Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,003 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,003
Reviews: 739
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 237
Gots: 633 | 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:
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 mychalg9
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of HardTarget
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear pale gold glass holds a halo of white foam, no lacing. Tiny champagne bubbles slowly rise.

Smell: Mild grapefruit rind, floral whiffs of citric hops with a little sugar base.

Taste: Full hop green flavor but held in check with a cracker dry base malt. I've always felt Ruination was less hoppy than Stone IPA, this follows suit. Still, a hoppy beer by any standard, just not a bitter one sided monster. The light floral elements come out a bit, and the lighter flavor profile makes every sip enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium body, low carbonation, oily texture.

Overall: A wonderful beer. Showcases my favorite hop flavors (citric) with enough support to soak up the bitterness and let the fruity notes shine. I'll be looking for more; great stuff.

Photo of anteater
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of djaeon
5/5  rDev +16%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Resuin
4.31/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of bashiba
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice bright orange with a good bit of sticky white head.

The smell was light and citrusy with a bit of dry crackery malt sneaking through, not nearly as hoppy in the nose as I expected with all the talk of extra dry hopping.

The flavor had a bit of light bready malt poking through the onslaught of pine, grapefruit, herbal hop assault. Finishes very bitter, one of my friends described it as "this is what bitter tastes like"

The mouthfeel was very oily and resiny, thick and warm.

Kind of a fun Double IPA being severely Palate Wrecking and very big, the flavors you do get through the bitterness are quite good, I only wish they would have maybe diverted some of those bittering hops to even more dry hopping.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of david131
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a clear golden copper liquid with a very thick and creamy white head that has good retention and leaves some nice lacing.

S- Extremely pungent- I could smell it as soon as I popped the cap. Aromas of dank mango, pineapple, pine, and caramel.

T- Bitter, sweet, fruity, earthy, and boozy. Extremely strong and hop forward with nice nice fruity notes.

M- Oily, bitter and sticky on the finish. The alcohol presence is warm but not harsh.

O- Very tasty and most definitely a fun take on the original. Drink ASAP, do not age.

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

A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body is hazy orangey-amber with a small, slightly off-white head. Leaves good splotches of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Real nice nose - I can smell the hops from a distance. Grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. Touch of caramel malt.

T: This one brings me back to the days when I was first discovering this style - Goose Island Imperial IPA comes to mind from the recesses of my memory. . . . Tropical fruit salad and citrusy hops - grapefruit, grapefruit pith and a touch of pine needles at the back end. Heat from the ABV is noted towards the back of the sip as a spicy bite, and then is felt heading down to the belly. Lingering pine bitterness fights the ample malt profile (caramel malt, some toffee) for dominance, with the hops prevailing, but the sweeter malt putting up a surprisingly good fight.

M: Full bodied. Carbonation is light to moderate, with a nice creamy feel to it.

O: This is good stuff. Now if only they'd bring back their 10th Anniversary Ale. . . .

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.05/5  rDev -6%
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of justintcoons
3.05/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Golden amber with 3 fingers of fluffy head. Excellent clarity and head retention. Low carbonation.

Nose
Sugary caramel, pineapple, grapefruit, pine needles, lemon zest onion and nail polish remover.

Taste
Resinous pine, grapefruit zest and lemon zest. Killer floral and perfume like hops. Some thin caramel and bready malts. Efforts of tangerine and pineapple gets lost among the bitterness. A lot of grapefruit. A lot of pine. A lot of onion.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, oily, bitter, sticky and dry.

Overall
Hop water. Why should I have expected anything else? Sure, it's a palate wrecker. Congrats. Don't expect anything past astringent pine, grapefruit, perfume and onion.

I don't get it. If you're looking ONLY for hop bitterness, this is for you. If you want a classy DIPA with juicy citrus and/or tropical fruits, go elsewhere.

To all the morons giving this a perfect score, get off BA!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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