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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,855 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,855
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 178
Gots: 319 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
We first released this decidedly indelicate beer in 2012, as Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our belovedly bitter Stone Ruination IPA. Stone RuinTen IPA uses the same recklessly hoppy recipe as the 2012 release; only the name has changed, as we plan to unleash this belligerently delicious hop monster upon the public annually from now on. We packed a whopping five pounds of hops into each barrel, and cranked up the ABV to stand up to the hop onslaught. The results are glorious, and we know you'll rejoice in tasting this audacious gem of hoppy splendor once again. You're welcome.

(Beer added by: ehammond1 on 06-14-2012)
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Served from a bomber bottle into a wine glass.

A - Color is a brilliant gold-orange with excellent clarity. Head is pure white and a bit weak. The bubbles have an oily sheen. Strong lacing.

S - The aroma is mainly of hops: spicy, peppery, citrusy and piney. Some bready malt and sweet alcohol in the background. Very clean and fresh smelling.

T - Hops initially drown out all other sensations. Very strong bitterness, along with a big hit of citrus and spice hops flavors. It seems a bit harsh at first. Later in the palate some sweet biscuit-like malt comes in and even a bit of cotton candy sweetness. Then the bitterness rushes back and turns it into a mostly dry finish.

M - Medium to heavy body. Extreme hops burn along with some alcohol presence, although the 10.5% is not evident. Carbonation is a bit low.

O - This beer's flavors undergo amazing changes during a single sip. Great complexity. I like the way it seems to slide into a sweet malty place and then back into a burning, hops-driven dryness. Wow.

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A: I partly expected this to be a little more murky, but I was presented with a glass full of a pristine honey-tinted amber hue topped off by an impressive amount of off-white lacing that left obscene lacing down the glass, which is an expected trademark of stupidly hop-heavy ales. Not what I predicted, but lovely to say the least.

S: As expected, an overwhelming hop aroma that emits some complex fruitiness. Grapefruit leading the way with oranges, lemons, apricots, hints of peach, and pineapple partnering in. A light touch of grass or pine, and little to no malt.

T: Red grapefruit upfront, with some orange peel and fresh apricot. Underneath the juicy characteristics is a very Earthy profile: dank grass and pine that is pungent enough to scare off unworthy drinkers. Malts are understated, but present and add a faint candy-like sweetness. Alcohol? Where?

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O: Surprise, surprise, surprise... Stone has done it again. An absolutely magnificent beer. An ode to the glory of the hops and definitely not for the faint of heart. RuinTen is a beast that demands respect and earns it with relative ease in just a few sips. A mandatory must-try for hopheads. I'm dying to try this bottled, as well.

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 3,855 ratings.