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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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3,251 Ratings

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Ratings: 3251
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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 jwhancher


4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Hop lovers, rejoice! This is one hoppy ass brew. Bought two down at Total Wine. This one has a drink by date of 9.05.13. Thank you Stone for putting a freshness date clearly on the neck!!!

Poured into tulip for review.

A: hazy orange with frothy white foamy head. Suds cling to the neck of the glass.

S: mango, papaya, pineapple, citrus, resin, orange peel. A truly hop lovers paradise.

T: same as taste but with bitter resin that bites back, coats the tongue, and offers pure hop bliss. Dank & chewy.

M: stickiness makes it feel full. Drinks nice, but dankness is cloying at times and may weigh you down. Definitely a supper all by itself.

O: wonderful hop bomb. This is what I wanted and what I expected and Stone just fuckin' knocked it out of the park.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 22:08:27 | More by jwhancher
Photo of Auraan


4.93/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a nice clear amber with a half-finger off white head that looked quite nice. Scents of grapefruit, citrus, orange rind, pine, floral and grassy notes, sweet malt, and tropical fruit. An excellent nose, that entices you to begin drinking this wonderfully aromatic beer. Flavor is intense, beginning with beginning with strong grapefruit notes and citrus rind, moving into pine and grassy flavors, still maintaining the heavy grapefruit and citrus flavors, moderate flavors of resinous hops. There is a nice sweet malt backbone that stays throughout the sip and balances the hops. There is a noticeable alcohol presence and the finish is bitter, with a very bitter hop aftertaste. Excellent, a true hop bomb, but with a nice balance with sweet malt. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sticky hit with slight alcohol burn as well. A nice mouthfeel that burns just enough and is just right in the body to go down smooth, but still remain strong. A fantastic hop bomb DIPA, similar in many ways to the Enjoy By, but with a slightly heavier body and more malt and alcohol presence. The hops are also a bit more forward. Truly excellent and I am glad I was able to find a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 06:20:47 | More by Auraan
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead


4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass; darker orange with a huge thick fluffy white head that leaves some rocky lacing. Smell is big hops, almost gin-like piney scents with some other juicy citrus smells as well. Taste is a big, half fruity half bitter foretaste moving into a smooth malt body, finishing very bitter and a little dryer than expected. Alcohol is surprisingly hidden for 10%+.
A delicious DIPA, hopheads must try this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 02:32:29 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
Photo of RobertTh3Texian


4.91/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The insanity of hops can never be fully appreciated. Around every nook and cranny of every luplin filled bud of delectable hop, is just a little more of that sweet bitter elixir. Stone seems to be able to coax the very god of hops, Luplinious, to their every beckoning call.

Beautiful amber with fluffy white head can hardly contain the bubbling aroma of hops that fills the room, and your taste buds wet and the full anticipation of what you are about to quaff is something meant for greater men, but drink you shall.

A dizzying thunderhead of hops graces the entirety of your palate and you are in the clutches of the crawling vine of absolute. Finishing spicy with a big malty clean through the swallow and hops hops hop hop hops good sir.

For the brewery who can lay claim as Luplin mad, they really need to be committed, to making this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 22:13:54 | More by RobertTh3Texian
Photo of jjboesen


4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Today, August 1st, is National IPA Day and I thought to commemorate this occassion with a bomber of Firestone Walker Double Jack (See My Review); however, upon opening the fridge, I was angrily confronted by a foreboding bomber of Stone Ruinten, brewed to honor the 10th Anniversary of the brewing of Stone Ruination, which screamed out: "Drink me, you perfidious mooncalf." Of course, me being an obedient mooncalf, did just that.

This one begins in a sturdy and steady vanilla froth that shimmers atop a pool of dark amber, dense and unknown, populated by a few lonely carbonation bubbles hesitantly scrambing to the surface. The nose is assaulted by an intense pine cone blast, while the palate is immediatel innundated by a massive tsunami of thick, malty caramel. Drink water, quickly! This elixir is armed with five pounds of hops - or, says the bottle: "A Mash Pit of Hops." Beneath this tongue-scrambling chaos lies a massive array of mango, pineapple, apple and licorice.

The only thing that keeps the head exploding is the miraculous balance that, like the Communists in Yugoslavia, keep the entire thing together with beauty and craftwork.
There is breadiness involved; in addition, a palpable dryness at the finish. Take anothe sip, and the palate is awash in a unique grassy pudding. While, one spends a few seconds chewing on hoppy gum, the Ruinten is not as gummy as, say, Oskar Blues' Gubna. Akk!

