth
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mhksuccess

California

3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Well i will review this years and say that it was not near as good as the year before
i had it on tap and it pour nice color and about 1/2 inch head
smell was nice
but the taste is something off from last year where it had a nice hop bite and
citrus after but this time seem more malty and not as pungent
the mouthfeel was good but still lack from last years and
overall this was a disappointment would not get again
just did not live up to what they put out last year

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2013 16:04:52 | More by mhksuccess
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waston

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into pint glass

A - Pours a dark amber color with a 2 finger creamy white head. Leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S - smells of caramel, citrus, and light pine

T - Starts sweet and with hints of caramel, shifting to bitter hop flavor. finishes bitter, with hints of the strong abv.

M - med body, med carbonation, leaving a slightly sticky feeling in the mouth.

D - Caramel and maltiness balance the hop character. Alcohol is hidden for how much there is Well balanced and easy drinking for such a big beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 01:03:32 | More by waston
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into some glassware , a golden dark yellow color with a 2 finger head and tons and tons of lacing that just sticks to the sides of the glass all the way through the drink

Wonderful smell , all hops and not picking up on any malt , picking up on some pine , citrus and earthy hop smells , really makes your mouth water

Very hop forward and then the booze kind of kicks in a little and the malty taste sneaks in towards the end of the drink. Very tasty

The mouth is just about right on this beer , not too thick no too thin and just enough carbonation

Overall another great beer from Stone , this is the one brewer that continues to impress me beer after beer

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 13:48:54 | More by ubenumber2
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TWHartman

Minnesota

3.46/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- light amber, good clarity, slightly off white head that has great retention, lots of lace

S- orange citrus, oily, malt sweetness, alcohol

T- citrus, touch too much of crystal malt, finishing with substantial resiny/oily hop bitterness and smooth alcohol warmth. I can no longer taste anything but the oily hop finish

M- Quite thick, full body, chewy

O- A nice experience, but too much alcohol and palate destruction to make this something I'll reach for again

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 02:39:30 | More by TWHartman
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woemad

Washington

4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $7.49. No bottled on or best by date, but the silkscreened gargoyle comes with a wreath bearing “2013” on it, so it’s obviously not too old.

Poured a hazy, orangey shade, with a big, beige head that took it’s time dropping in my oversized Sam Adams glass. Lots of lace.

Smells of citrusy hop goodness with a biscuity malt backbone.

Big, citrusy hop flavor, with a balancing bitterness that keeps it from tasting like boozy tropical fruit juice, unlike quite a few really big DIPAs. There’s a fairly large malt backbone to this beer, but it’s only there to provide balance to the huge amount of hops (5LBs per barrel, according to Stone), and doesn’t do much to call attention to itself. The huge amount of hop flavor really smacks the palate, so I’d advise anyone drinking this beer to do so after a meal, not with one, unless you’re not into tasting your food.

Big, resiny, sticky mouthfeel. You might have to go brush your teeth after drinking this if you don’t want to taste it for the rest of your day.

RuinTen is well named. This beer is a DIPA fan’s delight. Bad taste in your mouth? Then drink one of these bad boys (I can’t imagine more than one bomber per sitting), and it’ll be long gone. Not a session beer at all, but a great stand alone.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 21:57:56 | More by woemad
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jayhass

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Light copper rustic crystal clear hue with a white head that leaves lace all over the glass. Aroma - Caramel malt is quickly over taken by sweet orange peel, pine needles and some tropical fruit. Taste - Sweet caramel malt with pine, orange peel, with a big resin mouth feel. Strong bitterness on the back of the tongue to finish this palate killer.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 01:26:38 | More by jayhass
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TychoNDC

New York

4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 bottle poured into a stemmed tulip glass.

A. Gorgeous deep amber color, clear and effervescent. Leaves a receding white head with minimal lacing, belying the strong alcohol content.

