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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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Reviews: 843
Hads: 5,579
Avg: 4.3
pDev: 24.19%
Wants: 322
Gots: 942 | 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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Photo of xShoWTeKx
3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 & 2014

A: Poured from bottle to tulip. Pours a copper/orange with an off white head that holds for quite a while but doesn't leave much lacing.

S: Smell is very pleasing with sweet caramel and huge citrus.

T: Taste is similar to the nose with a sweet caramel front and a strong pine and citrus hop finish. The alcohol is very present in this beer.

M: Medium bodied, good carbonation, and a very dry finish.

O: A good DIPA, not the best and far from the worst but a very good brew non the less..

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Photo of goochpunch
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a brassy amber with a thinnish, frothy head. Smells like whenever I make hop tea. Hops have an earthy and herbal character. Tastes like sweet hop tea. Again, the hops lean more towards earthy and floral tones. Pretty sweet overall with not THAT much bitterness in the end. This is more about the flavor of the hops over crushing bitterness, although there is a bitterness that lingers on and on. Mouthfeel is a tad thick and sticky, but not exaggeratedly so. Nice bit of prickly carbonation. I'm not big into DIPAs (too sweet for me), but, just as with Enjoy By, Stone managed to win me over.

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Photo of Brewdaddy87
4.85/5  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.

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Photo of cbutova
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
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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Photo of jlindros
4.22/5  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.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
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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Photo of mnrider
4.43/5  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.


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Photo of vgarneth
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
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!

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Photo of JohnL9013
4.67/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of kflorence
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a golden, caramel copper in color with a half inch of thick, frothy foam atop. Lots of lacing as you drink. Carbonation levels look to be on the lower side. As with most Stone brews, this is one beautiful, inviting beer to look at.

S: An assault of sweet, caramel malts and intense piney citrus hops singe the nostrils. Lots of floral, soapy notes in there, but a definite underlying malt presence to balance it out a bit.

T: Tame up front with sweet caramel and toffee malts this one quickly turns bitter with an all out hop assult on the taste buds which intensify and linger long into the aftertaste with a little bit of heat from the alcohol. I imagine this is what it tastes like to chew on a hop flower. Pine, citrus, tropical fruits and spice... hop resin everywhere.

M: Full bodied with light carbonation, tons of hop resin which makes this one quite sticky, almost syrupy. Fairly drinkable for it's heaviness, but the acidity gets to your stomach after awhile.

O: This is exactly what I would expect as a Double IPA from Stone. That said, I get it, it's hoppy, but at some point there must be some restraint; or perhaps I'm just getting tired of the West coast hop-bomb. Too much of a good thing, as they say, but sure to please those with less sensitive taste buds.

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Photo of kemoarps
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a crisp clear amber with a pillowy cream coloured head that sticks around, making its presence known.

This smells amazamaballs. There's a creamy malt backdrop that allows the tropical fruits and a little bit of floral hops show their wares in wonderful fashion.

Taste leads in with the creamy sweetness of the malt, but gives way almost immediately to the real star of the show. Guess what it tastes like? Hops! Go figure. Good tropical/citrus notes. I find a touch of pine threading its way through the background, but that could just as easily be psychosomatic.

Resinous throughout and fairly thick these are the things I really like. The crushing bitterness of grapefruit pith is somewhat cloying, to the point that it detracts from the overall experience a little bit for me. Some may enjoy this, however.

If this beer were 150%-200% what it retails for, I'd say it's solid, but only worth the investment if you're really really looking for it. Considering the price point, it is an absolute monster. This is one thing that Stone has consistently been very very good about. Controlling for the inflation inherent in bombers, they manage to make consistently good to great beers at relatively reasonable prices. If you like any of the descriptors I used in this review, go get this beer today. If you're not as big on hoppy citrus bombs, it's still worth trying unless you really really don't like the bitter side of brewing (because this is definitely the bitter side of things).

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Photo of justforrazors
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 7-13-12, poured into my DFH IPA Glass.

A- Pours a crystal clear amber/copper color with a sticky beige 2 finger head that lasts throughout the entire glass. Unimpressive, but alright lacing, carbonation is average based on appearance.

S- Pine and resinous hops followed by a blast of grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. Sweet malt and caramel aroma balances the hops. A touch of alcohol is present to remind you how big this beer is...

T- Extremely bitter, this thing is just packed full of hops. Pineapple, grapefruit, pine resin, tons of other tropical fruit, followed by a subtle malt sweetness and a strong alcohol presence. The hops seemed a bit more dull than the last time I drank this. Insanely long bitter finish.

M- Medium body, there is just enough to back up the hops, fairly dry, this seems to contribute to the never-ending bitterness. Carbonation is spot-on.

O- I liked this a whole lot more last week when I had it, but I didn't have the time to review it. It seems like the hops are dropping off very fast, or maybe my palate is just off tonight. This is still an incredibly well made beer, and based on my previous experience I am ranking it a bit higher overall than I would based solely on this review.

