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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,250 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 3250
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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estlinska

Arkansas

4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Stone Ruination IPA shaker on principal. Pours a deep, coppery orange with a slight haze to it. Two fingers of pure white head with copious, tiny bubbles towers over the beer with lots of bubbles rushing up from the base of the glass. Lacing is abundant. The nose is dominated by piney and citrus hops, but has a surprisingly sweet background of sweet, caramely malts. The taste, rather surprisingly comes very malt forward, and then bam, the hops hit in the back end. They are lots of citrus and pine, grapefruit. The palate is chewy, malty, full, with a long-lasting bitter finish. Overall, I was very surprised at how much of the stage the malt takes in this beer. I would actually say I like the original Ruination more, but this beer is damn fine. Damn fine indeed.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 13:37:42 | More by estlinska
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Popp24

California

4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Purchased 2 bottles of this and couldn't help but drink both in one evening.

A - Cloudy amber in color with a bright white head that shrunk and left just a small line of suds. The lacing is very nice and attractive.

S - Fresh hops along with fresh tropical fruits. I get some grapefruit, passion fruit and pineapple.

T - Very nice bitter hoppiness that is balanced out by a sweet and subtle malt backbone along with the tropical hop flavors. You can taste the alcohol a bit but not much to be honest. For 10.8 percent this is well done.

M - Syrupy yet smooth and a bit oily. As some might say a bit chewy but easy to drink.

O - I am very impressed and actually like this one better than the regular Ruination. I saw some reviews that said this was too malty but I don't get that at all. This to me is a spot on example of a great west coast DIPA. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 03:24:42 | More by Popp24
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phiberoptik

Ohio

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

Pours a clear, filtered copper with a sudsy white head.

Wow... the cap comes off and the nose begins. Its like the hops were just waiting to escape. Resiny floral notes, some dankness deep in it with lots of sweet caramel malt notes to balance it out. Alcohol is noticeable as well.

Bitter city... but thats no surprise. Piney resins with grapefruit rind. Caramel maltiness in the middle, warm, spicy, bitter finish that stays with the next couple breaths.

Full bodied, viscous, whole mouth coating, sticky finish.

A sipper that is sure to do its job... ruin your palate. If you like bitter over sweet, this is your treat. If you dont like hops... run!

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 01:57:44 | More by phiberoptik
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a very clear golden amber color with nice 1 finger head. Almost a reddish tint.

S- Very sweet withood amount of bitter hop kick. There's actually a decent amount of booze in there as well. Hints of apple and citrus as well.

T- very good blend of sweet and bitter here. There's a solid hit of piney hops, with a bit of lingering sweetness.

M- it holds the ABV very well, it's smooth and a bit dry.

Overall- An exceptionally good beer here. I think there will be comparisons made to some of the heavy bitters out there. I'm not sure if its up there but this is an exceptional beer in its own right

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 01:45:00 | More by BeerBuckeye
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the FW invitational, last beer of the day, but boy o boy, did this one cut through. Big dense orange liquid, small off white almost beige head to it. Aroma, pungent hops, bittersweet. So overpowering it didn't lend itself to particularized notions of grapefruit v. pine or whatnot. Its just that powerful.

Taste, immediately brings me back to the first time I had Ruination ten years ago. Palate bitter shock. Wow. Just an immense amount of hops and malt becomes obvious. Its like the strength of hopping similar to Devil Dancer or Double Crooked Tree, but has more of the green hop vibe ratio going for it moreso than the thick syrupy malt sweetness that the others do (which are both good in their own right). This stuff is so big, it can cut through a days worth of drinking awesome stuff, and it will probably ruin your palate otherwise, hence the name.

Pretty decent way of hiding nearly 11% alcohol too. Brutally hoppy, hefty, acidic. Well maybe not hefty, hefty sugar addition I guess. Nothing delicate here, but if you're in the mood for some alcohol & hop overload, this will float your boat.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2012 17:19:36 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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jvillefan

California

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

A: A medium golden yellow with an ivory head that sticks around for the entire beer.

S: Amazing. There is an intense fresh pine and citrus aroma that comes off in the foreground of this beer. There is subtle sweetness and alcohol that follows.

