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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,256 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3256
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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inandon

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

So I decide to compare a regular ruination to the ten year anniversary.

Let's start with the pour.
Original is a warm amber orange in color beer. The ten is much dark orange and even foggier.
Like comparing apple juice to a cider. Later on I noticed that the regular ruination kept a head longer then the 10th anniversary.

Smell
Both have a very distinct grapefruit and herbal aroma
The ten yr has a lot more citrus. Like lemon and orange.

Taste
Original is very bitter and sharp with a clean finish.
The ten yr is not as bitter. Dont get me wrong, it is still bitter but it seems to have flavors similar to an oaked ale with the citrusNess of ruination.

Overall
If you enjoy the regular ruination then I feel that you will like this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 02:32:11 | More by inandon
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

from 22 oz bomber

A-pours a hazy glowing orange color with fluffy white head nice lacing looks fresh
S-was pne and citrus hops with a sweet soapy grassy smell
T- very hops forward with loads of resinous pine hops followed by more tropical infused hops,sweet malt and lemon grass
M- dry with crisp hops ABV so well hidden you can drink the whole bomber fast really nice hp presence
O- delicious wish this was the regular ruination would love to see this one in 4-paks

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 14:44:46 | More by gatornation
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dfillius

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy amber-gold liquid. 1 finger fo head with good retention. Ring and fuzz of head left throughout. Nearly ideal.
S: Tropical fruit, man candy. Pineapple, mango, some pine. A tad one-dimensional.
T: Hop bite with some sweetness thrown in. All hops after a while. Pine, fir needle, savory dankness. For the hopheads out there! Almost like Hog Heaven (from what I remember) but less thick.
M: Chewy, devastatingly bitter. Definitely a palate wrecker. Dry finish with no heat at all! At 10.8% ABV, that is amazing.
O: I am glad to have the full bomber. I will buy again. Stone IPAs - I love 'em! Worth every penny. Note, when I did have a second one 3 weeks later, the hops had degraded a bit and it was hotter and not as enjoyable. Pliny effect.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 21:31:31 | More by dfillius
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djjacobsen

California

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

excited to score a bottle of this one. It goes very heavy of the hops, of course, Citra and Centennial dominate the nose along with citrus and very, very light pine. The taste was fairly frustrating as the nose gets overpowered by the 10.8 ABV. Definately better than standard ruination, but fails to have that wow factor that we search for in the ultimate beer. enjoyable for a hop-head but this will faintly be remembered for nothing more than an over-the-top anniversary release.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 23:01:36 | More by djjacobsen
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dheacck11

Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a deep, rich amber orange with some golden glow. Scant white head with moderate lacing.

Nose is big and lovely. Hints of orange, grapefruit, hibiscus, papaya, guava. Really delightful.

Taste is grapefruit, massive grapefruit up front, followed by a massive blast of bitter, sticky hoppiness. Acid from the grapefruit lingers and melds nicely with the hops.

Feel is right on medium. No real thick coating sensation many DIPAs provide. Too bad, was hoping for a bit more body.

Great brew, glad I got to pick it up on its limited run. Balanced really nicely and shows off the hop character substantially. Definitely feel the alcohol though. This is potent. Personally like the Enjoy By series a bit better from what I have had for my personal tastes, but this is a wonderful beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 23:05:29 | More by dheacck11
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santomark

California

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Dark amber color, dark golden, very reminiscent of a setting sunset.

Smell - HOPS, HOPS, and HOPS! Fruity, a touch of spice

Taste - Pleasantly hoppy, fruity, biscuit, and a spice finish

Mouthful - Medium semi heavy body, with a great lasting finish. I can taste it in between sittings.

