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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

4,929 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,929
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 229
Gots: 616 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

nrs207, Aug 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

mig925hophead, Aug 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Googs, Aug 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

wceaton, Aug 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

sludgegnome, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of Bockerdoppel91
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Bockerdoppel91, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of soroka24
4/5  rDev -7.2%

soroka24, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of jwat
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

jwat, Aug 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Lovely85, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of nickfl
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours with one finger of off-white foam on top of a hazy, copper colored body. The head settles fairly quickly but leaves nice lace.

S - A really strong, green hop aroma of pine and sweaty hops with some bready malt in the background. Smells like a handful of hop pellets.

T - Sweet malt and huge loads of pungent, pine hops up front. More pine and sweaty hop in the middle with toffee and bread malt character. Finishes with overwhelming hop flavors of pine, orange, and pepper.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Wow. This is the hoppiest beer I have ever had. More than Pliny, more than hopslam, just ridiculously over the top. I could smell the hops as soon as the cap came off the bottle and it only got stronger from there. It smell more like hops than a handful of actual hops does. It also comes across as slightly more drinkable than regular Ruination since the extra malt and alcohol helps balance the saturation level of bitterness. Absolutely worth trying and while I know this won't ever become a year round offering I would certainly buy it again if they ever make another batch.

nickfl, Aug 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

99firehawkman, Aug 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Tpsauer, Aug 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

kindbill, Aug 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Skye1024, Aug 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

spamages, Aug 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

CaptDavyJones, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of yankeefan287
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Straight out of the bottle and into a snifter glass, it poured a vibrant amber color. There wasn't much head to speak of, but it did leave some lacing around the glass, as it was consumed. The aromas from the start were of citrus fruits including orange and grapefruit, and there were also a lot of grassy and piney qualities typical of other West coast Imperial IPAs.

The taste followed up with many of the same characteristics of the nose, and had a very juicy mouthfeel to it. The fruity flavors came on strong, then the piney/grassy bitterness came though towards the end.

Overall, this is one of the best double IPAs I've had in a while and definitely worth the wait.

yankeefan287, Aug 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

ckobes, Aug 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

bdn72, Aug 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

ryancl, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of jivex5k
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My god this beer was amazing!
Ruination itself is already great but this one takes it to a new level.
I am very "hoppy" to have had it for IPA Day yesterday and to be able to share it with good friends who also enjoy hoppy brews!
It pours out a nice golden color and the smell of hops invades your nostrils. It's a piney/dankish hop smell, just like I likes it!!!

If the smell alone doesn't blow you away the taste sure as hell will. It's nice because it's more about the hop flavor and aroma than the bitterness. I found it to be less bitter than the normal Ruination, I actually prefer it like that.

Get one of these if you can, if your a hophead you will not regret it!

jivex5k, Aug 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

alamode, Aug 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Profchaos20, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of albertjr21
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Into a snifter pours a brilliant and very clear orange rust color under a fair and well sustained head. Aroma is undeniably hoppy with a lush bouquet of floral and pine hops that braces the senses for a hop invasion. Sharp bitter concentration of pungently strong pine accented hops delivers the "Ruination" as promised... Finish leaves a semi salty, grassy pine tattoo on the palate that resonates long after. Nuclear level hop flavor is balanced out fairly well by a solid supporting malt backbone that lets the bitterness burst through.

albertjr21, Aug 03, 2012
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 4,929 ratings.