T: The most balanced IPA I've ever had. There is intense grapefruit, pine, caramel, and citrus. There is almost no hint of the nearly 11% ABV. Despite doubling the hops from ruination this beer is not a hop bomb. It has the malty backbone to back it up.

M: Great. The high ABV gives is a nice texture and the carbonation in it is perfect.

O: Get this beer. This is one of my favorite Stone beers. Well balanced and very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 16:35:14 | More by jvillefan
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DovaliHops

California

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

Pours a clear, golden copper color with a small-medium white head that disappears quickly. Scent is extremely hoppy (what would you expect from a Ruination on steroids?). Lovely hops with a good amount of malt and pine sap. Very piney with faint citrus. Taste is initially like biting into a pine cone that is glazed with honey. A good amount of malt in this one...a little too much unfortunately. Still keeps that west coast hoppy flavor though. Hop resin bitter grapefruit and a hint of pineapple. Heavy malt richness in the finish...a bit of booze as well. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a surprising creaminess to it. Drinkability is fairly high. Overall, this is a damn tasty beer, but I wish it didn't turn out as malty as it did. Becomes a little much as you continue to drink the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 07:38:24 | More by DovaliHops
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hard to rate this one. A Grateful Dead Hop Lover's Delight.

Hard to pack so much hops into such a dry and medium to heavy bodied beer.

A - A bit too dark copper for my liking but good head and lacing.

S - Pungent hops hops hops. You know it's hop overkill with this one. Oranges passion fruit, booze and a scotchy hops aroma, similar to standard Ruination BUT on steriods.

T - Much the same as the nose. First 10oz will BLOW YOUR MIND have you thinking world class. Next 12oz too malty, spicy, boozy and heavy, giving you a hop stomach ache. Those last 12 oz will have you fighting to finish your beer and having you wishing less malt. For those of you who ave had multiple years of Younger will be able to tell why this is a very good but not great TIPA.

M - Pretty bitter in the finish which is loved, but you're breathing booze afterwards also. Too Heavy after 10oz. I swear, after one bomber you're not going to want more of this same beer from the big sweet malts. It's not too bitter as it suggests...it's right on par as it should be to balance out the huge hop and heavy sweet malt bill. Heady to me is more bitter.

0 - A Novelty...I Promise your first 10oz, you'll be swearing this is the best hoppy over the top beer EvAR, then become skeptical. Falls above average of the 10+% TIPA's out there...

Recommended...GREAT VALUE AT $5.99!!!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 03:32:19 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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notchucknorris

California

4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear deep golden color with a 1 finger fluffy tan head. Spotty lacing.

S: Huge pine and grapefruit hop aroma. I could smell this off the pour before I even got near the glass. Lots of sticky hop resin as well.

T: Oof. This thing is a beast. Big, aggressive piney hop notes with a ton of grapfruit pith hop resin. A touch of pineapple and mango evident on the periphery. Some faint bready malts creep in near the finish. Tons of resin on the finish. Super bitter and pretty delicious.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 02:51:09 | More by notchucknorris
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largadeer

California

4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pale burnished amber with great clarity and head retention.

Smell: Much like regular Ruination, this is citrus heavy and resinous with big grapefruit, orange and pine hop notes. There's a bit of tropical fruit in here too, presumably from the addition of citra, which works well with the moderate level of malt sweetness. I also pick up a bit of rosemary. Alcohol is plainly noticeable, but it's not at an offensive level for a beer of this size. There's little actual malt character here, more just a layer of sugary sweetness.

Palate: Sweet citrus and tropical fruit - grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple. Feels pretty raw and boozy, but it's very palatable nonetheless, assuming you've got a palate for huge, unabashedly alcoholic hop bombs. It's sweet, but not overly so given the massive ABV. Sharp alcohol and high IBUs dry up the finish nicely, which becomes more herbal and astringent.

Overall: This bears little resemblance to regular Ruination, which has always struck me as a very dry, light-bodied DIPA. Regardless, this is very enjoyable for what it is: a massively hoppy, bitter and boozy monster of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 02:36:43 | More by largadeer
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Rizalini

Nevada

4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into my Stone tulip...

