Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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Reviews: 843
Hads: 5,581
Avg: 4.3
pDev: 24.19%
Wants: 322
Gots: 945 | 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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Reviews: 843 | Hads: 5,581
Photo of Antg8989
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber with a thick 2 inch cream head. The malts and hops blend perfectly in the initial aroma. Starts off sweet and finishes bitter. It tastes better than Devil Dancer in my opinion if I'm comparing triple IPAs. The hops and malt blend perfectly in the taste as well, although it tastes a tad bit like alcohol, a little bit too much for me to love it. It's got warming qualities all around on the palate. Overall, it's worth a try. Stone fans shouldn't be disappointed with this one.

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Photo of cdhaines
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

one of the greatest IPAs ever made - with the purpose of an IPA to be big and bold, this one acheives where so few others really do...big alcohol, big hop flavor, its got it all...

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Photo of MisterGone
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I think this finally made the point that I am not a TIPA guy after all. Like but don't love. I so wanted to love this beer as I love so many Stone offerings. But I am not such a homer that I will claim to like it all. This was OK. As Triple IPA's go, it probably would rank very high (comparing to say PtY or Green Bullet). So, I will say that it has all that one would want from a triple. A citrussy, piney note that lets you know early this will have alcohol. The flavor continues in that theme: big citrus and pine, malts adding a definite balance of just the right amount of sweet to enhance the hop notes. And then the booze. If you are like me (a bit of a lightweight) have hop friendly snacks at the ready.

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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 DoctorZombies
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amber brown pour (18) with tight off white head, good lace and cap in place; good carbonation. Hoppy citrus nose with elements of wet pine forest and sugary caramel aromas. Dank, hoppy pine and grapefruit flavors with big caramel malt foundation; very hoppy middle with wet forest dankness competing with citrus flavors; finish is bitter hops. Medium mouthfeel with resinous tongue coating; juicy grapefruit zest feel. Overall the bitter hops trump the malt foundation, and while quite good, seems just a bit out of balance.

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Photo of Elsuperjefe
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nose is fresh citrus, sweet caramel and thyme. Tastes unbelievably fresh. Sweet hops are a refreshing surprise. Malts keep the bitterness away. Feels a bit boozy but still easy to drink. Putting one away for another date.

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another awesome beer by Stone. Smells of melon, a little pine, and maybe even a tad of mango. The taste follows with a little melon and mango sweetness, a nice little citrus burst, finishing with a blast of pine and grapefruit pith. This reminds me of hi res, but with some tropical fruit, and a bit better. A slight bit of alcohol burn but I'm not going to complain about that. For a triple, I prefer to know I'm drinking something strong :)

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Photo of GlacierSapien
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another tasty brew from stone. Almost more of a hoppy barleywine than an double or i guess triple IPA, but either way its damn good. Incredibly hoppy, but surprisingly not overly bitter as the massive amount of malt adds a nice lingering sweetness complimenting the absurd amount of hops nicely. Maybe a tad too sweet, but nothing really to complain about, still an excellent brew. Reminds quite a lot of devil dancer.

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Photo of NickTheGreat
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L (4.25) - Very nice dark burnt orange/brown color. Good light tan head on top too.
S (4.5) - Smells like heaven. Heavy malt smells and plenty of hop aromas.
T (4.5) - Tastes even better than it smells. Nice malt backbone, but plenty of floral and bitter hop tastes. A little alcohol taste, but not too bad. No bitter aftertaste either
F (4.25) - Good drinakble beer. Plenty carbonated, but still easy enough to drink.
O (4.5) - I didn't know this was a DIPA until I poured it. But I love that style of beer, and this one do not disappoint. Will definitely buy again!

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably one of my favorite IPAs. This is one of the most well balanced DIPAs I have had. It is dangerously drinkable at 11% ABV. The hop character and nose hides the high ABV very well.

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Photo of BWCampbell
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I think this is just okay - at a point it just gets gratuitously hoppy and big. I guess that's the point though. It's just a big, hoppy mess - good carbonation and viscocity though.

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Photo of dgilks
3.56/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Unfortunately, this fits into the category of big IIPAs that just go too far. Massive hop character but with a big caramel malt backbone that dominates in a way that is unnecessary and simply gratuitous. This is sad because the hop character itself balances piney and citrusy really well.

