Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

792 Reviews
THE BROS
87
very good

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Reviews: 792
Hads: 5,319
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 302
Gots: 818 | FT: 5
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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 bluejacket74
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (709 characters)

Photo of rawfish
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear copper, much like regular ruination with a rocky white 2 finger high head, with good retention and tons of pillowy lacing on the glass.

Pine resin and a touch of earth. Sweet caramel, honeyed amber malt. Hops clearly dominant but balanced with a mix of bright lemon and grapefruit citrus filling the holes with pine resin. My only gripe would be that the aroma isn't as strong as it could be.

Sweet honey dipped bread with a touch of caramel brings in the balance before the rest of the drink is dominated by hops. Pine resin is the clear forward flavor but bright citrus and some tropical hues of mango are there. Far from the one dimensional regular Ruination. The bitterness is even keeled, strong yet supportive, alcohol is nicely balanced.

Ideal body but muted carbonation, it's just enough. There is a bitter mouth coating that dries nicely leaving smore than a little sticky malt residue. Alcohol is just getting overwhelmed by the hops so I guess it's well hidden. Very drinkable and more balanced than I thought it would be.

Stone hits on another stellar ipa, the anniversary Ruination is more complex and balanced than it's celebrated namesake and the alcohol is very well hidden. Well worth trying this one for size. Dig that pleasant pine resin burn. . (1,280 characters)

Photo of greenmtn1111
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Reddish orange in color with a light tan colored head that laces nicely as you drink. Piney hops in your face, lots of hops, boozy aroma as well with some floral aroma in the background. The first sip tastes really syrupy, like someone took a handful of hop cones and squeezed them into my mouth. Really sweet with bitterness after, but not as bitter as I thought it would be. The alcohol is pretty well hidden as well. This is a real heavy hitter, probably the most intense IPA i've had which is not necessary a bad thing - you gotta be in the right mindset to enjoy it. (571 characters)

Photo of davey101
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

RuinTen 2013 release. 22 oz bomber into a teku glass. I missed the initial 10th Anniversary Edition so I'm pretty excited to try this recipe out finally. Enjoy by: 08/28/13.

A - Pours a very clear dark amber body. Two fingers of white foam forms and settles down to a thin cap and some edging. Sticky lacing with some killer retention. A swirl produces an instant fingers worth of foam. Filtered DIPA's don't get any better than this.

S - There is a lot happening here. Starts off very fruity with some peaches, nectarines, and grapefruit. It then takes a swing towards the savory side. Dank, dank herb with layers of pine and oily resin with faint notes of onions. The end is undeniably fusel heavy and harsh. Not my favorite IPA hop profile but it certainly smells massive and impressive.

T - Stone fruit interrupted by oily resin and dank marijuana. Some pine and orange scattered around. The hops are pretty unrelenting here with a bitterness that isn't huge but feels like its slowly eating away at your enamel. Some bready caramel malts. The finish is all about bitter grapefruits. Mouth feel is medium bodied and coating. Alcohol shows through a bit as it warms up.

O - This is a really massive and palate destroying DIPA. Lots of flavors here with a manageable but large level of bitterness. This is a damn good beer and I'm happy this is now an annual release. However, Enjoy By is just so much more up my alley and is a rotating release. (1,452 characters)

Photo of Jaycase
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
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... (589 characters)

Photo of Axnjxn
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip. best by 8/28/13

pours a dark reddish/copper with an inch thick white head. darker than most IPAs. Smell is a big blast of citrus hops. its huge. As you take a sip your palate gets an onslaught of hops. citrus and orange flavors on the back end, but youre just overwhelmed by the hops on this one. as to be expected i suppose. higher end of medium bodied with medium carbonation. the massive amount of hops make this a challenge to drink if youre not up to the task.

overall it delivers whats promised. personal preference, i like more balanced IPAs such as pliny, but if youre in the mood to get destroyed by hops, then this one might overtake palate wrecker as king. (695 characters)

Photo of SDbrewerJake
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I tried this beer before ever trying Stones ruination IPA. My father in-law said it was a little different from the regual and became furious when I told him I had never tried the regular. He cracked this guy open and drank from a snifter. Relly pretty dark gold color with a hope varient that isn't common to stone. OK mouth feel with extreme hop notes... Not sure what hop in particular but they put a bunch of this one strand. Overall good beer... not the best. (464 characters)

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

*I appreciate the "drink by 08/28/13", but I'm sure the hops would be quite faded by then.

