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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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Reviews: 842
Hads: 5,577
Avg: 4.3
pDev: 24.19%
Wants: 322
Gots: 941 | 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:
Beer added by: ehammond1 on 06-14-2012

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.
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Photo of AgentMunky
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a mini mason jar at the Rose & Crown.

A: Good head, good lace, clear gold.

S: huge hops. Grapefruit and pine. Perfect West Coast IPA.

T: Delicious. One of the best IPAs I've tasted, and probably my favorite Stone. Abrasively bitter, interestingly floral, and heavy on the grapefruit. Liquid lupulin. Lingering aftertaste. Hell yeah.

M: A bit thin for the ABV.

O: Marvelous. Highly recommended. Would have again. Top notch double IPA. Go to.

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Photo of patpbr
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured into a snifer from a 22oz bottle. Orange amber color and a small head and nice lacing.
S - Loaded with hops. Grapefruit , Citrus, Pine
T - Like the smell this is all hops. The taste is strong of grapefruit, Tropical fruit, Citrus, a little pine. Spicy. Good malt profile on the backbone to balance. A bitter biter for sure.
M - Medium body, a little creamy It takes over the palette. the ABV is defiantly noted.
O - This is one hop attack of an IPA and really enjoyable.

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Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Went over to a friends house one night.There where four of us and we went to costco and much to my pleasant surprise was a four pack of stone brews.The regular ipa,ruination,arrogant bastard and the ruin 10.They let me have the Ruin 10 because it was the only one i had not tried.What a great brew.I have to say I like Ruination alittle better but this is no slouch.With a ABV of 10.80 in a 22oz Bomber it got the job done.Very nice Hoppy flavor with a nice smell.If you are lucky enough to find those four packs grab 2 before they run out.You just can`t go wrong with Stone and this is no exception.Keep on Rockin the better beers.Motley Drunk out.

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Photo of Smurf2055
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with three finger white head and nice retention.

Smell gushes with fresh hop flavor while pouring. Well balanced, juicy citrus, grapefruit and floral, without any of the malt sweetness usually found in an IIPA.

Taste is resinous hops, juicy grapefruit, peaches, and grassy/earthy notes as well. Coats the palate with hoppieness and just a spritz of alcohol.

Fantastic IPA!

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stone's 10th Anniversary Ruination IPA pours a beautiful, hazy amber with a moderate, frothy head on top. The foam dissolves slowly to a thick sheet on the beer coating the glass with netted patterns of lace as it descends. Inside, small bubbles float lazily to the top. I'm giving this one of my rare 5's for appearance!

The aroma is loaded with hops. Orange and grapefruit citrus dominate, but some pine is also present. The smell seems to fade quickly after the beer is poured, however it's still present down to the last drop.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is chewy and creamy with moderate fizzy carbonation. The flavor is bitter with lots of orange and grapefruit citrus, plus some lemon rind mixed in. In the middle sweet malt and tropical fruit (mango) feebly try to balance out this hop monster. It finishes peppery and dry with lingering citrus and pine notes when gone.

This beer is a hop lovers dream. It's loaded with hop bitterness and citrus, but I thought the mouthfeel could have been a bit more chewy. Definitely a sipper you want to share with a friend.

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Photo of waston
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into pint glass

A - Pours a dark amber color with a 2 finger creamy white head. Leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S - smells of caramel, citrus, and light pine

T - Starts sweet and with hints of caramel, shifting to bitter hop flavor. finishes bitter, with hints of the strong abv.

M - med body, med carbonation, leaving a slightly sticky feeling in the mouth.

D - Caramel and maltiness balance the hop character. Alcohol is hidden for how much there is Well balanced and easy drinking for such a big beer.

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Photo of delta490
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep clear amber. Minimal white head leaves some moderate lacing. The aroma is not overwhelming but has some nice depth with rich caramel malt tones balancing the aggressive hopping. The taste amplifies the aroma and is delicious. It is lighter bodied but not thin and is an excellent example of an imperial IPA.

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Photo of VikingBeer
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks pretty enough, light golden color with a persistent head and lacing. The smell heralds the hop explosion to come, with surprisingly muted alcohol fumes for the abv.

