Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,126 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,126
Reviews: 769
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 289
Gots: 708 | 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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Ratings: 5,126 | Reviews: 769
Photo of Dikfour
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Crystal clear amber and about 2 fingers of off white head sticks around nicely.

Smell: Piney hops and booze!

Taste: More of the same, but also light balancing citrus. Super pine and resin on this one.

Feel: Booze isn't overbearing. Carbonation is great. Slight dry finish.

Overall: Absolutely bat sh*t crazy and a must try every summer. I've had some pretty bad TrIPA's that just can't find the line for too much booze that it destroys any flavor profile.

Photo of WesMantooth
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful, crystal clear deep amber with a slightly off white head.

Smells very, very astringent. Mainly alcohol and sweet with some faint pine hop resin. Not very appealing.

I am pretty surprised at how good it is tasting. Outstanding. Still has some heat to it, but very clean and smooth. A rock candy sweetness, crisp bitting hops, pine, light bready malts.

This is a nicely balanced and well made beer that I would have a much higher score for if it weren't for the aromas. It is definitely a triple IPA though. Drinks much like an American Barleywine. Similar to both Devil Dancer and Bigfoot, only better for me.

Photo of Rivcabeerlover
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Perfect... Stone never disappoints... A must have

Photo of MA_hops
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was my July 4th beer!!!!
A: Clear, dark amber, thin white lacing.
S: Floral, sweet malt, pine resin and a hint of citrus.
T: Sweet malt, resiny, bitter citrus like finish.
M: Hops prickly to the tongue, medium carbonation, sticky, bitter hop finish. After a few sips the alcohol can be felt. Be warned!
O: Very hoppy and a pretty strong, sweet malty backbone. Happy 4th go Stone!!

Photo of PatrickCT
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber with a bottled on date of 6/13/15 poured into a tulip.

a: A gorgeous beer. Deep amber, clear body with a 2 finger bubbly beige head. The color of rising bread.

s: A slight, sweet dankness meets the nose, turning to molasses, faint breadiness, dry grass, resin, citrus rind and alcohol swirling about.

t: Very well balanced presentation. A bread and cracker malt flavor supports the onslaught of of hops. A bitter and resin rich hop presence is mingled with citrus juice and its rind.

mf: Full bodied and sticky as it warms. A tingle from the bitterness that is not overwhelming. A sweet sipping beer that can be followed down one's body like a nice bourbon. To me that is the best part of this beer.

o: The flaw in this beer is that it is released in the summer. It feels to me like a winter beer with the warmth it brings. The bitterness with the alcohol warmth makes me think of something I want after shoveling a Northeastern snow storm. I would never dare do it but RuinTen with a drop of Carpano Antica and a Luxardo Cherry...

Photo of ChristinaLynn
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Extreme and intense beer. Very thick feel. Lots of hops and malts.

Photo of Catracho5
3.46/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 bomber poured into a Belgian style tulip

A: Amber, lots of tiny bubbles streaming up the side, an off white creamy head, lots of thick lacing.

A: Smells very sweet, very malty, not picking up any hop aromas, no citrus, no pine, not picking up any alcohol. For being a hop monster it sure lacks a lot of hops.

T: Very sweet, malty, lots of citrus rind bitterness, but this has a very strong sweet malt presence, not really digging the flavor.

M: Very dry, has a creamy mouthfeel, rakes the tongue with bitterness.

O: I did not like this, very malty, very sweet, some citrus notes on the aroma and taste but the malts win this battle. I've noticed that some IIPA are very malty, not sure if I like this, I prefer more citrus/ piney notes than a big sweet malty presence.

Photo of MrMeerbill
3.46/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer would be awesome if it lived up to its promise of over hopped bliss unfortunately it's extreme hoppyness is balanced with extreme maltyness making it far to sweet to enjoy if u like a giant malt backbone this may be your idea of heaven

Photo of MacPhergus
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A true triple IPA. Delicious hop bite and counterbalanced malt base. This one was bottled on June 25, 2015. Alcohol is there but, hey, it's a triple...

Photo of Comiccombatcraft
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very intense right off the bat. Malty and just the perfect amount of hoppyness you'd expect from this brew.

