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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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5,044 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,044
Reviews: 749
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"You are holding in your hands a veritable hop monster. Its name has been modified to the nickname it acquired almost immediately when we released it in 2012, but the decidedly indelicate recipe is the same. This belligerently delicious ale has the substantial malt backbone needed to stand up the the whopping five pounds of hops packed into each barrel. If all the hyperbole hasn't frightened you away by now, we know you'll love this audacious gem of hoppy splendor just as much as we do. Crank it up!" Brewed in the style of an American Double IPA, this beer is the first anniversary release of a tenth anniversary release, now reportedly to be a recurring annual release.

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber to a tulip snifter. Served north of 56º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a very thick foam head of a cream tone over a golden amber body with copper highlights, high clarity and moderate, relaxed carbonation. Retention is very good- head retains a great deal of thickness and body. A very solid, no frills appearance for a Double IPA. 4.5

(Smell) Aromas of tart citrus, grapefruit, pine sap and juicy tropical fruits, a very potent west-coast blend of bright, aromatic hops. Malt backbone is a moderately thick, sweet crystal malt profile with a moderate spiciness, a pinch of honey esters, some mild alcohol. It's a very enjoyable west-coast double IPA aroma, but it comes off rough around the edges. 4

(Taste) Up front a very disciplined tropical fruit hop profile and a moderate bitterness. This is a very well-balanced Double IPA with a substantial malt heaviness to pair with the hop bitterness. Finishes with a resinous pine and a mild, sweet alcohol pinch with a slick toasted caramel syrup. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, smooth with a moderate thickness. Carbonation is mild, adding a touch of air and creaminess to the body. Balance is slightly sweet over bitter. Body is medium/high for a Double IPA, medium/high overall. Alcohol presence is medium+, accented quite well by the prevalent malt profile and general muted hop profile. 4

(Overall) RuinTen is a solid homage to an already solid Double IPA. I found that the enhanced body did not necessarily increase in equal proportionally with a hop bitterness and flavor profile, the latter which I found frustratingly lacking. Amongst the wide arrangement of Double IPAs, it is neither a highly sessionable nor slow sipping Double IPA, it has it's ups and downs but ultimately stands amongst the forerunners of the solid-build Double IPA crowd, not above it. 4

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A- pours a hazy golden orange color with a small white creamy head that reduces, leaving a layer of lace around the entire glass

S- bright citrusy hops, danky with some fresh grass, big backbone of sweet doughy malt

T- enough hops to wreck the palate for sure, lots of citrus with some herbal and earthy notes, sweet caramel malt transitions into sweet and doughy flavors to stand up to the hops, long and bitter after-taste stays on the palate on the finish

M- heavy and viscous body with moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel with a viscous yet smooth finish, a loco is noticeable but not overpowering. The viscosity makes it a bit of a chore to drink an entire glass

O- as specter, an enormous hop bomb that destroys the palate. 10oz was more than enough for me because of the syrupy mouthfeel, that was the only downside for me

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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