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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA | Stone Brewing Co.

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5,666
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
24.19%
 
 
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Stone RuinTen Triple IPAStone RuinTen Triple IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.80%

Availability: Rotating

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.

Added by ehammond1 on 06-14-2012

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Reviews: 860 | Ratings: 5,666
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a honey-golden color with thick slightly off-white head that lingers well in a pint glass. Lots of sticky lacing.

Pungent citrus and caramel smell.

Early malt sweetness that is quickly swamped by a heavy grapefruit rind citrus taste. Heavy bitterness that lingers on the posterior palate.

Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation.

Overall this is a nice hop bomb. Really bitter but very good. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of FFreak
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 5-month old bomber into a willy glass. A slightly hazy copper-rose with orange hints - a very pretty beer. Small slightly off-white head that dissipates and leaves minimal lace. The aroma is floral, dank and resinous. Taste follows smell with thick resin combined with floral spice and caramel malt. A delicious beer that maintains its fresh hoppiness as it warms and aerates. Mouthfeel is perfect for a double IPA. Overall, this is a wonderful beer from Stone.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
3.25/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2015 vintage, drank within 3 weeks of bottling. Dank hop aroma, but I felt the beer was too malty and overpowering from an ABV perspective. Not much balance to be had here

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Photo of kflorence
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a golden, caramel copper in color with a half inch of thick, frothy foam atop. Lots of lacing as you drink. Carbonation levels look to be on the lower side. As with most Stone brews, this is one beautiful, inviting beer to look at.

S: An assault of sweet, caramel malts and intense piney citrus hops singe the nostrils. Lots of floral, soapy notes in there, but a definite underlying malt presence to balance it out a bit.

T: Tame up front with sweet caramel and toffee malts this one quickly turns bitter with an all out hop assult on the taste buds which intensify and linger long into the aftertaste with a little bit of heat from the alcohol. I imagine this is what it tastes like to chew on a hop flower. Pine, citrus, tropical fruits and spice... hop resin everywhere.

M: Full bodied with light carbonation, tons of hop resin which makes this one quite sticky, almost syrupy. Fairly drinkable for it's heaviness, but the acidity gets to your stomach after awhile.

O: This is exactly what I would expect as a Double IPA from Stone. That said, I get it, it's hoppy, but at some point there must be some restraint; or perhaps I'm just getting tired of the West coast hop-bomb. Too much of a good thing, as they say, but sure to please those with less sensitive taste buds.

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Photo of Rizalini
4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into my Stone tulip...

A - Pours a crystal clear amberish-orange color, with a finger of off white head. Beautiful lacing coats my glass as I sip.

S - Holy Hop Bomb! The aroma of juicy citrus hops filled the air as soon as I popped the top on this one. Smells like I just opened a bag of whole citra hops from the homebrew store. Smells amazing!

T/M - Liquid hops in a bottle. Huge apricot, and pineapple flavor. Slightly warming, but not as bad as I thought a 10.8% IPA would be. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly syrupy.

O - I was really looking forward to getting my hands on this one, and I was not disappointed. Stone usually doesn't disappoint anyways, and this one was no different. And with a very reasonable price tag, you can't go wrong. If you're a hop head, you need to get your hands on this one!

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Photo of iTunesUpdates
5/5  rDev +16.3%

To put it simple this beer is a 5/5 till it warms up. The high ABV is more dominant once the beer warms so it is best enjoyed cold. Once it warms up it becomes a 4.75/5. This is still an amazing beer to try. This company continues to produce quality beverages.

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Photo of vic21234
4.92/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Really excited for this one, as Ruination was a staple in beginning my love for IPAs and DIPAs. Got this one today at a local shop, one bottle limit per customer.

A- Pours a really nice and clear orange/ amber color. Almost two finger's worth of an off-white head fades fairly quickly. Lots of lacing along the sides of the glass.

S- Wow, one of the nicest smelling beers I've had in recent memory. Tons of citrus and floral characters hit you as soon as the cap is popped on the bottle. Some pine notes round out the smell as well.

T- Taste is awesome as well. All hops here which was expected. Lots of pine in the taste, with some citrus, grapefruit characters as well.

M- Medium bodied and bitter, with a dry finish. The alcohol is definitely apparent yet it drinks easy for a nearly 11% ABV.

Awesome beer, and glad I seeked it out and got one. Lives up to the hype for me. One of the better DIPAs I've had.

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Photo of swtchuck
3.72/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Stone RuinTen IPA, 2013 Annual Release, 10.8% ABV, 110 IBU's. A - Brilliantly clear light golden with orange tinge, just enough bright white head. S - Incredible, Hops hops and more hops, lemon-orange oils, alcohol presence. T - Hop bitterness and alcohol burn dominate, malt doesn't seem to be able to catch up, very dry, some hidden citrus notes. O - Palate destroyer, abundance of hops is quite enjoyable, although light malt profile is no match for the high alcohol content, better as it warms.

