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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

4,498 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,498
Reviews: 718
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 206
Gots: 511 | FT: 5
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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Reviews by robboyd:
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robboyd

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +3.2%

What a fantastic beer. I would say it was hands down the best smelling beer I've ever opened. Wonderful citrus notes that never stop. The hops pound your nose relentlessly. Same goes for the taste. The citra hops dominate the front end and it turns quickly into a nice sticky pine bitter wash down the hatch. Truly enjoyable. It took me a while to finish the bomber, about 1.5 hours, but I enjoyed every minute.

07-17-2012 02:12:16 | More by robboyd
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -10%

Thanks to Kevin for bringing this one by and opening it. It looks like a burnt stoplight amber color in my glass with very sharp and crisp clarity. The thin-bubbled, creamy, off-white cap grows thick and settles slowly; it leaves very nice lacing behind - something I've come to expect from basically every Stone brew now.

Huge citrus and mild tropical undertones line the first sniff; ripe-ass, juicy grapefruit, some pineapple, and lightly white-pepper covered citrus peels and citrus zest. No doubt that this was crafted on the West Coast with a citric hop profile like this. The hops are pretty dank, herbal, and floral; they smell of dripping wet bitterness.

As RuinTen warms up a little, the aroma warps from all hops and no malt, to some hops and a lot of malt. The malts actually become a bit overpowering if you let this sit in your glass for too long - caramel and sticky toffee malts; sweet, sweet, and sweet. Bready and full of itself; I recommend not letting RuinTen mellow for too long, though it may be a hard one to guzzle at 10.8% ABV.

The malt base is strong in the flavor up-front; toasted breads, lightly sweet caramels and a touch of toffee - a huge, lofty malt cloud upon which the huge hop profile opens up. Pungent, leafy, and full of hop oils. Just like the aroma, the initial hop flavors are super fruity; tons of citrus and grapefruit peels, candied and dashed with a bit of white pepper. A very mild onion flavor comes and goes around mid-palate or so.

The malt sweetness cuts the bitterness and keeps things balanced at first, but much like the aroma, the flavors gets a bit too "malt heavy" and almost cloyingly sweet once the brew has about 15-20 minutes to warm up. The hops take a backseat, the caramel and toffee malts jump out, and the alcohol inherits a larger phenol-like presence. The mouth on this beer is huge; thick, sticky, with a resinous and heavy mouth feel.

Had I reviewed the first half of this beer only, I would have loved it. The latter half proved to be a bit too sweet, borderline-cloying, and overpowered with malt. The hop profile was beautiful, but unfortunately it doesn't shine strong for more than 15 minutes or so. I prefer the regular Ruination to this, if only for the lighter malt bill, however this brew is still pretty solid.

07-01-2013 11:33:22 | More by tectactoe
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MadScientist

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

A: A deep amber tinted with a glowing orange hue having excellent clarity and a persistent off-white head.

S: A big hops nose with citrus and pineapple dominating along with grapefruit, pine and some grassy notes. There is a clean malt aroma. No alcohol noticeable behind all the hops to warn about the ABV.

T: Bitter, yet smooth hop candy dominated by pineapple, orange and grapefruit. It has a high hop flavor with a moderately-high hop bitterness. There is enough malt sweetness keep the bitterness from being to assertive though the balance is well into the bitter side. The bitterness hangs on well past the dry finish without being harsh.

M: Medium-light with a moderate carbonation and smooth alcohol warming.

O: This is definitely in my top five list for Double IPA, just an outstanding beer for a hop head. The balance and smoothness of this beer while having so much hop flavor and a respectable strong bitterness is a real treat.

08-03-2012 03:05:17 | More by MadScientist
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LaneMeyer

California

4.19/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured from a bottle into a container of melted sand. About 1 month old.

A - Golden honey, not much head. Pretty clear, I like to see some haze in my beers.

S - Big floral and citrus notes. Honey vanilla, lavender, sugarplum, caramel.

T - Bitter toasted sugar, lemon, alfalfa, hints of candy like butterscotch & caramel, flower nectar, unicorn blanket, vanilla, oats, ethanol.

M - Could use a touch more carbonation.

O - A very good DIPA. I think I like the regular Ruination better.

08-12-2014 05:48:03 | More by LaneMeyer
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whiterabbit

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

I normally would break this beer down, but this time, it broke me. It has it all. Color, aroma, mouthfell, flavor, complexity...I have enjoyed a lot of beers, this was one to savor, it has it all. A hop bomb with the perfect malt balance. Every sip was outstanding, and more enjoyable than the last. One the most enjoyable beers I have had, and I want another. I enjoy Stone offerings, cannot tell you how much I appreciated this one. Definitely top 5, maybe top 3. Get it, you will love it, if not send it to me.......

08-17-2014 03:56:12 | More by whiterabbit
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legalag11

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

08-20-2014 19:18:31 | More by legalag11
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Max3

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

07-05-2014 22:18:41 | More by Max3
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CavemanRamblin

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -13%

07-16-2014 10:06:09 | More by CavemanRamblin
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Zakk

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

06-21-2012 23:23:49 | More by Zakk
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jono0101

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

11-27-2013 19:41:48 | More by jono0101
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brownbeer

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-14-2014 01:49:22 | More by brownbeer
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cae08006


4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

12-11-2012 00:41:23 | More by cae08006
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Schlais

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-24-2012 00:22:30 | More by Schlais
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-03-2013 00:51:51 | More by Tiernan
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

06-28-2013 02:41:30 | More by tbryan5
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Dabeel

California

3.75/5  rDev -13%

07-17-2013 20:43:44 | More by Dabeel
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SanFranJake

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-25-2013 03:42:57 | More by SanFranJake
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BenTherHppedThat

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

07-06-2012 04:07:24 | More by BenTherHppedThat
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SkiBum22

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13%

A - The beer is a deep golden amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S - The aroma is solid with a primarily grapefruit and pine hop scent that has a resin hint. A hint of alcohol and not a lot of malt presence.

T - Big pine flavor with huge bitterness mixed with some caramel malt flavor that adds a bit of sweetness, but not too much.

M - Medium-full body, low carbonation, just a little bit of booze warmth.

O - This beer does live up to it's name. It's the most destructive IPA on my pleat that I've ever experienced. Good beer but does not live up to the hype for me.

08-06-2012 14:12:03 | More by SkiBum22
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Anstuart5


5/5  rDev +16%

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joemetric

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-10-2014 17:22:28 | More by joemetric
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RebeccaMB

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

04-24-2014 04:07:59 | More by RebeccaMB
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-12-2013 10:35:11 | More by SuomiHobbit
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jose_alehouseSD

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

09-01-2014 14:54:01 | More by jose_alehouseSD
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Ben7773

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.2%

01-10-2014 07:10:56 | More by Ben7773
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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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