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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

4,696 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,696
Reviews: 729
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 213
Gots: 559 | 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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Photo of Beerlover
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

since Ruination is my all time favorite ipa, when i found out stone had made this i HAD to get it (i feel the same way about their 2 new smoked porters, even thoe now i see they are not distributing to MN! ?) this was very very delish if you c it buy it! i can say thoe that it is defiantly more bitter and hoppy than the original which is great, it hits the mark 4 what it is. with that being said i feel that the "perfect balance" of ruination is a little lacking in this offering.
very similar to ruination in looks, smell and taste and still a well balanced beer. in fact for the 10.4% content it has a great feel and taste with little booziness if at all. i have a few bottles of this and i wonder how its going to age in perhaps 2 or 3 months from now. i feel perhaps it has just a wee bit too much edge to it and look forward to it mellowing a bit from that fresh hops taste!

Beerlover, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of rajendra82
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ruination cranked up to a ten, sign me up. The pour was typical IPA amber, body clear, carbonation gentle, and the head spare. The smell was loaded with grapefruit and was so intoxicating, it made me hold it up to my nose for several seconds at a time. The taste was beyond perfect in the hop assault, as the grapefruit was concentrated into a strong tonic. In addition to the citrus fruit, I could also sense flavors of butterscotch, pineapple, and strawberry. The body was dense, sticky, and oily, leaving a coating of hops in place of the original mucous that had been stripped off my tongue. The finish was spicy and boozy. I got this at Green's just a month from bottled on date, and it was oh so splendidly fresh.

rajendra82, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of jaymo18
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

jaymo18, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of FUwolfpacker
4/5  rDev -7.2%

FUwolfpacker, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of BeerOps
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

BeerOps, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of ckeegan04
4/5  rDev -7.2%

ckeegan04, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Gww1864
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Gww1864, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of GeoffreyM
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

GeoffreyM, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of apasternak
4/5  rDev -7.2%

apasternak, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of random846
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

random846, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of Auror
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Auror, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of Damian
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1pt. 6 fl.oz. bottle purchased at Pemberton Farms, Cambridge, MA
Served in a snifter

The beer poured a cloudy, glowing, peachy-amber color. A bubbly, creamy, two-finger head of light khaki froth topped the liquid. Large drippy blocks of lacing trickled down glass. Although it initially appeared that the beer was unfiltered, the chill haze soon dropped and the body turned completely transparent.

The aroma was outstanding. Tons of peach and apricot notes. Tropical fruits were apparent. Mango and papaya were both detectible. Some candied orange peel and ruby red grapefruit came through as well. A fair dose of caramel malts lent the beer a pleasant sweetness. All in all, remarkably fragrant.

Like the aroma, the flavor profile was also super hoppy. However, it seemed to be significantly drier and pithier than the nose. Caramel malts appeared on the front end before the hops took over. The hops were fruity, bold and assertive. Tons of grapefruit pith. Some candied orange peel was noticeable. Peachy. The finish was super piney, bitter and dry. Tons of sticky, resiny hop oils. A touch astringent. At 10.8% ABV, the alcohol was remarkably well buried.

The mouthfeel was plush, smooth and creamy. Supple. Medium bodied with a fairy standard, moderate effervescence. I was hoping for a bit more heft to this.

As the bottle states, Ruination was a forerunner in the world of bottled double IPAs. This beer managed to kick things up a couple of notches. Congratulations on ten years Stone. Hop heads rejoice!

Damian, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of bauermj
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

bauermj, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of TheFightfan1
4/5  rDev -7.2%

TheFightfan1, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of babaracas
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange with two fingers of creamy cream colored foam, a few rings of lace on the glass. Smell: big grapefruit, sweet orange, booze and tropical fruit notes. Taste: booze and sugar soaked grapefruit. Medium bodied, oily hop everywhere. Vote Ruination in 2012.

babaracas, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of jjanega08
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No freshness dating.

A= Pours a hazy deep orange color with a thin half finger of head on it that rises and holds a little retention and lacing on the glass.

S= Smells like fresh hops. A lovely mix of citrus and pine. With a strong resin aroma.

T= Boom! Hits the tongue hard with tons and tons of strong resin on the tongue. Long lasting flavor and after a while it just blacks your tongue out. Nothing else can be tasted after the first few sips.

M= Nice thicker mouth for an IPA while the hops seems to make it surpisingly crisp.

O= This is a quality DIPA. Well worth checking out and living up to the name. Ruins your tongue.

jjanega08, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of mmulebarn
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

mmulebarn, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of Bilco
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Bilco, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of polishkaz
4/5  rDev -7.2%

polishkaz, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Mystery bomber to me, never heard of it til I saw it last week. I love Ruination so I'm pretty psyched to try this.

Pours a dark coppery orange, full translucence. Off-white head retains well as a full cap.

Lots of grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, earthy pine in the scent. Some sweet malt backing. Good strength.

Taste follows suit, lots of hops obviously but a big/good malt balance. Lots of ripe grapefruit, citrus, tropical, grassy pine sap. Malts are big too and on the sweeter side, toffee and caramel. It is a big beer, but well-balanced and good all around.

Incredibly smooth mouthfeel, one of the best I can recall for a big IPA. You sense it's a big beer but it's extremely drinkable for the ABV, probably wouldn't guess this was 11%.

Actually seems more balanced than regular Ruination I think. It's a slightly different beast, extremely enjoyable though. At this price I may pick up another before it's gone.

Chico1985, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of bmur112
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

bmur112, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber.

Appearance is a slightly hazy dark orange with a tiny bit of lace on top in place of a head.

The smell is absolutely wonderful. A wonderful mix of pine and citrus. Lots of pineapple. Just a hint of alcohol. A very inviting aroma.

The flavor is just a wall of hops. Unbelievable bitterness with the pine and citrus halfway buried by the bitterness. There are really no malt flavors at all as it is completely hops. A touch solventy and I don't think the alcohol is very well hidden. I can definitely tell this beer is almost 11% abv. Mouthfeel is full and fairly sticky.

Overall, while this is an impressive brew I really can't say I like it over Ruination of even Stone IPA. It is a little too one dimensional and over the top. Probably won't pick up again but I'm glad I got to try it.

rangerred, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of facesnorth
3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

facesnorth, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of beagle75
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with over one finger of persistent off-white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Abundant West Coast hop qualities--mainly grapefruit and other mixed citrus--backlit by resinous pine. Grain is refined and bready, just barely detectable. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with toasted malt and a fine thread of caramel. Hops soon overpower the malt qualities with aggressive grapefruit citrus and bruised pine foliage. Acidity is restrained into the middle where the overall clean qualities of the beer allow diminishing pine to form a bridge from start to finish, which is quite bitter. A bit too much of green medicinal quality hangs around late, like a trip to the herbalist's shop. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity; soft, creamy, and balanced on the palate; with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Nice DIPA executed with a mature and deft skill. Green Flash's Palate Wrecker is still more bitter, yet the full potential of the hops are well displayed here. Perhaps it is most surprising that Stone didn't try to reinvent the IPA again with this anniversary rendition, rather than just turn in another good one that fits in near the front of the current pack.

beagle75, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of ralphw56
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

ralphw56, Jul 01, 2012
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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