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Photo of hardysf
3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep amber color with a nice white foam. Continuously bubbling throughout which is nice as the carbonation doesn't die.

Smells of pine, pineapple, and grapefruit.

The flavor is super bitter. I don't think this is very well balanced, but I was expecting hops and got even more than bargained for. Taste of pine and some dank hops that sit in back of my throat.

The malt is definitely there, as this has a very thick mouthfeel which is enjoyable. This could probably turn into a tasty barleywine once the hops fade in a few months. My bottle was less than three weeks old when cracked.

This beer is decent, not my favorite stone offering though. I'll take enjoy by and ruinition 2.0 over this one.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice white and foamy head that takes a while to dissipate. The beer itself is a medium amber bordering on a copper color. The look is pretty nice and reflects the change in malt balance. The metallic hue gives it a nice clean look to it.

The beer smell is fairly hoppy with a nice malty balance to it. The hops are fairly earthy with a nice dry hop pine nope to it. The citrus notes are a bit light but complement the centennial well. The malt note is fantastic and very sweet. The malt seem to dominate the hops in the smell.

The beer taste is really good. The hop notes are strong and bitter with the pine notes taking front center over the citrus ones. The malt presence does a good job of balancing things out while providing a nice sweet and caramel note.

The mouthfeel is fairly smooth and thick. The malt put in here has given it quite a body. The biting carbonation does a good job of making it feel lighter than it probably is.

Overall, a pretty good beer and worth getting. Recommend.

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Photo of OldRickSputin
4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5


They've done it.

Look- who cares!

Smell- sublime

Taste: perfection. It's like someone cut down a Christmas tree and poured honey on it. Then they sprinkled on some Cush and made a beer out of it.

Feel: see taste.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz poured into Spiegelau 6/22 bottle dars

A: big bubbly soapy head

S: deep resiny piney some malty caramel too

T: so resiny excellent it is like biting a pine cone if it were syrupy and resiny

M: Full feel this beer is syrupy it clings and doesn't let go

O: This beer is intense it is so enjoyably hoppy thick piney and resinous. it is gripping on the tongue and so good.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, denoted as a "Triple" IPA. I've always found it a bit strange when anniversary brews (for example, Unibroue 17) get reproduced year after year, with the same original name.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some chunky melting iceberg lace around the glass as it lazily subsides.

It smells of sticky, resinous pine - one thankfully light on the dank - heady orange, red grapefruit, pineapple, and other muddled tropical fruits, brown sugar-flecked caramel malt, and further leafy, weedy, and well perfumed floral hop bitters. The taste is dense caramel/toffee malt, strong, yet muddled citrus pith, some still isolated tropical notes (pineapple and kiwi, mostly), terse pine needle and resin, a bit of gin-like herbal and botanical booze heat, and a subtle earthy leafiness that just seems to need a little love amongst the morass.

The bubbles are quite understated in their plain, unadorned frothiness, the body a solid medium-weight, and generally smooth, those acrid pine essences hard to totally obfuscate, and a wee bit creamy, in a caramelized sense. It finishes sweet, piney, citrusy, and boozy, so, um, great!

Yeah, this is another all-around big-ass, and thuggishly hoppy Stone deal, the deltas worth searching for existing only in the brewery's own canon of similar-ish offerings. So - as my toddler is fond of saying before tackling the big-boy toilet - heeere we go! This is much more malty than Ruination 2.0, and way less dank than Enjoy By (at least the last one I had). There, now I've had my hop fix until, oh, say...tomorrow.

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Photo of aleigator
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a filtered, orange-golden color, with a small froth head, leaving back thick sheets of lacing.

Smells of skunky peaches, luscious papaya and herb topped lemon peel. Provides cakey malts, which add a ripe note to the fruits, enhancing the diverse hop profile on the nose, without becoming too present on their own.

Packs a lower carbonation, making the beer not overly refreshing, which is also due to a sweet malt presence, lending a sticky quality to the taste. It drinks very soft though, with hops rolling over the palate from the beginning till the finish.

Tastes of sweeter malts, which turn even sweeter as the flavors evolve on the palate. Those malts blend well into the equally well developed hops, exhibiting water melon bubble gum, papaya and ripe blood orange. The malts got a honey glazed quality to them, balancing the hop onslaught pretty well. Finishes with loads of honeyed malts and dried oranges, providing a well pronounced, hop supported full mouthfeel, with a decent grassiness being integrated.

