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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
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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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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 ElJacobian
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Extremely boozy - which is obviously to be expected with a 10.8% beer, but the alcohol is extremely apparent. The smell is magnificent, though - about as citrusy and reisny as any IPA or double IPA I've ever had. I'd give it a higher score if the alcohol was masked more, but it's still a great beer nonetheless.

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

Appearance - beautiful orange color. Smell - hops and a slight alcohol scent. Taste - BOOM. Full frontal assault on the senses. Hop city. BUT it slowly fades into a sweet citrus sort of blend. Awesome. Overall - I would totally purchase this again. This is awesome.

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Photo of CTbrew32
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Context: Bottled 6/17/15. About two months old at this point.

Appearance- Dark copper/amber in color. Pours a bubbly/foamy one inch tall head.

Aroma- Resinous pine, grapefruit,citrus, candy sweetness, and caramel malts.

Taste- First impression is that this is very sweet. Resinous pine and grapefruit are strong at first. The sticky hops blend with caramel malts that makes for a thick feel and almost overly sweet taste.

Feel- Thick bodied, low/medium carbonation, and an overall thick/sticky/resinous feel. Definitely a sipper.

Overall- The epitome of a resinous, dank, pungent ipa. It verges on being too sweet, but there's just enough dryness to balance things out. Would definitely get this again for a great triple ipa.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours vibrant amber, fading head.
Nose shows lashings of clean malt alongside resinous and piny hops.
Similar falvours. Cloyingly malty with some spicy, piny and resinous hops.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stone RuinTen.

Aye. Not so often you get a hold of a ledgend around these parts. So naturally when I saw it on the shelf at my local craft store ( Jake's Liquor in Monroe, Michigan just off the Dixie I-75 exit ) I was inclined to pick a bomber up. $10 you say? Well I believe in you. NOW PROVE YOURSELF * FINAL BOSS FIGHT MUSIC STARTS * .

Look - Slow pours yields a very clear amber, almost as clear as your girlfriends last STD test as requested by myself to ensure you haven't been sticking Dick Johnson into any blimey skanks. Carbonations appears to be on low to medium depending on how you pour. Head is a well retained two fingers.

Smell - Overly ripe banana is a large player in this aspect followed by a boss level dosage of maltyness and grapefruit juices.

Taste - Yep, those overly ripe bananas pull a large margin of the weight in this aspect. Tropical juice notes are there, although flat on their faces . Malts come in and eventually get shot down by the reaper invasion that is my taste buds. 4.

Feel - Well rounded though moderately creamy bodied with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Really don't have much else to say as the tropical notes linger and the alcohol is quite present. 4

Overall - Well.......I expected better for such a supposed legendary brew. But, you must remember rating inflection based on a beers status, how hard it is to get, whether somebody is a " yes man "( IE willing to suck a dick and a golf ball through a garden hose to please a higher point-wise ranking BA than themselves ) which I notice a lot of people are...y'know,despite the in depth reviews I've given you over the last three years apparently I'm not even an ' advocate ' yet? why? Because I won't suck a dong for the latest likes in which swill are you drinking now #737744747?.. anyway, would I have again? Lol not at this price per bomber. Remember that banana esque flavor in all Stone beers? Well yeah it dominates this one. Would be better off with an Enjoy By. 4.

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

650 ml bomber served cold-ish into a pint glass. Purchased while in the US a little while back. Bottled on June 12, 2015.

Appearance - hazy, rich dark golden and honey brown colored. A finger of fluffy white head with impressive retention. Plenty of visible carbonation in the beer. Impressive and imposing DIPA, that pours thick and gives the impression of a massive beer.

Smell - citrus dominated with mango, pineapple and kiwi upon repeated whiffs. Some caramel in a subdued malt backbone.

Taste- big bold sweet citrus flavours, some pineapple and kiwi with a roasty malt undertone. Reminds me of an amped up even stronger Ruination. Huge dose of bitter hops lies right beneath the surface but only makes it's presence felt briefly mid-sip, before caramel and butterscotch round the beer out. Alcohol is there but doesn't taste like a beer nearing 11% ABV. Alcohol content starts to rear its head once the beer warms.

Mouthfeel - massive body! thick and syrupy on the palate with a heavier dose of carbonation that is subtly very good.

Overall - very delicious DIPA, with a huge hidden hops bill and a nice combination of tropical fruits and sweet malts. Very yummy yet I was expecting something with even more hops intensity, especially on the palate. Still a great sipper.

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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