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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

3,839 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,839
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 177
Gots: 316 | FT: 3
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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MCain04

Illinois

4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

LOVED this beer. Picked up a couple bottles of it at the bottle shop and drank this one fresh, reviewing from tasting notes. Clear, orange-amber body with a nice off-white head and lots of lacing. The smell is jam-packed with juicy hops, malty sweetness, and a little alcohol. The taste follows suit, with the hops taking center stage with floral, piney, but mostly citrus and juicy flavor notes. A lot of malt but it is well balanced by the hoppy bitterness. the alcohol is certainly there but isn't unwelcome. The mouthfeel is nice, crisp, dry, and medium-full. I really love this beer and glad I got to have it.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 05:43:18 | More by MCain04
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Pinocchio's Pizza in Media, PA. Reviewing from notes jotted on a napkin, because I am THAT guy.

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?

M: Medium-to-full body, seeming more full than medium. Super smooth, with a dash of creaminess that teases the mouth and begs for the next gulp. Incredible drinkability for something nearing 11% ABV. There's absolutly ZERO alcohol presence.

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2014 21:49:18 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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Cook82

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

07-13-2014 21:46:25 | More by Cook82
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16%

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Indiana

5/5  rDev +16%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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Iowa

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-13-2014 17:41:46 | More by ToddSoonerFan
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ThaJokerWild

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-13-2014 15:42:35 | More by ThaJokerWild
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

07-13-2014 13:08:46 | More by vande
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-13-2014 10:21:32 | More by sebaastionb
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Brandon_Jachimski

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-13-2014 03:42:38 | More by lupercmda
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-13-2014 03:19:30 | More by mhenson42
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JAYAR1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From my Stolzle(umlat on the o) short tulip
Color of Jack Daniels on the rocks with a splash of water, off-white foam
Smells like it tastes...chocolate covered orange peel , cantaloupe and the bitter bile taste in the back of your throat when you blow chow...
Balanced tween hops and malt...some sweetness to temper
Smooth mouth-feel after the swallow
Overall,for a one time shot, I liked it but if the next year's tastes like this -No dice!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 03:10:03 | More by JAYAR1
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Qbdoo

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not beautiful looking but otherwise a great beer.As with most Stone IPAs, scent is piney and grassy, but I find this one a bit more restrained. Taste is similar with a touch of sweet maltiness.What makes this beer a cut above most of the rest is the creamy mouthfeell that seems unusual for IPAs. This is a fantastic beer and I'm consistently impressed with Stone and their piney versions of this style.

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.2%

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New York

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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