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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

4,656 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,656
Reviews: 727
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 212
Gots: 548 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

JohnK17, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of Slatetank
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks so much to my brother tenderbranson69 for gifting me with this for my birthday -tasted during our birthday tasting -enjoyed chilled from a tulip.

The color is a deep golden with good clarity, lightly hazed with thick white cap. The smell is a mix of pine with some tropical fruit odors, possibly pineapple with a hint of alcohol and light sweet ester. The feel is intense, lots of bitterness, lots of oily hop and moderately carbonation with generally dry body and subtle alcohol influence.

The flavor is great I love how the extra dry hopping adds to the perception of intense hoppiness based on the aroma, lots of piney grapefruit and light tangy hop flavors with subtle tings of pineapple and grass with mostly fruity accent from the yeast and peppery tinge from the hops accentuated by the alcohol which is there, but not oppressive. This is another great hop forward offering from Stone I am glad I got to try this amped up version of Ruination which is a great double IPA in its own right.

Slatetank, Jul 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

bpfrush, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of GameFreac
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle.

Appearance: Pours a dark reddish golden orange color with a finger of a bubbly white head.

Smell: Smells of dank hops, fresh oranges, pine, a hint of tropical fruits and grapefruit. A tad of a malt backbone but mostly hops and the IPA smell you should expect.

Taste - Taste is WOW. HOPS. Jesus Christ. This thing surprised me and made me step back for a second. Hop bomb central. If you like hops, this is the beer for you. Wow.

Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is good for the style. I don't taste the alcohol at all. Great for a 10.8% beer.

Overall: Overall, super hoppy beer. One of the hoppiest beers I've ever had. Great stuff.

GameFreac, Jul 17, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 22oz bomber to Hess imperial pint glass on 7/11/12
*From notes

-- Beautiful label, gents --

Bottled on 5/25/12

A: Clean roasted pumpkin skin in color. A good, firm pour yields a 2.75 finger head that lingers for quite a while. Killer lacing and a big collar.

S: Just amazing. It's like Stone's Ruination and fresh citra hops had an angry, aggressive love child. So damn juicy and in-your-face, yet it's nothing if not exquisite.

T: Smoldering, heavy hop oil up front. Bitter and almost (yet not quite) oniony. It then lets up a bit, and the juicy nature of the citra rolls over the mid-palate. The beer tightens on the finish, where I get a touch of smokey hops. And it lingers in my mouth for ages. Simply killer and massively delicious.

M: Big, elegant and dense. More complex then a lot of Russian Imperial Stouts. Wonderful. And it just sticks to my lips and mouth like a hop lollipop.

O: Maybe the best beer that I've had from Stone. And if you know Stone's portfolio, that's saying a lot. This is a spectacular Double IPA, and I really hope that they brew this again. Happy 10th Anniversary, Ruination.

Rhettroactive, Jul 17, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary glass.

A: Pours a dark orangish gold. Thin 1/4" head.

S: Excellent aroma, tons of hops in the nose. Lots of citrus, a hint of pine.

T: Excellent DIPA. Great balance between tons of citrusy and slightly piny hops with a solid pale malt base. Slightly sweet with a very bitter aftertaste. This one delivers on the promise to overwhelm with hoppiness.

M: Full bodied, slightly viscous, a bit under moderate on the carbonation level.

O: An excellent tweak to the always outstanding ruination.

willjschmidt, Jul 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

shockrocker65, Jul 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

rab53, Jul 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

kaips1, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of robboyd
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a fantastic beer. I would say it was hands down the best smelling beer I've ever opened. Wonderful citrus notes that never stop. The hops pound your nose relentlessly. Same goes for the taste. The citra hops dominate the front end and it turns quickly into a nice sticky pine bitter wash down the hatch. Truly enjoyable. It took me a while to finish the bomber, about 1.5 hours, but I enjoyed every minute.

robboyd, Jul 17, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle at TomG's place into Narke tulip.

A - Pours a mirky golden yellow, white head, spotty lace.

S - Pine, citrus, resin, toasted bread. Tons & tons of hops...really juicy and big. Alcohol is noticeable on the nose...pretty boozy for a DIPA, a little too much.

T - The hops destroys the palate, bruising! Lots of citrus, orange peel, resinous, and pine. Pretty sweet as well. Alcohol is too up front at this point...needs to be hidden a bit better. Finish is all hops and some boozy sweetness.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, oily finish.

O - I personally think this beer is over-hopped, overly boozy, and over-hyped. It's all just a bit too much in every category for me. There's so many other (better) DIPA's out there that I'd rather have over this beer...too many.

