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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

5,037 Ratings
THE BROS
91
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Ratings: 5,037
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 256
Gots: 653 | 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:
Beer added by: ehammond1 on 06-14-2012

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.
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pale orange with a minimal head of tiny white bubbles. The beer’s body is clean with light carbonation bubbles trundling up throughout the glass. On the nose, the beer smells a little strange. Catty notes with nice, pine punches from the original Ruination recipe, are what come through from the hops while the malt is quite big and sticky on the nose with stale caramel and bread notes. On the tongue, the beer tastes hugely bitter and very sweet with a light tart bite from the acid in the beer, the mouth sends a lot of spittle to keep the mouth neutral. In flavor, the beer begins with a sticky sweet, catty flavor that is not my favorite, but as the beer opens, ruinous pine notes clobber aside the catty notes. Alongside the raping pine is a sweet caramelly bread, which sits lighter on the tongue than the ruinous pine. The finish is of prickly pine with a touch of citric bite, while the finish is of sweet, mellowing caramel malt. In the mouth, the beer feels slightly slick and syrupy in the mouth, sitting on the light side of heavy in the mouth. Carbonation is light and smooth with a slight tingle of bubbles and then a bite from the bitters. The mouth is left sticky with saliva and hop resin. Overall, I wasn’t too impressed for my first few sips, but as I went the beer got better to drink. There is a little bite of alcoholic heat, but overall it covers up its 10+% ABV very well and is quite nice to sip. I like this beer, though it’s not what I would initially reach for when going for a DIPA, but it is nice to sip and it definitely gets you with its ABV. A beer worthy of a try.

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3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney hops is very powerful with some sweet malt notes. Taste is also dominated by powerful notes of citrus and piney hops with limited bitterness level with a solid malt backbone that is more caramelized and sweet then I was expected. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid hops punch but would have preferred this beer with less sweetness and less caramelized malt.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a deep amber with very little head, but the head there sticks around for a bit. Decent lacing on the glass.

Smell: Hops, hops and more hops; so many grassy and piney notes come to the nose immediately and this just smells awesome. Also get some sweetness from the malt and a hint of citrus fruit.

Taste: Much of what came to me in the nose definitely is at play here with hoppy bitterness at the forefront. Very piney and earthy character to this brew and this is to be expected.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a strong taste and great bitterness. The carbonation is solid and this is definitely a sipper as there is so much flavor. A bit of burn from the alcohol but I'd never guess that this was a 10.8% bomb.

Overall: I loved this one but it is definitely not for the faint of heart. This is an extremely bitter DIPA but definitely worth trying if you're into tons of hops. Haven't had Ruination in a while, but I think this is, while different, just a bit better. Great beer from Stone.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber in color into a tulip glass. 2 finger white head that has great retention. There a decent amount of lacing. Nice looking beer

Nose has a big grapefruit and citrus kick to it, lots of malt comes in in the finish. Smells balanced and intense

Loads of hops in The front end, dominated by pine. Deep bread malt backbone before the bittering hops kick in.

Mouthfeel has a good amount of carbonation with a sticky hop oil finish.

Overall this is a great really good double, big hop aromas and plenty of bitterness.

Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,037 ratings.