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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

4,155 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,155
Reviews: 695
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 190
Gots: 417 | 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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puboflyons

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4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle marked drink by 8/28/13. Sampled on August 11, 2013 so I made it by a couple weeks.

The color is a handsome looking medium amber-copper orange with a long lasting white head and plenty of lacing. I love the way it looks.

Now about that aroma - there is a full butterscotch and butter nose for certain that intermingles with the piney hops that are all over the place. Some tropical fruits to boot. Inviting.

The body is about medium with an astringency but still palpable.

The taste also has that buttery character with an imposing floral hop bitterness that lingers and leaves an impression at the finale. Quite a fascinating brew. I'm glad I got to try one before it faded into oblivion.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 01:37:17 | More by puboflyons
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S - it smells like runiation with some more piney smelling hops. The smell I'm getting is sweet malts, and piney hoppy goodness. Smell promising.

T - DAMN is all I can say. But seriously, this is delicious. Again, this also tastes like ruination with a more pronounced hop flavor as well as the addition of pine. Very resinous and sticks with you after just one sip. Sweet malts, but not too sweet, being balanced out by the bitter hoppy goodness.

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Thanks again stone for your WONDERFUL take on yet, ANOTHER practically perfect beer.

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 4,155 ratings.