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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
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world-class

4,013 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,013
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 186
Gots: 377 | FT: 6
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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JamesMN

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4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Dark orange/copper. Off-white head. Semi-translucent. Looks very appetizing.

Aroma: Grapefruit up front. Nice hop presence and some underlying malts. Nothing overpowering.

Taste: Fantastic. Solid bitterness throughout (not surprising at over 100 IBU's) with definite tropical fruit and grapefruit notes. Surprisingly juicy for a double IPA. The bitterness lingers but not long enough to be problematic. The fine balance of flavors gives it an edge over other beers of this style.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and tongue biting. A little drying on the tongue after the halfway point. It can be hard to sip and savor considering the above average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: I wish this wasn't a limited release. Definitely in the top ten beers I've had. Get it while you can, it does not disappoint!

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2012 04:06:14 | More by JamesMN
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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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