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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
91
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Ratings: 5,037
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 259
Gots: 656 | 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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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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

Poured this 22 oz. bottle into a SA glass. The body was a pretty copper color - bright and clear. The light tan head was very tall and left lacing.

The smell was earthy, spicy and citrus. Some sweet breadiness too.

The taste was resinous and brutal. Marmalade and bready. Mango and pineapple notes. There was a long, lingering - slap your momma - bitterness. Intense and delicious.

The body was full and dense.Subtle carbonation. A big beer in every way.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of herman77
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly hazy burnt orange with a bubbly off white head. Spotty lacing.

S: Lots of dank, sticky, pungent hop notes. Tons of grapefruit, pine, citrus and a bit of tropical fruits. A huge does of sweet malt

T: Just like the nose. Tons of pungent, sticky hops. Sweet grapefruit, pine and a bit of citrus are the most noticeable. It has a massive sweet malt backbone that plays very well with the incredible amount of hops that are in here. A touch of residual alcohol. Long bitter and sweet finish that lasts.

M: Medium to fuller body. Average carbonation. Smooth.

O: For being such a huge hop monster, this has pretty damn good drinkability. I like this a lot better than normal Ruination. Just like other Stone beers, I like when they get higher in alcohol since they all have that great malt backbone that I enjoy and this one probably has the best of the bigger Stone beers I've had.

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4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear copper, much like regular ruination with a rocky white 2 finger high head, with good retention and tons of pillowy lacing on the glass.

Pine resin and a touch of earth. Sweet caramel, honeyed amber malt. Hops clearly dominant but balanced with a mix of bright lemon and grapefruit citrus filling the holes with pine resin. My only gripe would be that the aroma isn't as strong as it could be.

Sweet honey dipped bread with a touch of caramel brings in the balance before the rest of the drink is dominated by hops. Pine resin is the clear forward flavor but bright citrus and some tropical hues of mango are there. Far from the one dimensional regular Ruination. The bitterness is even keeled, strong yet supportive, alcohol is nicely balanced.

Ideal body but muted carbonation, it's just enough. There is a bitter mouth coating that dries nicely leaving smore than a little sticky malt residue. Alcohol is just getting overwhelmed by the hops so I guess it's well hidden. Very drinkable and more balanced than I thought it would be.

Stone hits on another stellar ipa, the anniversary Ruination is more complex and balanced than it's celebrated namesake and the alcohol is very well hidden. Well worth trying this one for size. Dig that pleasant pine resin burn. .

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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

I got this beer from trevorjk when he came back from the States. Thanks for this well made ipa Trevor. drank it with my son in law in the small Duvel tasting glasses i got some time ago. Poured the beer in thebglass with avery nice head and a golden fluis. Nice carbonation and the smell of pineapple hops. Good and decent beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of shand
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint.

This beer pours a hazy orange color with a finger of head. The aroma is huge on citrus hops and grapefruit peel, with some piney aspects noticeable as well. It's a hop bomb, in both aroma in flavor. The taste is nearing a hop singularity in my mouth. The amount of hops in here is honestly bordering on ridiculous. A sip of this bring on a barrage of hops. Citrus, grapefruit, pine, tropical fruits, everything you know and want from a DIPA is here, and here in spades. It also does this without a hint of the overwhelming sweetness that these big DIPAs can wind up having. It's just pure hop goodness. Partway through the second glass my mouth began to acclimate to the hop assault and began to notice a nice, subtle caramel malt flavor that, again, isn't too sweet. The mouthfeel is big and EXTREMELY drying, due to the massive amounts of hops shoved into this beer. The drinkability is exceptional.

Overall, this is a great double IPA, and another hoppy winner from Stone. I'd love to see this and the 15th Anniversary constant staples in Stone's lineup.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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

a very clean beautiful amber pour with 2 fingers of head that kept rising! beautiful lacing. smells of bitter hops, spicy hops, pine, honey, grapefruit.
taste is bitter sweet up front with hints of pine, honey, roasted grains, spicy notes, sweet malt notes in the backbone. a very earthy bitterness throughout.
medium body with a nice creamy feel on the lips and a subtle warmth from the alcohol.

this is a damn great beer. i barely remember what regular ruination is like, but i may have to pick a bottle up again to compare!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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