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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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3,239 Ratings

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Ratings: 3239
Reviews: 638
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%

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

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.80% ABV

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.

(Beer added by: ehammond1 on 06-14-2012)
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Photo of DMatsu


3.19/5  rDev -26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful red hue and thin, lightly foamy head. Smells like the catbox. Scoopable clay litter. That's not a condemnation, it's just a fact. Stanky, sticky icky icky. Tastes like a hoppy punch in the eye, and that's a GOOD thing. Nice bitterness, and full bodied hop flavor. A robust beer that is a great way to finish an evening, because at 10.80 ABV, you won't be able to hang too long. Drink the swill, then treat your palate to the full frontal skank of Ruin Ten!

Serving type: growler

07-07-2013 03:58:42 | More by DMatsu
Photo of welldigger888

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orangish pale honey hue with a now white cap with descent lacing and a touch of alcohol legs.

Hops glorious hops and that is what i want from this. grapefruit pine tropical fruits and more citrus rind.

subtle sweet malt is run over by all off the Hops glorious hops. grapefruit rind on point with piney resony and tropical and HOPS glorious hops.

Well Wow, drinks like a pedestrian ipa, though nothing pedestrian about this glorious brew.

Crack drink repeat!

Serving type: growler

06-24-2013 02:46:48 | More by welldigger888
Photo of gpogo


4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Clear amber body with a nice white head that dissipates to a small foam cap. Orange when held up to light.

A- Piney citrus aroma. Slight boozy notes.

T- Super citrus grapefruit with a nice caramel malt backing. Hop flavor throughout with a pleasant bitterness. Alcohol is definitely present and provides a bit of warmth.

M- Medium full body with moderate carbonation. There is a bite, but I think that is a combination of the carbonation, hops, and booziness. Smooth going down prior to the bite.

D- Quite enjoyable, but boozey. These will put you down quickly, but it will be enjoyable!

Serving type: growler

06-23-2013 06:12:18 | More by gpogo
Photo of SteveB24

New York

4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

appearance; hazy amber, with an abundance of tiny bubbles, thick, sticky, large head that has great retention.

smell; at first pour the aroma is off the hook citrus, and then a melody of orange peel, grapefruit, resin, slight belgian flavor, hint of alcohol.

taste; hop oil, grapefruit peel, hint of bread, hint of orange juice, hint of alcohol, hoppy bitterness in the finish.

mouthfeel; full body, creamy, slightly dry in the finish.

overall; tasty, satisfying, unique experience, reminded me of a hoppy pranqster.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 03:26:46 | More by SteveB24
Photo of TBoneJones


4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours golden copper with a superb head.
Orange zest, grapefruit, resinous smelling. Slight bread.
Pow! Juicy grapefruit hops of destruction. It lingers and it's dank. It's a sensation i last recall when first trying regular Ruination when i was newer to craft brews. I didnt care much for the aftertaste then. Now, having tried numerous IPAs of many shades, i can say i now enjoy the deal better. Big beer, big taste. Bitter pine is juicy when massive hops are used. It is here, and i find it delicious.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 02:05:27 | More by TBoneJones
Photo of dethomp


3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A bit too high ABV me. Still, the high IBU deals with that very well.

Mouthfeel a bit rough for me. Again, due to high IBV.

I'm drinking in a bar so can't properly evaluate color.

I give fairly low ratings for taste and mouthfeel because of me. That has to do only with my preferences.

Yes, overall quality is more than average of others -- sum is greater than parts.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2014 00:27:51 | More by dethomp
Photo of thegodfather1076


4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: Just a phenomenal looking eye-catching bottle in the traditional Stone gargoyle-themed fashion with all graphics and text painted on. Front states “2013”, “A stage dive into a mosh pit of hops”, gives ABV info, and a bit of brewery info. Side states “Annual Release” and gives the Stone drink fresh web info. Back label gives web info, a great description, and back story on the beer. Drink by date 9/5/2013 printed on the bottle.

Appearance: Aggressively poured from it 22oz Bomber into a 16oz snifter leading to a 3 finger golden cream colored head of a light airy density atop a clear dark copper orange color beer. Head retention was 4min 42sec before finally fading to a frothy thick coating and ring with very good lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smells of deep grapefruit citrus with a bit of sweet orange, a large amount of piney resin hops, and a nice grassy aroma.

Flavor/Taste: Wow! Holy HOPS! The deep grapefruit and sweet orange citrus hops hit hard on the front before turning piney/resin at mid point along with a bit of caramel malt that is quickly subdued by the strong piney/resin hop finish and aftertaste. A bit of alcohol heat to this as well. Great!

