Per the Press Release:
New beer celebrates Stone Ruination IPA turning the big 1-0
(Escondido, CA | June 5, 2012) — 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 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!”
Mmmmmm, IPAs. MMMMMMMM Messing with my palate. Cannot wait.