Overall - Very good IPA, everything combined makes for a great beer. Like other reviews state, I can't get paste one of these without feeling full; however, the overall characteristics of the beer definitely allow you to enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 02:14:05 | More by santomark
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent amber with 2 fingers of beige head. Decent lacing & head retention

S: Grapefruit & grapefruit pith, plus boozeyness

T: Grapefruit pineyness, woodiness, dryness & a touch of caramel up front. Some breadyness, much pineyness, & a boatload of grapefruit, plus a truckload of pineapple, plus orange peel as this warms. Finishes piney, mucho grapefruitty & cakey

MF: Big bodied, slightly carbonated, sticky, warming, great balance

Great DIPA, would love to see this more often, a hophead's delight; drinks fantastic for being such a massive & flavorful beer

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 23:05:03 | More by russpowell
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timmylange

New Jersey

4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very excited about this beer. I've heard nothing but great things! Here we go:

A: a breath-taking copper color with a thick foamy head; steady stream of carbonation emitting from the bottom of the glass

S: strong, resiny smell; almost like sweat

T: light feel, yet full-bodied taste, like I'm chewing hops; slight carbonation; aftertaste comes out of no where starting at the back of the throat and heading out the mouth; almost on the verge of too much dry hop character

M: super crisp; resiny; over-powering on the tastebuds

O: Delicious! Absolutely delicious! This is by far my favorite IPA (sorry Sixpoint Resin). This is a perfect example of the style: ridiculously full of hop character (you can taste every bit of the 5 lbs), strong alcoholic profile. There is only one thing I find wrong with this beer: I can't drink anything else after it; my taste buds are bombed. Too bad, I was going to rate another beer. TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 01:55:34 | More by timmylange
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: amber-golden clear with good head, and significant lacing
S: bread, honey, little apricot and clove maybe
T/M: sweet malt front with a little taste of birch beer, little carbonated. A dry woody sensation starts to pull on the tongue, as the flavor mellows with some light raisin/prune notes. The bitterness comes in at the end a little grassy dryness on the sides if the tongue (that lightly lingers), with grapefruit hints on the top of the tongue.
O: the initial drinks when the beer was cold were a little more pronounced and "harsher". I took a while drinking it, and as it warmed a little, the fruit flavors became a little more distinct.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 02:24:14 | More by cjgiant
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On draft at The Top in Gainesville. Tapped today! (Also have had bottled, and enjoyed the bottle more--final score is for the bottle version). Pours copper golden and clear with a small white head. Massive grapefruit aroma with huge floral aromatics. Big slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation (on the low side for an IPA). Flavor of pine hops, very fresh. Some grapefruit and definite floral hop flavor. A bit of malt backbone here, but highlights the bitter as a Ruin(beer) should. Missed out on this last year and glad they brought it back. More flavor than regular ruination, but playing second fiddle to Enjoy By. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 19:19:13 | More by BMMillsy
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a duvel glass.

A: pours a nice clean slightly burnt amber witha finger of white head that dissapates nicley, beautiful lacing.

S: this smells delicious, soon much delicious hop aroma, tons of tropical fruit and citrus, a nice amount of resinous pine here too, this smells delicious!!!

T: taste does not dissapoint! Just like the nose, this is loaded with delicious hop flavor held together nicley with just a touch of caramel sweetness. Very well balanced, beautiful blend of hops, utterly delicious.

M: medium bodied with medium carbonation, nice creamyness with a bitter finish, mouthfeel is spot on for this brew, dangerously drinkable for the high abv, no alcohol really present. Nice.

O: yet another great brew from stone, these guys do not dissapoint, I hope they keep making this brew, because I love it !

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 23:26:03 | More by PeterIngemi
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Mora2000

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma has a ton of grapefruit, with some pine and orange notes thrown in. There is also a hint of biscuit malt and some alcohol. The flavor is also full of hops and features a ton of bitterness. The grapefruit notes really stand out, as does some resinous pine. The alcohol is also quite strong in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A great Double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 03:41:59 | More by Mora2000
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Kevlee722

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a glowing orange with a lovely, foamy off-white head. About a dinner width that disappears about halfway through leaving nice rings of lace. Smells of citrus, pine and some malt. Hops lead the way in the nose, no surprise. Taste is grapefruit, more citrus, orange peel and floral hops. Plenty of malt to balance out the bite from the hops. Medium-full body, playful carbonation, a bit sticky and syrupy but still above average. A great DIPA from Stone. Expected let's balance from a high octane Ruination, but far exceeds expectations of the style. Will definitely get more if available.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 04:59:38 | More by Kevlee722
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BeerNutz324

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into an oversized wine glass and split with the wifey...cause I love her that much.

Ap- pours a nice amber color that just looks sticky. Has a white head with decent retention. Beer is prettty clear.

Ar- Wholly Molly. Tons of citrus and pine notes. Thick in the malt department too. Plus I smell alcohol.

