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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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4,622 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,622
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 209
Gots: 544 | 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 BeerJD
4/5  rDev -7.2%

BeerJD, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Dannywhitewash
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%

Bomber poured in a stone 10th anniversary glass (I came prepared!!) when you open this beer the typical west coast tropical sensations take over. The color is slightly darker than the usual ruination yet beautiful. Listen folks, this isn't the best beer i had enjoyed.. but its damn near close. Be warned.. this is a STRONG brew. It would have been nice to have similar tastes to the original ruination, but you have to understand how much extra malt and HOPS went into this brew. I hope you all enjoy it as much as i have. 4.5/5

Dannywhitewash, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of beagle75
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with over one finger of persistent off-white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Abundant West Coast hop qualities--mainly grapefruit and other mixed citrus--backlit by resinous pine. Grain is refined and bready, just barely detectable. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with toasted malt and a fine thread of caramel. Hops soon overpower the malt qualities with aggressive grapefruit citrus and bruised pine foliage. Acidity is restrained into the middle where the overall clean qualities of the beer allow diminishing pine to form a bridge from start to finish, which is quite bitter. A bit too much of green medicinal quality hangs around late, like a trip to the herbalist's shop. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity; soft, creamy, and balanced on the palate; with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Nice DIPA executed with a mature and deft skill. Green Flash's Palate Wrecker is still more bitter, yet the full potential of the hops are well displayed here. Perhaps it is most surprising that Stone didn't try to reinvent the IPA again with this anniversary rendition, rather than just turn in another good one that fits in near the front of the current pack.

beagle75, Jul 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

sailorastro, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of GPHarris
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

a - poured a three-fingers thick off-white head into a snifter that left great lacing and sheeting throughout. the head billows really nicely. the body is a bright, clear amber color. i expected a beautiful beer and it didn't disappoint.
s - boom. big piney and citrus hop aromas. complex.
t - ruin. again big piney and citrus flavors with a hint of spiciness. they wanted to ruin my palate and they succeeded!
m - medium mouthfeel and really smooths out as it warms.
o - stone never disappoints and this might be the hoppiest beer i've ever had. well done.

GPHarris, Jul 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

LotsofLupulin, Jul 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

climbeer07, Jul 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Crimsontider22, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Jason
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%

22oz brown bomber with a vintage date.

LOOK: Hazed over, amber glow, head perfection

SMELL: Orange pulp, resin, melon rind, grapefruit, alcohol, fresh grass, hemp oil

TASTE: Full body, creamy, resin, bitter, orange peel, palate ruined, faint breadiness, crackers, alcohol, esters, faintly solvent, hoppiness rules, bitter hoppy finish

WTF, happy anniversary to a beer that has taken over my palate time and time again and this is what we get ... a beer that is a palate destroyer. LOL, thank you Stone. Gratz!!

Jason, Jul 03, 2012
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4.24/5  rDev -1.6%

A: This beer pours a very nice clear dark copperish orange with a half inch white head that slowly fades to nothing and leaves a lot of lace on the glass.

S: This smell of this beer is amazing. The Citra Hops just explode on the nose and really are what make this beers smell shine.

T: Again, like the smell, there is a TON of Citra hops present in the taste. There is a strong amount of bitterness, but a nice amout that evolves to a malty sweetness.

M: The hops make it really oily feeling in my mouth. The beer has a nice crispness going down, but nothing too amazing.

O: I am a sucker for Citra hops and this sure hits that spot. Just an all around amazing beer and I wish this was a year round beer. Also an amazing price!

gtermi, Jul 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16%

JeffTheJuice, Jul 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

GeoffreyM, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of ArrogantB
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%

22oz bottle $7.99 Bright orange color, looks a lot like regular Ruination, sudsy head. Smells like so much hops, dank, notes of pine and pine-sol. Extremely bitter flavor followed up by a bit of citrus and the a huge bitter finish. I am not surprised that I liked this so much because Stone knows how to rock hoppy beers. I may need to buy one more bottle before this stuff is gone, that is if I find it.

ArrogantB, Jul 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16%

jcjerabek, Jul 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

jstewart1130, Jul 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

A: Clear orange/amger with 3 finger head, lots of lacing.

S: Big Big hops smell. Floral, grapefruit, Sweetness

T: Follows the nose, but there is actually quite a bit of malt, Well-balanced. Grapefruit, some peach, it actually kind of remind me of Pliny the Younger a little, but it's more floral.

M: Medium body, alcohol can be felt a little bit towards the end

O: Excellent DIPA from Stone. I don't remember the regular Ruination being this good, although I last had it very long time ago.

sukwonee, Jul 03, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -4.9%

22oz bomber, first one off the shelves today. Poured into CCB snifter. Looks like it says enjoy by 8/23 (about a month and half away).

