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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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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

MPPHISH, Jul 04, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark, golden amber color... There's some fruit and pine on the nose, very hoppy, but a hint of spice that makes it unique.

Flavor wise, its hoppy and fruity, almost on the sweet side for an IPA. It's certainly not as bright and over-the-top, but it has a pleasant kick to it. It's the spice that I can't put my finger on that makes it interesting. The finish is heavy, and ends with that same note of spicy hops.

Overall, it's a great meal replacement. If RuinTen truly is a single-time offering from Stone - I'll be sad when it's gone. While it's not a ground-breaking IPA, it's a intriguing alternative to my usual rotation.

Bauzen, Jul 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

mcphish22, Jul 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

tooth_decay, Jul 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

AJ01923, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Stone snifter glass.

Appearance: Transparent slightly dark amber color. Light bubbles on the body that created a thin white head rising to about 1/4" off the body.

Smell: Light hops with a dose of pineyness to it that hits you like a knucklball. Could be more potent but very nice to inhale.

Taste: The smell could use some tweaking but the taste more than makes up for it. A serious citrus overload, Hoppy like a motherf'er and the grapefruit feel is something you won't forget. A sweet bitterness creation that is f'n awesome. The one thing I wish it was more complex, just a little. I think it will satisfy most fans.

Mouth: Medium and ever so sticky. You think the hops are stuck to you palate after placing the glass down.

Overall: I really like this beer, more than the original is really depending on my mood. It's extremely tasty it lacks some other aspects but overall a very good beer. There are some comparisons and definitely an incredible substitute to Enjoy By. When you have one you will understand. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Jul 04, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Dark amber color, dark golden, very reminiscent of a setting sunset.

Smell - HOPS, HOPS, and HOPS! Fruity, a touch of spice

Taste - Pleasantly hoppy, fruity, biscuit, and a spice finish

Mouthful - Medium semi heavy body, with a great lasting finish. I can taste it in between sittings.

Overall - Very good IPA, everything combined makes for a great beer. Like other reviews state, I can't get paste one of these without feeling full; however, the overall characteristics of the beer definitely allow you to enjoy it.

santomark, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

roodie, Jul 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Jade, Jul 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

MenardMa, Jul 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

callmeishmALE, Jul 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Gagnonsux, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

ajzy, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

SloppyJoeWasAMan, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Vonerichs
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep clear orange body with starkly contrasting white head. Moderate spotty lacing.

I love the nose on it. Papaya, orange juice, peach tea. A touch of grass, a little biscuit. Fresh.

Equally impressive flavors. Heavy on the tropicals and bitter. The biscuit malt is enough to hold it together but is completely hop dominated. True to ruination form it destroys my palate. Slightly spicy fusel finish.

Mouthfeel is full, soft, and clean.

I really dig this beer and honestly, is exactly what I like about a high abv DIPA. Bravo.

Vonerichs, Jul 04, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance-Murky dark amber color with an off white, almost gray foam.

Smell-Powerful smell leaps out of the glass. I can smell a good part of the aroma with the glass sittin on the bar a foot away from me. Cream, Cherries, citrus, grass and hop flowers.

Taste-Baking spice gives way to bitter dark citrus.

Mouthfeel-Heavy full body with a long finish.

Overall-Good beer with the aroma being my favorite part. Like a lot of the Stone's there isn't any way to drink more than one before getting completely full.

Jree261, Jul 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

dmsohyea, Jul 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

tclipse, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of RummyRedbeard
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into 12 oz snifter.
Best by date: 8/28/13

Appearance: Golden amber orange in color. Half finger head of creamy bubbles.
Smell: Orange, Hops, Pine, Resin and straight alcohol.
Taste: On the front is caramel malt which quickly gets taken over by flavors of citrus, bitter grapefruit and sweet orange, an abundance of pine and resin, finishes with a deep alcohol burn.
Mouthfeel: Pretty thick and frothy.
Overall: Really fuckin nice. Taking a quick sip of this is like taking a shot of whiskey. It leaves a nice warming sensation in your stomach which is reminiscent of whiskey or a deep red wine. When you thoroughly investigate the brew further however you begin to see the beautiful hue, oddly sweet bitterness and unusually thick mouthfeel for an IPA. The high ABV in this beer shines through proudly and I have absolutely no problem with it!

RummyRedbeard, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

fureousangel, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

EdwardFortyHands, Jul 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

truesolution, Jul 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

gshackles, Jul 03, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a chilled British pub pint glass.

Appearance 4.0: Poured out a deep, golden amber with a smallish (1/5") head that quickly faded. What's really amazing about the color of this beer is that -when viewed from the side-- it seems to fade from dark amber to lighter amber from the top to the bottom of the glass. Beautiful.

Smell 4.25: Inviting and rare bouquet. I could smell the hops from this baby once my big shnozz got a foot away from it. As I drew closer, my nose went through many different hop varieties and they were all dependent upon my distance from the liquid! Once I brought it in to normal distance, the overwhelming smell is light pine and fresh grapefruit. Just wonderful.

Taste 4.25: Wow! The second the liquid hit my mouth I tasted that wonderful hop alkaline flavor. Front is actually somewhat dry, with a huge wave of hoppy goodness. I taste pine, subdued chlorophyll, citrus... . Middle is almost a burning sensation of deep caramel off-set with a light and drying punch of hops coming in from both sides of the palate. Finish is velvety smooth with more hops kicking your palate around like it was a soccer ball. So many hop flavors to wade through here that it takes a long time to sort them out! Aftertaste was long and went through several stages of alkaline and hop fading until it hit a level that was almost salty tasting (!) and then finished off smoothly.

Mouthfeel: 3.75: Mouthfeel was good, but this amazing beer could have been that much better with a more creamy CO2 addition.

Overall 4.25: Outstanding indeed. Wonderful beer and there is absolutely no hint of the high ABV. This brew is imminently sessionable but brings so many unique and elitist flavor profiles to your humble glass. Highly recommended, but it ain't cheap ($8 for a 22 oz bottle).

BeerDocT, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

t2thebro, Jul 03, 2013
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 4,944 ratings.