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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

4,053 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,053
Reviews: 691
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 183
Gots: 390 | 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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dcbike

California

5/5  rDev +16%

09-08-2012 21:08:09 | More by dcbike
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HopsintheSack

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

09-08-2012 05:16:55 | More by HopsintheSack
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rmaste6282

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

09-08-2012 03:52:36 | More by rmaste6282
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

09-08-2012 00:20:03 | More by pavpav12
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jurbanik

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

09-07-2012 15:26:51 | More by jurbanik
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MattSassi


4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

09-07-2012 13:34:16 | More by MattSassi
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

09-07-2012 12:02:56 | More by gafferjohn
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into thick, lasting ring.  Glass is left coated with chunks of soapy lacing.

Über fresh, juicy hop aroma that's dominated by tropical and citrus fruits.  Slightly earthy with a decent amount of grassy, resinous pine but the nose is bursting with sweet mango, pineapple, grapefruit, papaya and orange peel.  Subtle biscuit malt notes underneath.

Medium bodied with a blast of dank, sticky hops that provide a lot of earthy bitterness that lingers into a dry finish.  This is countered by a strong tropical and citrus fruit presence that's really juicy and sweet with tons of grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel flavor.  Really well balanced with a complex hop profile followed by a subtle pale malt backbone.  Hints of biscuit and grainy graham cracker before the finish.  Perfectly balanced and the high abv is excellently masked resulting in a deceptively drinkable and delicious beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2012 03:12:41 | More by corby112
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

09-06-2012 13:50:36 | More by bradfordjohnson
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alecvdpoel


4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

09-05-2012 19:44:33 | More by alecvdpoel
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DonDirkA

Arizona

4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose is super bitter hops with an obvious malt backbone. Resin, pine, grapefruit, orange and caramel. The taste has a lot of malt up front. Very caramely wrapped up with resinous sticky pine, grapefruit and a hint of orange zest. There is alcohol heat in the stomach but none in the taste. Its definitely "ruination" for the palate. I think its awesome, but I liked it better on tap and I still think the double dry-hopped Ruination blows this out of the water. These extreme palate wrecking DIPAs always leave me a little disappointed because I hate an IPA with this much malt. I know its supposed to be for balance but I thought the whole purpose of a DIPA was hoppiness. Still an awesome brew from Stone though. I prefer their 16th Anniversary. I can't wait to get a chance to try the Enjoy By IPA to compare it.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 07:35:43 | More by DonDirkA
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stewart124

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a golden-orange color with a very nice off-white head. Lovely lacing.

Nose is wonderful. Great bits of mandarin orange, juicy fruit, pine and so forth. My mouth is watering.

Full mouthfeel. Deliciously malty with enough that this almost teeters on a barley wine. Whoa momma this is packed with citrusy hops and it packs a punch. Chewy yet easy to drink which is scary. Some slight alcohol notes but really finishes dry and piney.

Lingering bits of pine with such a wonderful aroma throughout. I'm glad I got ahold of this. Simply fantastic but what else would one expect?

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 01:17:51 | More by stewart124
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expansive


4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

09-04-2012 00:28:48 | More by expansive
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a nice slightly hazy golden color. The head head it white, it's sticky and leaves a prominent lacing on that glass. The smell of the beer is fresh, lively and floral. Citrousy notes of lemon and lime with some malts in there too. The taste of the beer packs a pretty good punch, the hops are big, lots of citrus and bitterness to the flavor. The mouthfeel has a good amount of body to it. The carbonation was at a good level also. Overall it's a solid beer, very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 20:26:40 | More by Knapp85
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Finatic

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13%

09-03-2012 17:37:31 | More by Finatic
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jnardone235

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

09-03-2012 03:01:57 | More by jnardone235
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BellyBrew

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +16%

09-02-2012 23:31:02 | More by BellyBrew
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a sampler goblet, this DIPA was a copper color with slightly off-white head. Leaving some lacing in the glass, this beer demonstrated character. The aroma was a malty peppery combination, preparing for a hop explosion. In the initial taste, one gets the carmel of the malts before the hops explode. Notes of pineapple, grapefruit, and a sweet grassy taste "ruin" the palate. The citra hops were easily detectable, often overwhelming the less explosive centennial hops. The malt stays in the background, but gives a nice smooth feeling to the ale. The citrus notes continue in the aftertaste while warming the throat as it goes down. This is a DIPA that some non-IPA drinkers even liked. The bitterness that some dislike in IPAs is hidden by the power of the citra.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 15:54:58 | More by JohnnyHopps
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at The Beer Authority in New York, NY

A: Pours a hazy golden copper to light amber in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation near the surface of the beer. The beer has a half finger tall foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a thin film over the majority of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The aroma of this beer is extremely hoppy with the smells of citrus, grapefruit, and mango dominating and a lighter presence of grassy and pine/resin hops. Lighter notes of caramel malts with just a touch of sweetness.

