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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
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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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Photo of glitchedmind
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of ThirdEyePA
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Jwale73
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle served in my DT tulip. Pours a dull burnt orange hue with a 2.5 inch cream-colored head that sizzles and pops as it slowly collapses in on itself. Head eventually settles into a broken, frothy cap with some residual textured clumps of lacing present as the liquid recedes. Clarity is on the murky side. This beer is a malt bomb - I can smell it from two feet away. That said, nose also expresses a slight oniony character, earthiness, citrus and rind (in that order). Big malt presence in the flavor profile. There's a caramel/toffee presence off the bat which is quickly cut by ethanol and earthy/rindy citrus flavors. The onion quality present in the nose comes out again towards the back, but it is much less assertive in the flavor profile. Finish is a combination of sweet and bitter; a nice juxtaposition. Great mouthfeel - medium-bodied with a lively, although not overly assertive, carbonation. There's a slightly oily texture and a light acidity that stimulates the salivary glands along the sides of the cheeks. Overall, I'm glad to have had the opportunity to try this. All of the elements don't necessarily come together for me, but this is a pretty good DIPA. I'd like to see what 2-3 years does to this beer. I definitely think it will take on some barleywine-esque qualities as it matures.

Photo of illiniipa
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of sweemzander
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a slightly hazed orange color. Some good white froth & lace.

(S)- Huge bursts of a resin-like pineapple and lime citrus. Just loaded with it that the malts are nearly unnoticed. Such a vibrant aroma that I do not really miss them.

(T)- Again, a huge burst of hops; a bit less citrus compared to the smell, but far more bitter pine.

(M)- A good carbonation level. A nice balance for the style with a bombardment of massive hop levels.

(O)- A massive DIPA in every sense of the hops totally overtaking every corner that this beer has to offer; and I like it!

Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Casedogg43
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My 2nd and last bomber. Drinking it as I type!

A: nice 1/2" of head. With some solid lacing.

S: piney hoppy and some malts. Hint of floral too

T: hops and big on the malts. Truly like big brother ruination!

M: this is a big slick mouthfeel for a IPA. Imperial it is! Really like that aspect.

O: really good, very balanced. But yet happy it's my last one. I've almost confused myself with that feeling. Maybe because I'm finishing with a Zombie. For a quite malty IPA, I like it. Normally, I run from malty IPA, thumbs up here!

Photo of beerpadawan
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clearish but dull copper/amber. Thick collar remains with thin sheen. Dotty lacing.

Smell is malt, sugar syrup in the background. Pine sap and needles. Green, luscious hops. Resinous, Grassy. Pineapple/mango. Lemon peel. Touch of alcohol.

Big middle with residual sugar and bitterness; faintly metallic or medicinal tang of hops. Prickly with nice carbonation and aggressive bitterness. Long-lasting tropical fruit/pineapple, slightly syrupy-sweet finish, giving way to resin/oils. Lips a little tacky. Stands up to itself, not wonky. Is not blatantly in excess of 10%; surprisingly sleek and mobile for its girth, like Warren Sapp on Dancing with the Stars.

Hops begin to emanate from pores. Skin takes on green tinge. Hop cones appear behind pupils.

Photo of amnesia85
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Durge
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bright clear copper color with a proper white head and plenty of lacing. The aroma is a heavenly combination of citrus and pear and deep nutty malt. Scrumshish! The flavor brings intense peppery citrus-pine hop mixed with a buttery brandy hint that announces some alcohol but keeps it tasty as all get out. This stuff is leafy and near full bodied with a fairly viscous feel and frothy carbonation. A very impressive, high quality hop brew!

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of neenerzig
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bomber poured into my tulip glass, this beer pours a somewhat clear while somewhat hazy dark golden/light copper color with a bit of an orange hue with lots of little bubbles rising up to the top of the glass from its bottom. Nice, off white head is about 2/3 inch thick when poured with a very thick foam ring lining the inside of the glass and pretty good lacing. Aromas of fresh, citrus grapefruit, earthy, resinous bitter hops, followed by a hint of biscuity caramel malt. Very nice! The taste pretty much follow suit, a very complex, bitter hop flavor upfront that give way to hints of biscuity caramel malt. I found that the flavors somewhat balanced each other out as the beer sat and warmed up. The hop presence certainly is dominant, but it wasn't the clonk my tongue over its head pure hop bitterness that a part of me was expecting from the description of this beer that I read. Has a crisp, full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. An all around fantastic beer! Stone produces another beer that does massive amounts of the winning!

Eric

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jsanford
3.7/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy orange-amber with a soapy ivory head. Big, resinous aromas of grapefruit, mango, peach, and pine sap. So stick and "juicy" smelling. Taste is dominated by more big and bitter flavors of pine resin, grapefruit, tropical fruits, and peaches. Quite boozy, honestly. Mouthfeel is sticky, with a medium-full body and good carbonation. Overall a really solid beer, but it can't quite touch the amazing balancing act that is "regular" Ruination.

Photo of RichardMNixon
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber to the 33 cL line of a goblet.

A: Half finger of white head that fades quickly to a permanent lace fizz on the surface. Fizz clings to the glass with each swirl but slides quickly back into the beer. Yellow-orange mostly opaque body.

S: Awesome - it's very hoppy but not overwhelming in the slightest. Mostly citrus with a bit of pine, I don't get any floral hops. A bit of malt rounds it out nicely. I don't think I've smelled a better IPA.

T: The hops come out swinging but it's well balanced by the malt. The citrus is there a little but mostly covered by the malt and hop bitterness. Can't taste any alcohol but I can definitely feel it.

M: A very well-behaved IPA. Just the right amount of carbonation to swirl it around a bit and get all the hops. Despite the name, no lingering unpleasantness on the palate - a very clean finish.

O: A lovely IIPA, I'll be sad if this is the last we see of it.

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5/5  rDev +16%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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