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Photo of BB1313
3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 9/5/13. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy burnt orange; small white head that fades quickly and leaves nice lacing and retention. The aromas are full of grapefruit, orange, melon. There are subtle garlic notes. It smells really good, but doesn't blast your senses. The taste has a pretty solid balance between hop bitterness and sweet caramel malts. This has a good amount of sweetness to it, but it's far from cloying. There's some pine resin in the mix. Very oily. There's a little bit of heat, but barely. Alcohol is barely noticeable. The mouthfeel is full-bodied and very slick. There's moderate carbonation. It's pretty easy to drink.

This is a good DIPA, but I was expecting much more. I feel underwhelmed. I just can't put it in that top-tier category for the style. Nonetheless, it's really solid stuff.

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Photo of mikem0487
3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Enjoy by 8/18/13

A-Clear copper body. Pinky's width white head. Minimal lacing left on glass.

S-A very piney nose with citrus notes coming through. Get sweet malt aroma in the background of this hopped up imperial IPA.

T-Obviously a very hop forward beer that leaves the yeast and malt bill minimal chance to shine. Like the nose it brings a huge amount of citrus and pine to the palate. Other than the hops that is every where on your palate you get a sweet bittering finish that has some heat to it.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbed, sweet and bittering finish.

O-A good imperial IPA that is hyped up due to its limited availability. Ruination gives it a run for its money for being a better put together Imperial IPA. This beer is good dont get me wrong but I believe it is hyped up. Its worth seeking out so get one anyways and try it out for yourself.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bomber into pint glass. drink by 08/18/13.

a: clear copper hue. head is bright white. decent retention, minimal lacing.

s: super piney. hop resins. a warming citrus and tropical fruit note. while being varied, big and hot were the main aroma.

t: similar to the nose, lots of resin. tastes sticky. the pine and citrus notes are muddied masking with the alcohol heat.

m: average carb on a full body.

d: good not great. Too much going on on the hop side of things, not enough balance or focus. take a step back and tweak stone.

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Photo of IPA1978
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Let me stat off by saying that this beer is not balanced and doesn't really fit the typical double IPA mold. That being said if you love resinous, oily, funky hop flavor you will love this beer.

A- Not alot in the way of head but retains it well, copper in color, viscous and sticky lacing.

S- Crazy, overwhelming dank fresh hop smell, after sipping for a while you can begin to smell other hop character, citrus rinds, herbal, tangerine, spice.

T- First few sips explode with a mish mash of resinous oily hops, malt only plays a small role of sweetness, alcohol warms the palate but not as much as expected for high ABV. As you continue to drink and the beer warms more of the hop flavor become distinguishable, grapefruit, citrus, piney, peppery, melon.

M- Big, sticky, juicy. Light carbonation.

0- I loved this one. Over the top hop bomb, a must try for IPA lovers.

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Photo of Tonmeister
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured in Pint Mug

Appearance: light red, amber with a thick heavy off-white head. Looks highly carbonated.

Aroma: I smell a huge hop presence in this one very piney and lemony.

Taste: This is truly a hop explosion to my palate. I can definitely taste the citrusy piney hop presence from the Citra Hops and the Centennial Hops and it is bittersweet. Piney and citrusy, a hint of lemon, It's pretty well balanced. Citrusy and piney towards the front of the palate, sweet in the middle from the malt presence, leaving it bitter and dry towards the end. I can't taste the alcohol at all. The hop presence is overpowering. I love it.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with moderate carbonated with a dry finish and sweetness.

Overall: This beer lives up to its expectation. This is my favorite Double IPA. I need to buy a case of this and a shirt! I wish this was offered regularly all year long enough said.

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Photo of Roman5150
3.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bottle into tulip

appearance: golden orange with a subtle amber/ruby hue, 1 finger white head, some lacing

smell: pine heavy, citrus, some grapefruit, sweet malts, sugar, alcohol presence

taste: Very pine dominant, also with an earthy west coast sweet malt backbone, but it easily takes the back seat to the piney hop overload. I guess comparing it to normal Ruination, the alcohol obviously is a lot more pronounced. In my opinion, this is way too sweet, definitely on the sweeter side of the DIPA spectrum. The bitterness lingers and is very sharp and sweet. A little medicinal in the aftertaste. A little off balance, but that's the very obvious intention behind this hop bomb.

mouthfeel: average carbonation, thick syrupy body, more so than a Ruination

overall: Wow this beer got a lot of hype. Glad I picked up two of them, a very great beer for what it is, an extreme, huge hop bomb. Stone went all out on this, and it's pretty hard to rate this to style, it's sort of it's own unique thing. I think i may prefer Ruination to this, and by prefer I mean I could drink it more easily on a regular basis. This is something every hop head should seek out and try, but far from Stone's best beer. Glad I tried it, but I thought it could have been a little better. I would have liked more tropical, fruity, floral notes instead of straight pine and it seemed a little too sweet for my liking. However, it does do it's job, completely destroys your palate. I will drink my other one in a few days and possibly re edit my review.

