Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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96
world-class

5,006 Ratings
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91
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Ratings: 5,006
Reviews: 739
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 238
Gots: 636 | FT: 5
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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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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Brewdaddy87
4.86/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this on tap from the brewery and was blown away. It pours a darker amber color but with the glass at your waste, you can smell the awesome coming from this beer. Grapefruit was the first to hit my nose, then the pine and clove like hints following. I have been lucky enough to find plenty Pliny the Elder offerings but this one has it beat in my opinion. I bought a bottle just to do a sanity check and further verified my initial opinion. This beer is outstanding. The only somewhat downfall is that it is pretty heavy in the mouthfeel department. Stone has outdone themselves with this one. I'll take this over the Enjoy By any day. Not to say Enjoy By is slacking but the Ruin Ten is a step above anything I've had from them.

Photo of cbutova
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Missed reviewing this the fist time around. Glad to see it is back as Stone shines when it comes to using hops.

A- Poured into a tulip glass from the 22oz bottle with a dark-orange body. A cap of foam forms to about a finger or two high and has a nice silky, creamy texture. A puffy ring stays around the edge of the beer and lace is spotty.

S- Blast of tropical fruit notes immediately upon opening the bottle and pouring the beer. A hop bomb in the truest sense of the word, just like the original Ruination. Fresh mango, peach, passion fruit and just about any tropical fruit comes to mind. Citrus juice and rind also come into play from the hops. Slight malty hint, probably because of the massive ABV. With time, some maltiness is aromatic after the hops saturate my palate.

T- For me the balance of power shifts a bit in the flavor. It is still a hop monster but it shifts a bit to pine and citrus rind, especially with the high end bitterness present. It reminds me a lot of when I zested a bag of oranges last week, that bittersweet orange flavor. The tropical fruit hints are still here but more prevalent in the aroma. The other big change here is the malt flavor coming into play. Big caramel and some sweetness reminiscent of certain American Barleywines. Some alcohol hints with warmth and time.

MF- Huge body for a Double IPA, which is fine because it is better overly thick than too thin. A slightly oily feel to it all. Carbonation is on the high side and with agitation the whole beer becomes like whipped cream. Huge bitterness in the finish.

This is a damn good Double IPA but I certainly have some thoughts. At just about 11%ABV the malts come out and remind me slightly of Hog Heaven and other American Barleywines, I know this border is blurry at times. It also makes me wonder how the hell Russian River makes Pliny the Younger. When I had it a few years ago I knew it had an absurdly clean hop flavor for 12% but I still haven't found a beer that is above 10% with that same feel.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of jlindros
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice creamy fluffy 1 finger head that fades slowly with some soapy lacing but not a lot, crystal clear tan auburn toasty color.

Nose is just like Ruination but kicked up a bit, lots of fresh hops, candied orange peel, light resins, a bit of grapefruit and very light hint of pineapple, and even a bit of earthy pine hops, smells like lots of bittering hops, the sweet malts bring a big backbone too, sweet candied malts with a hint of caramel and toasty.

Taste starts with the big sweet malts, candied malts, sweet nectar and a bit of toasty almost caramel but not quite. A hint of warming booze comes through with that, a clean booze though. Then plenty of candied hops, quite bitter mouth buckling bitterness but somehow balanced and not overwhelming or astringent. Candied orange peel, a bit of candied pineapple, a bit of pine and an earthy spicy chewy hop presence, a bit of resin and fresh dry hop almost oily feel. The spicy chewy hop presence builds on with the booze and bitterness and berates the tongue in wave after wave, but my tongue still seems to come back asking for more. Finish is long and somewhat dry but a little sticky, lots of long bitter hops, chewy spicy hops like I just finished chewing on a hop pellet, bit of pine and candied orange peel.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, nice carb, bit of warming booze.

Overall not bad, brings some nice hops that almost seem overbearing but somehow don't. I haven't had a super bitter DIPA in a while, so it's nice to have one again since most IPAs have moved onto tropical fruit no balance IPAs. This seemed to have a nice balance since there was so much of everything. However, not quite the summer beer I was hoping, and still nothing spectacular.

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.

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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  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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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!!!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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