A- Pours a translucent golden amber color with about a finger of white head that quickly dissipates. Slightly below average carbonation of slowly rising bubbles. Not too much lacing.

S- Grapefruit hops! Some pine, malts, lemon. Definitely above average aroma strength, could smell right away when the bottle was cracked open.

T- Sticky grapefruit hops not as much as the smell, the malts definitely dominate the flavor profile a little bit more, definitely on the bitter side, finishes malty and a little bit more lemony with a lemon aftertaste.

M- Medium bodied, abv very well hidden, smooth, drinkable, not too much carbonation but not flat.

O- I liked this DIPA, however I don't think it is anything amazing. The smell was great, especially when the bottle was first cracked open. The malts in the taste however dominated the hops a little bit too much, which ruined the taste a little bit for me. Still has a very nice taste though. It's been awhile since I've had the regular Ruination, I wished I picked up a bottle to compare. At $11/bottle I recommend at least trying it, you might like it. I however probably won't be buying more, there are a few other DIPAs for cheaper that I think are superior.

jaasen64, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Reed
5/5  rDev +16%

Reed, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of WickedSluggy
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%

These big IIPAs have been my favorite beers at times. Lately, I find many of them to be too sweet from sheer gravity or too vegetable from trying to hop past the high final gravity. Stone' s Tenth Anniversary Ruination is almost one of these "too big to pull off" beers. Hell, it's drinks very different from Ruination, which is awesomely bitter but rather low gravity compared to many of today's DIPAs. But this beer, like slim few others I have had recently, pulls off HUGE without making a mess of itself. It doesn't taste like pumpkin or willow bark. It's not cloying. It actually pushes right up against the edge of disaster but doesn't O.D. It is huge, so I dont feel its relationship to Ruination, but its a damn well made beer.

WickedSluggy, Jul 03, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%

A- Pours a crystal clear golden orange color with a nice foamy white head. Head has great retention and leaves some nice layered lacing.

S- Smell is really nice too. A huge amount of tropical fruit hops and a ton of pine. A good back bone of bready malts.

T- Pretty much a hop bomb. Hops every where. Very similar to the original with a nice stronger hop punch. A very slight alcohol taste here. A great amount of hop bitterness too.

M- Medium in both body and carbonation.

O- This is a great beer for sure. A hop bomb and very easy to drink.

nrbw23, Jul 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Pinche_Oso, Jul 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16%

reyna311, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
4.18/5  rDev -3%

Bottle purchased at Whole Foods. Served in a plastic cup on Freddy's boat.

A - Transparent golden body. An off-white foam settles to a solid cap and splotchy lacework.

S - Super dank, earthy, and piney, with a hefty dose of tropical fruits, and zesty oranges as well. Malt backbone certainly has the heft of a 'triple' IPA, with plenty of brown sugar and vanilla pale malts sweetness. You can perceive the added Citra and Centennial dry-hopping, as the hops have more sweetness than typical Ruination.

T - Juicy and fruity citrus hops, with good sugary malt balance. Medium-high piney bitterness in the finish, and reasonably well-hidden alcohol. Not quite as awesome as the aroma, but still quite enjoyable.

M - Smooth texture, fairly full-bodied, with medium-low carbonation and a super dry finish. Plenty of oily hop resins linger on the palate. Some alcohol warmth reveals the double-digit ABV.

D - While I much prefer hoppy pales and IPAs, this is a very good take on the '3PA' style. Hefty doses of hops and malt, without being overly harsh or boozy. It was pretty easy to share a bomber with friends, and I'll probably buy another before it gets too old.

MasterSki, Jul 02, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -2.6%

Mystery bomber to me, never heard of it til I saw it last week. I love Ruination so I'm pretty psyched to try this.

Pours a dark coppery orange, full translucence. Off-white head retains well as a full cap.

Lots of grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, earthy pine in the scent. Some sweet malt backing. Good strength.

Taste follows suit, lots of hops obviously but a big/good malt balance. Lots of ripe grapefruit, citrus, tropical, grassy pine sap. Malts are big too and on the sweeter side, toffee and caramel. It is a big beer, but well-balanced and good all around.

Incredibly smooth mouthfeel, one of the best I can recall for a big IPA. You sense it's a big beer but it's extremely drinkable for the ABV, probably wouldn't guess this was 11%.

Actually seems more balanced than regular Ruination I think. It's a slightly different beast, extremely enjoyable though. At this price I may pick up another before it's gone.

Chico1985, Jul 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

elkinbrown, Jul 02, 2012
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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