A - It is translucent golden orange in color with a quickly fading small, off white head with minimal lacing.
  
S - Very pungent. Resinous grapefruit... This is not delicate.  It's one-dimensionally overpowering, but that's what I expected.  Huge hop profile.

T - Hop spiciness and big bitterness upfront, yet still smooth . There's a substantial burn in the finish, but I don't mind it too much.  Oily hop resin and alcohol in the finish. There's a nice,slightly Brady aftertaste which lingers.

M - It has a thinner body than I was expecting, which threw me off at first since it's so strong in flavor... I expected a slightly fuller body and mouthfeel.

O - It's a big, bad west coast DIPA... I'd would have liked to compare it to FFF dreadnaught Ina side-by-side.  I'm glad I got to try it, especially in the summer hear, but once was enough for me.  I'd recommend it to hopheads, but it's not a beginner craft beer. (1,021 characters)

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up tonight at the COOP for $7ish.... Pours with a nice 2 finger off white head that leaves nice drapes of lacing atop a clear lite copper brew.

Nose is proper Stone... resinous pine and oily grapefruit with a little bit of melon or tropical fruit thrown in... There is enough residual maltiness to help amplify the hoppiness.

Big and brutally bitter especially on the finish... But the hoppiness from the aromas translate nearly perfectly to the palate... booze and bitterness sorta burns down the gullet.

Body is medium with a good small bubble carbonation.

Pretty damn good, but certainly not a common pleasure for me anymore.

4/4.5/4/3.75/4.25 (663 characters)

Photo of jzeilinger
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a medium to dark copper color with a thin layer of white head and mild carbonation.

S - Resiny pine and tropical fruit aroma that's a little earthy, sticky, and vinous.

T - Spicy, earthy dank, dark resiny citrus with grapefruit

M - Medium to full medium body.

O - Ruination is a really enjoyable beer and comparing this side by side there's no way I'd peg these as being siblings. Definitely worth trying but do it now as opposed to later before all the hops fade. (478 characters)

Photo of Resuin
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Stone pint glass. The bottle is marked "Drink by 08/28/13", it should be very fresh.

Appearance: Pours a translucent copper and leaves a finger of nice, dense head that lingers for quite some time leaving behind some very nice lacing.

Smell: That nice, dank ruination hop aroma shines through: pine, light citrus/pineapple, earthy tones, hops, hops, hops.

Taste: Pleasant, strong pine, caramel, nice malt backbone to keep it in check, earthy tones. I might even dare to say that this is more balanced than standard ruination, although both are definitely hop bombs. Tasty hop-forward flavor.

Mouth-feel: Very well carbonated with a medium slightly syrupy body, although not overly so. Finishes very smooth for the ABV.

Overall: Definitely a quality (¿triple?) IPA. Lots of hops, but still very drinkable. I'm impressed with the tasty, piney flavor as well as the nice, slightly softer aroma. I would tend to look for a bit more balance in an IPA like this, but this is certainly close. (1,019 characters)

Photo of timc100
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Really nice looking filtered IPA. Bright orange/amber with an off white head with pale yellow hues. Decent amount of head considering the abv

S: Just huge and super dank. A powerful smelling beer. A lot of the west coast notes come through - big fresh sticky resinous pine and incredibly bitter grapefruit rind. There is some really dank astringency - musty overripe pineapple and mango. Some sweet pink grapefruit comes through with some orange juice. There is a sweet caramel malt backbone that helps balance it out.

T: One of the most substantial and vibrant tasting beers I've ever had. Exploding with hop bitterness - leaves a resin hop oil film in the mouth. Incredibly bitter grapefruit, resin and pine hit first. The middle of the mouth it has a citrus and tropical fruit explosion with pink grapefruit, mango, orange, and some pineapple. Really, really incredible.

P: Huge mouthfeel for the style but works perfectly. Pretty soft carbonation and silky smooth.