Truly one of the great double IPAs, this beer is loaded with citrus and tropical hop flavor of mangoes, star and passion-fruit, kiwi, grapefruit and kumquats, hop flavors so thick one can chew them, all atop a medium-full body that is almost creamy. Absolutely a class act all the way.

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Photo of hophugger
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another amazing beer from Stone. An incredible orange-gold color with great head and lacing. Tastes is awesome with grapefruit, citrus peel, piney hops....A winner !!

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Photo of thagr81us
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this one while sitting around the pool on the 4th in the sun! Served from bottle into an RJ Rockers shaker. Poured golden yellow with a one and a half finger white head that subsided to half a finger fairly slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pine hop, grapefruit, citrus, grapefruit hop, and citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, tropical fruit, grapefruit, citrus, citrus hop, and grapefruit hop. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly great brew. I have always been a big fan of the regular version, so when I saw this one, I HAD to try it. It definitely did not disappoint. For them to have raised the bar on an already great brew, I have to give them a lot of credit for that. The alcohol is NOWHERE to be found on this one which is quite scary as easy as this was to down. A definite must try from Stone if you have not done so already. Would love to try this one Randalized (hint hint local bars).

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Photo of rodkin
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours about a reddish, goldish amber color, pretty clear. Has about a 2 finger head that reduces slowly, leaves nice lacing. Visible carbonation running up the bottle. This is a pretty beer.

Very strong smell. I can smell it a good 3-4 feet away from the glass. Really great floral citrus aroma. Pineapple, citrus, a little bit of peach, some pine. This may replace zombie dust as my favorite smelling beer. Wow, that's just really nice.

Yum. Nice and bitter upfront, strong citrus and pine. Not really getting the juicy fruity flavors I picked up in the aroma, which is disappointing. It's very hoppy and quite bitter, but it has a nice malt backbone to smooth it out a bit. Not as balanced as Pliny, this beer definitely lives up to the name.

Mouthfeel is fine. Nice, smooth, but nothing exceptional. A hint more carbonation wouldn't hurt.

This is a great DIPA, but drinkability is hurt a bit by how bitter this is. It's pleasant, but I don't think there's any way I could drink a whole bottle of this. This is one to share with friends!

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Photo of katseb7
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This stuff has renewed my belief in IPAs. It as delicious! What a relief to finally be able to love a beer again. The aroma was good, and the taste was even better. Gorgeous head, guess lacy describes it, still there after writing about it. Was yum with hotdog for lunch; interesting with my Thai coconut shrimp soup (probably not the best choice with it, but its all I have to eat). Better than Ruination perhaps

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Photo of thegodfather1076
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: Just a phenomenal looking eye-catching bottle in the traditional Stone gargoyle-themed fashion with all graphics and text painted on. Front states “2013”, “A stage dive into a mosh pit of hops”, gives ABV info, and a bit of brewery info. Side states “Annual Release” and gives the Stone drink fresh web info. Back label gives web info, a great description, and back story on the beer. Drink by date 9/5/2013 printed on the bottle.

Appearance: Aggressively poured from it 22oz Bomber into a 16oz snifter leading to a 3 finger golden cream colored head of a light airy density atop a clear dark copper orange color beer. Head retention was 4min 42sec before finally fading to a frothy thick coating and ring with very good lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smells of deep grapefruit citrus with a bit of sweet orange, a large amount of piney resin hops, and a nice grassy aroma.

Flavor/Taste: Wow! Holy HOPS! The deep grapefruit and sweet orange citrus hops hit hard on the front before turning piney/resin at mid point along with a bit of caramel malt that is quickly subdued by the strong piney/resin hop finish and aftertaste. A bit of alcohol heat to this as well. Great!

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied and medium carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel. Very easy drinking especially for any hophead!

Overall/Comments: Another great beer by Stone! This beer is a hophead's dream. RuinTen is hop intensive and doesn't try to hide it! A must try! Classified as an American Double/Imperial IPA @ 10.8% ABV. Consumed 6/22/2013

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Photo of travolta
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A very nice apricot & rose gold color with orange highlights. A very thick and creamy head with excellent retention and form. Its a beautiful beer.

Nose-4: Orange, pine, some grapefruit, and an ocean breeze.