This is the Mecca for Hopheads - and where else can one taste "grassy pudding?"

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 21:45:26 | More by jjboesen
Photo of bigaltemple


3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange with somewhat soapy, khaki,two-finger head. Left with a thin and bubbly cap that leaves thick and sticky patches of lace clinging to the glass after every sip.

Quite surprised by the amount of floral hops coming through. Went into this wholly expecting a blast of dank and sticky or at least a lot more pine. Even more citrus than expected. Had this pegged completely wrong. Rather enjoy the nose on this one.

Just slightly more aggressive in the taste, but still not as "hardcore" as I presumed. The floral hops take center stage for me, but there is presence of a fairly solid maly backbone. Don't really get any caramel sweetness I usually associate with a lot of this style. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Slightly filmy aftertaste, but not overly distracting.

Enjoyed, but don't see wanting to open a bomber every time. Would have again if on-tap or at least smaller sampling.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 21:27:13 | More by bigaltemple
Photo of Abilow33

New York

3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer had a dark yellow color with a white foam head. Very crisp taste. I could taste chocolate or caramel. Then a very fruity flavor. This beer has a lot going on in the taste department. There is this very hoppy pine taste with this beer also. This is not the best beer I have had from Stones, but it is good.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 00:52:46 | More by Abilow33
Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber from CJ's Potsdam NY for 8$ + tax

Appearance – Clear copper colour with a large size fizzy off white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation visible and there is a good amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, caramel, grapefruit/oranges, pineapples

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and a fair amount of hops. The is also pineapples, oranges and grapefruit. It finishes with a malty sweet aftertaste with an above average amount of lingering hop bitterness.

Overall – An awesome beer that hides the booze incredibly well. You'd never know this was close to 11% ABV. Also packs a good dose of hops. I'll pick up a bottle or two of this every time I see it.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 17:14:42 | More by spinrsx
Photo of mevett89


5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: crystal clear dark gold/amber with a beautiful white head. Quite well carbonated and therefore very bubbly. I had a good inch or so of head at first, though it settled down to about a centimeter after a few minutes.

Aroma: hops! Piney, resin notes with citrus at a minimum.

Taste: delicious fresh hop taste. Once again, the hops focus on pine and resin. The bitterness is not overpowering, though it is certainly noticeable. The malt lends good support to the hops while remaining firmly in the background.

Mouthfeel: highly carbonated, this beer tingles a little on the tongue.

Overall: a crisp double IPA with magnificent hop aromatics. This beer is really rather awesome, and a new personal favorite. The hop flavor is simply delectable.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 17:11:01 | More by mevett89
Photo of sfprint


4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: a bit orangier than a medium black tea, certainly brighter. two finger cream head. small and slow rising carbonation.
S: nose is very fruity, a sort of sweet, unplaceable fruit.
T: my housemate remarked how the flavor moves through 5 distinct stages of flavors: from sweet fruitiness like fermented plum/pineapple/unsweet apricot-peach, in the middle with ice tea and at the end with a very bitter hop punch. all great flavors. alcohol well well hidden and just burns your throat a bit.
M: medium and smooth bodied and ending with a smooth transition into a crisp sting.
O: Quite an achievement of a beer. Very very good. as far as flavors go, I'm not completely in love, but it's still really great.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 21:06:07 | More by sfprint
Photo of hackmann


3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: amber-honey body with a one finger bone white head that leaves sheets of lacing

Aroma: grapefruit peel with a malty backbone

Flavors: touch of caramel malts, soda cracker and grains and then wham!!! It is like I am chewing on a white grapefruit rind; the grapefruit taste and piney bite are powerful and the alcohol warmth just adds to this IPA bomb.

Mouthfeel: medium-full body; low carbonation; big time bitterness; alcohol warmth; the grapefruit note lingers on the palate until you are tired of tasting grapefruit; this is the mouthfeel I expect out of a DIPA and one that is called Ruin Ten

To the Point: yes, this will ruin your palate; I never thought Ruination ‘ruined’ my palate but, Ruin Ten – yes.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 02:32:25 | More by hackmann
Photo of alaimoa


4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First time having the Ruin Ten and overall came away very impressed
Pours dark gold almost amber with very little head/lacing
Aroma fairly intense with caramel and tropical notes of grapefruit/pineapple
Taste hits with early malt sweetness and tropical notes in the backend. sticky sweet beginning with bitter end and not overly dry

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 15:34:48 | More by alaimoa
Photo of TrappistJohnMD


4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a honey-golden color with thick slightly off-white head that lingers well in a pint glass. Lots of sticky lacing.