A - Pours a crystal clear amberish-orange color, with a finger of off white head. Beautiful lacing coats my glass as I sip.

S - Holy Hop Bomb! The aroma of juicy citrus hops filled the air as soon as I popped the top on this one. Smells like I just opened a bag of whole citra hops from the homebrew store. Smells amazing!

T/M - Liquid hops in a bottle. Huge apricot, and pineapple flavor. Slightly warming, but not as bad as I thought a 10.8% IPA would be. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly syrupy.

O - I was really looking forward to getting my hands on this one, and I was not disappointed. Stone usually doesn't disappoint anyways, and this one was no different. And with a very reasonable price tag, you can't go wrong. If you're a hop head, you need to get your hands on this one!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 00:49:54 | More by Rizalini
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crossovert

Illinois

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

650ml bomber.

It pours a brilliant and clear orange/copper with a big foamy white head. Nice lacing.

Smell is nice. Big maltiness but also big hoppiness. It is just a classic west oast ipa scent, Big fruitiness, juiciness that blends with the sugary malt. There is a slight off-scent that i can't put my finger on though.

The flavor is huge. It starts out sweet and juicy. Lots of citrus and a bit of tropical. It finished with a nice lingering bitterness with some pine and citrus rind.

This is a beer that is a bit shocking at first but as you move a long it is nice. Very acidic and biting, a bit of unhidden alcohol, but a nice one.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 00:01:37 | More by crossovert
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gradergator

Ohio

4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bomber. Beautiful Hazy orange with a nice lacing around the glass. Aroma is a big citrus hop bomb that lights up a nice grin. Feel the alcohol a little too much. Everything about this beer is world class, the alcohol needs to be hidden just a tad but overall a fantastic beer. Get them while they last.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 22:11:17 | More by gradergator
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BucannonXC5

California

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

Received a bomber as a gift from a friend. Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a pint glass. Two fingers of head. Color was caramel, maybe caramel amber. White, cloudy, frothy lacing that had good retention throughout the pour.

Good balance on the nose. Initially got citrus hops, which was a mix of lemon and grapefruit. Also some sweet sugary floral notes. Finally ended with a bitter, spicy ending. Seems like even some pepper in there.

Could definitely taste the alcohol, nothing hidden about that. Initially got that sharp bite of alcohol, which gave way to a long, alcohol finish. Reminded me a bit of bug spray or cologne, but in a drinkable way. After all that alcohol got away, next came the citrus hops. Definitely more grapefruit than anything else.

Medium body. Creamy, slick texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. Definitely smooth and long lasting though.

Just a really good beer. Got that, “Oh, wow, I’m feeling it” after just a few sips. I heard they went fast, but I’m going to buy a couple if I come across them.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 05:02:25 | More by BucannonXC5
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Allagash flute on 6/20/12

The color is a medium shade of sun-faded two-tone tobacco burst. Bubbles rise languidly; ultimately the billow three finger head isn't able to be maintained and it collapses slowly. Overall retention is a fairly thin, soapy layer. Not a whole lot of lace until later in the glass; even then there are only a few drippy sheets.

Scathing grapefruit and pine resin make for a seriously potent hop aroma. There are clean, almost tropical citrus notes rounding out the edges. Sweet bread takes up most of the malt's space, though there are notions of caramel and faint hints of dough and yeast. Overtones of alcohol.

Whew! The hops are rather strong at the beginning of each sip, but they grow in intensity in the mid-section and culminate in a brutal grapefruit and pine bitterness on the finish. Of all the DIPAs I've had, this is perhaps the most bitter while still retaining full hop flavor. The malts are reminiscent of sugar cookies and sweet biscuit. The finish manages to be reasonably dry despite the malts and alcohol.

The feel is slick with alcohol and loaded with hop oils and resin. Carbonation is appropriately moderate and restrained; then again, it might not have much of a choice against the intensity of the beer. Bitter hop flavor lingers for quite some time and tapers off in its own time.

