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Published on Jul 27, 2012
This is a beer I was sure would never make it to my neck of the woods here in upstate NY. And if it did I figured it'd be old by that time. Thankfully my local beer store was able to get a whopping two cases of this so I picked up to bottles at $9 a piece. EVERYONE (except Ding) has been raving about this one. Would it live up to the hype?
Season 18, Episode 27
BREWERY'S DESCRIPTION: And as Stone Ruination IPA turns 10, we thought we'd make ourselves a nice little birthday present to celebrate. But what kind of selfish jerks would we be if we didn't share?! Behold, the Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA. (Clever name, eh? That's why us folks in the Marketing Dept. get the big bucks!) It's an amped-up version of Stone Ruination IPA, with a bit more malt to bring the abv up from 7.7% to 10.8%, and a very heavy dose of hops. "Classic" Ruination uses 2.5 pounds of hops per barrel--which is more than double the amount we use in any other of our core beers--but for Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA, we went double again, using an impressive 5 pounds of hops per barrel, including about a pound each of Citra and Centennial in the dry hop. (Hell. Yes.)