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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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843 Reviews
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Reviews: 843
Hads: 5,579
Avg: 4.3
pDev: 24.19%
Wants: 322
Gots: 944 | 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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Reviews: 843 | Hads: 5,579
Photo of kylehay2004
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 2.5 finger off white frothy head with nice lacing on a crystal clear golden with slight amber hues body, perfect really.

S: very strong and full nosed flavor with floral and citrus hops, mostly grapefruit, tangerine, orange, mango and pineapple. slight oak mustiness, again, perfect really.

T: Flavor goes more to the piney and resiny side of an IPA. Alcohol is there but less noticeable as you drink this one. Bitterness is about as much as I can handle before it is too much to make it a good beer. caramel, citrus, grass and light herbal notes as well.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. A little sharp.

Overall: Very nice beer. If the pine was just a little milder it could be a 4.5 or 5 there as well. It hurts the drinkablity really. Still a must try brew.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: slightly hazy, rich honey colored. Decent size fluffy head on the pour. Recedes pretty quickly.
Smell: very nice. Razor sharp hoppiness and sweet malty backbone. Nothing else to say, but well done indeed.
Taste: The Taste delivers all the goodness the nose promises. Not complicated, just damn good.
Overall: that tongue in cheek Stone swagger tells it true, "a liquid poem to the glory of the hop".

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Photo of blaje
4.82/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Highly sought after beer. I was traveling to the USA, so the time frame was just ok for me to be able to grab a bottle of this limited release. Thanks To the Winooski Beverage Warehouse for keeping a bottle for me!

This beer pours amber orange in colour, hazy, and forming a large, thick, white creamy head.

N: Fragrances are literally BURSTING out of the glass, wow! You can smell it from a few feet away! Pink pineapple dominates here and it is strong. Mandarine/Orange pulp, Mango, Watermellon, Cannabis and pine needles. Mouthwatering, exquisite!!! Certainly one of the best smells ever encountered for a beer.

M&T: Medium to Full bodied, Carbonation is perfect for this DIPA. Not as stringent as expected from the tons of hops used in this brew. Feels a bit oily. Herbal tones from the hops are present. Bitterness is aggressive right from the start, persist for an eternity and it’s damn good! I find this 10th anniversary version a bit more balanced than the regular one, probably because of more malt used. It gives a sweeter (if I can say so!) side and brings interesting notes of biscuit dough. Earthyness feeling in the middle of tasting and finishes on a peppery side. Flavours of pink pineapple dominates, citrus pulp, biscuit, watermelon on the sweet side.

Overall: For me this one is exceptional, world-class! A rare exemple of a near-perfect DIPA. Of course, ones will surely not like it because it tends to be way over the top for newbies, but for hopheads, it is a must. As it was not intended to replace the regular Ruination, I can’t compare it directly with it, but it is an amazing version of it. This 10th anniversary edition is a perfect example of what great brewers can do. I wish that this is not a one-timer! Amazing...

Thanks Evan/Jen.

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Photo of 51mmz0rz
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a standard Duvel tulip.

A: Big foamy slightly yellow head with tight bubbles. Body appears to be glowing orange. Retention is fantastic.

S: Nice hit of hops, exactly what you'd want from this beer.

T: Incredibly bright, delicious hoppy flavor with some token malt balance near the finish. Bitter, but honestly not too bitter.

M: Great job keeping the body reasonable at this ABV. Some IPAs can get syrupy in their attempt to balance out the bitterness, but they did a good job here.

O: One of the best IPAs I've had in quite awhile.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle

appearance: silk-screen bottle - busy as usual. served in my great lakes chalice - bright orange-amber body, light beige ring.

smell: hoppy? fresh aromatic citrus, green hops, boozy caramel malt

taste: ruination is a pretty solid beer, but this amplified version is great - a terrific hop bite with a nice bitter finish. ruby red grapefruit, blood orange and sugar, pineapple, lemon rind. The recent sub-trend in the IPA world is alarming - when will the IBU's end? well, in this case, it works.

mouthfeel: strong, bitter, but amazingly having some hint of balance

overall: great stuff

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Photo of barczar
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a solid one inch dense ivory head that lingers. Leaves moderate lacing as it slowly dissipates.

Dank marijuana forms the backbone of the aroma, with underlying notes of citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, and orange adding complexity. Pine and resin arise late, with a bit if bready caramel malt at the finish. A hop explosion!

Citrus is even more prevalent in the flavor, brutally tart, with grapefruit, lime, orange, and pineapple leading the hop train. Resin and sweet caramel malt come into play mid palate, leading into a minty, piney, peppery bitter finish. The alcohol is well hidden. This is definitely a palate wrecker!

