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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

5,025 Ratings
THE BROS
91
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Ratings: 5,025
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 242
Gots: 644 | 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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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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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%

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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%

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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.

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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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3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bomber into a tulip.

A-There is a small but persistent head. Light tan in color. The brew is cloudy with a golden/copper hue. The head goes away pretty quickly, but the collar remains.

S-An earthy mix of pineapple and sage. Light citrus flavors with a touch of spice and heat from the alcohol. The smell was pleasant, but not as inviting as say, the New Belgium/Alpine Super IPA. Ruination is an appropriate descriptor, I guess.

T-The flavors generally follow the smell, i.e., some pineapple, some piney sage. I found this one to be a little unbalanced on the bitter side and I also noticed a hint of off-putting onion flavor on the finish. Alcohol was definitely there.

M-Almost crisp, especially for an IIPA. Medium bodied with a touch of carbonation. I didn't find it to be as resinous as some super hop beers. The ABV and powerful flavor mean this is a sipper.

O-This was, as promised, ruinous of my palate, but unlike regular Ruination, which I enjoy, this was too unbalanced (on the bitter side) for my liking. Still, if you like powerful hops, this is worth a look.

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,025 ratings.