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Photo of ISmith87
4.92/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22 Oz bomber --> Pilsner glass. This beer is one of my favorites along with Ruination so I had to review it on here.

A - Beer is crystal clear orange/amber color w/ 3 fingers of white head that sticks around forever, the lacing is very distinct white circles around the glass with the occasional thin branching artery from circle to circle. Beautiful.

S - Wow. Grapefruit, orange/lemon/lime zest, pineapple, a little bit of garlic but in a good way. Piney hops all around.

T - Super piney hops with slight hints of garlic. Huge grapefruit, citrus zest, pineapple, lots of bitterness. It's a step up from Stone Ruination, which I didn't know was possible.

M - Light-medium mouthfeel. Bitter aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden. Nice bite from the hops though.

O - One hell of an amazing beer. Now I'm going to have to buy a 4 pack of Ruination to make sure I compare to this tomorrow. I like the bottle too, the saying "a stage dive into a mosh pit of hops" isn't kidding. Really need to break out some old Coheed or Bad Religion to go with this beer.

Best drank while listening too:
1. Coheed and Cambria: Time Consumer
2. Bad Religion: Los Angeles is Burning
3. NoFX: 72 Hookers

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Photo of hardysf
3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep amber color with a nice white foam. Continuously bubbling throughout which is nice as the carbonation doesn't die.

Smells of pine, pineapple, and grapefruit.

The flavor is super bitter. I don't think this is very well balanced, but I was expecting hops and got even more than bargained for. Taste of pine and some dank hops that sit in back of my throat.

The malt is definitely there, as this has a very thick mouthfeel which is enjoyable. This could probably turn into a tasty barleywine once the hops fade in a few months. My bottle was less than three weeks old when cracked.

This beer is decent, not my favorite stone offering though. I'll take enjoy by and ruinition 2.0 over this one.

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Photo of comfortablynumb1
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes

22oz bottle

A - Pours a golden copper with a two finger off white head. Head retention is very good and there is a decent amount of sticky lace to be had...

S - Caramel, piney hops, and citrus fruit. Hops are definitely present here, but sweet malt is front and center...

T - Grapefruit and mango up front with lots of piney hops in the mix. Caramel is present throughout, but is not up front like it is in the scent. This one rides the hop wave all the way through with a nice caramel backbone. Alcohol is very well hidden considering the abv. Very tatsy...

M - Sits on the higher end of the medium bodied scale with a lower amount of carbonation...

O - I thought this was going to be a straight hop bomb. I was presently surprised that this one is pretty well balanced and fairly easy to drink. Stone comes through with another very solid DIPA...

Cheers...

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Photo of snpub540
3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper hue with a khaki colored head that leaves some pretty good lacing on the glass.

Nose is very powerful. Tropical fruit and citrus with some caramel notes and a whiff of alcohol sweetness pull you right into the glass.

Taste is grapefruit upfront with a nice grassy, savory aftertaste. Very bitter but with enough malt bready flavors to back it up.

Mouthfeel is nice almost tacky. Hops are resiny and delicious. Alcohol isn't overpowering but I definitely felt the effects. This beer made me realize why I started drinking Stone beers about 9 yyears ago.

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Photo of albertjr21
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Into a snifter pours a brilliant and very clear orange rust color under a fair and well sustained head. Aroma is undeniably hoppy with a lush bouquet of floral and pine hops that braces the senses for a hop invasion. Sharp bitter concentration of pungently strong pine accented hops delivers the "Ruination" as promised... Finish leaves a semi salty, grassy pine tattoo on the palate that resonates long after. Nuclear level hop flavor is balanced out fairly well by a solid supporting malt backbone that lets the bitterness burst through.

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Photo of mocktm
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

FINALLY scored one of these, been hunting for a couple weeks now. Couldn't wait to rip the cap off this to accompany a Live Phish stream as the sun sets across the sky.

Pleasing golden hue that appears a bit syrupy crowned by the frothy white head that sits atop this magical brew. Sticky with some decent lacing down the sides.

Enormous tropical fruit and pine aromas ..I might have just gotten kicked in the face actually. Dank, resinous, just plain awesome. Heavy pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, etc plus a malty sweetness lurking in the background to add some balance to this monster.

A palate wrecker, unrelentingly hoppy with the hinted tropical citrus from the nose delivered abundantly. Slight peppery spiciness and floral element in the middle, leading to a semi sweet malt back end. One of the best representations of a west coast hop bomb you'll ever find.