Body is on the heavy side, with moderate carbonation. The citrus is puckeringly strong, and there's substantial hop astringency. Alcohol warmth is also substantial. This one may give me heartburn!

Excellent hop explosion of a beer. Stone delivered on their promise! A little less astringency and alcohol would push this beer even higher on my list.

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Photo of marvin213
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks good. Murky orange allows only the faintest image of my finger on the other side of my DFH snifter. Smell is divine: fresh, yummy hops. Interestingly, I think the base beer (and other IIPAs like it) are overly bitter while still too malty. This fresh fish here offers those tropical flavors of mango and pineapple. I call it fruity more than I call it bitter (I get the bittering now, don't get me wrong). Like a really good hop bomb, sheets of lacing leave a trail after the liquid swirls. The feel is great. It tastes great. This is probably the best beer I've had from Stone!

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Photo of fields336
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 8/23/12 Poured into Pegs tulip

A:dark golden caramel color with a one finger off white head, the beer is very clear. nice head retention for the alcohol level, bubbles are nice, leaves lacing on the sides of the glass

S: columbus hops, nice citrus, floral, peach, mango, pineapple, pithy rind, grapefruit, resiney, dank, fruity, delicious hop goodness. slight malt character caramel, bready malt.

T: This is flat out, the hoppiest beer I have ever tasted. It tastes like someone made hop tea. The hoppiness literally burns your throat going down.(or maybe thats the 10% alcohol...) That being said, holy crap, they made ruination a better beer. I thought that was impossible. For such an intensely hoppy beer, it is not balanced, but the malt is enough, a slight sweetness to ease the hops off of your palate.
Sweet citrus, floral, grapefruit, peach, mango, tropical fruit, slight pine, resin, slight malt sweetness,
The bitterness lingers slightly but it is a delicious tasty bitterness. Slight alcohol warming in the back of the throat and mouth

M: Awesome carbonation, dry as hell for a 10% and thirst quenching and leaves me begging for more

O: In my opinon they hit this one out of the park, its ruination on steroids. It is one of the best beers I have ever had. Go pick it up right now.

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Photo of whiskey
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first review and I'm a rookie so I'll keep it simple. I was very excited to try this beer as i am a big ruination fan.
Nice orange color, hazy for sure. Smells great to me, hops and citrus. Not much head or lacing.
I'm a big double IPA fan and for the most part my initial thoughts on a new beer are thoughts of the hoppiness, or the floral and citrus tones, but this was the first beer that made me immediately think "wow, bitter".
It's Stone, it's great, but I would still choose other DIPA's over this if the choice was given.

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Photo of billab914
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into my Southern Tier tulip. Orange amber in color with a thick white foam filling the top two inches of the glass. Good head retention and decent lacing.

The aroma has a fantastic hoppiness to it. It's got a bit of an orange creamsicle like flavor to it that I'm really liking. There is some tropical fruit flavors that give it a fruit punch like quality. Pineapple, peach and mango flavors all seem to come out. Awesome hoppy flavors overall.

The taste follows through with even more of the really great juicy, tropical fruit, hop flavors. It's juicier and sweeter up front with more of a peach and mango fruit presence. The finish is more bitter with a little more of a resiny, citrus rind bitterness. I don't get much alcohol at all, which really impresses me since it's over 10%.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall I thought it was one of the best hoppy beers I've ever had. It definitely can hold it's own against any of the top beers of the style. Here is to hoping Stone decides to make this one more frequently in the future.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$8.99 bomber from Bourbon Street, Lebanon.

Hazy orange with a bright center, topped by a big billowing rocky snow white head. Good sticky lace. The beer settles into incredible clarity and a new penny copper color. An abundance of carbonation streams.

Big bold inviting citrus aroma: grapefruit, lemon and a grove full of oranges.

Thick sweet caramel slathers the tongue, laying down a big foundation . Juicy fruit explodes throughout the mouth. Big bitter bear trap at the swallow which lingers like the last piano note of "Day in the Life" on SGT. PEPPER. Echo of alcohol with minor warming in the afterglow.

Medium-plus mouthfeel carries everything along smoothly. Even creamy, not a term automatically associated with DIPAs.

Big fan of Stone, and Ruination in particular. This anniversary version exceeded my expectations. Join the celebration.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Clear amber/orange in color. Two inch bone-white head settles into a thin crown. A thick, sticky ring and some spotty patches of lacing are left on the glass as the head recedes.