O: This is an amazing beer. So incredibly flavorful with over-the-top hop intensity - it's the culmination of American hop-assult beers. (1,113 characters)

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured aggressively into a snifter giving way to a clear dark orange/amber body. A thick and creamy looking off-white head falls quickly leaving lacing and retains fairly well until the end.

The smell is full of hoppy goodness. Dank and resinous pine melds well with the peach, cantaloupe, and citrus fruit. Some alcohol vapor.

The flavor hits big with pine and grapefruit flavored hops. The alcohol is detectable but not distracting. There is some balancing sweetness from the malt that comes across a little crackery and bready. But this is really all about the hops.

Fairly big bodied for an IPA. It is smooth and creamy with an all encompassing pleasant bitterness. Dries out the palette and keeps you wanting more.

This feels comparable to the Enjoy By batch I had. A wonderfully big IPA. One bottle is not enough. (824 characters)

Photo of ILoveIPA
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Well Stone, you have done it again. I thought you peaked with Enjoy By but I guess I was wrong. This beer is absolutely amazing. It's a Kung Fu kick to the palate. So much hop goodness and all balanced out by enough sweet malt to keep you coming back for more. If you are a fan of aggressively hoped DIPA's or just want to drink one of the best beers in the world, do yourself a favor and seek this out. You will not regret it. The best part is you will be drunk off of one bottle! (481 characters)

Photo of arfenhouse
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Released earlier today.

A: Dark copper with a white head. Retention is good with some lacing.

S: A small bit of malt sweetness peeks out behind the spicy pinecone, and pineapple hops. Grapefruit and tangerines. Light on the flowery hops and peach.

T: Tangerines, peaches, pine needles, and a tiny bit of alcohol. Pine, some bitter/sweet grain, and grapefruit in the aftertaste. Big and in your face.

M:Full bodied and coats the mouth, yet quickly dries. Medium-full carbonation.

O: Nice big hopbomb. (504 characters)

Photo of fmccormi
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from a 22oz pry-off bottle to my DFH IPA glass; freshness date of August 26, 2013 printed in yellow ink on the shoulder of the bottle (“DRINK BY 08/26/13”).

Appearance (3.75): Three fingers of light tan foam makes up the head, cappong a toasted golden body that’s almost crystal-clear with just a slight chill haze. Great retention here, with the head taking forever to die down; lacing is moderate at best, though, with some suds here and there on all sides of the glass.

Smell (4.25): Oodles of tropical, brash, citrus hops mixing in with a caramelized sugar cookie-ish malt sweetness (I dunno, like shortbread with caramelized sugar on top?) leads the way. Pineapple and mango juice blur the line with the bready-sweet malt character, with undertones of resinous, dank, weedy hops. Surprisingly good balance between malt and hops.

Taste (4.25): Lots of hops, lots of malt, but more or less balanced. Lots of piney, citrus zest bitterness comes through throughout the beer, from start to finish. There’s definitely a solid malt backbone in this beer (more of that caramelized sugar, some rich short bread, and a rather nutty, toasted characer), but its edges blend into the hops character: the malt sweetness blurs the line with the juicy citrus fruit (pineapple juice, mango nectar), and the nutty toasted note blends into the dank resin from the hops. There’s a relatively strong citrus bitterness (a mix of red grapefruit juice and lemon zest) that is almost hidden by that thick malt character, until the finish—where a wave of that bitterness washes out the malt sweetness and lingers for a while. There’s some booze heat, but it blends in with the resin, toast, and citrus peel, as it should in a big DIPA. This is big and brash, but (relatively) balanced.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Somewhat syrupy in feel, with a fuller-than-medium-weight feel and a smooth, almost velvety carbonation that foams softly and easily on the way down. There’s some boozy heat that sneaks in there, too, and with the hop oils it helps dry up the finish substantially. Feels great, actually for such a big-ass DIPA.

Overall (4.25): As noted in the smell, taste, and feel, this is a big, bold DIPA, with a surprising amount of balance. It’s not the hoppiest or the most memorable DIPA I’ve had, but all of the most prominent components—hops, malt, and booze—blend in to each other well, which is the mark (to me, anyway) of a well-crafted DIPA. For me, I think I actually prefer the regular Ruination, because it’s a lean, mean, hop-blasting machine, while this is a big, thick DIPA with its own character. But this is plenty good in its own right, too, and worth seeking out if you like DIPAs brash, thick, and balanced. (2,748 characters)

Photo of Weas
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Great clarity, fluffy white head, poured a nice amber color.

