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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

4,503 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,503
Reviews: 718
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 207
Gots: 512 | 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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2Xmd

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-27-2013 02:11:40 | More by 2Xmd
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BrewmanCapote

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-27-2013 02:01:36 | More by BrewmanCapote
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.66/5  rDev +8.1%

A - I've never seen a beer so crystal clear before! It is a beautiful copper/auburn shade that is accompanied by a stream up effervescence that is only reminiscent in a fine champagne like Salón, Cristal, etc. The stream bends with every swirl of the glass. This leaves behind a 1/4" head and lacing that sticks to all sides of the glass.

S - The aroma displays a lot of resin and pine. It is almost, in essence, the smell of tree sap. It is not as citrus forward as "Enjoy By". This one is a lot more concentrated. There is a hint of alcohol, but its very suppressed. Maybe a touch of grapefruit, but more of the initial aromas standout.

T - This is a very well-balanced beer. It's flavors are exactly as it smells, but with a malt-like backbone. The hops create a bitterness on the back of the tongue that leaves you just short of shivering. Perfect for me!

M - Medium astringency and carbonation are the first two things I notice about the mouthfeel. It supplies an oily coating to the palate and a finish that continually lingers for upwards of a minute. It's hard not to love this brew.

O - Stone knocked it out of the park! This is a completely different monster than the "Enjoy By". Don't expect a ton of fruit. But if you are looking for a malt-driven, pine-like, hoppy DIPA, look no further....RuinTen is here!

06-27-2013 01:36:11 | More by Cubatobaco
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.76/5  rDev -12.8%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber. Clear. Small white head. Just some wisps on the surface.

Smell - Boozy, wow. Aggressive grapefruit and pine hop. Not a distinct hop profile, but nice. The malt profile is strong, but booze is more prominent.

Taste - Still really boozy. Grapefruit and some brighter citrus. Caramel malt is accentuated more than the sugars, although it retains some sweetness. A lot of booze, though. Aggressive bittering hops that build with each sip. Really boozy finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavier than your average double IPA. Excessively boozy.

Overall - I definitely enjoy regular Ruination over this. Rough alcohol and not enough of a hop profile to justify it.

06-27-2013 01:27:40 | More by Alieniloquium
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argock

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -4.2%

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a clear glass snifter. Just purchased on release day in VA. Purchased at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA) for $7.99.

A: Clear golden-amber with frothy 2-finger off-white meringue like head with decent retention and tons of lacing.

S: Aromas are very citrusy, don't get me wrong, but there are an inordinate amount of herbal, almost minty aromas as well as a lot of melon in there too. Malt stays in the background. I didn't pick up a lot of onion aromas, but more shooty/vegetal than I can remember from any previous Stone beer.

T: The minty nature of the hops, most evident on the finish, and the estery, floral, honeydew melon flavor are an interesting combination. There is more grapefruit in the citrus department. There is also no shortage of dank, earthy qualities there too. The slightly bitter booziness is a drawback in my opinion -- maybe I'm not worthy but a 9.5%ABV version of this would have been better.

M: Pretty darn dry but the booziness hurts in this department, maybe allowing a little astringent quality to creep in. Body is medium at most.

O: A good beer, but give me Enjoy By anyday. This beer just needs some of the alcoholic tendencies honed down and this good beer could be a great beer. Nothing bad about it and interesting no doubt.

06-27-2013 01:15:07 | More by argock
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fitrock2112

Ohio

4.7/5  rDev +9%

Poured Ruinten into a Belgian Tulip.

A - The liquid pours amber color with a full two fingers of creamy white head.

S - Getting hop resin right off the bat, grapefruit, pine, hops more hops. Stuff smells really good here.

T - Ok now, this may be the best IPA I have had to date. This thing is very hoppy but so smooth crisp and refreshing, smooth malt balance it out nicely. It has a lot of pine, grapefruit, fresh hops. It has everything you want in a premium IPA. Quality stuff here my friend.

M - Perfect mouthfeel for this brew. Medium carbonation, silky smooth, maybe slight chewy. Awesome mouthfeel. Love the stuff. It has some body to it.

O - Very nice beer. If your into Imperial IPA's please grab a few of these you won't be disappointed. Highly Recommended! Cheers!!

06-27-2013 00:53:55 | More by fitrock2112
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stevegregg

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-27-2013 00:52:53 | More by stevegregg
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flyersfan900

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-27-2013 00:32:08 | More by flyersfan900
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micko323

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-26-2013 23:49:12 | More by micko323
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.66/5  rDev -15.1%

Bottle purchased at the Bushnell's Basin Hess.

