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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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854 Reviews
very good

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Reviews: 854
Hads: 5,625
Avg: 4.3
pDev: 24.19%
Wants: 333
Gots: 983 | 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: 854 | Hads: 5,625
Photo of 3sheets2wind
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a wonderful beer. This really is an amped up version of ruination. Strong bitterness and aromatic hops. High ABV, but well hidden.This dude will sneak up on you. 3 ten once pours dropped me on my butt. I am not one of those that dismisses stone. Any brewer that puts out enjoy by, irs, ruination, sublimely self-righteous and distributes all those other beers for others is aces by me. This is their best beer. Not for the faint of heart, but when has stone ever been. If you like IPA's run and get this one.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

DRINK BY 09/12/13

A: Pours a copper/amber color with 2 fingers of head that slowly creeps down to a thin cap

S: Pretty hoppy, with some nice pine, citrus, and earthy notes. Some light maltiness behind that

T: Holy hops. Starts off very hoppy and just keeps it up. Piney, citrusy goodness with barely a semblance of malt to back up the hops. Bitter throughout and into the finish. Alcohol is very well hidden

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Fairly oily and slick

O: Now this is a hop bomb if I've ever seen/drank one. The malts provide barely enough backing, but the point of the beer was to be a hop monster, which it is. Impressively drinkable for nearly 11% and being so damn hoppy. Decent price-point at under $8 for a bomber. I'm glad this will be an annual release now. This will definitely cure any insatiable thirst for hops

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Photo of nodder
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear red/orange in color with a 2 finger white head. Fades quickly leaving some decent lacing.

S- Big, dank tropical fruits (mango, grapefruit, pineapple). Sweet malts and pine also present.

T- Much like the smell. Very resinous and dank. Quite sweet and bitter to go with the huge hops. Alcohol there but well hidden. A great beer here.

M- Medium body and surprisingly smooth. Just enough bitterness to leave you wanting another sip. Low to average carbonation.

O- A palette wrecker, for sure, but so good. If you haven't tried it, do so.

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Photo of kzoobrew
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brilliant orange copper body. Body is very clean and free of sediment. A frothy four finger egg shell colored head is perched atop. Excellent retention, the head works its way back slowly leaving a thick sheet of lacing plastered to the walls of the glass.

It is a bit of a foregone conclusion that Ruination 10 was going to be hop forward though I still find myself pleasantly surprised. The hop profile is very well balanced. Strong tropical fruit and peach aromas are countered by assertive pine and citrus pith. As you dig through the hops you find a subtle sweet malt presence. Very clean malt aroma reminiscent of lightly toasted bread. A touch of alcohol is picked up though its presence is not obstructive.

Apologetically bold, the hops absolutely brutalize the palate. Heavy resin coats the tongue before the lighter tropical and citrus fruit flavors develop. The bitterness is apparent through out finds its way to center stage near the back of the palate. Lingering pine, pith and resin dig in. There is a general sweetness that is picked up which you can contribute to the malt though you will not find much in the way of a discernible malt flavor.

The body is on the fuller side for a West Coast Double IPA. I am very surprised by the soft, creamy texture of this beer, it is surprisingly appropriate. The finish is a bit longer than most of Stones IPA line up, citrusy sweetness and lingering bitterness still lay heavy on the tongue after the swallow.

As you pour and smell the beer it is very difficult to find fault. As you work your way back the beer does come back to the pack a bit but we are still talking about a mighty impressive beer. For a beer labeled Ruination, who made its name destroying palates, there is an appreciable amount of balance. The hops are blended in such a way that no one note over powers another. Malt presence is rather low but makes crucial contributions in areas that allow the hops to shine without becoming overbearing. A tremendous beer, well worth seeking out.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured dark golden, slightly hazy with a good three finger thick head after a pretty aggressive pour. The foam subsided slowly and left a good thick quarter-inch layer that provided a beautiful lace to the end. The aroma was flower, citrusy, and pretty sweet, with some fresh-baked bread notes. Mild tropical fruit, pineapple and resiny pine also came forward. The taste is just like the aroma, with big citrus and tropical fruits, pine and some sweet bready malt. What an excellently balanced brew! Overall, RuinTen is one of my favorite Stone brews. Although this beer is already a couple of months old, the hops seemed to hold up really well. Can't wait until next year's version is released.

