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Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary IPA brewed by Stone Brewing
Stone Ruination 10th Anniversay IPA brewed by Stone Brewing - Escondido, CA
Stone Ruination IPA, the first full-time brewed and bottled Double IPA on
the planet, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this June. And what better
way to celebrate a glorious decade of hoppy decadence than with even more
hops? Beginning June 11th, Stone Brewing Co. will unleash the brand new,
lupulin-loaded Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA. "We took the
unapologetically hoppy Stone Ruination IPA—so named for its ruinous effect
on the palate—and hopped it to high hell," explains Stone CEO & Co-Founder
"We actually amped up everything," continues Brewmaster Mitch Steele. "We added
more malt to bring the abv up to 10.8%, and the amount of hops we used almost
defies reason," he jokes. "Stone Ruination IPA already uses 2.5 pounds of hops
per barrel, which is more than double the amount we use in any other core beer.
For this anniversary version, we went double again, and used a most impressive 5
pounds of hops per barrel!"
Tasting notes by Brewmaster Mitch Steele
Appearance: Deep gold with an off-white creamy head of foam.
Aroma: Intense, dank and fruity hop notes. Lemon oil infused with nectarine,
pineapple and tropical fruit, with hints of mint and spice.
Taste: An abundance of tropical fruity hop flavors upfront, and carrying
throughout the palate. A pleasant maltiness balances the hops about mid-palate.
Finishes with a long, lingering clean bitterness.
Palate: Full bodied but dry, with an alcohol fullness and sweetness. Very
Overall: In our Brewers' Tasting Panel, we all get excited every time we sample
one of our new beers for the first time. When we absolutely nail a beer, and get
exactly what we were hoping for on the first swing, we call it a homerun. This
morning's (hey, we're professionals!) taste panel was definitely a homerun. Or,
as Brewing Supervisor Mike Richmond commented, "this one has got the love." We
brewed this beer using the same ingredients as in our classic Stone Ruination
IPA, but bumped up the malt to achieve its elevated 10.8% abv. And of course we
jacked up the hops as well. Not just in the boil, but we doubled the dry-hop
amount, using a 50/50 blend of Centennial and Citra. The combination is, dare I
Stone Brewing Timeline:
• Stone Brewing Co. was founded in 1996 by Greg Koch and Steve
Wagner in San Marcos, CA. (In the spot where our friends at Port
Brewing Company/The Lost Abbey now call home!)
• First keg of Stone Pale Ale sold on July 26, 1996 to Vince
Marsaglia of Pizza Port fame
• Arrogant Bastard Ale unleashed upon the world November 1, 1997
• Moved to our current facility in Escondido, CA, in December 2005
• Opened the adjacent Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in
• Named "All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth" by BeerAdvocate
magazine in 2008…AND 2009! "The most popular and highest rated
brewery – ever!"
• In December 2009, we published a formal Request For Proposal to
evaluate potential sites for a brewhouse in Europe. We have narrowed
the field from 79 different submitted locations (from nine different
countries!) down to two—Berlin and Bruges—and hope to reach a final
• In May 2011, we unveiled huge local expansion plans, including
Stone Company Store – South Park, Stone Farms, Stone Catering, Stone
Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station (Spring 2012), and
Stone Hotel (Early 2013)