S: Mango, pineapple, and fleshy mandarin orange. Whiff of aromatic pine needles. Grapefruit in the background. Earthy and leafy hop scents as well. Tropical esters and a touch of peppery alcohol. Vague hints of a biscuity malt base. A good nose, but not as raw and in-your-face as one would expect, given the excessive amount of hops used in this beer.

T: Resiny bitterness shows flashes of grapefruit rind here and there. This beer is intensely bitter from the start, and it never relents. Hop tastes turn very spicy and herbal toward the mid-palate. Big hit of mint and pine needles. Earthy and leafy with hints of tobacco. Some of that soapy sort of taste you get from intensely hoppy beers too. Almost a bit catty and onion-like as well. Flashes of tangerine, pineapple, and other citrus fruits come to the forefront intermittently. Dry biscuity malt tastes barely make it through the hop onslaught. Spicy alcohol toward the finish. Bitter, oily, earthy, and herbal hop tastes still have a vice-like grip on the tongue well into the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Slick with hop oils, abrasively astringent and enamel-scraping. Warming all the way down into the stomach.

O: This one is not for the faint of heart. It isn't just hoppy; it's rip-your-taste buds-out hoppy. Beer nerds cleaned this off the shelf in less than a week around here, and now I understand why. This beer is the next big entry into the great West Coast Hop-Bomb pissing contest. Think of the American hop-head beer nerd as a lover of spicy food. Right now, this is the ghost chili pepper. You can't become a member of the elite hop-head club until you've endured the agony of having your tastes buds ripped out and your tooth enamel stripped off by this beer. I haven't had a beer this hoppy in a long time. Perhaps it lacks finesse, but it makes up for it with brute force. I enjoyed it, though I found it to be a bit over-the-top.

Notes: It goes without saying that this beer would be the perfect accompaniment to a very spicy dish.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It’s no secret that Stone has a love affair with hops – and for that, I have a love affair with Stone. This, though, has been named the mac-daddy of all hoppy Stone brews…and holy hell, am I excited I got it fresh. To liquid HOPS!

Apparently, this beer fades a little over a month after the date of this tasting (“Enjoy by 08.23.12” laser etching is very visible).

A: A shimmering burnt-orange body pours thick from the bottle, covered by a thick inch of off-white foam. It isn’t the biggest head, but it’s certainly thick as hell – a bold milky-silkiness that doesn’t look like it’s going to be reducing its size anytime soon. Patches of filmy lacing everywhere around the glass.

S: Sweet Jesus, I can smell this from ten feet away – and it’s GLORIOUS! Dank, piney hops make every whiff a maddeningly mouthwatering experience: grapefruit rind, citrus pulp, and pure resin. Some rich caramel malt somehow manages to peek through, showing honey and thick toffee beneath the tidal wave of hops. Exquisitely pleasing.

T: As soon as I took a drink, my ears started to tingle a bit and my face got a little warm – damn, that’s a lot of hops. It hits like a kick of horseradish, clearing out your sinuses and peppering anything you eat for the next week with a taste of pine sap, candied orange, grapefruit rind, and resin. Somehow, though, it never gets to be too much. I’d imagine that some beers that can get too hoppy – this possibly being one of them – but nothing about this screams overdose. There are a few instances of ultra-hopped solvent notes, but I think it’s accentuated by the keen flavors of clean alcohol that float all around this palate. As far as malts go, you can tell there’s tons of caramel lying under the hops as a foundation; however, all I’m getting on that front is a bit of maple and caramel breadiness, like a crisp, sweet graham cracker. Finish is dry as hell, leaving the palate reeling with the oily residue of intense hops.

M: As all Stone beers go, it’s crisp and palatable. Very well done here; any more thickness and it would be too much for me.

O: Tasty beer for a tasty event – I can dig ten more years of Stone bravado, and probably more. Though I’ll probably celebrate with a standard Ruination next time, this anniversary ale has certainly stolen my heart when it comes to hop tribute. Damn straight.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice looking, orange/tan and clear, nice lasting head and great lace.

Aroma is just amazing. You can smell the oily hops rising off the head. Monster pine and grapefruit. Fruity citrus notes.

Taste is an amazing hop bomb from the ninth layer of light beer hell! This is what BMC drinkers have to consume when the devil wins their soul in a poker game! Great big hop cones blast your taste buds with amazing flavors of citrus (grapefruit, oranges, tangerines), pine, pine resin, a lovely sweetness, and a great malty base.

Well carbonated with a pretty rich, full mouthfeel. Not dry at all, finishes pretty sweet for a double IPA. Lingering sweetness and bitterness.

