The Stone Brewing Co. beer that lays stake to being the first full-time brewed double IPA is turning 10 years old and in its honor Stone is releasing Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA with … yep, you guessed it, more hops! More hops, more malt, more alcohol, it’s bigger in every way imaginable. I recently sampled it at the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival and it’s pretty darn good.
According to Stone, 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 Greg Koch.
“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!”
Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA
- Stats: 10.8% abv, 110 IBUs
- Availability: Limited 22oz bottles & draft. One-time release, beginning June 11th
- Malt bill: Pale Malt, Crystal 15
- Hops bill: Columbus and Centennial. Dry hopped with Citra and Centennial.
- Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA