Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,090 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,090
Reviews: 760
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 282
Gots: 686 | 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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Ratings: 5,090 | Reviews: 760
Photo of Comiccombatcraft
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very intense right off the bat. Malty and just the perfect amount of hoppyness you'd expect from this brew.

Photo of thebrood1987
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very sweet, tropical, candy-like hops come through on the smell including a huge smell of grapefruit and pine. A nice sweet bite up front evolving into the grapefruit, tropical, "dank"" piney flavor and bitterness that we all love in IPA's. This one though is every taste you love about an Imperial (triple) IPA all wrapped into one beer. You get some burn from the alcohol but that's to be expected at pretty much 11 percent. The taste sticks around for quite some time and the bready sweet malts give it the best mouthfeel ever. The hops are so fruity and tropical its insane! Best (triple) IPA I've ever had.

Photo of Chcshammonde
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding ale from North County SD. makes me want to move back! I'll leave the detailed reviews to the advocates below but I'll just say this one is top notch.

Photo of schoolboy
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ya, it's good. Eat your heart out. I'm drinking stuff that I don't know how they got it here so fast. By plane?? It is super fresh. Thanks to James at Saveon for the great score.

It's pretty, slightly lacey but almost naked. It smells like a tasty dish ready to eat. I love it.

The taste is hoppy and malty, but balanceed. The crazy amounts of malt are well compensated for in the hops. So it's not too bitter.

Four sips and I have a burn and a hugely enhanced buzz. I'm not sharing this bomber with anyone, so I am pretty sure when it is done, I will be too. Grab this if you can.

Photo of drone
2.46/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Destroyer of palettes. This is an absolutely enormous beer.

Photo of madelfonatree
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Copper orange, see through body. White head with medium sized bubbles. Medium sized head with normal pour. Lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit. Malt. Pineapple. Pine. Lemon.

Taste - Grapefruit and light malt. Bitter pine on the finish. Well balance blend of hop and citrus.

Feel - No carbonation bomb all at once but throughout. Medium to heavy feel. Sticks to the tongue.

Overall - I enjoyed Enjoy By July 4, 2015 better than Ruinten. Ruination 2.0 was a step lower than this one. I love the dank, grapefruit taste.

Photo of TomFdds
4.86/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just so good. The mouthfeel alone is worth the price of admission.

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

Wow! Excellently crafted IPA, Pours a hazy amber with silky head, excellent lacing clings to the glass. Aroma smacks you in the face with hoppy spiciness. Taste bites the tongue, slightly puckering bitterness. Still smooth and drinkable. A work of art.

Photo of EMV
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a bomber, poured into a tulip glass.

L: This one pours an effervescent hazy amber with a gorgeous white head.

S: Hops! Resinous and piney with citrus tones. Alcohol and bready sweetness are also present.

T/F: This one is one complex palate wrecker. The hop profile is delicious and bitter, astringent, and wonderfully balanced out on the back end by the malts and alcoholic sweetness. It's surprising that something with 110 IBU can taste so balanced, but there area lot of flavors going on with this beer and the various hop textures are pretty wonderful. Moderately carbonated and aggressive on the mouthfeel.

O: Probably not quite as drinkable as the regular ruination... which is what happens when you crank the hops up this far, but Stone again shows that they set the bar for what an Imperial IPA is supposed to be. I've never been so glad to have my palate harshed by a beer, and cracking one of these is like reuniting with an old friend every time.

Photo of generallee
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown bomber bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 10.8%. It also had a nice description of the beer. Appearance: The body has a hazy look and an inviting amber color. This is topped with a good thick head. The head is light tan and slowly settles down as I drink. This leaves some lacing on the glass. Smell: It’s aroma is exactly what you want from a Stone IPA. It leads of bright tropical fruit and citrusy hops. It also brings solid sweet maltiness to the nose as well. Taste/Palate: The base is a solid sweet bready maltiness with juicy tropical fruit, mango and grapefruit jumping right out. The finish has a good bitterness slowly fading of the tongue. The palate feels full and the carbonation is active but smooth overall.

Photo of MpVpRb
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

At this moment, I believe this is the best double IPA ever brewed

Other brews may be more extremely hoppy, but this beer has the magic balance

It's a work of fine art, everything is perfectly balanced, in a tasteful, artistic way

I hope Ruination 2.0 is a further evolution of this excellent beer

Photo of bgold86
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Stone really knows how to put em out, quality to the 10th (pun?) degree every-time, wish it was year round though..

Photo of Imperialjake
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer was good and it reminded me of a barleywine. It's definitely a big beer. I'll gladly partake in this one again.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.37/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Randy Jones Sports Grill. Very hoppy with strong bitter finish. Smells of grass and orange.

Photo of KevChiTown
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well balance imperial ipa. Kinda pissed it didn't live up to the hype

Photo of CJNAPS
4.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Love this beer, sucks its seasnoal

Photo of jooler
3.17/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Really dark taste. The alcohol taste overwhelms the taste of hops. I feel like I can breath fire.

Photo of crbooher
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

If I had them both before me, I would rate the second and first batches against each other. As it is, I am doing this from memory. The first batch was phenomenal, but the later batches were so-so. My rating reflects both at the same time.

Photo of Trooper92292
4.91/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best IPAs out there. Thank you Stone.

Photo of Braz
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Only drawback is this is so heavy it sits in my chest for a bit.

Photo of mdcrouser
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy dark golden brown - a unique combination of colors here.

Hop bomb on the nose, with lots of fresh citrus.

Pineapple, blood orange, pressing with bitterness - a bomb in the finest sense.

Bracing, but heavy - low carbonation, but still awakens the tongue.

Rolls around in the mouth and then once down the hatch, it's fully breathable, the tongue wide and letting the air sit there.

Photo of stonefan55
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

absolutely hands down my favorite beer. perfect color, aroma filled with delightful dankness with a nice bite on the front end followed up with a fruit/ pine bitterness you would expect from a double. from me its a 5 all the way

Photo of dalahodson
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Had on tap, poured into a tulip glass. Has a nice amber color with a cream colored head. You can smell the huge amount of hops in this brew. The mouth feel is sharp and bitter. There is the hint of malt in the background, just enough to bring out all of those hops. The taste is California, citrus and tropical fruits, there is a hint of spice and pine. A very good sipping beer not over powering at 10.5 percent. Cheers

Photo of AthensBrewer
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Beautiful balance of hops and malts. Citrus floral notes and chewy attributes while still posting a strong caramel malt backdrop; this one delivers.

Photo of Duhast500
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured a 1pint 6oz. bomber into a Tree House Brewing tulip glass
The color is hazy yellowish/orange with a finger of foamy white head that pulled back leaving some slight lacing.

The smell if this beer is fruity with citrus aroma. Some tangerine comes out with a slight grapefruit aroma. In the back there is clay aroma that is just lurking around the fruits in the nose.

The taste is has some sticky citrus flavor that is a little jarring. The bitterness comes out and hits but is a little muted. Like getting hit with a foam bat, the bitterness seems muffled but is still prominent. There is an earthy flavor that is toward the back and comes forward at the end.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied with a smooth finish that does have some heaviness at both ends.

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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