I've read the reviews and I don't really concur that there's a noticeable alcohol presence. I don't detect it, I think it's pretty damn smooth stuff considering the ABV.

In a word - Stone. That's all that really needs to be said.

Congratulation on ten years of one of the best IPAs, and best breweries on the planet!

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Photo of Brent
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ruination is simply a great beer. While anythign can be improved, you can only do so much. Here, Stone has notched up the hops and the malt, but the extent to which one can perceive the change is limited. Pungent citrus hops are, as expectedly, in your face from the start. Malt is a bit sweeter than the regular Ruination, with some cotton-candy stickyness in the background. A big beer that drinks very, very big.

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Photo of Jsenay
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from draft into a tulip

A - Deep golden in color with a frothy head that just sits forever. Heavy lacing.

S - Lots of cascade hops for sure. Lots. Grapefruit, resin, pine, citrus

T - All citrus with a heavy hop flavor. Nice full pine and citrus fruit esters. Very nice resinous linger of flavors.

M - Super smooth and creamy up front with a thick center and ridiculously fruity and dry bitter finish.

O - Another delicious hop bomb from Stone. The strength is hidden by the overwhelming hop flavors and never got to a point where it was too overbearing with the 10 oz. pour. One and done with this beer though.

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Photo of azdback
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Ruination pint glass. Appearance is a very clear and light orange colored. Head is a large three fingers of creamy delight. The head is bright white and lace is huge and gonna be here a while.

Smell is fantastic. Citrus peel of maybe an orange or a tangerine. Some pineapple and sugar. Pine notes and hop cones. Did I mention fantastic yet?

Taste is actually quite malty. Regular Ruination has quite a large malt bill itself so this isn't that much of a surprise. This is though much heavier on everything else. There is a huge mixture of a yellow grapefruit and a blood orange her. Super sweet and bitter at the same time. The Citra hops have left the building by now. I had this last month and it was a different animal. Too bad it took a month to get this in Arizona. Still quite tasty though.

Mouth is crisp but smooth. Carbonation is on the spritzy side. body is balanced and the finish is long and on the wet side for an IPA/IIPA.

Overall I really liked this last month. It has dropped off quite of bit since then but I still want to emphasize how good this beer is. It's a shame that the great flavor of Citra doesn't last very long in any beer. This is one I will be very curious to try in a few month or even a year or two just to see how is has changed but my advise is to drink it as fresh as possible. A must seek out!!

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Photo of barnzy78
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber shared with my dad, who is new to craft! Poured a copper-orange color with a foamy ivory head that holds good retention and leaves some good chunky lacing on the glass. Aromas are grapefruit, caramel, tropical, slight biscuit and toasted grain, some booze. Tastes are rich dank hop resin, pine, pungent grapefruit, caramel sweetness, honey, mango, booze. Mouth-feel is full bodied, chewy, syrupy, oily, resiny, finishes bitter but sweet also. Nice balance. Overall, I love that they amped up this one! 7.7% ABV for the regular Ruination is on the lower end of ABV's for bottled DIPA's these days. I thought this was spot-on and so glad I got my hands on a bottle!

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Photo of Beaver13
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Pours clear reddish gold with a medium fluffy off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is piney, resiny, peppery and dank hops and some sweet caramel malts with a touch of alcohol. Some fruits come out as it warms.

The flavor is sweet bready caramel malts and fruit with a resiny, floral, slightly charred hop finish with lots of bitterness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, I think the additional malts (and alcohol) make this seem a little more balanced and less one-dimensional than the regular Ruination. A fun big resiny hop bomb.

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Photo of hagbergl
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was excited to be able to taste this limited release anniversary beer celebrating 10 whole years since Stone released the alternately famous/infamous Ruination. Had this in a Boulevard tulip glass at the Salty Pig in Boston's Back Bay.

A (4/5): Stone's Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA pours a translucent orange color with a creamy off white head of one and a half fingers. Looks very nice.

S (4/5): Aromas of grapefruit and pine rise up from the glass. Sounds pretty standard for an IPA, right? Yeah, well these particular smells are QUITE a bit bolder, more pungent, and deeper than what you find in the run-of-the-mill IPA crop. Can't help but be impressed. Ruination 10th Anni. also features an interesting dankness. (Perhaps the beer's intense aromas are augmented by the generous alcohol content?)

T (4.5/5): 10th Anni's flavor follows its smell: it is piney, grapefruity, super-hopped up in the foretaste. There is a little bit of boozy alcohol flavor (to be expected in a beer this big), but it is clean and doesn't get in the way. The finish is long, with lots of hop resin flavors and a residual sweetness that calls to mind Stone Old Guardian Barleywine. Excellent flavor.