Taste-4: switches between dry and syrupy. Mango and strawberry with faint orange. A very faint stem, or tannic aftertaste.

Notes: Incredible for 10% abv. Very well balanced. My very first craft beer was an Arrogant Bastard and I couldn’t believe a beer could be that wild. Stone has not stopped doing that to beer.

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Photo of lovindahops
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

so excited that this just dropped in Cuse this week. Stone is a catalyst in the craft industry.

A- Tenth Anniversary pours a beautiful copper body with thick foam all over the sides of my hill farmstead stem. As the foam resides, layers of foam bundle along the sides of the glass. The brew is very clear and impressive

S- an onslaught of tropical hops that is full a pineapple and citric tones that are completely heightened with the brew. A caramel malt undertone is completely present as well. This entire scent profile is amp-ed up with 10th.

T- ripping apart my palate is a blast of the citrus hops and overwhelming caramel malt. The alcohol is well hidden, but the blast of flavor is so coating that the flavor continues to stay. This is a sipper that creates layers of bitter flavor all over the exit. Very delicious with the sticky resinous hop flavor

M- flavor all over that is so coating and delicious. This is like taking a paint brush and coating the inside of your mouth with hops and malt

O- Stone does it again. The bad part? This is a one time brew. Stone is so amazing at making their interpretations of style. So if Ruination is a DIPA on steroids... does that mean that 10 Anniversary is a DIPA that has gone through a nuclear
fallout?!?! This beer is sick nasty. Great job Stone!

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Photo of beer2day
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange pour, fairly hazy and cloudy, with a 1.5 finger orange tinted head. Very little retention and faint lace.

Nose is sweet, citrus, and esters. Hints of alcohol. Very inviting and appealing.

Taste is very bitter and strong grapefruit with a heavy dose of hop esters. Floral coming on strong as well. Even getting a bit of pine. All the hop flavors are there. Not much in the way of malt balance, but I'm good with that.

Feel is just right. Thick and oily to match the strong hop flavors.

If you want a hop bomb, this is a good choice.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2012-06-30 in Lititz, PA

A - Mildly-hazy golden-orange with 1-finger head that fades fairly quickly and decent lacing.

S - Strong, dank, crushed hop bud, hop floral, touch of pine, caramel and some citrus. Not as aromatic as on-tap or from a fresh growler.

T - Much like the smell. Starts with that good-tasting ruination-style malt but sweeter and more of it. Then the dankness and hop oils grab you and don't let go even though the strong grapefruit juice tries to demand they take their dirty dank hands off of your taste buds. There's plenty of pine, pepper and spice to compliment the dank vegetal flavors. The alcohol sweetness and burn are evident but complimentary. This is a big, bold tasting beer. Don't look for subtle tropical and sweet citrus in this brew.

M - Medium-heavy body, light-medium carbonation. Prickly, sticky, resinous. Nice.

O - A very good brew. Reminds me a bit of Hoptimum but with more grapefruit juice. I really enjoy strong, tongue-busting DIPAs like this although it is the lower ABV, fruitier but extremely aromatic DIPAs that top my ratings.

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Photo of FanofHefe
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very glad to find this on the shelves since I had heard it was out and I have enjoyed Ruination each time I've had it. Pours a slightly hazy orange/yellow body with a solid two-finger off-white head. Decent lacing and retention.

Lots of hops in the aroma. How many hop variations did they use in this brew? I'm getting floral, tropical, citrus and pine resin notes. All this backed by some sweet caramel malt aroma.

Nice balance of flavors, even better than the aroma because the hops are dominant. The sweet malt stays in the background, especially as it warms. The pine resin hop notes take center stage in the flavor, but are accompanied by generous helpings of mango, lemon, grapefruit, and even orange citrus notes.

Medium thickness and an oily hop texture in the mouthfeel. Very drinkable for the avid hop-head. Very enjoyable and highly recommended if you can get a bottle.