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied and medium carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel. Very easy drinking especially for any hophead!

Overall/Comments: Another great beer by Stone! This beer is a hophead's dream. RuinTen is hop intensive and doesn't try to hide it! A must try! Classified as an American Double/Imperial IPA @ 10.8% ABV. Consumed 6/22/2013

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 20:03:38 | More by thegodfather1076
Photo of FLima


4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy amber orange color with a thick two finger head with good retention.
Aroma of slightly toasted malts, caramel and citric hops. A bit less intense that I initially expected.
Intense bitter flavor with strong notes of pine, grapefruits, pepper and lemon zest. Dry and bitter aftertaste, not as long as usual for Stones.
Medium to full body with good carbonation. Alcohol is harmonic.
Excellent DIPA, but I found regular Ruination better. Maybe due to the fact that expectation is a bitch, or the more robust body was not proportionally compensated on the hop side. Don’t get me wrong, still a wonderland for us hop heads.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 18:09:05 | More by FLima
Photo of lostinfla


2.76/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle to a Sam Adams glass. Had high expectations from the reviews of the 2013 bottle and Arrogant Bastard was quite impressive.
This ones not my cup of tea though. Great color and head , but the smell was actually spicy to my senses. Product was orange opaque, but the solids were very fine ad and did not take way from the mouthfeel.
The spice flavor was present in the first several sips, with a bit more sweetness than I care for in a beer.
Well made - just not one for me...

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 03:05:30 | More by lostinfla
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

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

Appearance: pours a orange amber color with a 2" fluffy head that slowly recedes. Nice lacing develops as the glass empties.

Smell: loads of citrus, caramel, and earthy tones comes through to the nose.

Taste: big caramel flavor with intense grapefruit, lemon zest, pine, a bit of earthiness and a load of bitterness that was well balanced. Alcohol is mildly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp to start, a bit smoother and dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste here.

Overall: a very tasty big DIPA. Well balanced and mildly refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 18:40:42 | More by Gavage
Photo of DaltonC


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

Wow. Just wow. If your an IPA lover, and an DIPA lover, then you will love this beer. Out of a 2013 bottle that was shipped to me from a friend in San Diego. Poured into a tulip glass. Every single aspect of this beer is beautiful. Honestly if this beer was a chick I would marry her. If I had to choose one beer to drink the rest of my life it would be this one. The hops are so strong and the alcohol is so hidden yet I swear you feel buzzed after 3 drinks... This beer is excellent. The aftertaste is wonderful, like a sugary, hoppy, sweet, bitter taste which lingers forever.

The thing with this beer is to try and describe something wrong with it.. And I can't. Alcohol is hidden perfectly yet you can feel the warming but it's so pleasing. The bitterness is a lot sure but it fits in with the orange, citrus, grapefruit flavors perfect. Let's just say I feel like my life will be fulfilled the day I have this on draft.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 07:04:36 | More by DaltonC
Photo of TonyCavigs1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
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 :)

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 08:04:46 | More by TonyCavigs1
Photo of scotorum


4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can't find the lasered-on enjoy by date on the bottle, which is odd since the label instructs to "drink fresh." My records indicate it was purchased exactly three months ago, so it's got some age.

Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass.

a: Translucent amber with a white inch and a half head which dissipated to heavy surface foam and extensive lacing.

s: Intense citrus and pine.

t: Tasty pine hops forward with considerable strength, some alcohol on the tongue but the hops are rather amazingly easy on it.

m:Moderate and smooth with good body. Carbonation keeps coming.

o: Really a super DIPA. At the risk of having the hops fade, I held onto this bottle for a few months waiting for the right time to drink it, since it is high ABV (10.8%). Now that I opened it, I'm learning what I missed in the interim.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 04:42:54 | More by scotorum
Photo of BMMillsy


4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On draft at The Top in Gainesville. Tapped today! (Also have had bottled, and enjoyed the bottle more--final score is for the bottle version). Pours copper golden and clear with a small white head. Massive grapefruit aroma with huge floral aromatics. Big slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation (on the low side for an IPA). Flavor of pine hops, very fresh. Some grapefruit and definite floral hop flavor. A bit of malt backbone here, but highlights the bitter as a Ruin(beer) should. Missed out on this last year and glad they brought it back. More flavor than regular ruination, but playing second fiddle to Enjoy By. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 19:19:13 | More by BMMillsy
Photo of inglebk

South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a snifter.

A- Golden orange and transparent with minimal head that dissipates rather quickly. Slight lacing. Nothing too special here. Looks like a DIPA should.

