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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

4,149 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,149
Reviews: 695
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 190
Gots: 417 | 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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pveilleux

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-02-2013 02:44:19 | More by pveilleux
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HomeBrewed

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A very overrated beer IMO. I was expecting a hop bomb and received a malt bomb with a lot of hops added. I don't know how else to put it, but it tastes like an old DIPA. Very disappointing. Not much else to say. I would not waste my money again. Ruination and the regular IPA are much better.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 02:21:04 | More by HomeBrewed
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edmundfitzoil

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-02-2013 01:56:48 | More by edmundfitzoil
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-02-2013 00:44:50 | More by craftbeerasian
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crispy620

Florida

4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Since I own a Craft Beer bar get a number of beers to try and many are common and basic.
This beer is outstanding for a high hop, high alcohol IPA.

Got this in a bottle.

The color is a golden yellow with a nice foam that cling to the glass. The smell, if you are a hop head, is for better sake of a word, is almost that pungent acrid smell that hoppy beers attain.

The taste is nice and acidic that cling to your palate and remains for a good while.A - Pours a nice orange color, two finger fluffy white head, thick lacing.

While other people might not like this type of style, this is the type I really enjoy.

If this lands in your neighborhood grab a couple of bottles and stash one for a couple of months.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 00:35:40 | More by crispy620
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber > Sam's Pilsner

A - Pours a nice orange color, two finger fluffy white head, thick lacing.
S - Lots of fresh orange, mango, pineapple, big pine and caramel malt, smells like a lot.
T - This is a barrage of hops, actually for once, its too much, the good flavors are overwhelmed by an agressive ibu that is just too much.
M - Excessively bitter and too strong.
O - Its ruination, but overly hopped and too strong. Not thats great.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 23:54:50 | More by Omnium
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-01-2013 23:38:56 | More by swetsastonic
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jkd03c

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-01-2013 23:38:49 | More by jkd03c
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reverbking

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-01-2013 22:56:32 | More by reverbking
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Hubarooski

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

07-01-2013 22:02:32 | More by Hubarooski
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bpk59

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-01-2013 22:00:15 | More by bpk59
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VictorWisc

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

07-01-2013 21:46:43 | More by VictorWisc
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Zimm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-01-2013 21:34:01 | More by Zimm
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Hterrell

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

07-01-2013 21:30:26 | More by Hterrell
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gueuzegossage

California

3.75/5  rDev -13%

07-01-2013 20:50:07 | More by gueuzegossage
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challenja

Virginia

4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served on tap at Lyons Hall Arlington, VA .Poured into a tulip
A: Solid copper. Light laced foam. Stickiness

S: Stank dank warrior tomahawk grapefruit pine dropjaw . Citra and centenial flower hops. Way more aromatic than regular ruination.Lemon oil, pineapple, sour white sugar lemon drops.

T: Wow. Amazing pine tar ipa flavoring facepunch. Sweet and sour white grapefruit. White sugar lemon drops. Its very bitter and corruptly citrus lemon peel. Man this takes ruination up a notch. If this was bottles year around I would buy this by the case. It puts everything to shame. Buy this beer.

M: Full to medium body. Frothy and throat tingling. Sour and tar. Crisp alcohol and thickly wet.

O: If this wasn't my last and best beer of the night I would be buying more. Amazing fantastic wondrous must try buy and save IPA.

Add on : the review was for the original release, the 2014 batch has a great cayenne/white pepper finish that really wows the tastebuds!

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2013 19:56:27 | More by challenja
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THATGUY_BIGMIKE

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-01-2013 18:54:31 | More by THATGUY_BIGMIKE
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ThatCracker

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

07-01-2013 18:41:46 | More by ThatCracker
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briankrespan

New York

4.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. Just wow… That was my reaction last year when I had this magnificent brew. And even more so now. My palate has become much more refined, and enjoys a lot more brews then when I had this last year…. but god damn.

Stone, you incredible bastards have done it again. I know you used last years recipe, but this beer is epic. 5 pounds of hops into each barrel… and you can tell. This one slaps your tongue from first SMELL, not even taste. This beer has an aroma. If I could find a way to make this scent into a candle, my wife would kill me.

It poured a gorgeous dark orange with a nice hazy head on it. I poured it into my Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary glass that I bought last year.

It’s really hard to explain this beer, but only because its hops through and through. It’s a hop bomb to your nose before you take a sip, then one to your tongue… then again in the finish. BUT, it’s done with refinement that only a solid West Coast IPA can pull off. There’s something about those Californians that just have the perfect IPA down.

Needless to say, if you are a hop head… why are you still reading this, no seriously… go buy this. You won’t regret it.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 18:40:31 | More by briankrespan
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -13%

07-01-2013 18:05:26 | More by fredmugs
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kinopio

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -13%

07-01-2013 17:46:10 | More by kinopio
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MilkManX

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-01-2013 17:02:19 | More by MilkManX
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Fahz

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-01-2013 16:39:45 | More by Fahz
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bbrown12

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

07-01-2013 15:35:59 | More by bbrown12
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utopiajane

New York

3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a fantastic deep amber orange with a rambunctious head of off white foam that sat aloft for quite some time before it fell to a thick cap and ring. Left plenty of nice lace to decorate the soon to be empty glass. This beer was simply handsome. The color was rich and it had plenty of clarity. There were tiny bubbles that wafted up not just in the center but all over, making me wonder just how big is the bottom of that glass? Nose is big citrus and sweet tropical fruit. Has a terrific malt caramel sweetness that's dry and sugary. There's bread in there too, pine and earth. Touch of spice to liven it and a good perfume from the hops. Touch of alcohol on the nose. Taste is bitter up front with plenty of juicy and ripe fruit that is sweet enough to make you feel safe. Then the malt, deep, full & bready and carries all that oil and resin to the back palate and before you can think too hard the bitter really peaks. The hops oil and resin linger at the back of the throat, piney and with a touch of alcohol. There's grapefruit, there's a little pepper and even a little onion. It feels sticky and it even feels thick on the palate. The tropical fruits are combined into a punch like quality but there is some melon and orange.

As it warms the malt becomes heavy and little sweet for my taste and the bitter is a bit loud. The fruits were forthright but they lost to the oily pine. Hints of nutty qualities as it warmed. They made a very big beer. A hop bomb, a huge fat hoppy beer. It's pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 14:25:25 | More by utopiajane
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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