S. Smells of pine needles, sap, grass, and lemon. The aroma is faint and the beer settles like I imagine a potion would.

T. Warm, astringent hops. This beer has a super malt backbone with caramel and maple flavors predominant.

M. Clear and effervescent, but the malts weight a bit on the tongue.

O. A wonderful monster of a DIPA. It's 10% but has a minimal alcohol presence. This is the beer I wish Devil Dancer was, and really has the character of a "triple" IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 02:04:47 | More by TychoNDC
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a clearish auburn brown body some decent head and lace. Very hoppy aroma, natch, get my piney citrus and grape feel as well as a sturdy malt backbone. Yes this is a hop bomb that tastes like it smells but I really liked this one because while dry and somewhat of a tastebud nuker, to be honest, I got a medium-bodied beer with good hops and some sweet fruit hop and sweet malt flavorings. The amount of sweetness and balanced packed into this beer is quite unexpected. A sweeter than most DIPA that can still pack a hop wallop is just fine with me and glad I tried this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 19:16:50 | More by clayrock81
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Dr_Bahmbay13

Michigan

4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first Stone !!! I can say I am very Impressed,
Serving was from A bomber Bottle

The appearance is a hazy/burnt orange amber color, that is lovely

The smell ,, where the hell do I start?! its a grapefruity hoppy explosion of a beer , I there was a beer created by divine intervention i would hope it would smell like this!! upon opening it rushed up my nose like a ghost that wanted to posses my soul!!

Taste, Well its not like the smell first off, very hop forward like a punch in the mouth during the hatebreed pit in 2003 at ozzfest, like now, Boom! a slight tinge of sweetness on the tip of my tongue during each sip, but then I get the aftertaste,of fruit , grapefruit, slight taste of tartness like from pineapple in the back of my throat.

Mouthfeel , dry , hopped to the front all the way to the back like the 6 Pantera mosh pits i have been in. very boozy ! not that you taste it but a little warming.

Overall , Amazing !!! complex flavor but a good double ipa , I'm a late Stoner, so this is a real treat for me . Between the smell , and this explosion on the mouth as the bottle reads a mosh pit of hops, is a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 02:02:30 | More by Dr_Bahmbay13
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brurevu

Texas

4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Ruin Ten poured a deep orange amber with plenty of off white head and hop aromas exploded out of the bottle. The taste grabbed my taste-buds with a full frontal assault of hops and took me for a ride through all the hop hues. There was pine followed by bitter grapefruit and citrus with floral and tropical fruit notes underneath that all end in a fresh resinous bite. The hops ride a subtle caramel tone that enhances the fruity undertones as it warms. This is a truly exceptional beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 17:45:38 | More by brurevu
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear orange glow and two fingers of white super tight sticky head. you can smell this ting from a mile away. Tons of grapefruit and pine. Lots of hop resin. Touch of alcohol and some sticky malts. Super thick body, syrupy almost.

Bright hop flavors throughout. Not as bitter as regular ruination, a lot more balance here from the high malt content. Lots of bitter citrus peel flavors throughout this beer. While the beer has more balance than ruination, there is still a lot of building bitterness. Pine and grapefruit, very classic west coast ipa flavors with lots of sticky sweetness beneath it all to balance. Finishes with a touch of alcohol heat. I think I prefer regular ruination. Definitely a palate ruiner and wont really go with most foods but it's good. Not as special as I thought it would be though. Malt adds a stickyness that takes away from the hops just a bit unlike something like a terrapin hopzilla.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 01:39:45 | More by jtierney89
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BucBasil

South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bomber into a very large snifter.

A: The beer is a dark and hazy amber/reddish orange colr. Head was off white and gained a substantial size. Settled to a thick foam after a few minutes with sticky lacing all down the sides of the glass.

S: Beautiful smell of fresh citurs and some berry and melon. Very crisp smelling. Citrus dominates. There is a light spice and honey in there as well. Awesome smelling beer.

T: Up front seems very balanced, with a big bready malt character to keep things honest. Seems drizzled with honey. Hops of course pack a wallop. Very dry but also somehow sappy with some peels in there to add a nice crisp character. Very sticky feeling but leaving a dry floral finish. Overall surprisingly balanced. The honey flavor is consistent throughout.

Overall: This isn't the straightforward hop bomb that I was expecting. there are nuances of sweetness and malt all throughout. There is definitely a hop punch, but with that much hop in the mix they have really compensated in the other direction as well.

Can be a bit cloying, but overall a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 04:16:14 | More by BucBasil
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle marked drink by 8/28/13. Sampled on August 11, 2013 so I made it by a couple weeks.

