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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

5,002 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,002
Reviews: 739
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 236
Gots: 632 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of LeRose
3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle with a best by date of 11/03/13, poured into SA perfect pint, $7.99

Appearance was a deep bronze/brassy color. A good inch of white foamy head, died down to a layer that persisted to the bitter end. Very clear.

Smell was citrus, predominantly grapefruit peel, pine, resin. Some hay-like notes and toffee/caramel malt aromas.

Taste - well, the first sip went down hard. Very overpowering bitterness and some heat from the alcohol. Then some balance starts to kick in. Get the grapefruit, bitterness, pine/resin qualities and then an underlying sweetness that kind of ties things together. Still felt it quite heavy on the bitterness.

Mouthfeel - it was medium bodied, well carbonated. Found it a bit tongue numbing, very dry and astringent. The bitterness lingers but it is OK. The astringency/drying effect lasted quite a while - bordered on being unpleasant.

Overall, it was a good beer to try, but not one I would seek out specifically. It seems a little bit one-dimensional and to me the bitterness overpowered some of the other hop qualities.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of BA_Berto
3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- A beautiful copper color, and when poured into my Jester King glass, had one finger of lacing.

S- Citrus, and wood.

T- Pine, grapefruit, hops, booze

M- With the ABV that this beer brings in, you can expect that it doesn't feel watered down. A nice mouth feel, but not as viscous as the big stouts.

O- Not bad for $8. Stone is always a solid performer, and they didn't disappoint once again. If you like hops, you will enjoy this flavorful brew.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Done in a horizontal review/tasting with GLBC Alchemy Hour

Eye: Crystal clear orange on the pour. Very nice creamy dirty white head that holds and leaves excellent lacing. Really they don't get much better appearance wise.

Nose: Big hoppy aroma upfront. Definitely can tell that this has been dry hopped. Citrusy hops dominate, grapefruit and some limey aromas. Overall nice. Malt backbone to support it all.

Tongue: Malt upfront with some alcohol and nice hop flavor. This beer is balanced very well. Citrus hop flavors meld nicely with the strong malt presence with a nicely balanced finish. Body is heavier than I'd have expected but the hop bitterness and citrus flavor help to lend lightness to it. Taste here lingers, alcohol on the back of the throat with hop bitterness sitting on the back of the tongue.

Drinkability: This is one I'd have no problem drinking again. But really, its not something that is so amazing that I'd seek it out. Glad I bought the bottle and tried it, but nothing really all that mind blowing. Really good, but its not one of those beers that changes your world.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Stevedore
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber with a best by date of 8/28/2013, shared with Benish and poured into a New Belgium globe yesterday, 7/23/2013.

This beer smells like cat piss. A decent bit of pine with a lot of citrus, a bit of grassiness. Somehow this all comes together to make cat piss. This is all mixed in with a strong malty sweetness reminiscent of caramel and toffee. This nose does not prepare you at all for what you are about to experience drinking this beer. No way.

The appearance is outstanding. A clear amber, burnt orange body that pours with a lovely, fluffy 2cm white head that takes its time to go away, leaving thick collar and lacing on the side. The lacing is exquisite. This is a very good looking pale ale type of beer.

As I drink it, I feel like I just got kicked in the face with pine resin, citrus orange, lemon zest straight up. This is supported by an excellent malt backbone that provides sweet caramel and some brown sugar. All I got to say is that this is a super hoppy flavour that is actually balanced well by the malt backbone. It is very bitter as well in a good way.

The beer ends well with a bitter hoppy finish that is some amalgamation of the pine, citrus and grassy hops. The finish is a bit dry but not overly so. It is a well carbonated beer that comes with a thick medium body, which is a pleasure to drink as an DIPA. Not boozy at all for me. I find this beer to be very well put together in terms of the hop and malt balance.

All in all I thought this is a great DIPA. I wonder if this ought to be classified as a Triple IPA because the hops are just above and beyond what I expect from a good DIPA. The malt backbone is well-constructed and supports the bittering hops very well in this beer, so the drinking experience is very good. I continue to be impressed by Stone and what they have been doing with their beers, despite all the marketing they do produce excellent hoppy but well-balanced DIPAs that sell at a great value. I do think they could do more with the aromatic hops in this beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 8/28/13... consumed 7-23-13. (re-reviewed since last one was past its prime)

A: pours a light orange-peach color with about 1 fingers worth of head formation with moderate lacing and slightly transparent. carbonation is moderate.

S: big orange citrus and apricot notes are right up front with underlying grapefruit note as well, big grassy hops, strong caramel, slight green tea, slight alcohol burn

T: piney resin right up front, sweet caramel backbone holds this brew together nicely and is well balanced with a big bitter hop profile and tangy tropical fruits. fruits come in the form of orange peel, apricot, and a touch of lemon zest. big alcohol presence as well that leaves quite a lingering heat effect on the palate

M: Solid medium bodied brew, nice carbonation. the palate is left with a crushing hop bitterness followed by intense alcohol heat. there is a just a slight caramel sweetness too, but its pretty much dominated by the hops and alcohol.

O: reviewed this one about 2 months after its Enjoy by Date before and man that was one of my 1st drain pours as it completely lost its balance, became acidic and even borderline sour.

Having it within the time frame, this brew is a much different animal. (for those wondering how it would hold up). Brew is extremely hop and alcohol forward, but it does have enough sweet caramel malt and fruit to create a bit more balance.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,002 ratings.