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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,043 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,043
Reviews: 748
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 261
Gots: 664 | 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: 5,043 | Reviews: 748
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy deep orange to amber color with a two-finger and creamy off-white head. Beautiful lacing left behind throughout. Aroma is pine, resin, citrus, and floral hops with honey and biscuit malt with pineapple esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with supporting sweet malt, fruity esters, resinous pine and a dry finish. Full body and moderate carbonation throughout. Overall, a very delicious hop bomb from Stone. This quickly became my favorite in addition to their Enjoy By IPA series.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-dark golden amber color with an off-white head and decent lacing

S-pine, malt, caramel, citrus

T-nice blend of grapefruit, orange with caramel,malt,pine,and solid bitter hoppy finish, much heavier malt presence than typical IPA/DIPAs

F-medium to full body with moderate carbonation, slick heavy feel with some alcohol burn

O-an interesting variation on their flagship IPA with a distinctly different blend of flavors

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On tap at the Rose & Crown. $6 for 250mL, wahoo great deal

A: Pours a murky burnt orange in a mason jar. Filled to the brim with very little head.

S: Muted aroma of citrus: grapefruit, tangelo, and pineapple. Small pine needle aroma. A noticeable amount of pale malt sweetness.

T: Pale malt sweetness leads up front and dominates the finish, but the rest of the taste is accentuated by citrus hops (grapefruit, orange rind) and pine. This definitely has Ruination's signature on it. The sweetness leaves a small burn on the finish, but not as much as I found in (say) Marin Brass Knuckle.

M: A little burn in the finish reveals both the ABV and the sweetness, but it is restrained considering the big-ness of this beer. I am impressed; I have honestly thought that Stone lost its creative mojo 3-4 years ago... This is a great interpretation of a triple IPA.

O: I reviewed this separately from the bottle version since I felt pretty differently about them. I didn't have the patience to let this one warm up, and the Rose generally serves its beers too cold, so not the best experience in general. I liked it, but I'd recommend the bottle more.

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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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My 1,000th review...

A - An active cascading pour that yields three finger's worth of lush fluffy khaki colored head comprised of uniform bubbles with a slightly rocky top... Excellent retention... The color is a pale amber with an ever so fain haziness... A moderate bit of sluggish to medium paced carbonation... Loads of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - A stellar hop forward bouquet... Tropical fruits... Citrus... Piney... A touch of earthiness... You can certainly tell that the malt bill was intensified to meet the power of the hops mostly in the form or caramel and biscuit... Each whiff leaves you wanting to raise the glass back to your nose almost immediately... Near perfection...

T - No surprise that the palate is dominated by hops, hops, and more hops... Some of the tropical fruit is missing in action, but the earthy, piney and light citrus notes are more than enough to make up for it... A sweet caramel base lies beneath the surface along with some biscuit and crust to take the edge off a bit...

M - Medium to full bodied... Dense... Thick... Syrupy... Viscous... Lush... Sleek... Sticky... Even a bit sludgy in a good way... Very light carbonation...

D - An undeniable hop bomb that is a tribute to the artisan nature of craft brewing... Overpowering in a very good way... I wish this weren't an anniversary brew, but rather something to be enjoyed time and time again... I was glad this marked my 1,000th review...

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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