Despite the fairly generous amount of malt, this is pretty tasty. Despite the alcohol heat, this is drinkable. That said, this is much better cold; it's a bit of a drag as it warms because the alcohol and malts start to become more appreciable. The hops were very well done; it's a shame they're run off by a piddly heat wave.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 03:29:44 | More by Ryan011235
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SpdKilz

Illinois

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

Appearance – Pours into my trusty tulip with a golden hue and two fingers of slightly off white head that dissipate slowly.

Smell – Huge piney and citrus hops, pine resin, a bit of alcohol. No sweetness to be found!

Taste – Blast of resiny hops up front. Not as bitter as expecting; sweet malts abound, though there is the obvious bitterness reminiscent of all stone products. Bready malts, slight booze, and grapefruit bitterness.

Mouthfeel – One of the highlights. Nice and creamy, oily if you will. Moderate bodied, decent carbonation.

Overall – Coincidentally, this is a somewhat “balanced” beer by Stone, meaning it isn’t a 100% hop bomb. I will pick another for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 03:00:36 | More by SpdKilz
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DCRA

California

4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow, this is beer is pure ecstacy. This is like Citra on steroids with so much flavor and pure hop joy. One of the best DIPA I have ever had. I can't believe Stone this is going to be a limited release. This beer is dangerously smooth at 10% abv, I drank this bomber in under an hour. If I were to nitpick I would say that there is a tiny tiny lingering alcohol mouthfeel but it is pretty well hidden.

Please Stone, make this beer year round. Perfect beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 02:47:04 | More by DCRA
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz silk screen bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a dark caramel with a 2" light beige head. Small strings and clumps of lacing remain on the glass.

S- caramel, grapefruit, orange rind, pine

T- sweet caramel, followed by nice citrus and bitter orange peel. Bitter pine finishes off this beer.

M- full body, medium carbonation. Slick, slightly oily and abv is noticeable but not hot.

O- good dipa and better than the regular Ruination too me. Abv is a little to noticeable and leaches a lingering mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 01:21:37 | More by kawilliams81
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rodkin

Missouri

4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours about a reddish, goldish amber color, pretty clear. Has about a 2 finger head that reduces slowly, leaves nice lacing. Visible carbonation running up the bottle. This is a pretty beer.

Very strong smell. I can smell it a good 3-4 feet away from the glass. Really great floral citrus aroma. Pineapple, citrus, a little bit of peach, some pine. This may replace zombie dust as my favorite smelling beer. Wow, that's just really nice.

Yum. Nice and bitter upfront, strong citrus and pine. Not really getting the juicy fruity flavors I picked up in the aroma, which is disappointing. It's very hoppy and quite bitter, but it has a nice malt backbone to smooth it out a bit. Not as balanced as Pliny, this beer definitely lives up to the name.

Mouthfeel is fine. Nice, smooth, but nothing exceptional. A hint more carbonation wouldn't hurt.

This is a great DIPA, but drinkability is hurt a bit by how bitter this is. It's pleasant, but I don't think there's any way I could drink a whole bottle of this. This is one to share with friends!

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 00:54:32 | More by rodkin
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DM1293

California

4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Snagged this one at a fair $7.00.

Appearance: A nice, rich, gold copper. Nice lacing on the glass. Head was prominent but didn't last too long.

Smell: Citrus hops. TONS OF IT. Its a very nice sweet/citrus/pine smell, with bits of malts. Smells great.

Taste: Wow. Every bit the palate-wrenching hop that Ruination is, only it feels a little smoother on the afterbite and initial bite. Really strong pinehop bite, some citrus to round it out. This one, it ruins your palate, but its like you don't care, and you revel in the taste.

Mouthfeel: A little sticky but otherwise fine.

Overall: It really is a souped-up version of the classic DIPA they've come to brew. Its got a lot better balance; its actually kind of nearing the balance that Pliny The Elder had for me. Its not nearly as smooth, but from Stone, this is a damn fine showing. Good malt, good hop, big flavor and good drinking. This is a limited-time release, so if you love Ruination or DIPA's, this is definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 03:37:23 | More by DM1293
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McStagger

California

4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Re review since my boss picked me up a bomber.

