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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA | Stone Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.80%

Availability: Rotating

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.

Added by ehammond1 on 06-14-2012

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Photo of silverblaze540
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - 1.5 inch head that holds very well. Hazy orange color. Very hazy with few bubbles.

S - Grapefruit, pineapple, and very sweet orange.

T - Very sweet orange, with only some orange peel bitterness Lots of flavor, with moderate alcohol presence.

M - Very thick without much carbonation burn. Mouth-coating.

O - Very nice. Sweet and Fruity. Thick and not very bitter.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 6/25/15 into pint glass. Pours a murky amber with a solid eggshell-white head. Initial impression is, of course, hops. Grapefruit, resinous, big citrus hops. But there is a nice maltiness that almost balances things. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. Slightly bitter finish. Really good DIPA.

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

pours nice hazy dark orangeish with normal head. smell in your face grapefruit and some pine. maybe even a little orange. first sip I get some earthy notes with some cracker. this quickly gives way to some nice grapefruit and pine with a nice thick mouthfeel. bitterness and some candy on the back end rounds this beauty out with a slight alcohol tinge as it finishes. maybe some slight licoracenear the end. this is a great beer and as it warms it improves. one of my favorite stone beers.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Huge dehydrated orange appearance, off white head, over 1/2". Big pungent hops, brings it hard. Amalgamation of those hop aromas you all know about, interplay is well to where not one of them takes the front seat, they all share.

Taste was massively bitter, but substantial malt bill on it provides adequate support. Its not just simply massive, it actually imparts flavor and is enjoyable to drink.

Sometimes you just gotta go super hard, this beer is for those times.

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

Pours an opaque deep gold/pale amber producing 1.5 inches of creamy, frothy, somewhat lasting, off-white head that leaves motes, strings & streaks of clumpy lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, packed with tropical fruit, melon, earthy spice & a hint of citrus. Taste is sweet caramel malt, loosely balanced with high octane hoppiness: tropical fruit flavors predominate with a little citrus, earth & spice with a very wet finish & alcohol spice. Aftertaste is an oily hop/malt bitter-sweetness that rapidly gravitates to an imperial bitter. High ABV is detectable but subdued. If dank can be substituted for earthy then this beer certainly qualifies as a dank brew. Mouthfeel is moderate-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation, oily, wet & slick finish with a bitter & astringent aftertaste.

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Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A hazy peach color with a settled and dissipating head that can be revived in full simply by a slight swirl. Aromas of peach, mandarin and tropical fruit. Only a slight dryness and feint bitter finish. Strong hopp flavor that isn't too dominate that it overpowers the beer...a good balance with other flavors. Burp, and you can reaquaint yourself with the fruit.

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Photo of awayne56
4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After a month sabbatical from IPAs, drinking mostly German beers, I wanted all the hop intensity I could get from one package as I dove back in to American craft beers. I chose to start back up with Stone and I was not disappointed. Boozy, hoppy, RuinTen delivers. If you do not like to pucker up, stay far away.
Look: what you expect -dark orange, cloudy with a 2 finger white head, lots of lacing.
Smell: Very citrusy, especially grapefruit.
Taste: Imagine taking a small bite of a banana followed by biting into a grapefruit. A sip of Ruin Ten is grapefruit forward with a slight banana taste in the mix.Finish is piney. It is refreshing, odd as that sounds. Just enough malt sweetness to balance without doing harm to the hops.
Feel: Not watery, nice mouth coating, mild carbonation, definite alcohol burn, slightly dry finish.
Overall: ABV too high for my taste. I prefer DIPA over session IPA, this one though is a bit too strong but it is delicious, one of the best balanced offerings from Stone.Yes, you do taste and feel the 108 proof ABV, but you get a hop party in your mouth with just enough malt balance to keep your head from exploding from the 115 IBU hop hit. Shelled out $10 for a bomber and will do it again gladly.

