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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
94
outstanding

4,846 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 4,846
Reviews: 731
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 227
Gots: 594 | 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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Photo of KYGunner
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Stones bravado shines through in a truly audacious and "bash you over the head" ale. The appearance is quite cocky with a sudsy, billowing white head that sets atop a dark golden coloring.

The scent is outdoorsy, dank, mossy pine with some grassy, cannabis leaf aroma. Very strong floral hop aroma fills the nose.

Stone products tend to test my palate and this is one of the toughest. I get lots of earth tones, sweet onion, pine needle, forest grass. Sweet malts try to even this out but a tangy pine ends the taste. There is some alcohol taste but it is not bad yet the warmth in the chest is very apparent. The bitterness is quite drying and tries to destroy the palate.

I have to score points for audacity and strength but it just isn't my favorite tastes in an IPA.

KYGunner, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

mattknueven, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of McAndrew
4/5  rDev -7.2%

McAndrew, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

jtladner, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Falcone, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of mnrider
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Brown Bomber. Has Drink By on bottle.

A: Pours a hazy amber color with a nice large formation of light tan head. Excellent
lacing with a good amount of retention.

S: Grapefruit, melon, orange, Hop resins. Alcohol!!. Bitter. Possible sweet fruits.

T/M: Strong, full bodied, warming alcohol, and bitter hops. Sharp citrus flavors are
the same from the smell. Creamy. The finish is bitter. Malts come in slightly, but could
just be a figment of my imagination.

O: This anniversary DIPA is a real winner. Great look, great taste and has surprisingly
good drinkability for a sipper. I'll definitely be having this one again.

Cheers!!!

mnrider, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

meatyard, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

stevez86, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

ahbithwabm, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

GuyIncognito, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

SnaxStL, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

TDavis, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

judkinst, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Boston_Steve, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

BeastLU, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

IPeteA91, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

corysmith01, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

hipboy221, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

jdhasse, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

DukeX13, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

PatGreer, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of vgarneth
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stone has done it again for 2013 with the latest incarnation of their Ruination Anniversary IPA! Enjoying another one with my BA bro, y2korey. Wow, the aroma is intense, color is glorious, hops are bitter and beautiful, and flows throughout with amazement! I had a few of these when Stone first released the 10th Anniversary last year and I'm happy they've decided to rerelease it again. Nice addition to your portfolio, Stone!

vgarneth, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of JohnL9013
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Amber with a small head

S: Divide hops by zero and measure the result. Seriously, the nose alone could knock some people out cold.

T: This is unbelievable. The hop concentration is so intense, you can't even fully comprehend what's going on in the first sip. Or the second. In typical ruination fashion, it's not terribly complex, but what's there is balanced and properly bitter. I would hazard a guess that it's 120+ IBU's but they've added a lot of malt to balance it out. I wish it were a bit more dry and a bit more complex but those are tiny complaints. This is a "world class" double IPA in its truest form. You can't explain the flavor profile in words.

M: Carbonation is on the low side, so you can experience the full effect. Stays out of the way, just the way I like it. Not terribly smooth, but that comes with the style.

O: One of the best examples of the double IPA example you can get your hands on, and at a bargain basement price. I don't know how they do it.

JohnL9013, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

SavageHopHead, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

OleDixie, Jun 30, 2013
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,846 ratings.