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Photo of Jaycase
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drink By 08/28/13

a: darkish copper. thickish white frothy head which keeps it general form for some time

s: piney hops galore. grapefruit. some light caramel sweetness

t: hop bitterness explosive punch to the tongue. some caramel maltiness on the back end.

m: bit syrupy. medium carbonation finishes dry.

o: Halfway through I just notice on the label it is 10.8%. Indeed it is. Boozy one this. Love the hoppy bitterness just wish they toned down the booziness just a tad. A must try for hopheads, no question. A true palate wrecker as well. I think I might need to take a nap now...

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Photo of stortore
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce snifter, bottled on 6/12/15, into a snifter.

Pours a good looking copper color, lightly hazy, with a small head and not much lacing. Smell is a boatload of hops- citrus, mostly grapefruit and orange, some pine, a little dank. Malt comes through, maybe a little yeast. Smells great. Taste is led by bitter, juicy hops and more malt than the nose. It's bitter, but not rip your face off bitter. To me, the malt provides a solid backbone. Really smooth for the ABV and the big hop presence. Refreshing.

There's no big palette of unique tastes battering your senses here. Just hops and malt expertly blended. Everyone should try this; I'll be buying it every year.

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Photo of evanforbeer
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber, orangey-amber with bubbly off-white head

smell: really nice. smells pretty sweet with powerful hops- pineapple, citrus. grainy sweet caramely malt

taste: starts with (obviously) super hops- almost typically 10%+ dipa-- bitter pineapple, lemon/citric-sugar, mango, grain, finishes with nice mildly sweet caramel malt, pine, pineapple and grapefruit, gets a little chaffy malt as it warms

feel: dipa, medium-hefty

this is a great dipa. I'm not a huge fan of Ruination, but Ruinten definitely picks up on some of Ruination's slack.

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Photo of herman77
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly hazy burnt orange with a bubbly off white head. Spotty lacing.

S: Lots of dank, sticky, pungent hop notes. Tons of grapefruit, pine, citrus and a bit of tropical fruits. A huge does of sweet malt

T: Just like the nose. Tons of pungent, sticky hops. Sweet grapefruit, pine and a bit of citrus are the most noticeable. It has a massive sweet malt backbone that plays very well with the incredible amount of hops that are in here. A touch of residual alcohol. Long bitter and sweet finish that lasts.

M: Medium to fuller body. Average carbonation. Smooth.

O: For being such a huge hop monster, this has pretty damn good drinkability. I like this a lot better than normal Ruination. Just like other Stone beers, I like when they get higher in alcohol since they all have that great malt backbone that I enjoy and this one probably has the best of the bigger Stone beers I've had.

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Photo of Qbdoo
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Stone brings a "go big or go home" attitude with their beers. If Ruination isn't enough for some, go bigger with this amped up version. Here goes 22 ounces. On to the beer:

Beautiful amber orange in color and topped with a creamy inch of head. It leaves a solid amount of creamy lace around the glass. Now the aroma, it smells a lot liked a Ruination ale on crack. There's vibrant pine, passionfruit, tangerine, a little tea, and a brushing of caramel.

if you're expecting something akin to the "Enjoy By" series, you may be disappointed. That said, RuinTen is a damn fine ale. It's not quite a barleywine, and it's not quite an Imperial IPA. The base provides a good amount of sweetness, bringing toffee and sweet citrus fruits. It also brings some pine, resin which sticks to the palate, a little passionfruit, and also some tangerine. Being at 10.8% alcohol, the beer hides the booze extremely well. It's also remarkably smooth, which helps lift the enjoyability of the beer.

Remarkable beer. Keep on doing your thing Stone!

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Photo of Apellonious
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber from Lil Roberts, poured into a tulip glass. Bottled 6/4/2014

A - Pours a visciously clear red with some orange highlights. One finger head that moves quickly to a thin lace.

S - Grapefruit, orange, mild pine and hop oil, hint of sea salt

T - Citrus, pine, and a hint of malt sweetness, with a mildly bitter finish. You do not get a sense of the ABV from either the smell or the taste. Warming brings out more of the sweetness, which is strawberry/mango like.

M - A touch on the watery side, but very smooth.

O - Hadn't come across this yet, so I was pretty stoked to see it (especiallly this fresh, thanks Robert). Not quite over the top on the hops...(edit) after the 2nd glass, I have determined it IS over the top with the hops, which is fine with me. It is well put together beer and highly drinkable for the ABV.

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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