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Photo of flyingpig
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

200ml at Brewdog DogHouse, Glasgow (£4.40):
Another excellent Stone IPA with tonnes of bitterness balanced against sweet malts & sticky caramel flavours. A complex beer with a nice array of hop flavours & bitterness coming through on top of a full body that was easy to drink despite the strong alcohol content.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – A bottom glass pour produces an incredibly cloudy body of dark orange copper with reurgitated hop flakes floating about unseen. The head is crazy on an aggressive pour. It’s full, pure white, lacing, and lasts forever.

Smell – The deep pine hop profile finds some strong biscuity bread at the nose and an explosive aroma of darkish fruits such as dates and raisins. Once the beer opens up the fruits are increibly powerful but not overly sugary and the yeast develops.

Taste – This is incredible. It’s my first use of the term “bready hops” but man the biscuit and yeast are in full effect and the huge comlex hop profile is incredibly diverse. It’s not a heavy PNC hammer but more like a sophisticated CA profile of citrusy rind, light peach, grapefruit peel, and pear.

Mouthfeel – This is full-bodied wth a lot of drying from stem to stern.

Drinkability – 10% plus? Are you sure? Drank this like water.

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Photo of Niceroad77
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came across this oldish (bottled June 21, 2015) RuinTen while in Banff, Canada on Oct 29, 2015. Given that it is already more than 4 months old, I can't have huge expectations in terms of aromas and taste, which start to downfall pretty quick after bottling. Since this is my first time seeing this beer in Canada, here's what I got anyway:

Look: Cloudy pale amber with decent head and retention leaving a thick lacing on the galss as it recedes.

Aroma: Grapefruit, orange and a little bready. Passed its prime, no doubt about it. Unfortunately...

Taste: Lots of grapefruit and earthiness. Pine needles as aftertaste. A little boosy.

Feel: Thick bodied with good carbonation.

Overall: Definitely worth trying! Hopefully I can find a fresher one.

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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 josephandbrown
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A ten ounce draft beer in a tulip glass.

The color is a light, copperish orange. There is not much clarity to it. It smells of hops, hops, hops. Not surprising, considering it is a triple IPA.

I love the flavor. There is a lot of nuance in the hop flavors, with citrus and an overall bitterness being the dominating flavors. There is a nice malt backbone as well. It goes down pretty smoothly, with a fairly strong bitter aftertaste.

Overall, a solid beer with great subtleties.

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Photo of cfalls
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from unfortunately old bottle (~3 months) into tulip.

L - cloudy copper, small white head sticks around and laces the glass

S - honey-ish malts, pine, a little grapefruit, not the new-school tropical aroma

T - a little sweet, very malty, flavors follow the smell, not crazy bitter

F - syrupy, moderate carbonation, slight burn

O - definitely try this if you prefer maltier IPAs

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Photo of Zraly
3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Taphouse in Hampton. Brutal hops in hazy package. Malt is straightforward. Heavy body. Pretty bad ass and warms the cheeks. Heavy on the body and I'm pretty sure I can only drink just one.

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Photo of thomda11
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've had this once or twice before, but never rated it. It is as good today as it was then. I typically enjoy the "juicier" IPAs, but this one really hit the spot. I never really comment on the "look" of the beer ,but this one is beautiful--rich cooper with little-to-no cloudiness. The aroma has a lot of citrus hops with a hint of caramel malt. The Taste is big: A lot of grapefruit and resinous bitterness with a sweet, caramel malt backbone. I'm still not sure how a beer could have such strong hop flavor while still maintaining a balance. The thickness of the feel is shocking considering the clarity of the brew. Overall, this is a damn good beer.

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Photo of schematix
3.15/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A: Cloudy.

S: Aroma of citrus and pine.

T: Medicinal flavor. Oxidation.

