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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

5,037 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,037
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 258
Gots: 655 | 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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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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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.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Stones bravado shines through in a truly audacious and "bash you over the head" ale. The appearance is quite cocky with a sudsy, billowing white head that sets atop a dark golden coloring.

The scent is outdoorsy, dank, mossy pine with some grassy, cannabis leaf aroma. Very strong floral hop aroma fills the nose.

Stone products tend to test my palate and this is one of the toughest. I get lots of earth tones, sweet onion, pine needle, forest grass. Sweet malts try to even this out but a tangy pine ends the taste. There is some alcohol taste but it is not bad yet the warmth in the chest is very apparent. The bitterness is quite drying and tries to destroy the palate.

I have to score points for audacity and strength but it just isn't my favorite tastes in an IPA.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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

22oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours a very well hazed, almost dirty golden amber color with a finger of thick, dense foam of an off white color. Thick, sticky webs of lacing are left on the glass with rocky islands of foam on the surface.

S - Still smells almost identical to a regular Ruination, but with a bit more alcohol. Thick, citrusy and resiny hop aromas mixed with an abundance of sweet and caramelly malt mixed with some booze. Overall has a "sticky" smell to it, almost in a concentrated and syrupy way.

T - Nothing is shy in the aroma here...everything is intense and amped up. Heavy base of sweet, sugary, caramelly malt at the base...has a bit of a barleywine-like malt character. Tons of hops balance things as well as can be expected. Sharp bitterness that cuts through the syrupy effect, but diminishes at the finish, returning the flavors to a sweeter, citrusy/tropical fruity barleywine. Reminds me a bit of the Southern Tier Backburner with a little age on it. Booze is noticeable and slows the consumption of this beer down quite a bit. Not quite a sipper, but quaffing this will surely do some damage.

M - Thick and a bit syrupy...definitely a fuller bodied beer. Syrupy still comes to mind. Alcohol warmth, heavy citrus, caramelized sugar and intense bitterness almost overpowers the taste buds and coats the mouth in sticky sweet and resiny goodness.

O - Overall a very good double IPA, although not the hop bomb that might have been expected out of Stone for this special release. Malty is a bit of an understatement...and balanced, this is not. Really complex combination of flavors and sensations. A worthy beer for sure, although I think I like the standard Ruination a little better.

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle an amber-orange with two fingers of off-white head and a generous amount of lacing left behind.

Big hoppy aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, and pineapple along with sweet caramel malts.

The taste did not disappoint. Big, bitter, and hoppy with the grapefruit and pineapple. Well-balanced with the caramel malts. The nearly-11% abv smacks you right in the kisser. Too much, really.

Medium bodied and slick with a moderate carbonation.

This was a good beer to take your time and enjoy.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,037 ratings.