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Photo of timmylange
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very excited about this beer. I've heard nothing but great things! Here we go:

A: a breath-taking copper color with a thick foamy head; steady stream of carbonation emitting from the bottom of the glass

S: strong, resiny smell; almost like sweat

T: light feel, yet full-bodied taste, like I'm chewing hops; slight carbonation; aftertaste comes out of no where starting at the back of the throat and heading out the mouth; almost on the verge of too much dry hop character

M: super crisp; resiny; over-powering on the tastebuds

O: Delicious! Absolutely delicious! This is by far my favorite IPA (sorry Sixpoint Resin). This is a perfect example of the style: ridiculously full of hop character (you can taste every bit of the 5 lbs), strong alcoholic profile. There is only one thing I find wrong with this beer: I can't drink anything else after it; my taste buds are bombed. Too bad, I was going to rate another beer. TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!

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Photo of Shumania
3.51/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bomber poured into a snifter

a: clear amber/orange color, lots of lacing, some carbonation

s: sweet citrus notes, tangerine

t: starts off same as the smell, some spicy hops in there, and has a sweet and boozy finish

m: you can sense the booze in there and its on the cloying side

This one was underwhelming to me. There isn't enough kick in the smell and this is on the sweeter side of DIPAs

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Photo of hoppytobehere
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber, arrived in town today.

A: Clear body with a light amber color. 1 finger head, nice retention.

S: Dank resinous hops. A hoppy armpit, kind of earthy. Really intense. Some alcohol.

T: Huge hop bitterness. Nicely balanced with, I'm sure, loads of malt to match the loads of hops. Alcohol really tears through, unfortunately.

M: Some creaminess to it. Some heat from the high alcohol content.

O: A really BIG beer from Stone. A little too big for my tastes, but a solid offering.

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Photo of mverity
3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Seriously this beer looks amazing! Golden orange-yellow color with a thin white head that smells of sweet malt, a touch of caramel, good sweet citrus and a great hop-forward presence. Taste is just a bit much for me; Ruination decided to RAGE! I love the increased malt character, but the additional hops is just too dominant. I do like how the hops dance on my tongue, and the slight bite from the hops. The linger of the hops in the middle of my tongue is quite nice. FT my other RuinTen...

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Photo of HoppySailor
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

In my snifter: Stone RuinTen Imperial IPA from Stone Brewing. Twenty-two ounce bomber poured into a New Belgium snifter. Vitals: 10.8%abv and 100+ IBU. Bottle says best by 9-15-13.

A- Pours a dark, clear copper with a heavy off-white head that retreats rapidly and leaves slight lacing. Not much of a carb volcano from the bottom of the glass... In fact, there are no bubbles down there at all.

S- Strong smell of pine and hops. No citrus, no malt, just hops, hops and more hops. So far, the reputation of this beast is accurate. Now for the taste....

T- Hop-heads rejoice... As advertised, this one packs a hop punch like nothing most have ever tasted. Overwhelmingly bitter on the initial taste, but just enough malt to give it a nice, even finish. I taste piney hops and the slightest bit of biscuit. No citrus anywhere. After the finish, a deep draw of breath reveals a slight flavor of white grape must.

M- The mouthfeel is standard for a high-quality double IPA... It has nice carbonation as it leaves the glass, but before it reaches the throat it is as flat as a glass of milk. Slick and oily with just the slightest hint of alcohol burn in the nose. Not a brew you would want to pound a few of on a Friday night... This is the Chuck Norris version of beer...

O- Overall I think this offering from Stone deserves high marks. As the bottle says, it is "a stage dive into a mosh pit of hops". I could never drink two of these in a session, in fact it may be hard to finish all 22 ounces of this beast. Highly recommend to my hop-loving pals, but American lager drinkers would hate this one!

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Photo of masonacoats
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - beautiful copper with good-sized head and excellent lacing

S - great bouquet of floral and fruity hops, a little dank

T - similar to nose but with fruity (tropical) hops dominating; a good bit of malt sweetness and alcohol presence

M - medium body with good carbonation

O - I enjoyed this much more than I expected. Especially after the salesman at the liquor store gave me his opinion. Definitely worth the money, especially if you're looking to feel the alcohol

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Photo of Hendry
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear as a bell amber,2 finger soapy white head,carbonation appears slight,lacing respectable.

Aroma is hop forward, but the dank oily type, not so much in the way of tropical nose.

Taste starts out sharply bitter, with the flavors of the grassy hops coating the palate in waves before subsiding. Slight grapefruit pith but mostly resinous acidic hops playing out here with some heat brining up the rear as the booziness becomes apparent in the throat.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly heavy for the appearance: this reminds me of F&W Double Jack which also has a solid "bite" to it with the aggressive hops and alcohol presence.

Overall, a strong-like-bull Imperial, but the highly acidic characteristics are a bit much here. Stone Enjoy By is a much more palatable IPA for those searching for tropical qualities, and a less acidic hop wallop.

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 843 ratings.