Pungent citrus and caramel smell.

Early malt sweetness that is quickly swamped by a heavy grapefruit rind citrus taste. Heavy bitterness that lingers on the posterior palate.

Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation.

Overall this is a nice hop bomb. Really bitter but very good. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 15:04:26 | More by TrappistJohnMD
Photo of beerloserLI

New York

4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewing from the 2013 release.

Pours out a gorgeous amber hue with soft white lacing.

Smells of sweet baby back hops. Big, strong, and hoppy.

Taste offers tons of hops, sweetness, and bitterness right in your face. If you're a hop head, like me, this really hits the god damn spot and the 10.8% is hidden nicely. Just fantastic. Huge hops up front that flow to a smooth and bitter finish. Plenty or pine, resin, and some sweet citrus. Really enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 05:27:45 | More by beerloserLI
Photo of PsilohsaiBiN

New York

3.64/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden cloudiness with a small white head that quickly fades to the rim. Decent lacing.

Smell: Hops, malt sweetness, booze, pear, strawberry hard candy, caramel.

Taste: Big bitter hops throughout the totality of the drink. There's some malt that almost balances it out. I'm getting a garlicky taste in the middle and lingering into the finish. There's a unique bread and buttery quality here that lends unique smoothness to a brew this big.

Mouthfeel: On the heavier side, not much carbonation.

Overall: Not bad, just nothing that knocked my socks off.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 21:58:57 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
Photo of Bosoxfan20


4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a beautiful deep copper that is almost an amber. 1 finger light tan head that is dense and fades away to a ring on top of the beer. Delightfully soapy lacing.

S- A nice balance of hops and toasted, bready malts. Hop aroma consists of grapefruit pith, melon rind, lemon zest, and a touch of pine. Moderate aroma intensity with slight booze.

T- Oily, resinous hop character. Bitterness and alcohol esters present. Some breadiness smooth caramel notes comes through to makes this "hop bomb" more balanced than one might think...similar to ruination. But make no mistake...hops rule.

M- Mid body bordering on full, but remains light in feel, thus giving it a nice level of drinkability. Alcohol warmth is present and borders on hot, but I kind of like it.

O- Different from ruination in that it just seems like a bigger beer and more alcohol detectable. I probably prefer little brother to this one, but both are delicious beers to say the least.

Drink by 8/28/13
Enjoyed on 7/26/13
$7.99 for a bomber bottle

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 15:14:11 | More by Bosoxfan20
Photo of Averwo


4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Amazing beer from an amazing brewer.

Pours a beautiful dark rich orange color with a two finger head.

Aromas of pineapple and grapefruit waft your nose as you take a drink.

Amazing mango pineapple taste with a hint of grapefruit and malt.

Mouthfeel is heavy and sweet. Tons of citrus flavor and bite.

Probably the best double IPA I have ever had. 10% ABV but you wouldn't know it by taste.

Be careful with this beauty.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 00:32:30 | More by Averwo
Photo of TexasBeerGuy


4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Transparent with a nice copper color. Nice creamy half inch head. Good lacing.

S - Strong grapefruit with some pine, alcohol and malt to balance it all out. I can't do the smell justice. This is exactly what I want to smell from an IPA.

T - Pine and citrus. There's a nice malt backbone to help balance the hops, but the hops just destroy your palate. But this is Ruination, right? I can't really hold that against them.

M - Medium carbonation and dry.

O - The smell is just terrific. Yes, it tastes great, but the smell is just a perfect example of a west coast IPA. This is what I want from my IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 22:57:48 | More by TexasBeerGuy
Photo of hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. An absolutely stunning DIPA.

Still fresh with a "drink by" date of 08/28/2013, but can barely imagine how magnificent this must have been on tap in Escondido...

Pours an attractive amber colour with a large bubbled white head that disappears. Less oiliness or viscosity than I would have expected for the 10.8% ABV and amazing hop resins. Hop-forward aroma also has a caramelized malt backbone. The flavour is a hop lovers' dream -spanning pine resin to citrus to tropical fruit - pink grapefruit and mango and a wonderfully bitter finish, with the high alcohol content scarily well hidden.

