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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

4,500 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,500
Reviews: 718
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 207
Gots: 511 | 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:
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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pocat91619

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-05-2013 04:41:58 | More by pocat91619
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-05-2013 04:17:29 | More by oriolesfan4
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illidurit

California

3/5  rDev -30.4%

07-05-2013 03:22:24 | More by illidurit
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RickS95

Indiana

3.81/5  rDev -11.6%

Pours a somewhat clearish amber orange color. It's a thicker looking pour than what's left in the glass, but despite it's darkish color, there's no haze and not entirely opaque. The head lacks size and retention. Nothing to see here, carry on.

There's a pleasant smell in the snifter somewhere, but it seems a bit shy. A few swirls (should I really have to do this to pick up the scent) brings out a flowery, fruity garden of pine, orange, and grapefruit. More swirls and the pine dominates.

Very malty, but I guess it has to be to play with hops like this. Bready, crackerlike taste, followed by an onslaught of pine and resin and oil and everything else that comes with hops. In the swallow, you're teased with some orange and grapefruit before the alcohol punches you.

Yes, it's bitter, but that's the idea. It's actually fairly smooth for what it is. There's plenty of body, despite the looks and there's a gentle sweetness from the malt before you lose feeling in your tongue from the hop party. There's a splash of citric acid in the finish just before the heat from the alcohol burns it away and the hop resins and oils ambush your palate.

It took a while to get going, but it's pretty good, particularly if you like hop bombs. Much better than Ruination IPA. The alcohol shows up sparingly with some ho hum heat, but this beer is moderately smooth and could get you in trouble with the ABV if you're not paying attention (and your palate can handle it).

07-05-2013 02:57:44 | More by RickS95
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LarryV

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -23.4%

Pours a nice deep amber color with a minimal head. Smell is all hops, you know what you're in for. There's a sweetness in the back with the hoppiness in the front, but balance is totally missing. For me, it was a bit of a chore to drink - I'm glad I tried it but I probably wouldn't go out of my way to buy it again.

07-05-2013 02:45:51 | More by LarryV
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BullBearHawk

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-05-2013 02:30:26 | More by BullBearHawk
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-05-2013 02:06:49 | More by Houser
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YalovaIA

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-05-2013 01:59:56 | More by YalovaIA
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far333

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev -11.1%

Clear honey colored with fine streams of bubbles rising up to. Tightly bubbled head of beige from that settles out quickly. Amazing aroma of bright citrusy hops , lots of tangerine and grapefruit rind. Big flavors of hoppy goodness, orange rind pith, tangerine, ruby grapefruit, plus some piney notes. Alcohol strength definitely makes itself known, which detracts from the experience IMO. Finishes dry and very bitter, with notes of grand marnier liqueur booziiness. Good beer, but trying to be so extreme pushes the edges of the envelope into unnecessary places.

07-05-2013 00:21:01 | More by far333
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hopkrid

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

07-05-2013 00:09:28 | More by hopkrid
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BeerShoup

New York

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

07-04-2013 23:30:03 | More by BeerShoup
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Rick778

California

3.75/5  rDev -13%

07-04-2013 23:25:34 | More by Rick778
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-04-2013 23:01:39 | More by firstlighthiker
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BigDaveLB

California

4.53/5  rDev +5.1%

A-clear, dark orange-amber color, fluffy off-white head with great retention.

S-like running through a hops field after a rainstorm, grapefruit, pine, hint of malt

T-a full double IPA, grapefruit bitterness with balance, didn't detect any alcohol

M-pleasent aftertaste, it definitely sticks around

O-a very good double, great presentation, taste, and finish. Hoppy and smooth. Very good.

07-04-2013 22:53:05 | More by BigDaveLB
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andyfrancis

California

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%

Medium amber with a thick frothy off-white head. Looks serious.

Like smelling a glass full of hops. Smells serious.

Yeah. One of those serious IPAs. Boozy, hoppy, some sweet tasty malt back and then more booze.

Thick. No doubt you're drinking something serious, and you wouldn't want to have too much.

Would almost work as a night cap for me. Since it's an annual thing now, I'll probably always get at least one bottle, but not much more than that.

07-04-2013 22:21:11 | More by andyfrancis
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srandycarter

California

3.89/5  rDev -9.7%

A - Clear bronze, small near white head slow to leave. Some cling lace.

S - Hops are there, yes, but maltier than expected.

T - It almost reminds me of an east coast DIPA, as the hops are strong, but the malt is huge too!

M - Medium body, good carb, nice balance.

D - At near 11%, deceptively drinkable.

07-04-2013 22:06:24 | More by srandycarter
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jeffjeff1

California

3.99/5  rDev -7.4%

My wife picked this up for me at her work.

Appearance- copper color, thin head

Smell- floral, citrus hops

Taste- floral, citrus hops, very well balanced, very good

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- This was very good. I loved it! Definitely one to buy again and again!

07-04-2013 21:13:20 | More by jeffjeff1
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CloudStrife

New York

4.45/5  rDev +3.2%

22oz bottle split and poured into a tulip. Drink by 08/28/13 on the neck.

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber orange with a dense mostly white head. Lots of small bubbles are visible in the body. Head sticks around for a long time and leaves lacing on the side.

S: Fresh hop aroma hits you in the face upon first whiff. Lots of citrus with a bold sweetness. Earthiness comes from the hops too, just a touch of pine. Malts warm up and give it a bit of a fermented fruit note.

T: Certainly a bold brew. Hops are huge and dominate the first few seconds after sipping. Malts show up and add a complimenting sweetness. Balances out on the aftertaste with an earthy, fresh hop character. Can taste a bit of the booze.

M: Full body with low carbonation. Comes across fairly creamy and thick. Not overly sticky considering the resinous hops. Alcohol is by no means hot, just warming in the stomach.

Overall Stone makes some serious IPA's and this is no exception. I've always been a Ruination fan and this feel fresher and lighter. A must try for any bold IPA fan. I will be getting next years batch.

07-04-2013 21:11:08 | More by CloudStrife
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DannyNoonan

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-04-2013 20:48:48 | More by DannyNoonan
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Gmann

New York

4.13/5  rDev -4.2%

Pours a golden amber color, a couple shades darker than your traditional IPA. The fluffy head is cream colored and settles into a nice cap. Good lacing on the glass.

Big grapefruit aroma with some tropical fruit notes. There is some pine that is eagerly popping through. Some honey sweetness from the malt.

The flavor is has a bright citrus hop with some bitter grapefruit rind. Orange and pineapple notes provide sweetness. The hop profile then transitions into piney and peppery. Substantial bready malt that helps balance the hop overload.

The feel is moderate to full bodied with softish carbonation. A big sweet malt that is more than balanced out by the hops. The hops leave a dry aspirin like bitter finish.

Very good DIPA. Not overly crushing on the palate but still quite bitter. Nice flavor profile.

07-04-2013 20:06:04 | More by Gmann
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Sudsday

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-04-2013 16:51:39 | More by Sudsday
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -13%

07-04-2013 15:44:36 | More by Envelopes
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dbc5

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-04-2013 14:45:11 | More by dbc5
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notdriving

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-04-2013 14:01:20 | More by notdriving
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13%

07-04-2013 12:08:46 | More by micromaniac129
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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