M: Thick and syruppy

O: Would have rather bought an $8 6 pack than an $8 bomber of this.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had out of 22oz bomber poured into a Belgian style glass. Pours a dark copper amber color with a thin foamy head. A huge punch of citrusy hops hits your nose and taste buds from this big imperial IPA. At 10.8% the alcohol content is pretty intense and not for the faint of heart. Solid beer especially for the hop heads out there

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Photo of beernewbie285
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

By far my favorite beer of all time. I buy and drink atleast one once a week, i look forward to it every week. If i can i give to any friend willing. I will say that if you dont have a love of hops then beware. But otherwise there is no other beer i look forward to drinking more than this one.

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Photo of Hahnin
3.55/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It was way too hoppy for me. Color, feel, aroma was on point, but I don't love the whole ipA thing. It had notes of citrus and floral in the taste, the color was beautiful and I love stone so many wanted to like this beer. Got it at s bar when the waitress suggested it, heard stone and got it. Realized later it was a triple ipa, so obviously hoppy. Those who like hops will love it

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy amber color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is great. Has a nice fresh citrus aroma with some piney resin. Not as much of a boozy aroma as I would think. Has a nice smooth caramel taste with slight citrus and piney resin at the end. Nice and hoppy. Malts and hops blend very well. Moderate to heavy bodied with moderate carbonation. It hides the alcohol content very well until the very end, when you get a slight alcohol burn in your gut.

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Photo of starclimber
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

'This one's pretty pricey', he tells me, after naming the poison hidden in the store room. 'Fetch me one anyways!' I declare after .0001 octilliseconds of thought. Somehow, I managed to not open it Monday evening: seemed unseemly, disrespectful, too early in the weekful.

But tonight, Tuesday, all is well in the glass. Bomber half-emptied into a big-ass wine glass to reveal the hue sunsets should hit every evening before ripening into crimson. Something slightly dungeonesque about the aroma, likely a result of the 'oops! damn, that was a metric ****tonne of hops that fell into that vat' brewing technique employed. I guess you need to match that 'way over the hop' approach with a malt mallet upside the head, and as you might guess, 'perfectly balanced' is this reviewers opinion on the subject after a few slurps.

Syrupy, sticky, delectable, awesome. I'd drink this every night if I could afford replacement livers. Soooooo delicious.

Will buy again, probably tomorrow, and definitely not just one bottle. RAAAAWWWWRRR!!!!

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Photo of BillRoth
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Extraordinary IPA for those who love big time SoCal hops with a adequately matching big time malt backbone. Everything is so full and well balanced. Smooth in flavor and beautifully smooth on delivery. It's like a great session sipper on Atlas rocket fuel.
To the moon Alice!!!
So rare to have such a big beer so pleasant to sip and enjoy.
Wow! Great job Stone.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really liked this big hop "mosh pit" as the bottle describes. Dark golden color with a little bit of head and lacing after pouring from a bomber. Smell is a big hop slap to the nose that we all love of course. Taste is as you would expect: sweet, citrus, even a nice almost rye spice to it. But it doesn't overwhelm which is what I like most about this. Not too big even as a TIPA. Finishes sweet and mouthwatering, doesn't linger on the tongue too long and from beginning to end is a pleasant experience. Worth getting and taking a couple down if you can find them.

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Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.96/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

i have been drinking this one on and off for a while, stashed one in the back of the fridge and had it last night after a rough day....certainly took the edge off
poured from a bomber into a pint glass
i love strong hoppy beers and this one fits the bill and then some
pours orange/amber with a white head and a very hoppy and strong (alcohol) smell
taste is hop bomb in the mouth with high alcohol and citrus flavor that is sweet
for my taste the epitome of a great beer
i didnt find it too sweet or strong as others have mentioned but 1 bomber is more than enough for 1 sitting

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Photo of Trevor11
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As soon as you open a RuinTen, you know you are in for a hoppy treat. I enjoyed this stone brew in the fall of 2015. RuinTen was incredibly juicy, citrusy, and enjoyable.

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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