Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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Reviews: 843
Hads: 5,581
Avg: 4.3
pDev: 24.19%
Wants: 322
Gots: 945 | 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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Reviews: 843 | Hads: 5,581
Photo of thomda11
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've had this once or twice before, but never rated it. It is as good today as it was then. I typically enjoy the "juicier" IPAs, but this one really hit the spot. I never really comment on the "look" of the beer ,but this one is beautiful--rich cooper with little-to-no cloudiness. The aroma has a lot of citrus hops with a hint of caramel malt. The Taste is big: A lot of grapefruit and resinous bitterness with a sweet, caramel malt backbone. I'm still not sure how a beer could have such strong hop flavor while still maintaining a balance. The thickness of the feel is shocking considering the clarity of the brew. Overall, this is a damn good beer.

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Photo of schematix
3.15/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A: Cloudy.

S: Aroma of citrus and pine.

T: Medicinal flavor. Oxidation.

M: Thick and syruppy

O: Would have rather bought an $8 6 pack than an $8 bomber of this.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had out of 22oz bomber poured into a Belgian style glass. Pours a dark copper amber color with a thin foamy head. A huge punch of citrusy hops hits your nose and taste buds from this big imperial IPA. At 10.8% the alcohol content is pretty intense and not for the faint of heart. Solid beer especially for the hop heads out there

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Photo of beernewbie285
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

By far my favorite beer of all time. I buy and drink atleast one once a week, i look forward to it every week. If i can i give to any friend willing. I will say that if you dont have a love of hops then beware. But otherwise there is no other beer i look forward to drinking more than this one.

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Photo of Hahnin
3.55/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It was way too hoppy for me. Color, feel, aroma was on point, but I don't love the whole ipA thing. It had notes of citrus and floral in the taste, the color was beautiful and I love stone so many wanted to like this beer. Got it at s bar when the waitress suggested it, heard stone and got it. Realized later it was a triple ipa, so obviously hoppy. Those who like hops will love it

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy amber color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is great. Has a nice fresh citrus aroma with some piney resin. Not as much of a boozy aroma as I would think. Has a nice smooth caramel taste with slight citrus and piney resin at the end. Nice and hoppy. Malts and hops blend very well. Moderate to heavy bodied with moderate carbonation. It hides the alcohol content very well until the very end, when you get a slight alcohol burn in your gut.

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Photo of starclimber
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

'This one's pretty pricey', he tells me, after naming the poison hidden in the store room. 'Fetch me one anyways!' I declare after .0001 octilliseconds of thought. Somehow, I managed to not open it Monday evening: seemed unseemly, disrespectful, too early in the weekful.

But tonight, Tuesday, all is well in the glass. Bomber half-emptied into a big-ass wine glass to reveal the hue sunsets should hit every evening before ripening into crimson. Something slightly dungeonesque about the aroma, likely a result of the 'oops! damn, that was a metric ****tonne of hops that fell into that vat' brewing technique employed. I guess you need to match that 'way over the hop' approach with a malt mallet upside the head, and as you might guess, 'perfectly balanced' is this reviewers opinion on the subject after a few slurps.

Syrupy, sticky, delectable, awesome. I'd drink this every night if I could afford replacement livers. Soooooo delicious.

Will buy again, probably tomorrow, and definitely not just one bottle. RAAAAWWWWRRR!!!!

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Photo of BillRoth
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Extraordinary IPA for those who love big time SoCal hops with a adequately matching big time malt backbone. Everything is so full and well balanced. Smooth in flavor and beautifully smooth on delivery. It's like a great session sipper on Atlas rocket fuel.
To the moon Alice!!!
So rare to have such a big beer so pleasant to sip and enjoy.
Wow! Great job Stone.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really liked this big hop "mosh pit" as the bottle describes. Dark golden color with a little bit of head and lacing after pouring from a bomber. Smell is a big hop slap to the nose that we all love of course. Taste is as you would expect: sweet, citrus, even a nice almost rye spice to it. But it doesn't overwhelm which is what I like most about this. Not too big even as a TIPA. Finishes sweet and mouthwatering, doesn't linger on the tongue too long and from beginning to end is a pleasant experience. Worth getting and taking a couple down if you can find them.

