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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,657 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,657
Reviews: 727
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 212
Gots: 548 | FT: 6
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:
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Patches826, Aug 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

RyanCFriedrich, Aug 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

kidzord, Aug 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

BraveMountie, Aug 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

jpd7374, Aug 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

Anstuart5, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of tmm313
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Hazy amber color when cold; crystal clear when warm. Awesome lacing.

S- Hops. I wasn't expecting that... ~wink. Grapefruit, orange, dank, pine, floral, and cracker-like breadiness.

T- Quick burst of sweet citrus and malts up front that is almost immediately assaulted by bitterness. Grapefruit, pine, resin, citrus rind, and other bitter hop characteristics take the lead, but tropical flavors like mango and pineapple float underneath. There's almost a tartness in there as well. Finish is dry with a spicy aftertaste.

M- Thick, smooth, and resinous. Oily on the tongue and drying. Spiciness lingers.

O- First of all, Ruination is one of my favorite beers on Earth. I know Ruin Ten came out exactly as the people at Stone intended. I know they're more man than me and that I am not worthy. I loved the look, smell, and feel, but the overall flavor was just too bitter for me. Each flavor was huge and the quality was evident, but the balance was tilted far too heavily in favor of the bitterness for my poor palate. And again, I'm sure that was the point.

tmm313, Aug 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

zbuchanan, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Rich1818, Aug 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

JAeiou, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Denzo, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

sgttibbs, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Azeotrope, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Rimbimhoot, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of TaylorIPA19
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky copper with solid carbonation rising from the depths. Smells fantastic! Sweet pine all the way. Taste was strong pine / floral with heavily crisp after taste. Coats your whole mouth and leaves a dry oasis after each sip. Alcohol is moderately present in this DIPA. Reminiscent of Anderson Valley Heelch O' Hops. A big favorite for a lot of beer drinkers out there but a little much for me. Worth the price of admission but won't get my hand stamped on the way out...

TaylorIPA19, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

macher0, Aug 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

beagle826, Aug 08, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE - Opaque amber with a 1-finger light brown head that dissipates after awhile. Good lacing

SMELL/AROMA/SCENT - Piney, sweet, fruity.

TASTE - A well-rounded beer, very tasty. Hoppy, with a nice aftertaste. ABV well-hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Not extremely thick. A bit of carbonation.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - A very drinkable beer, smooth, with a great aftertaste. If only they sold 12-ounce bottles!

Homers_Beer_Odyssey, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

eerbayman, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

AMCimpi, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Weedian, Aug 08, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear bright copper with about two big fingers of head that linger for quite some time and leave nice lacing behind. The nose is both floral and hoppy. The malt profile is bolder than most DIPAs. The hoppiness is simply intense. The only downside is that the alcohol burn pokes out a tad too much on the finish. There is also an odd sweet fruity taste on the finish.

57md, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Eman17, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

leosfire, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Nick_isthatstillcool, Aug 08, 2014
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 4,657 ratings.