M (4/5): The beer has a medium body with medium-low carbonation. A little piney prickliness on the tongue and some resinous feel in the back due to the hop oils. Definitely not an easygoing, mild-mannered ale here, but this is Stone we're talking about.

Overall (4/5): This is a very good high ABV American Double IPA that is worthy of the Stone Brewing name: it is one aggressive hop monster. I hope to find a bomber of this to snatch up and drink greedily.

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Photo of dmatsui
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An aggressive pour into a tulip glass from a bomber yields a nice, off-white one finger head with low retention. Doesn't leave much lacing but has some nice alcohol legs. Classic west coast IPA; beautiful hazy orange.

Sweet, juicy and very tropical hops bombard the nose. There are definitely some grassy, earthier notes as well. The hope presence is very citric and a small swirl releases the dankier and spicier notes.

Strong punch of big hops, very citric and acidic. Nice rindy lemon notes are forward with some complexities such as mango and bell pepper. The heat from the booze definitely livens things up a bit, as the spiciness leads to a very citron-vodka-esque nature. The bitterness of the hops negates the malt backbone, which is just present enough to let the hops shine.

Mouthfeel is pleasant with enough oil to match the dryness. Good carbonation. Bitterness and booze persists throughout.

Definitely a big winner from Stone. There is a slight imbalance to the brew, and may perhaps just be a touch too bitter. However, this is purposefully a HUGE beer, definitely take your time with it.

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Photo of rangerred
3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber.

Appearance is a slightly hazy dark orange with a tiny bit of lace on top in place of a head.

The smell is absolutely wonderful. A wonderful mix of pine and citrus. Lots of pineapple. Just a hint of alcohol. A very inviting aroma.

The flavor is just a wall of hops. Unbelievable bitterness with the pine and citrus halfway buried by the bitterness. There are really no malt flavors at all as it is completely hops. A touch solventy and I don't think the alcohol is very well hidden. I can definitely tell this beer is almost 11% abv. Mouthfeel is full and fairly sticky.

Overall, while this is an impressive brew I really can't say I like it over Ruination of even Stone IPA. It is a little too one dimensional and over the top. Probably won't pick up again but I'm glad I got to try it.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Cadmium orange, good clarity, with a moderate rise of effervesce. Bready oatmeal white head retains nicely and sticks well on the vessel.

S: Fresh grapefruit juice with a touch of pine and fresh oranges have a good level of aromatic level.

T: Dry pine, grapefruit, toasted dry grains, strongly hopped, but smooth, bitter and evenly refined. Flowery bite of dry hops, toasted dry grain base, with strong grassy-lemon dryness.

M: Good fullness, sticky and syrupy consistency, softly carbonated. Bitter pine and soft alcohol warmth.

O: Enjoyable palate wrecking 2x ipa. Few could argue its assertive and aggressive dry hop nature that is overall balanced pretty well with the malt base.The hop fade is rather quick off the tongue but thats ok because it delivers a blunt amount of hops upfront that will leave you satisfied. Overall i would say this is very good, but find it hard to limit its flavor score of just a 4.0, smoothly bitter, well balanced, assertive hoppiness.

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Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - this limited brew arrives a light golden brown color with a half finger of off white head with plenty of carbonation to keep it aloft

S - I'm in for some hops, but the smell was far more balanced than I expected, the hops were of the piney and grapefruit variety, however there was some nondescript sweetness layered in

T - citrus hops dominate, big grapefruit at first, which battles with some strong candied sugar flavors, just as I thought the taste was over a strong citrus punch that is distinctively orange

M&D - the velvety tongue coating IBU's, the big grapefruit, the pine, this is a HOP BOMB! very tasty

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Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A:Tupelo/clover honey golden in color. Thin, white head that dissipates quickly. No lacing.

S: It's like sticking your face into a bag of fresh hops. Like 5lbs of hops per barrel awesomeness! Citrus, pine, candied malts and awesome.

T: Hops, hops, hoppy hops! Obviously this beer is very hop forward. The lemon grapefruit citrus intertwined with pine is well balanced. Usually, there will be too much of one or the other. This beer also has great malt character, and is full bodied. Caramel and candy notes, slightly peppery qualities and a touch of roasted characteristics. Perhaps there's some other fruit in there, but this beer blew out my palate before I could identify everything.

M: Round, full and big. Heavy, long and taxing on the palate. This is what you would expect from a beer like this, though.

O: This is a distinctly intense ale, with the qualities to shock and impress. The additional dry hopping adds depth and punch to this beer. Highly recommended.

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 843 ratings.