Perhaps my favourite Stone beer thus far. Stunning!

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 00:22:29 | More by hopsolutely
Photo of johnnieoz


4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drink by 8/28/13, 22 oz brown bomber.

A: Dark golden hues, off white head.

S: The West Coast in a bottle - all the hops we love to inhale.

T: Bitter, balanced and beautiful.

M: Resiny to the point of chewy - perfect carbonation.

O: Stone was a gateway brewery for me, from hop bombs to RIS. Then I (foolishly) began to ignore it in favor of newer, "more exciting" newcomers. Upon moving to Texas from California, I began to crawl back...Enjoy By and this brew have made me hope that I am still worthy...

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 00:03:04 | More by johnnieoz
Photo of Ri0


4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poure 22oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Thank you for this Nick!

A - Transparent amber bronze color, with 1 finger of white head. Leaves the thinnest of rings and traces of lacing.

S - Big bitter hops and pine with sweet caramel mixed in. Damn this is hoppy.

T - My mouth is blasted with bitter hops. Big pine and some citrus. It does sweeten with some caramel and malt in the middle. Finish is a nice bitter pine bite. This is the most bitter IIPA I have had.

M - Medium bodied with light carbonation. Slick and oily feel. Can literally feel the bitterness after I swallow and breath, similar to the sensation of a mint.

O - Big, bold and bitter, but has some balance. Just like a Stone IIPA should be.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 23:16:39 | More by Ri0
Photo of Tone


3.76/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, dark copper color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, alcohol, and citrus hops. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, citrus hops, sweet malt, alcohol, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, good appearance and great hoppiness levels.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2013 18:02:02 | More by Tone
Photo of LeRose


3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle with a best by date of 11/03/13, poured into SA perfect pint, $7.99

Appearance was a deep bronze/brassy color. A good inch of white foamy head, died down to a layer that persisted to the bitter end. Very clear.

Smell was citrus, predominantly grapefruit peel, pine, resin. Some hay-like notes and toffee/caramel malt aromas.

Taste - well, the first sip went down hard. Very overpowering bitterness and some heat from the alcohol. Then some balance starts to kick in. Get the grapefruit, bitterness, pine/resin qualities and then an underlying sweetness that kind of ties things together. Still felt it quite heavy on the bitterness.

Mouthfeel - it was medium bodied, well carbonated. Found it a bit tongue numbing, very dry and astringent. The bitterness lingers but it is OK. The astringency/drying effect lasted quite a while - bordered on being unpleasant.

Overall, it was a good beer to try, but not one I would seek out specifically. It seems a little bit one-dimensional and to me the bitterness overpowered some of the other hop qualities.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 13:17:20 | More by LeRose
Photo of BA_Berto

New York

3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- A beautiful copper color, and when poured into my Jester King glass, had one finger of lacing.

S- Citrus, and wood.

T- Pine, grapefruit, hops, booze

M- With the ABV that this beer brings in, you can expect that it doesn't feel watered down. A nice mouth feel, but not as viscous as the big stouts.

O- Not bad for $8. Stone is always a solid performer, and they didn't disappoint once again. If you like hops, you will enjoy this flavorful brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 03:52:58 | More by BA_Berto
Photo of becktone


4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Done in a horizontal review/tasting with GLBC Alchemy Hour

Eye: Crystal clear orange on the pour. Very nice creamy dirty white head that holds and leaves excellent lacing. Really they don't get much better appearance wise.

Nose: Big hoppy aroma upfront. Definitely can tell that this has been dry hopped. Citrusy hops dominate, grapefruit and some limey aromas. Overall nice. Malt backbone to support it all.

Tongue: Malt upfront with some alcohol and nice hop flavor. This beer is balanced very well. Citrus hop flavors meld nicely with the strong malt presence with a nicely balanced finish. Body is heavier than I'd have expected but the hop bitterness and citrus flavor help to lend lightness to it. Taste here lingers, alcohol on the back of the throat with hop bitterness sitting on the back of the tongue.

Drinkability: This is one I'd have no problem drinking again. But really, its not something that is so amazing that I'd seek it out. Glad I bought the bottle and tried it, but nothing really all that mind blowing. Really good, but its not one of those beers that changes your world.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 18:07:30 | More by becktone
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 3,251 ratings.