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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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4,999 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,999
Reviews: 738
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 236
Gots: 628 | 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:
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 Optifron
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jrenihan
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Ginger Man in NYC.

Beer is a darkish blonde colour with a small white head. Retention is poor, but lacing good.

Smell consists of bright, sticky citrus. Grapefruit, pine, some pineapple. A bit of caramel malt below that.

Taste is, unsurprisingly, quite bitter. Lots of citrus, mainly grapefruit. A surprisingly large amount of caramel malt. Some booze, but not as much as one would expect given the abv. Actually surprisingly smooth!

Full bodied, moderate carbonation, oily.

Overall, very good.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of southeastmat
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A bright, hazy orange. Nice head on the initial pour and fantastic lacing. Almost sparkles.

S: Wow. Great stuff here. Piney resin is subtle with some huge tropical notes and hints of grapefruit. As it warms, the alcohol comes out and there is a bit of booziness.

T: Giant hops. Pure Stone through and through. But also I'm surprised by how drinkable it is. Goes down smooth for a DIPA. Easily top three DIPAs I've had. No question.

M: It's not syrupy but there is some heft there. And, this beer really covers your entire palate - it hits all the notes.

O: The best one-off DIPA I've had. Hands down. There are seasonal releases that top it, but in terms of a 'celebration' beer, nothing I've tasted comes close. Stone continues its traditon of continually raising the bar. Excellent.

Photo of DrDemento456
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Paid a bit more than I wanted (10 bucks) but this in no way harshed my expectations.

A - Very no filtered look with a hazy light amber body and plenty of carbonation (kind of strong pour) got me a full inch of head and nice sticky lacing.

S - Like other said the expected strong grapefruit and pine hops one would expect in ruination just doubled. Malts are amazing with sugar like gram cracker goodness.

T - What I liked best about this was how balanced it was. Hiding the ABV is something I enjoy with big DIPA's and this one had plenty of hop bitterness to do that. The malts do a wonderful job giving some sweet gram cracker body that keeps it from truly ruining your palate. Hops in the finish, I love it.

M - Medium to heavy but man drinkability is excellent.

Overall the bottle went rather quickly and it packed a good buzz. Not sure if I would prefer it to fresh ruination but for the style it was sublime.

Photo of MikeConklin
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of rfgetz
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poors a sloudy and hazed copper tinted amber, small cap of cream colored head, decent retention and lacing, wanted more from a big bad dIPA. Scent is a huge rush of grapefruit juice and pine resin, firm caramel, sugary and lightly toasted malt presence. Big bold and bitter taste leads with citrus rind and juice, strong pine resin, lightly floral. Malts are larger than expected, lots of brown sugar, light caramel and light toast, slight boozyness. Fuller side of medium bodied, dry and lingering bittermess. Overall, the hops are almost over the top and the malt comes through a little too sweet, felt like i was drinking a fresh hoppy American Barleywine over a dIPA.

Photo of stampfler07
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle split with Darrell. Thanks buddy.

The beer is orange with an inch of dense, white head. Plenty of sticky lacing left on the side of the glass. The aroma is large and in charge. Pine, grapefruit, malt, booze. An in your face beer from Stone. The flavor is a bit hot, with pine, malt, and booze, followed by lighter notes of citrus. Caramel malts lead the way for some subtle grapefruit tartness. Medium to full bodied and sticky on the palate.. Overall, this is really tasty, but not something I would consume in quantity. Indeed, this is a palate ruiner.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of coldriver
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber pours a cloudy medium amber with fantastic fluffy head that won't go away! Aroma is heavy resinous hops with orange peel, lemon, and grapefruit, with cotton candy. Taste is a bit syrupy on the malt, which is neccessary to balance the massive citrus-pine oily hops. Alcohol is well-hidden for a 10.8% brew. Smooth mouthfeel, a bit wet on the finish, aftertaste begs for another sip.
Overall this is a nice a very nice DIPA - it suffers somewhat from the malt-over-sweetness required to carry the hops. I prefer regular Ruination - sometimes "supersized" does not equal better.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 4,999 ratings.