The color is a handsome looking medium amber-copper orange with a long lasting white head and plenty of lacing. I love the way it looks.

Now about that aroma - there is a full butterscotch and butter nose for certain that intermingles with the piney hops that are all over the place. Some tropical fruits to boot. Inviting.

The body is about medium with an astringency but still palpable.

The taste also has that buttery character with an imposing floral hop bitterness that lingers and leaves an impression at the finale. Quite a fascinating brew. I'm glad I got to try one before it faded into oblivion.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 01:37:17 | More by puboflyons
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Beautiful orange and gold color; solid almost two-finger creamy head with good retention and thick lacing. Nearly opaque.

S - Hops? Oh, yes; primarily citrus, perhaps a little bit of tropical. Nothing individually stands out. A relatively subdued aroma for a monster of a beer.

T - Super hoppy, but extremely well balanced. I think Stone learned a lot from the Enjoy By series, and this is a much more balanced and sweeter DIPA than its inspiration, Ruination. Citrus and tropical fruit, a mild sweetness, small amounts of grapefruit peel, and a substantial but very well-blended caramel malt, as well as a slight biscuit feel.

M - Superbly smooth, especially for a 10.8%. Scarily drinkable. Even medium feel, with a very pleasant oily hop cling. Only the slightest undesirable aftertaste.

O - I love this beer, much more than Ruination. I find it more balanced, sweeter, with a more enjoyable malt backbone. This was also the first IPA/DIPA I ever had (on tap, some while back) with that noticeable "cat pee" aroma; it wasn't present from this bottle, oddly enough.

Enjoy by 8/28, so not perfectly fresh, but certainly good enough.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 20:10:25 | More by Roguer
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RSJames

California

3.71/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. Looks beautiful, smells fantastic.

Unfortunately the taste doesn't hold up to the initial impression. Lots of citrus in the smell, but little in the taste. The pine taste hits you hard and lasts well after it's left the mouth. This is not a beer for the faint of heart or anyone that doesn't really, really love hops. It's good, but not as good as Enjoy By... When they say this is an aggressive, hoppy beer, believe them. If you're going to pair this with food - and it's not a beer best enjoyed by itself - it better be something bold with a good kick to it.

If you love smack-you-in-the-face hoppy, this is probably a great beer for you. If you prefer your aggressive hops delivered a bit more subtly, pass this one by.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 05:21:22 | More by RSJames
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raynmoon

California

3.56/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

bottled 7/08/13, so moderately fresh, kept room temperature at Hollingshed's in Santa Ana. LOVE that place.

a: beautiful autumn gold and a small tight head that lingers around and sticks to the glass, crystal clear. Small bubbles slowly making their way to the top of the glass.

s: smells just like my homebrewed pale ale and Port's mongo. You get tangerine, tangerine, tangerine. It's like a musty orange peel aroma, sweetness. No pine detected.

t: medium bitterness, alcohol heat, some tangerine. Bitterness and alcohol start to linger towards the end. meh.

mf: medium to heavy body, almost syrupy. Too heavy for the style, give it a month and it will be an American Barleywine.

overall: dissapoint and do not understand the hype, you can tell when an IPA is just past it's peak and seems to have more potential, but this one is just too heavy. I don't mind the heaviness, but it's "chewy" and syrupy and hot. Enjoy By is much better.

similar in taste: Ballast Point Dorado Double

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 05:56:45 | More by raynmoon
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icehawk

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bottle

Appearance: Really clean dark orange/amber with robust creamy lacing head

Aroma: Grapefruit, alchohol, dark malt

Taste: Slightly sweet, then transitioning into a alcohol hot bitterness

Palate: Slick, very lively mouthfeel. The light looking body is revealed to be much heavier, resulting in a coating mouthfeel. Alcohol like burn with the finish. Resin, pine, intense citrus.

Overall: Wow; this is a really impressive beer. It's not subtle in it's delivery which makes it much easier to discern the different elements. The lighter body makes it surprisingly drinkable, whereas the big malty mouthfeel and alcohol burn on the finish backs you down.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 18:11:28 | More by icehawk
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Smurf2055

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with three finger white head and nice retention.

Smell gushes with fresh hop flavor while pouring. Well balanced, juicy citrus, grapefruit and floral, without any of the malt sweetness usually found in an IIPA.