Feel is right on for the style, medium bodied with a mild syrup like stickiness that coats the entire tongue. Perfect beer for unwinding on a warm summer afternoon. The 10.8% is reasonably well hidden, yet very welcome at this You Enjoy Myself Jam infused moment.

This beer was worth the hunt. In fact, they had two cases left after I got mine. I might just go buy one, its damn well worth it, especially at $8 a bomber. This is easily a top tier DIPA and I'm loving every sip. Go find some, Cheers!

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Photo of thebrood1987
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very sweet, tropical, candy-like hops come through on the smell including a huge smell of grapefruit and pine. A nice sweet bite up front evolving into the grapefruit, tropical, "dank"" piney flavor and bitterness that we all love in IPA's. This one though is every taste you love about an Imperial (triple) IPA all wrapped into one beer. You get some burn from the alcohol but that's to be expected at pretty much 11 percent. The taste sticks around for quite some time and the bready sweet malts give it the best mouthfeel ever. The hops are so fruity and tropical its insane! Best (triple) IPA I've ever had.

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Photo of screamking
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22oz bomber poured into wine glass.

Appearance-dark amber pour, slim off white head. 4.25

Aroma-lots off grapefruit, lots of tropical fruits as well. Some apricot and orange peel. Lots of sweet, almost sugar cookie aroma. 4.5

Taste-Wow, this is some top notch stuff. This is hoppy as hell but balanced very well with malt backbone to match. You got your citrus here, strong bitter citrus. Black pepper, peppermint in the aftertaste. 4.75

Feel-what you expect from stone, full bodied strong mouthfeel, aftertaste lingers for quite awhile. 4.25

Overall-double IPA's of this quality is why I drink craft beer. This thing is a monster of a brew, it is hoppy yet completely balanced with malt to make it an extremely enjoyable experience. Stone is slowly becoming one of my favorite craft brewers, they make incredible beer and its usually easy to find and get. This is the best DIPA I've had in sometime. 4.75

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Photo of ryanonline
4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

beautiful clear golden amber with a massive fluffy and rocky white head that very quickly dissipates leaving both sheets and gobs of lacing.

smells super citrussy, with some serious grapefruit notes and a bit of orange as well, very zesty. heavy smell of caramel on the back end.

tastes super citrussy, with more grapefruit and orange and perhaps a bit of lemon. super bitter finish, almost no malt in the taste but a touch of honey and caramel can be detected as well as a fairly grainy character.

mouthfeel is a bit dry and prickly with a medium body and a very dry finish.

great beer, an excellent homage to ruination.

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Photo of hagbergl
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was excited to be able to taste this limited release anniversary beer celebrating 10 whole years since Stone released the alternately famous/infamous Ruination. Had this in a Boulevard tulip glass at the Salty Pig in Boston's Back Bay.

A (4/5): Stone's Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA pours a translucent orange color with a creamy off white head of one and a half fingers. Looks very nice.

S (4/5): Aromas of grapefruit and pine rise up from the glass. Sounds pretty standard for an IPA, right? Yeah, well these particular smells are QUITE a bit bolder, more pungent, and deeper than what you find in the run-of-the-mill IPA crop. Can't help but be impressed. Ruination 10th Anni. also features an interesting dankness. (Perhaps the beer's intense aromas are augmented by the generous alcohol content?)

T (4.5/5): 10th Anni's flavor follows its smell: it is piney, grapefruity, super-hopped up in the foretaste. There is a little bit of boozy alcohol flavor (to be expected in a beer this big), but it is clean and doesn't get in the way. The finish is long, with lots of hop resin flavors and a residual sweetness that calls to mind Stone Old Guardian Barleywine. Excellent flavor.

M (4/5): The beer has a medium body with medium-low carbonation. A little piney prickliness on the tongue and some resinous feel in the back due to the hop oils. Definitely not an easygoing, mild-mannered ale here, but this is Stone we're talking about.

Overall (4/5): This is a very good high ABV American Double IPA that is worthy of the Stone Brewing name: it is one aggressive hop monster. I hope to find a bomber of this to snatch up and drink greedily.

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Photo of lordofstarside
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First re-review, hoping to take much better notes. Bomber to a goblet, enjoy by 9/16

Pours a very rich dark gold, much redder and deeper than the regular ruination. A finger and a half of foam with impressive retention and lacing, along with some nice legs from the alcohol. Moderate carbonation from the middle and mild from the sides of the glass, 100% transparency. Bottle art is beautiful, nothing not to like

Smells of very dank and acrid hops- strong acidic grapefruit, akin to that of my cats litter box, along with a bouquet of other citrus, mostly lemon with some orange zest laid heavily on a foundation of pine. Sweet caramel malts compose a strong backbone that is very present yet complacent to the hops, and helps conceal most all the alcohol, leaving just a hint that compliments the bite this thing gives your nose. Incredibly rich and pungent, can't get enough of it