Pours a murky bright golden orange, with a one inch foamy head, and good lacing down the glass.

Smells like rubbing alcohol, sugary malts, and searing pine hops.

This is one of the hoppiest beers I've ever had, it doesn't mess around. But, to its detriment, it's also super sugary and boozy, making it quite hard to drink. Some lemon pledge and weed-covered pine needle tastes berate the tongue, with a ton of stinging booze. Some sweet almost barleywine like malt flavors as well, plus a shredding bitterness near the end of each sip. There's some weird earthy flavors too that are reminiscent of onion. This is an extreme beer, and tastes relatively good for about 5-6 oz, then gets to be way too much.

Medium bodied, sticky sweet mouthfeel, low carbonation. Very present alcohol.

This one is for people who need their palates to be annihilated. It's one of the strongest, booziest, hoppiest IPAs I've ever had.

06-26-2013 23:43:23 | More by GreesyFizeek
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mrchrisray

New York

4.83/5  rDev +12.1%

a) little head, with little retention, small amount of lacing. clear orangey amber in color with light carbonation.

s) resinous hops with some sweetness, hints of citrus and florals.

t) intense resinous hops, but hides the 10.8% alcohol pretty well. well balanced flavors.

m) still intense but surprisingly light in the mouth, thin and smooth overall with a coarse hops bite up front.

o) good, flavorful, and surprisingly easy to drink for being strong. i want to enjoy every sip.

06-26-2013 23:31:11 | More by mrchrisray
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RKing44

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-26-2013 23:00:52 | More by RKing44
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bwarren82

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-26-2013 22:20:10 | More by bwarren82
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +4.2%

#300

P: Crystal clear body with a silky white top.

S: Juicy tropical fruit bouquet that is encased in lime leaves. Pineapple, melon, grapefruit, and floral hops.

T/M: Succulent juicy tropical fruits, toasted sesame seeds, oak funk, old leather, spiced rum and herbs. Spicy medium mouthfeel that bites back.

O: Huge tropical hops and toasty malts. What's not to love. This is by far one of the best impy's I've had. Succulent and smooth. Great way to celebrate a anniversary. Cheers!

06-26-2013 21:22:25 | More by Hopswagger
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prdstmnky

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-26-2013 20:22:43 | More by prdstmnky
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Hefewiseman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-26-2013 18:51:26 | More by Hefewiseman
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petermethot

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-26-2013 18:12:00 | More by petermethot
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%

DRINK BY 09/12/13

A: Pours a copper/amber color with 2 fingers of head that slowly creeps down to a thin cap

S: Pretty hoppy, with some nice pine, citrus, and earthy notes. Some light maltiness behind that

T: Holy hops. Starts off very hoppy and just keeps it up. Piney, citrusy goodness with barely a semblance of malt to back up the hops. Bitter throughout and into the finish. Alcohol is very well hidden

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Fairly oily and slick

O: Now this is a hop bomb if I've ever seen/drank one. The malts provide barely enough backing, but the point of the beer was to be a hop monster, which it is. Impressively drinkable for nearly 11% and being so damn hoppy. Decent price-point at under $8 for a bomber. I'm glad this will be an annual release now. This will definitely cure any insatiable thirst for hops

06-26-2013 16:12:50 | More by BEERMILER12
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Dakotah

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-26-2013 15:39:42 | More by Dakotah
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AndrewSmith

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-26-2013 15:21:31 | More by AndrewSmith
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-26-2013 14:35:36 | More by DIPAFAN
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

06-26-2013 07:50:51 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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anson42

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-26-2013 05:15:23 | More by anson42
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schwemjw

Ohio

4.66/5  rDev +8.1%

A: A dark caramel with a big foamy off white head.

S: Sweet tangerine. There is orange peel, grapefruit and citrus all present. It is definitely a hop forward beer! Juicy!!

T: Oh man!! Topical fruit right at the front of the tongue. Tangerine, a little mango, pineapple then comes big pine, resin and earth. Super dry bitter finish that is oh so very long. Starts out sweet on the tip of your tongue before an all out assault of hops!!! This hop presence sits fat on your tongue. A little citric acid makes your mouth water for more. BITTER!!

M: Towards the heavier end of medium bodied. No carbonation and i can't say enough about how good the finish it.

O: This takes ruinination and thrashes it up!! Bitter, bitter pine and earth. This is completely unbalanced. The tropical fruit keeps your mouth salivating for more and the hops definitely deliver! And i cant say enough about the finish. It seems to come in waves. Awesome beer!! /96

06-26-2013 04:33:02 | More by schwemjw
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JReites

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-26-2013 04:16:40 | More by JReites
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 4,503 ratings.