Hops and malts blend outstandingly well together, resulting in a honey dripping, well balanced iiipa, with enough fruity hop punch to push through.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sticky icky, super boozy and a bit overwhelming. Interesting hue of a burnt sun fading for the evening adorned the glass, but I'd be fronting like I lacked a vertebrae if I stated that abv wasn't magnified like breast augmentation. Stone makes interesting beers to say the least; this one just didn't spin on all cylinders for me. Certainly worth trying, though. If you love the magical taste of IPAs, paired with Stone's aggressive nature, then give it a go. You may enjoy it a lot more than me. Cheers.

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Photo of ZakFaruki
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 6/21/2015

L: Poured from a bomber into a tulip, pours dark copper with a light off white head, a minuscule amount of lacing

S: "Mosh pit of hops" is correct, you get very strong citrus notes, orange, grapefruit, even a bit of pineapple

T: Surprisingly drinkable for what is a "Triple" IPA, very citrusy hops on the nose as expected, with lingering malts in the back, finishes with a bitter-tart booziness, and semidry

Feel: Medium-heavy bodied with a good amount of carbonation, you can feel the hop oils on your teeth as it finishes

Overall: I was hesitant to try a "Triple" IPA by Stone after Sierra Nevada's Hoptimum ruined my taste for them (too much hops, tasted like a pinecone); but Stone has managed to take what should have been an aggressively bitter beer and tame it with a bit of malt for a pleasant ode to the hop. Even with the ABV clocking around 10%, you still have a very palatable IPA.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, orange amber with a short yellow white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, cloudy

S: large citrus hops, grapefruit, pineapple, mango

T: soundly bitter grapefruit peel mixes with sweetness of tropical fruits, very fruit salad flavor, honey sweetness

M: heavy, thick, sticky, high alcohol content well hidden but warming to the mouth

O: Stone made a great beer.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle born on 6/25/15, so it's pretty fresh since it's in MINNESOTA.

Look: beautiful ambery orange with 2+ fingers of off-white head. Glorious.

Smell: booze peaks through, then DA HOP WALLOP - and then a subtle caramel aroma. Very nice.

Taste: WHAM!!! Hops all OVER my palate. Some citrus, some passion fruit - and then booze. But before the booze gets too hot, the toffee/caramel flavors smooth it out. Really, REALLY well-executed for a hop bomb.

Feel: it's not as slick as I thought it would be, probably because the malt is creamy enough to smooth things out.

Overall: I'm a Hoplaterian, and this is a hop lover's dream - but with a juicy malt backbone built on toffee and caramel. Dare I say it - it ventures ever so gracefully toward barleywine territory - but not quite. There's enough hops to yank it back to DIPA (although the bottle says Triple IPA) land.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22 oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a medium amber with no haze, one finger of head and good lacing.
Aromas are sticky sweet hops, lots of malt.
Taste is very nice. In line with aromas, not overly tropical, lots of malt present. A classic west coast style IPA wit hops and malt in balance.
Finishes sticky.
Overall a very good west coast style IPA.

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Photo of gregb13
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This year's batch seems to be a bit inferior to previous offerings. That said, it's still awesome and a definite 'must buy' for anyone who happens to love hops and should happen upon it. A bit sad I only got 6 bombers last week (only 1 left in fridge now :-().

Garlic, onion, very dank hops, loads of tropical fruits, pine. A bit sticky. Doesn't get much better for this style.

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Photo of sporklift87
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From bomber to snifter. Bottled 6/12/15. Half finger off white head, short retention and no film or lacing. Cloudy, deep orange with some amber. Certainly a hop bomb. Not as aromatic as I thought it would be as a 'triple' IPA, but picking up lots of caramel malts, some golden raisins, and pine with lots of alcohol. Some of the horse-blanket smell Actually seems to become more vinous as it warms up. Tastes like aroma suggests, with strong emphasis on bitter hops, caramel and hints of cooling mint sensation. Very nice balance for such a strong brew. Lengthy aftertaste. Thick and syrupy! Some strong beers make my tongue or gums a bit numb, this one makes my jaw and chin numb too. Not as much warming sensation on tongue as I was expecting, considering the numbness--minty effect. Really good strong and syrupy IPA that can sneak up on you. Worth keeping around for a special occasion.

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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