Review: Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary

Are you a hophead?

Do you find yourself searching for the hoppiest, palate challenging IPAs around? Well, if you it’s hops you want, the Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary might be just what you’re looking for. The good folks at Stone have been putting Ruination out for a decade now, and to celebrate the 10th anniversary, they really upped the anti.

According to the brewery, they used 5 pounds of hops per barrel, including about a pound each of Citra and Centennial in the dry hop. That’s double what’s in the regular Ruination, which has some kick itself. I know, I love Citra and Centennial hops, so when I saw that I sought out a bottle.

It’s as advertised too, with a citrus nose and piney tongue buckling bitterness that will make the most dedicated hophead take notice. It has a bit of a boozy flavor as well, clocking in at 10.8%, but it’s just subtle enough to keep you sipping. Not to mention the bottle was a mere $8.99!

And actually, as I write this halfway through the bomber, my palate does feel wrecked. But as a hophead, I’m loving every minute of it.

Yep, this is fantastic, make more Stone! Please!

Have you tried the Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary yet?

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