Taste is an explosion of hops- strong grapefruit, pine, lemon, passion fruit, along with a strong floral undertone. The hop profile comes together quite well, and all the flavors do a good job of accentuating each other. Just as in the aroma the malt comes through and does a great job of holding everything together. Sweet caramel finishes well with all the different flavors from the hops and is cemented with a splash of alcohol. Again, like in the aroma, very rich

Feel is pretty heavy, with a thicker and fuller body for an ipa. The finish, like the regular, finishes very dry, this one being much stickier and wrecking a lot more havoc on the palate. Bitterness is everything I want it to be, and the alcohol, while very present, doesn't drink very hot at all leaving a pleasant warmth. Like everything else, very rich. Easy to sip, but will catch up quick if you're not cautious

Overall this is the best beer I've had, and the only perfect score so far. I drink the regular Ruination four nights out of the week and credit it to being what got me into hops and craft beer, so this one's pretty special to me. Sentimental reasons aside, this is one of the richest, thickest, and hands down hoppiest ipas I've had, and imo beats Pliny the Younger. Extremely grateful they made much more this year, and really hoping they'll re-release it again in 2014.

Thank you Stone! Another reason you're my favorite brewery

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Photo of jethrodium
3.6/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours a clear golden amber with a small white head that settles to ring and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass . The aroma is pine, citrus, booze, and caramel with sweetness apparent in the aroma. The initial taste is quite sweet with a bit of pine, caramel, and grapefruit. The finish is boozy with a bit of bitterness. Medium body. Low carbonation. A bit too sweet and boozy, but that’s not surprissing with a beer of this size.

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Photo of dbell23
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a big beer. I would classify it as an American Strong Ale. Very balanced but hops dominate malt. Super hoppy malty aroma. Taste is big. Piney hops to start with strong hop malt in the middle and a really clean hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is hop oil smooth. Really good beer that I will buy agian.

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Photo of dheacck11
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a deep, rich amber orange with some golden glow. Scant white head with moderate lacing.

Nose is big and lovely. Hints of orange, grapefruit, hibiscus, papaya, guava. Really delightful.

Taste is grapefruit, massive grapefruit up front, followed by a massive blast of bitter, sticky hoppiness. Acid from the grapefruit lingers and melds nicely with the hops.

Feel is right on medium. No real thick coating sensation many DIPAs provide. Too bad, was hoping for a bit more body.

Great brew, glad I got to pick it up on its limited run. Balanced really nicely and shows off the hop character substantially. Definitely feel the alcohol though. This is potent. Personally like the Enjoy By series a bit better from what I have had for my personal tastes, but this is a wonderful beer overall.

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Photo of MADhombrewer
3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Bright orange color with a thick, sticky off white head. 4.5

Smell- Aroma is a marriage between pine and tropical hops. The malt sweetness comes at the end. 4.5

Taste- The sweet malt is front and center in the taste.  Hard orange candy. Big bitterness coats your palate. I can barely taste the pininess I smelled in the aroma. 3.5

Mouthfeel- Due to all the all the malt needed to get the ABV to 10.8% it is thicker than I like. 3

Overall - IMO, big alcohol IPAs are usually too sweet for me and this is one of them. I thought Stone would be different in this respect but I guess not.  I prefer drier IPAs and I may stay away from any DIPA over 9%. 3

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Photo of welldigger888
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orangish pale honey hue with a now white cap with descent lacing and a touch of alcohol legs.

Hops glorious hops and that is what i want from this. grapefruit pine tropical fruits and more citrus rind.

subtle sweet malt is run over by all off the Hops glorious hops. grapefruit rind on point with piney resony and tropical and HOPS glorious hops.

Well Wow, drinks like a pedestrian ipa, though nothing pedestrian about this glorious brew.

Crack drink repeat!

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Photo of JayAre46
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally I ran into this one! 22oz bottle Pours a very filtered yellow amber absolutely transparent with a nice 2 finger off white creamy head on top. The nose is in your face no doubt, huge dank and citrus combo, piney and floral with strong malt backbone and caramel. The taste just absolutely ruins your palate like I've never experienced. Melons and malt show up quick with just an absurd amount of slick hop oils and a big dry and bitter finish with a warming alcohol presence. Hop resin, caramel malt, orange peel, heat, boom. This is the biggest and most aggressive dipa I've experienced hands down. It's like a triple rainbow.... The mouthfeel is creamy and full bodied and i would say this is not an easy drinker. Overall im super stoked i got to try this and am just in aw of how much bigger it is than the regular version.This is definitely not for the light hearted, if mike Tyson were a beer this is what he would be. Right to the gut, left to the jaw and he just knocked your fucking head off. And you're dead.

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.