T: The beer has a solid body of caramel malts with a light amount of sweetness. But the dominant flavor of this beer is that of the hops - primarily citrus, grapefruit, and mango. There is a lighter presence of pine/resin hop notes as well. The beer has moderate to strong bitterness that really lingers for quite a while.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of alcohol heat in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable but this is a big beer and needs to be sipped slowly. Much too bitter to be easy to drink but I think I like this better than the orignal it was based upon. Really enticing aroma.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2012 16:53:28 | More by dbrauneis
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

09-01-2012 15:05:36 | More by ste5venla
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FeelinSurley

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.2%

09-01-2012 14:12:24 | More by FeelinSurley
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was served from a bottle at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY. We pour our drink into generic squared chalices, and it glows of reddish golden honey. It holds a two finger head of creamy tan bubbles showing nice retention. This is easily reproduced with a light swirl. The head leaves serpiginous lacing, showing the skyline of a mountain range in a circle around the glass. Carbonation appears highly active, coming from the dead center of the glass' floor. No sediment or haze is noted. The nose fills with sweet malted milk balls, roasted honeycomb, earthy muskiness, and explosive citric, piney, and soapy hops. Big fusel booze and minerals take on the back. Our first impression is that the booze is high and there are big bitter hops and phenols on the back, but it is quite smooth. As we sip, honey sweetness, pale toasted malts, and light caramel start things off. Bitter soapy hops and a thick grassy musk crash in for a beautifully smooth balance. Booze then comes quickly to the peak, with vodka and fire. Light caramel sugars cut this, as do juicy and citric fruity hops. The mix remains nice until the end, where massive booze and biting hollow phenols echo around the palate, destroying all other flavoring. The final flavors are black pepper, oily citric hops, and faint pale and caramel malt sweetness. The aftertaste breathes of big bitterness of soap and booze, mineral and stone, and pale malt bitterness. It breathes almost like a mead, with big honey and booze, but with a puckering hoppy bitterness. The body is full, syrupy, and sticky, while the carbonation is light to medium. There is nice slurp, cream, froth, and lip-smacking pop to each sip. The mouth is initially coated with that big frothiness, but it soon puckers and dries with that immense bitterness. The abv is big, and this guy is a definite sipper.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the explosive, borderline abrasive flavoring. Staying true to the Ruination brand, Stone really one-ups themselves here. The flavoring is massive and bitter, while the musky aroma and drying, boozy feel take on not a background role, but rather add additional layers of complexity.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 23:01:55 | More by TheBrewo
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lazjuarez

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a New Belgium chalice. No bottle dating, but fairly fresh...

A: Poured a bit vigorously as to accentuate the head/nose qualities. Amazing billowy 3 fingers worth of an off-white colored head which recedes to about half a finger, leaving some spotty lacing behind. Pours a beautiful orange/amber in color, slight haziness, and some carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass.

S: Nose is huge on tropical notes of pineapple, grapefruit, and citrus peels. As the euphoria of tropical fruits overwhelm your senses, a rush of sweet malts, some piney resin, and a bit of astringency round off the nose. Great balance, I was very impressed and ready for a taste...

T: Wow, is an understatement. Big astringency upfront, then balanced well with a great malt backbone. As I drink this it's becoming a bit more complex, maybe my palate has been ruined already? All I know is it tastes amazing, great double IPA.

M: Medium bodied; mouth feel is a bit biscuity, light coating of the mouth and tongue with a light amount of carbonation. Alcohol is a bit noticeable, some warming effect, albeit at 10.8% and drunk by myself, is well hidden. Overall an excellent double IPA, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 04:27:36 | More by lazjuarez
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stafford2

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

08-31-2012 01:42:14 | More by stafford2
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gunclubchris

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

08-30-2012 23:31:33 | More by gunclubchris
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 4,053 ratings.