S: Lots of hops; oranges, piney -- amazing aroma.

T: The hops are heavy, but they get balanced out very well. Pine, grapefruit, lemon and spices; nice dry finish. For a 10.8% ABV, the alcohol is barely noticeable.

M: Great carbonation, medium-body, nice dry and bitter aftertaste.

O: Great beer. First beer from Stone I've had, and it makes me excited to try some of the other varieties I picked up. (469 characters)

Photo of flexabull
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer last year in NYC, unfortunately I think it was past it's prime, so I'm looking forward to this super fresh bottle.

Beautiful pour, bright and clear orange color with a fine white head.

Aromas are big bold, and I noticed them while pouring. Orange sherbert, mangos, and stinky resin. Very nice.

Taste starts out with caramel and creamy malt sweetness, nice body, and a good balance of malt and hops. Hops kick in on the snappy dry finish. Mangos, orange sherbert, floral, and resiny. Quite nice.

Mouthfeel is excellent, nice full feel, and spot on carbonation.

Overall, superb. I was impressed with Enjoy By, and this is just as good, if not better. Well done Stone. (686 characters)

Photo of snaotheus
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (620 characters)

Photo of Kerfluffel
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Light bronze in color with perfect clarity. Off white head, tight bubbles, nice retention and persistent lacing.

S: Aroma of dank hops just dripping with pine resin. Strong and bitey. Notes of citrus and earthiness. I can't get enough of it.

T: Great flavor. Caramel malts provide a great platform for the intense hop character. Notes of caramel, toffee, grass, pine, lemon, white pepper, biscuit and a strong bitter finish that lasts a few seconds long and into the next sip.

M: Medium body and subtle carbonation that I think is spot on.

O: Fantastic, couldn't have asked for anything more. One of my new favorites. (624 characters)

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

Appearance: medium amber color, creamy head (couple of fingers). Bit of red / mahogany tones. Gorgeous looking beer [5]
Aroma: Pine, grapefruit, fusel alcohol, passion fruit, grass, and lemon. [5]
Taste: Bread, caramel, tropical fruit, lemon, and some spices (peppery) [4.25]
Feel: Sticky and coating. Lasting dry bitterness. Nice amount of carbonation [4.0]
Overall: One of the best high ABV DIPAs I've had. Worth a try. Would definitely get again. [4.5] (455 characters)

Photo of Moose90
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22oz Bottle into a tulip glass
Best By 09/11/13
Tasted 06/23/13

A – Pours a bright clear copper color. Head is vigorous and poured over, unexpectedly so. Once it recedes it leaves a nice thin cream colored cap on top of the bright copper liquid below.

S – Woah Stone, aggressive, bitter, juicy, piney, melon, grapefruit. Sheesh! A lot going on here, but what really smacks you is the bright grapefruit and melon notes. Delicious. IDGAF about whatever malt notes may be here, just bring on the hops!

T – Very nice, a clean and sweet entry leads to a bitter and crisp encore. Notes of melon, bright lemon, and grapefruit here. This is quite bitter and makes you pucker up to a certain extent, like biting into a lemon or a grapefruit. Some notes of pine also make a foray. Complex, but tends toward the sweet and sticky side of the spectrum for this style.

M – Drinkability is high on this one, for being a DIPA this goes down way too smooth. It has a nice, long, lingering finish, that is quite dry and bitter. This is very nice and easy drinking. Lots of flavors still develop on the finish.

O – Was wonderful last year, and is great again this year, this is similar to Enjoy By, for sure, but this one is sweeter, and lacks the peppery notes found in the Enjoy By. Wonderful beer here again Stone, thank you for pumping out ridiculously delicious and easily attainable IPA's. (1,392 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
2.56/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

10.8% confirmed. Bottle acquired at a local SoCal bottle shop on Saturday. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap and posh etched label served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are actually high even though I despise Stone; I've heard some pretty good things about this one.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, and great retention (~7+ minutes) for the high ABV. Frothy, silky, and appealing. Body colour is a surprisingly hazy murky orange-copper. Tangerine orange, if you will. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Carbonation bubbles are visible in usual quantities; carbonation seems fine. Nice sticky lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head slowly recedes. I'm actually fairly impressed with the appearance, though the lack of clarity and translucence has taken me off-guard.