Taste is resinous hops, juicy grapefruit, peaches, and grassy/earthy notes as well. Coats the palate with hoppieness and just a spritz of alcohol.

Fantastic IPA!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 05:35:33 | More by Smurf2055
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. 2013 Edition. Pours a clear copper with a rigid and slightly off-white colored head. This leaves behind rich sudsy lacing that sticks. The aroma has a strong herbal and piney presence with some underlying zesty green citrus character. Bready malt is pronounced along the back and gives this some thickness in the nostrils. The herbal flavors get stronger as this warms. The taste is sweet (and a little boozy) with malt and warmth. Heady herbal flavors drive this but there are some more aggressive notes of resins and fresh bitterness that run down the middle of the tongue and really hang in the finish. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied with a slick creamy feel and a bit of crispness that pops in the mouth. That alcohol is strong here, even getting a little stinging in spots. I really wanted to like this more but it ultimately just got to be a little too medicinal feeling with its boozy sweetness and strong herbal character.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 21:20:55 | More by Kegatron
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KidKrafty

New York

4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz brown bottle in to a snifter. The beer is a hazed orange/copper color with a white head that settled to a ring leaving some trails of lacing. The aroma is tropical fruits and makes me want to drink it. The taste is pure tropical fruit from start to finish with just enough malt to keep my tongue from going numb. It is medium bodied with mild carbonation and represents the style quite well.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 22:30:09 | More by KidKrafty
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber, best by 8/28.

A: Glowing orange, with a finger of head that settles into a nice froth and leaves a ton of lacing. Gold in a glass.

S: Extremely potent. Mango, grapefruit, even a little pineapple and guava. Tropical fruit salad. Can smell it from miles away.

T: Begins gently tropical, then a huge wave of pine-dominated bitterness. Drinks smoother after 20 minutes, but still a bitter bomb, in a deeply satisfying way.

M: Very full, very soft. Texture works beautifully with tropical flavors.

O: Still not as blown away by this as I was last year's original batch, but as is clear from my numbers, this is still great.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 15:56:21 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, best by 9/12/13. Pours a bright yellow orange, with a beautiful one head, amazing retention and coats the glass with lace. Smell is huge pine, mango, tangerine, apricot, and grapefruit. Taste is all of that and punches you in the face with grapefruit in finish and lingers on the tongue. Body is large, plenty of life, a bit dry like its son, and very approachable for its heft. This isn't for everyone, but I love this beer! All self proclaimed hop head must try.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 15:55:29 | More by SawDog505
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, best by 9/5/13 poured into a tulip
A: Burnt orange with a two-finger head that quickly settles
S: Grapefruit with a big malt backbone & some tropical fruit
T: Tons of hops but not over the top or viscous like is all too common, then again this is Stone so they can definitely do it well. Some grapefruit, orange rind & tropical fruits fill in the edges. Very tasty
M: The alcohol is well hidden by all the hops. Fairly big mouthfeel, crisp
O: I enjoy Stone's full lineup & this is a great addition to the mix

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 01:01:39 | More by ONUMello
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.93/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22 Oz bomber --> Pilsner glass. This beer is one of my favorites along with Ruination so I had to review it on here.

A - Beer is crystal clear orange/amber color w/ 3 fingers of white head that sticks around forever, the lacing is very distinct white circles around the glass with the occasional thin branching artery from circle to circle. Beautiful.

S - Wow. Grapefruit, orange/lemon/lime zest, pineapple, a little bit of garlic but in a good way. Piney hops all around.

T - Super piney hops with slight hints of garlic. Huge grapefruit, citrus zest, pineapple, lots of bitterness. It's a step up from Stone Ruination, which I didn't know was possible.

M - Light-medium mouthfeel. Bitter aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden. Nice bite from the hops though.

O - One hell of an amazing beer. Now I'm going to have to buy a 4 pack of Ruination to make sure I compare to this tomorrow. I like the bottle too, the saying "a stage dive into a mosh pit of hops" isn't kidding. Really need to break out some old Coheed or Bad Religion to go with this beer.

Best drank while listening too:
1. Coheed and Cambria: Time Consumer
2. Bad Religion: Los Angeles is Burning
3. NoFX: 72 Hookers

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 00:42:41 | More by ISmith87
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