T- Starts out with a lot more biscuity type malts than I expected. Then kicks in Grapefruit, orange peel, mango. Has some honey flavor too. A big ol hop wallop at the end. But I was expecting more at this ABV. Almost seems to have less than the "normal" ruination.

M- Sticky with a medium body and has perfect carbonation for the style. After the swallow the alcohol warms the mouth pretty nicely. '

O- Glad I tried this one as it won't be around that much. Really damn good beer. Another success from Stone. Probably wouldn't buy it again at this price but I am glad I tasted beer history.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 03:05:12 | More by BeerNutz324
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yes! This finally arrived here in Northern KY. Poured (eagerly) from a bomber into a New Belgium snifter. The pour is a fairly clear orange amber with a nice head and decent lacing. The nose is potent. Big fresh floral and pine aromas bully their way up your sinuses. I'm almost afraid to drink this, but like any brave BA I'm willing to face my fears. Cheers!

(glug glug)

Woah! This is one hoppy fargin beer! Huge, and I mean HUGE, pine and citrus flavors blow the lid off your palate right from the get-go. There is a lot of flavor here. I get honey, lemon, pine, grapefruit, and even green tea (?!). The malt is ever-present and balances it all out (barely). The finish is dry and leaves your mouth almost sticky with hop resin. Mouthfeel is firm, slick, and a bit creamy.

This beer is not for the faint of heart (or weak of palate). If you don't like hoppy beers or if you're new to craft, please leave this one be. Don't try it, because either you'll hate it and write some crappy review which drags down its score, or you'll love it and there will be that much less for the rest of us to enjoy. This isn't a hop bomb. It's a nuclear missile of hops.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 01:31:00 | More by deadonhisfeet
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scottfrie

California

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into Gulden Draak tulip. Can I just say that Stone has the best bottle artwork ever.

A: Pours a deep amber with a huge, billowing, vanilla colored head that took forever to fade
S: Sticky and juicy notes of citrus hops blow my nose away. Grapefuit and tangerines dominate, but there is something more exotic in there as well. Citrusy and floral all-around with a touch of hemp and alcohol vapor.
T: More crushing hops. Again, citrus dominates with huge notes of bitter grapefruit pith, but the finish sweetens up into tropical fruit nectars and floral essences. Hemp and/or herbal hops are leafy and noticeable to a lesser degree. This is one bold and intense beer though. The double digit alcohol is mostly masked, but a warming sensation is present in the aftertaste. The finish is leafy and bitter, and the aftertaste is bitter and lingering. Definitely a bitter hop lovers beer.
M: Medium-full body, greasy, slick and chewy mouthfeel with low carbonation. Like I said, there is just a touch of harsh alcohol mixed in with the crushing bitterness.
O: Just as crushingly bitter as I’d expect from a limited Stone release. As far as DIPAs go, this one is up there. It’s no Younger, it’s no Topper, but this is definitely one of the best Stone has to offer.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 22:48:11 | More by scottfrie
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Billolick

New York

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber from DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY. get em quick before they are gone! Freshness dating 8-23-12 ! (2 months from bottling date?)

Enjoy Fresh-I think I will

Pours lightly chill hazed bronzed amber, rocky for a spell light tan head, then a tiny bubble film and nice high sheeting and webs of lacing left behind.

Hopped up nose (suprise) with hop resins, lime and tropical fruits.

Large and lovely. Waves of resiny hops, joined with tropical fruit, some slight alcohol heat/gin note/limes. Coating and super flavorful finish.

DIPA to die for. Big, bold, smooth and brash. San Diego style at its finest. Wish I could afford a case! Seek out immediatly-this one will not be around for long...pitty

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 23:06:26 | More by Billolick
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice looking, orange/tan and clear, nice lasting head and great lace.

Aroma is just amazing. You can smell the oily hops rising off the head. Monster pine and grapefruit. Fruity citrus notes.

Taste is an amazing hop bomb from the ninth layer of light beer hell! This is what BMC drinkers have to consume when the devil wins their soul in a poker game! Great big hop cones blast your taste buds with amazing flavors of citrus (grapefruit, oranges, tangerines), pine, pine resin, a lovely sweetness, and a great malty base.

Well carbonated with a pretty rich, full mouthfeel. Not dry at all, finishes pretty sweet for a double IPA. Lingering sweetness and bitterness.

