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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

4,657 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,657
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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Photo of rangerred
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber.

Appearance is a slightly hazy dark orange with a tiny bit of lace on top in place of a head.

The smell is absolutely wonderful. A wonderful mix of pine and citrus. Lots of pineapple. Just a hint of alcohol. A very inviting aroma.

The flavor is just a wall of hops. Unbelievable bitterness with the pine and citrus halfway buried by the bitterness. There are really no malt flavors at all as it is completely hops. A touch solventy and I don't think the alcohol is very well hidden. I can definitely tell this beer is almost 11% abv. Mouthfeel is full and fairly sticky.

Overall, while this is an impressive brew I really can't say I like it over Ruination of even Stone IPA. It is a little too one dimensional and over the top. Probably won't pick up again but I'm glad I got to try it.

rangerred, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of beerthulhu
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Cadmium orange, good clarity, with a moderate rise of effervesce. Bready oatmeal white head retains nicely and sticks well on the vessel.

S: Fresh grapefruit juice with a touch of pine and fresh oranges have a good level of aromatic level.

T: Dry pine, grapefruit, toasted dry grains, strongly hopped, but smooth, bitter and evenly refined. Flowery bite of dry hops, toasted dry grain base, with strong grassy-lemon dryness.

M: Good fullness, sticky and syrupy consistency, softly carbonated. Bitter pine and soft alcohol warmth.

O: Enjoyable palate wrecking 2x ipa. Few could argue its assertive and aggressive dry hop nature that is overall balanced pretty well with the malt base.The hop fade is rather quick off the tongue but thats ok because it delivers a blunt amount of hops upfront that will leave you satisfied. Overall i would say this is very good, but find it hard to limit its flavor score of just a 4.0, smoothly bitter, well balanced, assertive hoppiness.

beerthulhu, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of zgunder
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

zgunder, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - this limited brew arrives a light golden brown color with a half finger of off white head with plenty of carbonation to keep it aloft

S - I'm in for some hops, but the smell was far more balanced than I expected, the hops were of the piney and grapefruit variety, however there was some nondescript sweetness layered in

T - citrus hops dominate, big grapefruit at first, which battles with some strong candied sugar flavors, just as I thought the taste was over a strong citrus punch that is distinctively orange

M&D - the velvety tongue coating IBU's, the big grapefruit, the pine, this is a HOP BOMB! very tasty

sinstaineddemon, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A:Tupelo/clover honey golden in color. Thin, white head that dissipates quickly. No lacing.

S: It's like sticking your face into a bag of fresh hops. Like 5lbs of hops per barrel awesomeness! Citrus, pine, candied malts and awesome.

T: Hops, hops, hoppy hops! Obviously this beer is very hop forward. The lemon grapefruit citrus intertwined with pine is well balanced. Usually, there will be too much of one or the other. This beer also has great malt character, and is full bodied. Caramel and candy notes, slightly peppery qualities and a touch of roasted characteristics. Perhaps there's some other fruit in there, but this beer blew out my palate before I could identify everything.

M: Round, full and big. Heavy, long and taxing on the palate. This is what you would expect from a beer like this, though.

O: This is a distinctly intense ale, with the qualities to shock and impress. The additional dry hopping adds depth and punch to this beer. Highly recommended.

MicroBeerMan1980, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Whiskeydeez, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of AlexChillton
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

AlexChillton, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of PaulMc
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

PaulMc, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -7.2%

JAHMUR, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

enjoy by 8.23.12 faintly etched on the neck

A: poured into a Duvel Tulip to a deep golden orange with two fingers of slightly off white head
S: smells intensely hoppy with notes of grapefruit, resinous pine sap, and a bit earthy. not much sweetness to be picked up over the hop aroma
T: indeterminate hop bitterness up front before the flavors of pine, citrus and tropical fruit starts to shine. slightly bready malt presence and a touch of caramel sweetness struggles to come forward before being beaten down by the hops. Slight earthyness in the middle and the malt base kicks in toward the end a bit more but the bitterness remains. aftertaste is more bittersweet hops that are a bit herbal
M: slightly prickly carb keeps the beer lively on the palate but this one is still fairly thick but not quite syrupy.
O: every bit as delicious as the original and kicked up a notch. I'd like to see this one show up again from time to time.

