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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

4,944 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,944
Reviews: 734
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 234
Gots: 620 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

bsnone, Jul 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

MattXT, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Brenden
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The color is such a dark orange that it's nearly brown, somewhere in the median between clear and opaque, with a heavy look to the body. It develops a very light tan head to an initial height of two to three fingers, which slowly settles to one, then a heavy foam. The foam that's left drops behind a combination of webbing and legging.
The smell is a hop assault, all kinds of resinous pine and citrus primarily, with a definite bracing herbal quality. It's also very bready, not quite sourdough but leaning that way. Alcohol comes out in an interesting sweetness more than a heat, though there is some. There's also lots of rind.
There's something about this beer. It might be the hoppiest out there, but there's a whole lot of malt addition evident. Stone does what they do well for sureInitially, I feel as though it could mingle better. What happens, though, is that it becomes a big attack of raw, pure hops but with balance. I can see high scores for palate destruction, and Stone calls it indelicate, but they proved some skill by making it deep. It accomplishes its purpose.
It's creamy on the palate with a body that strikes the right place in the medium to full-bodied range. It's semi-dry, avoiding going too dry or getting thinned out.

Brenden, Jul 12, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Beers of California

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Freshness Date: 9/13/13

A: Amber orange with a deep haziness and a full, cream colored head. The varied sized bubbles slowly fade leaving a path of lace on the glass.

S: So fresh, sweet, and dank to the maximum. Pine, flowers, grapefruit pulp, tropical fruit, and biscuit malt.

T: The hops take a hold of the taste buds and suplexes them into submission. Pine, earth and hints of green tea bitterness along with strong citrus characteristics. The tropical notes are overpowered by the hop bitterness. Somewhere there are hints of bready, biscuity malt sweetness. The alcohol is moderate and lends a warmth to the finish.

M: Syrupy and sticky with a hop oil bitter linger and a moderate, activating carbonation.

O: After stage diving into this mosh pit of hops, my palate will need several days of rehabilitation. A solid DIPA that doesn't quite separate itself from other West Coast DIPA's. The strength here in the end lacks interest and complexity.

ElSid, Jul 12, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a Tulip.

A - Deep tangerine color with about 2 fingers of pillowy white head, lots of small bubbles and fairly good retention for a near 11% beer. Very clear with lots of bubbles streaming up, nice lacing.

S - You are first hit by an awesome tropical(mangos, pineapples, apples) grapefruity hop smell. You then begin to smell all of the sweet caramel and toffee malts. Little bit of pine and mild booze smell. Awesome!

T - Tropical fruits are first followed by some bitter sweet grapefruit. About mid mouth you get the sweet malts to clean things up followed by some bitter pine and some warming alcohol.

M - Full bodied almost syrupy, perfect carbonation and a nice smooth slick feel all the way through.

O - I love it! This is extremely hoppy and there are not nessisarily enough sweet malts to balance it out. That being said this is supposed to be a hop monster that isn't necessarily balanced, however it is very balanced considering what it is. I will have to try and get a few more of these for those nights when I want my pallet blown away.

PaleZombie, Jul 12, 2013
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Photo of JackieTH
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Can't find much fault with appearance, it's amber with an incredibly persistent frothy foam that's sticky and leaves clots and sheets of lace. There's still an a foamy head 10 minutes later..Smells of grapefruit, pine resin, pineapples. Taste is nicely bitter across the tongue with a washing of citrus pith, resinous hops and hints of pineapple flavors and a light bit of malt. The body is just outstanding. Thick and creamy with lots of heft. You can tell this is a big beer. The velvety mouthfeel, It really ties the beer together. Very impressive mouthfeel. Bitterness lingers on the palate for a long time after each sip yet it's not drying to the palate nor overwhelmingly bitter, talk about the nailing the balance for an IPA, this is about spot on.

JackieTH, Jul 12, 2013
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 4,944 ratings.