I've read the reviews and I don't really concur that there's a noticeable alcohol presence. I don't detect it, I think it's pretty damn smooth stuff considering the ABV.

In a word - Stone. That's all that really needs to be said.

Congratulation on ten years of one of the best IPAs, and best breweries on the planet!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 20:33:27 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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dirtylou

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle

appearance: silk-screen bottle - busy as usual. served in my great lakes chalice - bright orange-amber body, light beige ring.

smell: hoppy? fresh aromatic citrus, green hops, boozy caramel malt

taste: ruination is a pretty solid beer, but this amplified version is great - a terrific hop bite with a nice bitter finish. ruby red grapefruit, blood orange and sugar, pineapple, lemon rind. The recent sub-trend in the IPA world is alarming - when will the IBU's end? well, in this case, it works.

mouthfeel: strong, bitter, but amazingly having some hint of balance

overall: great stuff

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 23:06:35 | More by dirtylou
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: slightly hazy, rich honey colored. Decent size fluffy head on the pour. Recedes pretty quickly.
Smell: very nice. Razor sharp hoppiness and sweet malty backbone. Nothing else to say, but well done indeed.
Taste: The Taste delivers all the goodness the nose promises. Not complicated, just damn good.
Overall: that tongue in cheek Stone swagger tells it true, "a liquid poem to the glory of the hop".

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 00:44:16 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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willjschmidt

California

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary glass.

A: Pours a dark orangish gold. Thin 1/4" head.

S: Excellent aroma, tons of hops in the nose. Lots of citrus, a hint of pine.

T: Excellent DIPA. Great balance between tons of citrusy and slightly piny hops with a solid pale malt base. Slightly sweet with a very bitter aftertaste. This one delivers on the promise to overwhelm with hoppiness.

M: Full bodied, slightly viscous, a bit under moderate on the carbonation level.

O: An excellent tweak to the always outstanding ruination.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 03:39:04 | More by willjschmidt
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GameFreac

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle.

Appearance: Pours a dark reddish golden orange color with a finger of a bubbly white head.

Smell: Smells of dank hops, fresh oranges, pine, a hint of tropical fruits and grapefruit. A tad of a malt backbone but mostly hops and the IPA smell you should expect.

Taste - Taste is WOW. HOPS. Jesus Christ. This thing surprised me and made me step back for a second. Hop bomb central. If you like hops, this is the beer for you. Wow.

Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is good for the style. I don't taste the alcohol at all. Great for a 10.8% beer.

Overall: Overall, super hoppy beer. One of the hoppiest beers I've ever had. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 05:43:53 | More by GameFreac
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ngeunit1

California

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a very hazy golden orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is full of grapefruit, peach, tropical, and citrus hops with some pine hops, caramel malts, and a bit of biscuit.

T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, apricot, tropical and citrus hops with lots of bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, lots of resiny pine hop and more bitterness comes through with a bit of biscuity malt. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and pine hops with a good amount of bitterness and a bit of sweet caramel malts.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really nice strong hop profile with tons of bitterness. Very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 04:47:03 | More by ngeunit1
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TheSixthRing

California

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours cloudy with a golden honey color. Head is 2 fingers thick with good retention, resulting in a nice, sticky lacing.

Smell - Big, fresh citrus aromas; orange with hints of grapefruit and tropical notes. A touch sour on the nose.

Taste - Starts with big citrus hoppiness; grapefruit and bitter orange peel with notes of tropical fruit, mostly pineapple. Malts are scaled back, but do well to preserve a bit of balance to the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full-bodied. Decently carbonated. Really smooth and drinkable.

Overall - Really fresh hop citrus flavors captured here. Not nearly as malty as it's namesake counterparts. Does well to hide the 10.8%. My favorite incarnation of Ruination thus far.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 02:00:11 | More by TheSixthRing
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle served in a tulip glass.

L - lightly hazed copper color with a off-white head that thinned to a ring leaving rings and waves of lacing.

S - citrus fruits squeezed over pine cones.

T - hops attack from the start right up until the dry, bitter finish.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation giving it a smooth feel or maybe my tongue is numb from the hops(?).

O - right up there with the top beers in this style, too bad it's a one time thing.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 01:29:00 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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