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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,037 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,037
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 258
Gots: 656 | 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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Photo of acevenom
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours dark orange copper with a large white head. Some tiny bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom and side of the glass. The head dissipates at a moderate pace, leaving some lacing on the glass. The big hop aromas hit the nose first. I pick up the citrus hop aromas, but the pine aromas are much more intense. There's a big caramel malt aroma as well. There is a gigantic hop flavor explosion in the mouth. The piney resin coats the tongue, bringing a large amount of hop bitterness. The citrus flavors come next as do the sweet malts. For the intensity of the hop flavors, this is extremely well-balanced. The alcohol does not come through in the flavor either. The body is full with moderate carbonation. For such a big style, this is dangerously easy to consume. This is an excellent beer that was well worth the hype.

Photo of pburland23
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into my new 25 oz. snifter. Pretty excited for this glass.

I'm looking forward to this beer. I thought I had missed out on but was glad to pick up a bottle at Whole Foods on Friday.

Appearance: Pours an opaque copper amber with two finger of fluffy light tan head. Nice head retention and really great lacing. Looks like it's going to hang around for the long run.

Smell: Huge oily hops aromas...citrus and pine. The smell is moderately boozy that chases a little warmth up your nose. A very intense, but inviting smelling beer.

Taste: Overpowering and slightly raw. Insane bitterness with huge piney notes. Big dose of boozy warmth on the tale end of the sip as well as some dryness. Certainly this beer lives up to the Ruination mantle. It's over the top for sure, but also very well constructed. The bitterness is unrelenting but not harsh.

Mouthfeel: Thick, resinous and oily. A big, big sticky DIPA. I'm lingering over this one. The booziness makes it a sipper as does the palate wrecking quality of the beer itself.

Overall: Well worth the hype. I'm glad I was able to get my hands on this beer.

Photo of ControlledBurn
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Hoplomachus
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of akorsak
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A bottle from Al's. From my notes (the growler was about a month ago).

A: Golden amber, translucent with a white head. Stunning, a deceptive looker that quickly betrays its ruinous body.

S: Wow, that is one hell of a nose - hoppy with a caustic edge. Pine aromas, thick and treacly like sap, dominate the ale with a bitter, harsh finish. Harsh, normally a perjorative, is meant as a compliment - the hop intensity through the roof. There is a surprising balance to the ale, the caramel base present with stand-out aromas at times. Generally, though, this is a beautifully hoppy and bitter ale.

T: Oily and juicy, the hop bitterness is absolutely sick, numbing even. Pine at the fore, citrus, including sweet citra, following later. The bite starts off strong and seemingly grows stronger, never letting off the accelerator. Despite the intense hoppiness, the balance of the ale makes it work. Caramel is thick and syrupy, more than able to support the hops. The range of hop flavors, tropical, piney, lush, Christmas tree-like, really hits the spot. Abrasive and biting but oh so delicious.

M: A hop paradise - the bitterness feels like it is still lingering in the back of my month. A bit boozy but that isn't entirely unexpected. One of the hoppiest...

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of nickfl
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of yankeefan287
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,037 ratings.