SHODriver, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of JayAre46
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally I ran into this one! 22oz bottle Pours a very filtered yellow amber absolutely transparent with a nice 2 finger off white creamy head on top. The nose is in your face no doubt, huge dank and citrus combo, piney and floral with strong malt backbone and caramel. The taste just absolutely ruins your palate like I've never experienced. Melons and malt show up quick with just an absurd amount of slick hop oils and a big dry and bitter finish with a warming alcohol presence. Hop resin, caramel malt, orange peel, heat, boom. This is the biggest and most aggressive dipa I've experienced hands down. It's like a triple rainbow.... The mouthfeel is creamy and full bodied and i would say this is not an easy drinker. Overall im super stoked i got to try this and am just in aw of how much bigger it is than the regular version.This is definitely not for the light hearted, if mike Tyson were a beer this is what he would be. Right to the gut, left to the jaw and he just knocked your fucking head off. And you're dead.

JayAre46, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of elgiacomo
3.6/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottled May 25, 2012. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours lightly hazy amber with a two finger off-white head that leaves a few spots of lacing and holds a small cap.

Aroma is pretty hoppy, initial blast of grapefruit and resinous hops, followed up by floral notes, some apricot, a bit dank, but it’s not all hops as there is a good deal of caramel and bready malt as well. Very good strength.

Flavor starts with seriously resinous hops, grapefruit rind, a bit of fruity hops, moves to a rich caramel malt backbone that does serve up a bit of sweetness to counter the massive punch of bitterness on the end. Noticeable alcohol bite.

Mouthfeel is nearly full-bodied, oily, sticky, a bit creamy at times, good carbonation.

Ultimately this serves to remind me why I love the regular Ruination so much...a hop-forward DIPA without too much malt or alcohol getting in the way. This, is nothing like that. Very hoppy, yes, but a lot of distractions going on as well.

elgiacomo, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of phorestfreak
4/5  rDev -7.2%

phorestfreak, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of beef13
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

beef13, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of BethU
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

BethU, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of docrates
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

docrates, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Lantern
5/5  rDev +16%

Lantern, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Billolick
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber from DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY. get em quick before they are gone! Freshness dating 8-23-12 ! (2 months from bottling date?)

Enjoy Fresh-I think I will

Pours lightly chill hazed bronzed amber, rocky for a spell light tan head, then a tiny bubble film and nice high sheeting and webs of lacing left behind.

Hopped up nose (suprise) with hop resins, lime and tropical fruits.

Large and lovely. Waves of resiny hops, joined with tropical fruit, some slight alcohol heat/gin note/limes. Coating and super flavorful finish.

DIPA to die for. Big, bold, smooth and brash. San Diego style at its finest. Wish I could afford a case! Seek out immediatly-this one will not be around for long...pitty

Billolick, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Whimpers
5/5  rDev +16%

Whimpers, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of erha2
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

erha2, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of laymansbeerfan
5/5  rDev +16%

laymansbeerfan, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness Chalice.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three finger white head which slowly recedes into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Huge hop aroma that is very citrusy, dank, and bitter. Big hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, tangerine, and papaya. Big dank earthy hints of pine resin spice. A good backing of caramel malts and biscuit in the background. Very hop driven and bitter aroma.

Taste: Like the smell suggests, a huge taste of hops that is bitter but not completely overpowering. Huge citrus hop flavor with notes of grapefruit, mango, tangerine, orange, and papaya. Lots of floral and earthy hops with a pretty dank pine resin. Fairly spicy. Nice presence of bready malts with some good notes of biscuit and caramel. Taste is very full and in your face.

Mouthfeel: Fairly heavy bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, oily, and chewy. The huge blast of hop bitterness hides the alcohol heat pretty well.

Overall: This version of Ruination IPA on steroids delivers very well. Huge citrus fruit flavor and lots of spicy dank hops. A hop head's dream.

MattyG85, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of carteravebrew
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

carteravebrew, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of bashiba
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice bright orange with a good bit of sticky white head.

The smell was light and citrusy with a bit of dry crackery malt sneaking through, not nearly as hoppy in the nose as I expected with all the talk of extra dry hopping.

The flavor had a bit of light bready malt poking through the onslaught of pine, grapefruit, herbal hop assault. Finishes very bitter, one of my friends described it as "this is what bitter tastes like"

The mouthfeel was very oily and resiny, thick and warm.

Kind of a fun Double IPA being severely Palate Wrecking and very big, the flavors you do get through the bitterness are quite good, I only wish they would have maybe diverted some of those bittering hops to even more dry hopping.

bashiba, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of splendidsplinter
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

splendidsplinter, Jul 11, 2012
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 4,657 ratings.