Sean9689, Jul 17, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally found this after much searching.

Pours an apricot colored ale with a nice dosing of off-white foam. Light lacing.

Citrus smells galore! Huge almost nostril burning citrus rind and malt aromas. Some orange, BIG pine, rubber and some Pine Sol like whiffs. I'm liking the intensity here.

The taste is definitely not as big as the aroma. There is a big hoppy bite up front followed by some massive mouth-salivating after the swallow. Malty. Citrus. Grapefruit. Passion fruit.

The mouthfeel is well carbonated but rather smooth. It works.

Overall I love the effort and props to the Stone crew for recognizing this staple style. I am honored to try this but the price will scare me away to play another day. A well done brew (as usual) and worth seeking out...but you better hurry.

kaseydad, Jul 17, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 2.5 finger off white frothy head with nice lacing on a crystal clear golden with slight amber hues body, perfect really.

S: very strong and full nosed flavor with floral and citrus hops, mostly grapefruit, tangerine, orange, mango and pineapple. slight oak mustiness, again, perfect really.

T: Flavor goes more to the piney and resiny side of an IPA. Alcohol is there but less noticeable as you drink this one. Bitterness is about as much as I can handle before it is too much to make it a good beer. caramel, citrus, grass and light herbal notes as well.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. A little sharp.

Overall: Very nice beer. If the pine was just a little milder it could be a 4.5 or 5 there as well. It hurts the drinkablity really. Still a must try brew.

kylehay2004, Jul 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

BigJiMo, Jul 17, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: slightly hazy, rich honey colored. Decent size fluffy head on the pour. Recedes pretty quickly.
Smell: very nice. Razor sharp hoppiness and sweet malty backbone. Nothing else to say, but well done indeed.
Taste: The Taste delivers all the goodness the nose promises. Not complicated, just damn good.
Overall: that tongue in cheek Stone swagger tells it true, "a liquid poem to the glory of the hop".

cindyjeffsmith, Jul 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Shilt, Jul 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Thompson, Jul 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

TXhomebrewer, Jul 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

bvdubn, Jul 16, 2012
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4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Highly sought after beer. I was traveling to the USA, so the time frame was just ok for me to be able to grab a bottle of this limited release. Thanks To the Winooski Beverage Warehouse for keeping a bottle for me!

This beer pours amber orange in colour, hazy, and forming a large, thick, white creamy head.

N: Fragrances are literally BURSTING out of the glass, wow! You can smell it from a few feet away! Pink pineapple dominates here and it is strong. Mandarine/Orange pulp, Mango, Watermellon, Cannabis and pine needles. Mouthwatering, exquisite!!! Certainly one of the best smells ever encountered for a beer.

M&T: Medium to Full bodied, Carbonation is perfect for this DIPA. Not as stringent as expected from the tons of hops used in this brew. Feels a bit oily. Herbal tones from the hops are present. Bitterness is aggressive right from the start, persist for an eternity and it’s damn good! I find this 10th anniversary version a bit more balanced than the regular one, probably because of more malt used. It gives a sweeter (if I can say so!) side and brings interesting notes of biscuit dough. Earthyness feeling in the middle of tasting and finishes on a peppery side. Flavours of pink pineapple dominates, citrus pulp, biscuit, watermelon on the sweet side.

Overall: For me this one is exceptional, world-class! A rare exemple of a near-perfect DIPA. Of course, ones will surely not like it because it tends to be way over the top for newbies, but for hopheads, it is a must. As it was not intended to replace the regular Ruination, I can’t compare it directly with it, but it is an amazing version of it. This 10th anniversary edition is a perfect example of what great brewers can do. I wish that this is not a one-timer! Amazing...

Thanks Evan/Jen.

blaje, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Odysseyalien, Jul 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

MathNut, Jul 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

ejw127, Jul 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

pjs234, Jul 16, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a standard Duvel tulip.

A: Big foamy slightly yellow head with tight bubbles. Body appears to be glowing orange. Retention is fantastic.

S: Nice hit of hops, exactly what you'd want from this beer.

T: Incredibly bright, delicious hoppy flavor with some token malt balance near the finish. Bitter, but honestly not too bitter.

M: Great job keeping the body reasonable at this ABV. Some IPAs can get syrupy in their attempt to balance out the bitterness, but they did a good job here.

O: One of the best IPAs I've had in quite awhile.

51mmz0rz, Jul 16, 2012
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 4,656 ratings.