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Photo of mocktm
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

FINALLY scored one of these, been hunting for a couple weeks now. Couldn't wait to rip the cap off this to accompany a Live Phish stream as the sun sets across the sky.

Pleasing golden hue that appears a bit syrupy crowned by the frothy white head that sits atop this magical brew. Sticky with some decent lacing down the sides.

Enormous tropical fruit and pine aromas ..I might have just gotten kicked in the face actually. Dank, resinous, just plain awesome. Heavy pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, etc plus a malty sweetness lurking in the background to add some balance to this monster.

A palate wrecker, unrelentingly hoppy with the hinted tropical citrus from the nose delivered abundantly. Slight peppery spiciness and floral element in the middle, leading to a semi sweet malt back end. One of the best representations of a west coast hop bomb you'll ever find.

Feel is right on for the style, medium bodied with a mild syrup like stickiness that coats the entire tongue. Perfect beer for unwinding on a warm summer afternoon. The 10.8% is reasonably well hidden, yet very welcome at this You Enjoy Myself Jam infused moment.

This beer was worth the hunt. In fact, they had two cases left after I got mine. I might just go buy one, its damn well worth it, especially at $8 a bomber. This is easily a top tier DIPA and I'm loving every sip. Go find some, Cheers!

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Photo of Guess2814
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not quiet like Enjoy By but still an excellent IPA.. Hops are just right.. I put this beer right up there among the best IPAs.. Excellent taste.. Well brewed.. Stone is very consistent with there beers... Cheers with this beer!!! Can't wait to get a hold on some more!!!!

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle, drink by 09/05/13 stamped on it. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours an orange/copper color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is very nice, it smells mostly like pine and citrusy (tropical fruit, grapefruit) hops, along with some caramel malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some earthy notes and bit of bready malt noticeable too. Of course the lingering finish is good and bitter! Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and a little creamy with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew a lot, I'm glad I picked this up earlier today. Definitely worth trying, and I'll be buying this again in the future. $7.99 a bomber.

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Photo of yamar68
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice amber gold, rather still, with a couple fingers of sticky, dense off-white head. Great lacing. I wish the body appeared a bit more lively.

Smells like a mix of extremely fresh hops - tons of hop resins, nothing very original is brought to the table but it all exists so harmoniously. And fresh, did I mention fresh?

Massive flavors on the tongue... sweet boozy citrus, like a Hopslam. Some abstract bitterness shows itself in the aftertaste. Just a fuck load of hops. Yummy.

A bit thin, but at this point, who cares? Hops are the star of the show.

Great beer.

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Photo of obywan59
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a coppery orange with a 2 1/2 finger whitish head that recedes to a film, leaving decent lacing .

HUGE hop presence in the aroma. Smell of floral, grassy hops and almost over ripe citrus, with doughy/yeasty bread,. Herbals represented by pepper and an aroma approaching that of chives. A background of tropical fruits.

The flavor does not disappoint either. Big honey drenched roast malt upfront followed by a kaleidoscope of hop flavors. Ripe sweet citrus, bitter grapefruit rind, and fruity sweet to the point of being almost candy-like. Peppery to the end.

Medium full in body. Deliciously sticky with just the right amount of prickle of carbonation and burn of alcohol.

Superb! A beer for all seasons. Warming and full for the winter. Fruity and floral for the summer.

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Photo of dbell23
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a big beer. I would classify it as an American Strong Ale. Very balanced but hops dominate malt. Super hoppy malty aroma. Taste is big. Piney hops to start with strong hop malt in the middle and a really clean hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is hop oil smooth. Really good beer that I will buy agian.

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 version bottled 6/19/2014 poured into a Duvel Tulip style glass. Liquid comes out golden amber and with excellent clarity (like many IPAs from Stone). Nice eggshell colored head with mostly small bubbles, nice frothy lacing to it, almost looks like a road map on the upper portion of the glass and there's a ring around the edges on the top and a little island in the middle. Liquid glows when you hold the glass up to the light; a nice overall looking DIPA.