S- HOPS!! Man this thing reeks (in a good way) of grapefruit, pine, and grass. As it warms up I get the sweetness, caramel, and alcohol. A little something funky I can't identify.

T- Reminds me of DH 90 min just stronger. Lot stronger. Skewed balance towards the hops end but you still get the sweetness too. Not enough to balance it out.

M- Chewy, oily, and lingering is how I can describe it. The resiny hops won't leave me alone for a while and even still it sticks in your mouth.

Overall- I can see what people get out of this beer and it definitely got better as it warmed up a little bit. I however am wondering if the rest of that 22 ouncer has someone else's name on it. I'm not a hop baby but I can only do one like these occasionally.

*Update: On the second day this brew really evened out with the malts becoming a little more apparent. In this case being not-so-fresh made it more enjoyable.*

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 05:00:26 | More by inglebk
Photo of Jadjunk


4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"You are holding in your hands a veritable hop monster. Its name has been modified to the nickname it acquired almost immediately when we released it in 2012, but the decidedly indelicate recipe is the same. This belligerently delicious ale has the substantial malt backbone needed to stand up the the whopping five pounds of hops packed into each barrel. If all the hyperbole hasn't frightened you away by now, we know you'll love this audacious gem of hoppy splendor just as much as we do. Crank it up!" Brewed in the style of an American Double IPA, this beer is the first anniversary release of a tenth anniversary release, now reportedly to be a recurring annual release.

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber to a tulip snifter. Served north of 56º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a very thick foam head of a cream tone over a golden amber body with copper highlights, high clarity and moderate, relaxed carbonation. Retention is very good- head retains a great deal of thickness and body. A very solid, no frills appearance for a Double IPA. 4.5

(Smell) Aromas of tart citrus, grapefruit, pine sap and juicy tropical fruits, a very potent west-coast blend of bright, aromatic hops. Malt backbone is a moderately thick, sweet crystal malt profile with a moderate spiciness, a pinch of honey esters, some mild alcohol. It's a very enjoyable west-coast double IPA aroma, but it comes off rough around the edges. 4

(Taste) Up front a very disciplined tropical fruit hop profile and a moderate bitterness. This is a very well-balanced Double IPA with a substantial malt heaviness to pair with the hop bitterness. Finishes with a resinous pine and a mild, sweet alcohol pinch with a slick toasted caramel syrup. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, smooth with a moderate thickness. Carbonation is mild, adding a touch of air and creaminess to the body. Balance is slightly sweet over bitter. Body is medium/high for a Double IPA, medium/high overall. Alcohol presence is medium+, accented quite well by the prevalent malt profile and general muted hop profile. 4

(Overall) RuinTen is a solid homage to an already solid Double IPA. I found that the enhanced body did not necessarily increase in equal proportionally with a hop bitterness and flavor profile, the latter which I found frustratingly lacking. Amongst the wide arrangement of Double IPAs, it is neither a highly sessionable nor slow sipping Double IPA, it has it's ups and downs but ultimately stands amongst the forerunners of the solid-build Double IPA crowd, not above it. 4

Stone Brewing Company's
RuinTen IPA

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 03:09:14 | More by Jadjunk
Photo of Treyliff

West Virginia

4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville

A- pours a hazy golden orange color with a small white creamy head that reduces, leaving a layer of lace around the entire glass

S- bright citrusy hops, danky with some fresh grass, big backbone of sweet doughy malt

T- enough hops to wreck the palate for sure, lots of citrus with some herbal and earthy notes, sweet caramel malt transitions into sweet and doughy flavors to stand up to the hops, long and bitter after-taste stays on the palate on the finish

M- heavy and viscous body with moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel with a viscous yet smooth finish, a loco is noticeable but not overpowering. The viscosity makes it a bit of a chore to drink an entire glass

O- as specter, an enormous hop bomb that destroys the palate. 10oz was more than enough for me because of the syrupy mouthfeel, that was the only downside for me

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2013 14:57:46 | More by Treyliff
Photo of Arithmeticus


4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured chilled in an ale glass chez White

A: medium amber color; fantastic lacing; medium head; modest carbonation
S: malt, hops--very intensive, sweet, and lingering
T: crazy bundle of hops and malt, with overtones of bubblegum; very complex, very intense flavor; one of the most delicious IPAs I've had; flavor lingers long

Unbelievable. Get it. Buy a second.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 20:14:50 | More by Arithmeticus
Photo of jbaker67


4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours orange-copper with busy carbonation leading up to a long lasting moderate head. The aroma has a big piney hop character as well as a definitive butterscotch buttery maltiness and some tropical fruits. Very interesting and worth a decent grade. The body is medium to bold with an astringent texture. The taste also has this butterscotch undercurrent along with the biting hop bitterness that lingers and languishes at the end.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 21:21:25 | More by jbaker67
Photo of Schnauzerlord


4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was lucky enough to catch this at the new Stone Liberty Station brewpub on Nitro. Wow

App-Dark amber, typical of strong IPAs. Big creamy head, very nice lacing and retention.