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Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.96/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

i have been drinking this one on and off for a while, stashed one in the back of the fridge and had it last night after a rough day....certainly took the edge off
poured from a bomber into a pint glass
i love strong hoppy beers and this one fits the bill and then some
pours orange/amber with a white head and a very hoppy and strong (alcohol) smell
taste is hop bomb in the mouth with high alcohol and citrus flavor that is sweet
for my taste the epitome of a great beer
i didnt find it too sweet or strong as others have mentioned but 1 bomber is more than enough for 1 sitting

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Photo of ElJacobian
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Extremely boozy - which is obviously to be expected with a 10.8% beer, but the alcohol is extremely apparent. The smell is magnificent, though - about as citrusy and reisny as any IPA or double IPA I've ever had. I'd give it a higher score if the alcohol was masked more, but it's still a great beer nonetheless.

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Photo of Extol
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - beautiful orange color. Smell - hops and a slight alcohol scent. Taste - BOOM. Full frontal assault on the senses. Hop city. BUT it slowly fades into a sweet citrus sort of blend. Awesome. Overall - I would totally purchase this again. This is awesome.

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Photo of CTbrew32
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Context: Bottled 6/17/15. About two months old at this point.

Appearance- Dark copper/amber in color. Pours a bubbly/foamy one inch tall head.

Aroma- Resinous pine, grapefruit,citrus, candy sweetness, and caramel malts.

Taste- First impression is that this is very sweet. Resinous pine and grapefruit are strong at first. The sticky hops blend with caramel malts that makes for a thick feel and almost overly sweet taste.

Feel- Thick bodied, low/medium carbonation, and an overall thick/sticky/resinous feel. Definitely a sipper.

Overall- The epitome of a resinous, dank, pungent ipa. It verges on being too sweet, but there's just enough dryness to balance things out. Would definitely get this again for a great triple ipa.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours vibrant amber, fading head.
Nose shows lashings of clean malt alongside resinous and piny hops.
Similar falvours. Cloyingly malty with some spicy, piny and resinous hops.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stone RuinTen.

Aye. Not so often you get a hold of a ledgend around these parts. So naturally when I saw it on the shelf at my local craft store ( Jake's Liquor in Monroe, Michigan just off the Dixie I-75 exit ) I was inclined to pick a bomber up. $10 you say? Well I believe in you. NOW PROVE YOURSELF * FINAL BOSS FIGHT MUSIC STARTS * .

Look - Slow pours yields a very clear amber, almost as clear as your girlfriends last STD test as requested by myself to ensure you haven't been sticking Dick Johnson into any blimey skanks. Carbonations appears to be on low to medium depending on how you pour. Head is a well retained two fingers.

Smell - Overly ripe banana is a large player in this aspect followed by a boss level dosage of maltyness and grapefruit juices.

Taste - Yep, those overly ripe bananas pull a large margin of the weight in this aspect. Tropical juice notes are there, although flat on their faces . Malts come in and eventually get shot down by the reaper invasion that is my taste buds. 4.

Feel - Well rounded though moderately creamy bodied with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Really don't have much else to say as the tropical notes linger and the alcohol is quite present. 4

Overall - Well.......I expected better for such a supposed legendary brew. But, you must remember rating inflection based on a beers status, how hard it is to get, whether somebody is a " yes man "( IE willing to suck a dick and a golf ball through a garden hose to please a higher point-wise ranking BA than themselves ) which I notice a lot of people are...y'know,despite the in depth reviews I've given you over the last three years apparently I'm not even an ' advocate ' yet? why? Because I won't suck a dong for the latest likes in which swill are you drinking now #737744747?.. anyway, would I have again? Lol not at this price per bomber. Remember that banana esque flavor in all Stone beers? Well yeah it dominates this one. Would be better off with an Enjoy By. 4.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650 ml bomber served cold-ish into a pint glass. Purchased while in the US a little while back. Bottled on June 12, 2015.

Appearance - hazy, rich dark golden and honey brown colored. A finger of fluffy white head with impressive retention. Plenty of visible carbonation in the beer. Impressive and imposing DIPA, that pours thick and gives the impression of a massive beer.

Smell - citrus dominated with mango, pineapple and kiwi upon repeated whiffs. Some caramel in a subdued malt backbone.

Taste- big bold sweet citrus flavours, some pineapple and kiwi with a roasty malt undertone. Reminds me of an amped up even stronger Ruination. Huge dose of bitter hops lies right beneath the surface but only makes it's presence felt briefly mid-sip, before caramel and butterscotch round the beer out. Alcohol is there but doesn't taste like a beer nearing 11% ABV. Alcohol content starts to rear its head once the beer warms.