Sm: Hop character is generic floral with light grapefruit, some nectary notes, and some pine. But what catches my attention is not the hops; it's the overdone milky sweetness. Nectary and sticky and too prominent for the style. They definitely doubled the malt to compensate for the hops, but I don't know that they did it well judging by the aroma. I don't detect any yeasty notes or alcohol. A messy aroma of moderate strength. The emphasis is in the wrong place and there doesn't seem to be any balance - but hey, it's Stone.

T: Some wretched grapefruit with an overly sweet malty foundation that really destroys all balance - especially in the third act, where I'm left with a milky rotted tangerine character that lingers off the finish. Blech. Some nice juicy citrus up front, but it's quickly destroyed by the poor malt build. I don't know which pale malts they selected, but they're not doing it for me here. Amarillo or columbus would have been much better hop choices. Hop character lacks diversity, depth of flavour, or evocative quality. Overdone caramel contributes to the third act nightmare. Butterscotch. Cream. It's like it becomes a crappy saison in the third act, but without the accompanying spice - just milkiness and caramel malt. Alcohol does come through, but it's well hidden for the most part - and besides, it's the least of the problems here. To be honest, the flavour isn't that bad in the opening act; the grapefruit is a bit more overt and the maltiness hasn't gone rogue yet. But the balance - both structurally and in terms of flavour - is wretched. Another mess from Stone brewing. Pineapple hits on the climax. Maybe some clove? Who cares. It's complex without any balance or subtlety; any homebrewer can dump a bunch of ingredients in, but it takes a master to control them. This tastes like a homebrewer got control of some fancy toys.

Mf: Smooth. Wet. A bit creamy - a strange and out of place attribute for an Imperial IPA. Good carbonation - a highlight of this beer. Presence on the palate is poor; it overwhelms. I wouldn't say it ruins; it's just a mess dumped on your tongue.

Dr: Another mess from Stone that fails to impress. I wish I loved this like others do, but to me it's just more testament to the ineptitude of Stone's brewers. Why I keep buying their beer I don't know. I guess I keep hoping I'll come across one that's great. I definitely wouldn't get this again; more for all of you. I'll be sticking to Alpine's IPAs. To this beer's credit, the ABV doesn't come through as much as you'd expect; I'd peg it for about 8% if it were a blind taste. I wouldn't call it drinkable, but I won't have any trouble killing this bomber alone. Disappointed. I hope the Enjoy By waiting in my fridge is better.

Low C- (3,836 characters)

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours to a very hazy orange copper gold body. Head is a full two inches of biscuity off white creamy fuzz. Nose is fruity up front then dominated by resiny full with hints of pine and woodsy grasses. This beer hits the mouth with a tangy champagne bitterness that is wonderfully dry and very crisp. Prickly on the tongue with a long lingering bitterness on the mouthfeel. This brew really defines a great DIPA on the dryer side. This is one I would love to have more of to pair with food. Hopefully they bring this one back as a permanent brew. (544 characters)

Photo of BeerSocrates12
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serve by me...at home...out of a Bomber in a Dogfish Head IPA glass. Got this bottle back in early July 2012....aged it in near cellar conditions. ( cool corner of my closet)

Appearance: Pours a mid to dark amber color with a white, thick frothy head. Nice lacing.

Aroma: strong aged malt characteristics. Strong citrus and gentle pine nose. Some booziness. Still a decent hop nose after almost 8 months.

Taste: aged malt for sure. Very light caramel and I suspect some biscuit malt maybe...would explain the fantastic head. This is what I want a strong Imperial IPA..hell even a hoppy barleywine to taste.

Mouthfeel: the slightest of a chew...like a Barleywine almost...very noticeable booze bite and still a decent hop finish...they must of used a lot of citras.(IMO) Balance comes to mind.

Overall: a great beer. I'm surprised it aged this well in less than 8 months...I'd expect these characteristics from a year+ old Hog Heaven or Hopsickle...reminds me of the two year old 120 I had last year.(less boozy of course) (1,026 characters)

Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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