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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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4,642 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,642
Reviews: 727
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 212
Gots: 545 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

LGB362, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale

A -Nice orange/amber color...white head that dissipates

S - Great smell....I use a Zombie Dust scale...zombie is 5.0....this is 4.5
Nice floral and hop smell....very very nice

T - Just a great beer...Carnal malts..then milt carbonation and great bittering hops (not sure what they used)

M- mildly warm but not annoying....medium feel and a little bubbly

O- Love it...it was my 3rd beer in a flight so it may have set a little longer than I would have wanted but if you are in a bar with this beer its a must.

Jayman931, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

mwbrady12, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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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%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

mjw1200, Jun 25, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a tulip glass. It poured a slight head and a copper color. Good clarity with some lacing.

S: This beer has an awesome pungent bitter smell with a variety of hops on the nose. You catch some malt and slight citrus on the back-end. Really the power of the bitter overpowers me from discerning any further.

T: High alcohol content is noticeable with this brew. You get some malt with mainly a strong bitter taste that mirrors the smell. Don't drink this one expecting to taste other beers after it; there is a good reason this is know as an IPA crusher

M: I get a medium to heavy body on this IPA. More body than I am used to with Stone beers but still remarkably drinkable.

O: Worth a buy if you are a hop head as this is a blast on the palate. Really an outstanding stand-alone brew but not really a good beer to pair with anything. Another amazing Stone creation

SavvyStudent, Jun 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

NastyNate11, Jun 25, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Copper in color with a high degree of clarity. More than two fingers' worth of foam in the head, and it leaves behind an intricate pattern of lacing. The aroma is strongly reminiscent of Ruination: A big, pungent burst of tree sap, grapefruit, and caramel malt. This was very impressive to me when Ruination was one of the few DIPAs I had yet tried, but it doesn't "wow" me that much anymore. Supposedly they dry-hopped with Citra, but I'm getting none of the tropical faire associated with that hop.

The flavor is super-hop-forward, as expected, but there's a very sturdy malt body adding a good deal of sweetness. That 10.8% ABV is noticeable with plenty of malt sugars to spare. What it isn't is boozy, though. Hardly a trace of fusels on the finish. Huge grapefruity presence upfront followed by malt sweetness that manages to punch through the bitterness. Most IPAs fare well in terms of mouthfeel provided they aren't under or over carbonated, and Stone got it right. Very fine carbonation that's just the slightest bit sharp. Otherwise, it's smooth, slick, and has a heft that points to the high-gravity nature of this beer.

"Ruination on steroids" - that pretty much sums up RuinTen. I'd also liken it to Hoptimum, although much better executed in terms of hiding the alcohol. Big malt and big hops.

gr0g, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Reagan1984, Jun 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16%

sudsy2drunk, Jun 25, 2013
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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