Smells awesome. Initially there's a good helping of generously honey glazed roasted than toasted pale/caramel grains. Multiple different styles of hops detected in the nose, but some of the more mild ones in the nose, you can tell it's not going to be a complete palate wrecker. Starts a little grassy and floral, but plenty of tropical fruits and hints of woody and sappy pine in there. Hints of pepper slightly tickle your ode at the end.

Tastes phenomenal, big flavor all around. Lots of honey roasted sweet toasted grains, almost slightly buiscuty. After that there's an extremely generous amount of hop flavor. Lots of grapefruit, pineapple, mango and some other tropical and citrus flavors. Hints of sticky prickly and sappy pine then there's a slightly spicy hop almost peppery flavor at the end.

Mouthfeel is really good. Big, bold, flavorful, with a full body and a nice long lingering finish. Layers of flavor adding lots of complexity. Well carbonated providing a slightly lighter body to a getting close to heavy beer. Heavily effects both sweet and bitter taste buds. Starts off bold with a sticky sweet start, not completely but fairly smooth with a oily bitter finish. Slight warming effect from the alcohol. Overall and absolutely delicious well rounded full beer. Another home run from Stone. I'm glad it was brewed again, I missed out last year. If this is coming out every summer (which is what I hear), then I will try to seek it out.

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Photo of Hopswagger
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5


P: Crystal clear body with a silky white top.

S: Juicy tropical fruit bouquet that is encased in lime leaves. Pineapple, melon, grapefruit, and floral hops.

T/M: Succulent juicy tropical fruits, toasted sesame seeds, oak funk, old leather, spiced rum and herbs. Spicy medium mouthfeel that bites back.

O: Huge tropical hops and toasty malts. What's not to love. This is by far one of the best impy's I've had. Succulent and smooth. Great way to celebrate a anniversary. Cheers!

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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 IAmAPenguin
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Massive floral hops immediately greet the nose. Aromas that follow are tropical fruits, mango, papaya, buttery biscuit, caramel and deep malts. Copper appearance with a thin foam rim and big alcohol legs. Taste is extremely bitter hops upfront, subsiding into tangerine, mango, orange, tropical fruits, big buttery caramel and biscuit malts. Finish is extremely dry with more bitter hops and moderate booze. Overall, what else can I say? It's an already amazing beer but, even more amped up. Ruinten is Ruinten; and Ruinten is damn good stuff.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a textbook west coast ipa, a towering beer, a colossus if you will (and oh, you will!). crystal clear, uncommon in big hoppy beer, no hop or chill haze, and just a fluffy white head, far too delicate for the liquid beneath it. pine aromatics fill the room when i pour the bottle out, carbonation creeps up, and fresh cut christmas tree dominates. other citrusy characters are there in the nose too, but this is a resin bomb, somehow clean though, the whole thing is like an ipa i have had a billion times before, just made quite a bitter better than basically all of them. its so creamy at first sip, too gentle for how intense the hops are, and bitterness is only average. its layers of citric and sappy hops, west coast glory, but delicate and drinkable, scary drinkable really for what it is. this is a better first beer than a last beer in a session, and for all the hopped up stuff stone does, this may be their crowning achievement. clean feel and finish, just enough bubbles, and a medium but fresh and lingering body. its a number of paradoxes all wrapped into one neat affordable package. i have been a fan of stone for a long time, but i am now convinced that this is the best of their portfolio. cant believe it took me this long to get into one. wow! an absolute must for the ipa fan, not to be missed under any circumstances. true brewing magic.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz 2013 release bottle poured into a large snifter 2013-06-15. Note: My bottle says "RuinTen" on it, not "Ruination Tenth Anniversary". I think it's the same beer.

Pours clear, coppery amber, nice light tan head, fades and leaves a tall ring and a clumpy layer. Small amount of fine fast carbonation. Very pretty. Smell is gorgeous. If it was a bit more potent and room filling, I'd give it a 5. Smells of pine and a little citrus.

Taste is super piney and grapefruit rindy. Lots of caramelly malty flavor. This is really nice.

Mouthfeel is thick, slightly filmy, a little sticky. Oveall, this is an excellent beer.