A: Deep brawny translucent copper in color. Two fingers stained khaki head. Excellent retention for the high alcohol. Carbonation very subdued. Lacing is moderate.

S: Big, dank juicy hoppiness erupts from the glass. Grapefruit, HUGE tropical fruit notes. Malt adds a dimension of sweetness to the experience, with added caramel and toffee notes.

T: Big rush of pine on the intro. Big layer of alcohol and malt sweetness takes over for a split second before accentuating the huge notes of citrus that follow through. The alcohol warmth enhances the citrus, giving it a sweetened flavor that carries throughout the finish. This citrus "sweetness" combines with the huge malts to lend a sweetness to the beer that is somewhat distracting. The hops can't quite escape from the malt and alcohol madness.

M: Big. The lack of carbonation lends to the full bodied feel of this beer. It's a monster, that's for sure.

O: I'm sticking with my original review. While this is good, the hops just can't overcome the insane malt and syrupy booze flavors. The result is pretty meh, considering how amazing Stone's standard and DIPA's are.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 09:42:50 | More by McStagger
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kevanb

Illinois

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

The beer pours a really nice copper color, hints of light amber and orange peel when held to the light. Atop the beer sits about 2 fingers of stark white head, loose bubbles that has moderate retention but leaves behind really nice lacing around the glass. The aroma is actually really great, I was expecting the same earthiness and grassiness readily apparent in Ruination, but was pleased to find an abundance of fruit and citrus forward hops. A great floral bouquet pops out in the middle which transitions to astringent alcohol and sweet caramel malts. The nose is quite inviting, and despite the highly apparent alcohol, doesn't come across as too abrasive. The flavors match nicely, starts with a big juicy blast of tropical fruits, pineapple and mangos, a great grapefruit kick hits right at the end of the fruit flavors, a bit of pine comes out as well, nice balance between the bright citrus, fruit and floral notes and the more bitter pine flavors. The alcohol really comes out in the flavor, a bit more than I'd like, even from Stone, it definitely cuts the brightness a bit at the finish and punishes your tongue. The body is great, big, full and juicy, super sticky at the finish with a nice dry bite.

Verdict: This is pretty excellent stuff, definitely a palate wrecker, which is certainly the intended mission. The high alcohol could probably be hidden a bit better, but the brightness and floral elements are really pristine.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 05:37:05 | More by kevanb
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OTB

California

4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Absolutely everything about this release is world class. From the amazing deep orange coloring capped off by snowy white peaks of head this just hums on every cylinder. The nose is Citra dominated hops, so intense and gorgeous. The taste profile slides in in perfect unison, citrus fruits, mango, and pineapple dominate. The mouth is a balancing act of sweet malting and uber bitter hopping, 110 IBU that is so well balanced it's amazing. Not just the best brew Stone has ever made, one of the best DIPA ever made, an absolute joy to sip and savor.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 02:05:44 | More by OTB
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snpub540

California

3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper hue with a khaki colored head that leaves some pretty good lacing on the glass.

Nose is very powerful. Tropical fruit and citrus with some caramel notes and a whiff of alcohol sweetness pull you right into the glass.

Taste is grapefruit upfront with a nice grassy, savory aftertaste. Very bitter but with enough malt bready flavors to back it up.

Mouthfeel is nice almost tacky. Hops are resiny and delicious. Alcohol isn't overpowering but I definitely felt the effects. This beer made me realize why I started drinking Stone beers about 9 yyears ago.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 19:27:27 | More by snpub540
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Zorro

California

3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thick orange colored beer with a small tan colored head. It is decidedly IPA orange in color.

Smell is strongly of tropical fruit. Strong hop scent, pineapple, papaya, menthol, eucalyptus, and orange. Best smelling DIPA since Lagunitas Sucks.

Starts out sweet and savory with an onion taste at first. Lots of malt and the onion flavor persists. Taste is completely unlike the smell. This is malty and slightly bitter with a strong onion taste.

Mouthfeel is good, it's a sipper.

Overall this is a strong beer that packs a punch, but the onion taste hurts it.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 23:49:23 | More by Zorro
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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