Smell- OH MY GOD. This might be the best smelling beer EVER. Huge citrus and pine nose. though it dissipates fairly soon after the pour . My eyes were literally watering. I've had this on tap (Nitro baby!) and in bottles, and the nose is bigger by far on draft, but that's not shocking. If I could only buy candles with this scent!

Taste-Yeah....Stone pretty much always goes for BANG, and this beer definitely has plenty of that! If you've had the regular Ruination, this is Ruination taken to the next level. The hops just explode out of this beer, but it's got plenty of maltiness to balance that out, and even with the 10.8% ABV, it doesn't taste 'hot' at all. Great on it's own, but more than enough flavor to stand up to big, spicy food flavors. Great beer with chicken wings, but have a driver standing by, cuz it packs a wallop.

Mouthfeel-Solid and bready enough to stand up to all the hops and alcohol. Overall- If you like bland, fizzy water, this is NOT your beer! It's huge, 'in-your-face' hopiness is perfect for when you want the beer to be the main course in any meal. I'm lucky enough to live near Stone, and this will be in my fridge whenever it's available. It's a top 5 in the Imperial IPA category for me.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-12-2013 03:16:51 | More by Schnauzerlord
Photo of cfspartan


4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Immediately hit with fruity notes on the aroma and flavor and an excellent hoppy middle and smooth finish. I've had this twice on separate occasions and noted a huge difference in flavor between the two. The first blew my mind, and the second disappointed greatly. If the second experience was like the first, it would be 5's across the board.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 02:46:45 | More by cfspartan
Photo of JohnG190

New York

4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep gold with an off-white two-finger head. Nice lacing. Aroma of dank and fruity hops. Lemon and tropical fruit with some spice notes. Tropical fruit hop notes hit the palate first followed by a solid malt backbone. Finishes bitter.
Full-bodied and dry, with adequate carbonation. Very bitter! Overall, an outstanding Imperial IPA by Stone!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 21:31:44 | More by JohnG190
Photo of socon67

New York

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

A - Orange pour with a cascading beige foam. Lacing is impressive and there is a thickness in the look that belies this is a big DIPA.

S - Scents of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple, along with citrus fruit notes. Has a pungent hoppy smell that has similar traits of tobacco leaf and bitter herbs.

T - Big blast of hop resin that gives a great contrast between citrus notes, earthy spices, and bitter greens. Very bold and rich, Ruinten is what we all have come to love from the West Coast Imperial IPA. Finish leaves a strong resin taste in your mouth like a good cigar.

M - While this is a big IPA that is strong and leaves a gritty feel, I think it could have been balanced a little better. Might be hard given the IBU's, but even having this with some spicy homemade salsa and chips I felt one glass was enough.

O - No way this disappoints hopheads and is another solid beer from Stone. True to the style and worth having, though certainly fresher is better.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 16:18:17 | More by socon67
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District of Columbia

4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: amber-golden clear with good head, and significant lacing
S: bread, honey, little apricot and clove maybe
T/M: sweet malt front with a little taste of birch beer, little carbonated. A dry woody sensation starts to pull on the tongue, as the flavor mellows with some light raisin/prune notes. The bitterness comes in at the end a little grassy dryness on the sides if the tongue (that lightly lingers), with grapefruit hints on the top of the tongue.
O: the initial drinks when the beer was cold were a little more pronounced and "harsher". I took a while drinking it, and as it warmed a little, the fruit flavors became a little more distinct.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 02:24:14 | More by cjgiant
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New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: A dark bronze color with a little transparency, a nice two finger off white head at the top that left a little bit of lacing around the glass.

S: Strong citrus and caramel notes up front, somewhat metalic scent as well, good amount of malts and piney hops on the nose as well.

T: Strong alcohol up front, burns the palate a little bit, then the grapefruit and citrus kicks in with a slight sweetness on the tailend.

M:Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation, a slight tickle on the tongue from the booze.

O: This was a good beer to try once, I like the lighter DIPA's but this one was very good lets not get misunderstood here, very well balanced, unique brew from Stone.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 19:14:58 | More by thedoubler55
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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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