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Photo of marvin213
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks good. Murky orange allows only the faintest image of my finger on the other side of my DFH snifter. Smell is divine: fresh, yummy hops. Interestingly, I think the base beer (and other IIPAs like it) are overly bitter while still too malty. This fresh fish here offers those tropical flavors of mango and pineapple. I call it fruity more than I call it bitter (I get the bittering now, don't get me wrong). Like a really good hop bomb, sheets of lacing leave a trail after the liquid swirls. The feel is great. It tastes great. This is probably the best beer I've had from Stone!

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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass; darker orange with a huge thick fluffy white head that leaves some rocky lacing. Smell is big hops, almost gin-like piney scents with some other juicy citrus smells as well. Taste is a big, half fruity half bitter foretaste moving into a smooth malt body, finishing very bitter and a little dryer than expected. Alcohol is surprisingly hidden for 10%+.
A delicious DIPA, hopheads must try this one.

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Photo of TonyCavigs1
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks gorgeous. Golden orange, slight haze with a finger and a half of head...hangs around for a couple minutes...good lacing.

Smells like rich piney citrus. You can tell its a quality double IPA, you can't tell its 10.8%.

Tastes like a glorious dank hop-citrus bomb. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Not syrupy like ST UnEarthly....crisp.

Overall, this is the best imperial IPA I've ever tasted. I haven't gotten my hands on Pliny or bells yet, but at least till then, this is the ultimate DIPA to me. I think ill put it side by side with Firestone Double Jack for a showdown sometime, but I think Stone will prevail. Enjoy it hopheads :)

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Photo of HopHead_
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Just bought a case of this and i couldn't be happier. orange/gold color. a sweet, floral citrus smell as soon as i opened the bottle. Tastes very hoppy with a good malt back bone. good bitter finish. overall a great beer.

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

Huge hop bomb on this one! Still good after its been in the fridge for a while. For a higher ABV IPA it is really easy drinking and I would say one of Stones best IPAs

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

enjoy by 8.23.12 faintly etched on the neck

A: poured into a Duvel Tulip to a deep golden orange with two fingers of slightly off white head
S: smells intensely hoppy with notes of grapefruit, resinous pine sap, and a bit earthy. not much sweetness to be picked up over the hop aroma
T: indeterminate hop bitterness up front before the flavors of pine, citrus and tropical fruit starts to shine. slightly bready malt presence and a touch of caramel sweetness struggles to come forward before being beaten down by the hops. Slight earthyness in the middle and the malt base kicks in toward the end a bit more but the bitterness remains. aftertaste is more bittersweet hops that are a bit herbal
M: slightly prickly carb keeps the beer lively on the palate but this one is still fairly thick but not quite syrupy.
O: every bit as delicious as the original and kicked up a notch. I'd like to see this one show up again from time to time.

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

A: Clear orange/amger with 3 finger head, lots of lacing.

S: Big Big hops smell. Floral, grapefruit, Sweetness

T: Follows the nose, but there is actually quite a bit of malt, Well-balanced. Grapefruit, some peach, it actually kind of remind me of Pliny the Younger a little, but it's more floral.

M: Medium body, alcohol can be felt a little bit towards the end

O: Excellent DIPA from Stone. I don't remember the regular Ruination being this good, although I last had it very long time ago.

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Photo of obrike
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked one up for 7.99 at my Round Rock Specs. I have not had a regular Ruination in a while and am very excited to try this one...

Pours a copper orange color, topped with an inch of off-white head. Decent retention and sticky, spider web lacing.

Wow... big hop aroma, grapefruit, pine, mango also getting some sweet malt.Yumm!

A hop kick in the face! Fresh pine, grapefruit/mango combo...balanced pretty well by a big sticky sweet caramel malt and a slight hint of booze. Hot damn...this is good.

This one coats the tongue...yes, effectively ruining your palate for the night. Oily, slick, oh so good. At nearly 11%, it's a huge task to mask such a boozy beer so well. Kudos.

Stone knocked this one out of the park. A beast of a DIPA, and one not to be missed by hop-enthusiasts. Get it while it's fresh my friends.

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.