Mouthfeel - massive body! thick and syrupy on the palate with a heavier dose of carbonation that is subtly very good.

Overall - very delicious DIPA, with a huge hidden hops bill and a nice combination of tropical fruits and sweet malts. Very yummy yet I was expecting something with even more hops intensity, especially on the palate. Still a great sipper.

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Photo of SaulFox
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark orange color, medium carbonation, slight lacing. Ripe summer fruits: orange, melon, peaches. Biscuity sweetness with slight alcohol bite. Even though I enjoyed this, I prefer the dank goodness of the enjoy by series more.

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

Just like Ruination, which this came from, it takes a few sips for you palate to accept this aggressive brew. There is a huge nose on this and I can't begin to describe and thus direct you to other reviews noting the myriad of fruity experiences. It pours a beautiful hazy orange with a big cream foam. The mouth feel is medium body and rather smooth for something this hoppy.

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Photo of VikingBeer
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks pretty enough, light golden color with a persistent head and lacing. The smell heralds the hop explosion to come, with surprisingly muted alcohol fumes for the abv.

Truly one of the great double IPAs, this beer is loaded with citrus and tropical hop flavor of mangoes, star and passion-fruit, kiwi, grapefruit and kumquats, hop flavors so thick one can chew them, all atop a medium-full body that is almost creamy. Absolutely a class act all the way.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bomber poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 6/13/15, so just over two months old.

LOOK: Clear rusty golden orange with a thin white head and streams of carbonation.

SMELL: Holy shit, what an aroma! I could smell it the instant I cracked the cap. Overripe peaches and fresh squeezed orange juice assault the nasal passages. Melons, berries, (raspberries?), grapefruit juice, pine resin, pineapple, mango, and passionfruit are also present. Extremely floral, almost like perfume. Holy hell.

TASTE: Thick tangerine sour-sweetness, like orange marmalade, complemented by tangy-sweet notes of apricot, mango, passionfruit, and pineapple. Subtle toasty-biscuit notes from the malt that compliment the fruitiness but always remain in the background. Finishes lip-smackingly bitter with grapefruit pith and pine resin. Slight alcohol warmth, but very well-hidden. Marvelous flavor.

FEEL: Full, but not oily or creamy. Perfectly carbonated, though.

OVERALL: This is a ridiculously good triple IPA. Possibly Stone's best beer. BUY IT.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Dark amber color with a orange hued color frothy cap. Citrus and tropical fruit aromas with rings of lacing around the glass. Amazing flavor of floral hops, tangerine and unsweetened grapefruit. Pretty full bodied and nicely balanced with the malts and bitterness working in unison. Very glad I finally decided to pick this one up so good indeed!

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

Pours deep orange in color almost mahogany. 1 finger of head. Moderate-high carbonation.

Aroma is very dank, sweet malts, and a burst citrus. Some onion/garlic notes.

Taste is huge! In the beginning is the light citrus notes, that is quickly followed by a major dankness. The taste is Then followed by sweet malts and a kiss of honey. Then some tropical fruits come into play (mango and juicy peach). The finish is of floral hops and a huge punch of bitterness. An alcohol heat and slight spice rounds out the beer into the aftertaste.

This is a strong beer with tons of hops. It drys out the mouth and kills the palate, but that is basically the goal of this beer. I would pair it with spicy Menudo. It gets a 88/100.

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Photo of TheWolf
3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ooh wow. a tight rope walk. even though it's +10%, the pine and bitterness offset the booziness pretty well. I'm not huge fan of the 10+ IPAs but this is very drinkable for that category.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The RuinTen IPA is a big ass beer. Poured a copper color with white head that laced. The scent has pine and citrus. The taste was alcohol....pine and citrus. The mouthfeel was full in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a BIG beer and well worth the taste.

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Photo of Mongrel
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bitter, aggressive and resinous, but also balanced by plentiful candied/tropical fruit. Love the big, chewy mouthfeel. What more could you want from a double/triple IPA?

At its center is a sweet, malty booziness reminiscent of a well-crafted Manhattan. There's even some pine, which has largely been forsaken by some of the more fashionable IPAs these days.

This one is right up there with Hi-Res. Pull the trigger on this beast, you will not regret it!

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