Photo of thebrood1987
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very sweet, tropical, candy-like hops come through on the smell including a huge smell of grapefruit and pine. A nice sweet bite up front evolving into the grapefruit, tropical, "dank"" piney flavor and bitterness that we all love in IPA's. This one though is every taste you love about an Imperial (triple) IPA all wrapped into one beer. You get some burn from the alcohol but that's to be expected at pretty much 11 percent. The taste sticks around for quite some time and the bready sweet malts give it the best mouthfeel ever. The hops are so fruity and tropical its insane! Best (triple) IPA I've ever had.

Photo of Chcshammonde
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding ale from North County SD. makes me want to move back! I'll leave the detailed reviews to the advocates below but I'll just say this one is top notch.

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

Ya, it's good. Eat your heart out. I'm drinking stuff that I don't know how they got it here so fast. By plane?? It is super fresh. Thanks to James at Saveon for the great score.

It's pretty, slightly lacey but almost naked. It smells like a tasty dish ready to eat. I love it.

The taste is hoppy and malty, but balanceed. The crazy amounts of malt are well compensated for in the hops. So it's not too bitter.

Four sips and I have a burn and a hugely enhanced buzz. I'm not sharing this bomber with anyone, so I am pretty sure when it is done, I will be too. Grab this if you can.

Photo of drone
2.46/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Destroyer of palettes. This is an absolutely enormous beer.

Photo of madelfonatree
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Copper orange, see through body. White head with medium sized bubbles. Medium sized head with normal pour. Lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit. Malt. Pineapple. Pine. Lemon.

Taste - Grapefruit and light malt. Bitter pine on the finish. Well balance blend of hop and citrus.

Feel - No carbonation bomb all at once but throughout. Medium to heavy feel. Sticks to the tongue.

Overall - I enjoyed Enjoy By July 4, 2015 better than Ruinten. Ruination 2.0 was a step lower than this one. I love the dank, grapefruit taste.

Photo of TomFdds
4.86/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just so good. The mouthfeel alone is worth the price of admission.

Photo of stevoj
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow! Excellently crafted IPA, Pours a hazy amber with silky head, excellent lacing clings to the glass. Aroma smacks you in the face with hoppy spiciness. Taste bites the tongue, slightly puckering bitterness. Still smooth and drinkable. A work of art.

Photo of EMV
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a bomber, poured into a tulip glass.

L: This one pours an effervescent hazy amber with a gorgeous white head.

S: Hops! Resinous and piney with citrus tones. Alcohol and bready sweetness are also present.

T/F: This one is one complex palate wrecker. The hop profile is delicious and bitter, astringent, and wonderfully balanced out on the back end by the malts and alcoholic sweetness. It's surprising that something with 110 IBU can taste so balanced, but there area lot of flavors going on with this beer and the various hop textures are pretty wonderful. Moderately carbonated and aggressive on the mouthfeel.

O: Probably not quite as drinkable as the regular ruination... which is what happens when you crank the hops up this far, but Stone again shows that they set the bar for what an Imperial IPA is supposed to be. I've never been so glad to have my palate harshed by a beer, and cracking one of these is like reuniting with an old friend every time.

Photo of generallee
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown bomber bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 10.8%. It also had a nice description of the beer. Appearance: The body has a hazy look and an inviting amber color. This is topped with a good thick head. The head is light tan and slowly settles down as I drink. This leaves some lacing on the glass. Smell: It’s aroma is exactly what you want from a Stone IPA. It leads of bright tropical fruit and citrusy hops. It also brings solid sweet maltiness to the nose as well. Taste/Palate: The base is a solid sweet bready maltiness with juicy tropical fruit, mango and grapefruit jumping right out. The finish has a good bitterness slowly fading of the tongue. The palate feels full and the carbonation is active but smooth overall.

Photo of MpVpRb
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

At this moment, I believe this is the best double IPA ever brewed

Other brews may be more extremely hoppy, but this beer has the magic balance

It's a work of fine art, everything is perfectly balanced, in a tasteful, artistic way

I hope Ruination 2.0 is a further evolution of this excellent beer

Photo of bgold86
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Stone really knows how to put em out, quality to the 10th (pun?) degree every-time, wish it was year round though..

Photo of Imperialjake
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer was good and it reminded me of a barleywine. It's definitely a big beer. I'll gladly partake in this one again.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.37/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Randy Jones Sports Grill. Very hoppy with strong bitter finish. Smells of grass and orange.

Photo of KevChiTown
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well balance imperial ipa. Kinda pissed it didn't live up to the hype

Photo of CJNAPS
4.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Love this beer, sucks its seasnoal

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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