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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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854 Reviews
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Reviews: 854
Hads: 5,625
Avg: 4.3
pDev: 24.19%
Wants: 335
Gots: 983 | 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: 854 | Hads: 5,625
Photo of SomethingClever
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz poured into Spiegelau 6/22 bottle dars

A: big bubbly soapy head

S: deep resiny piney some malty caramel too

T: so resiny excellent it is like biting a pine cone if it were syrupy and resiny

M: Full feel this beer is syrupy it clings and doesn't let go

O: This beer is intense it is so enjoyably hoppy thick piney and resinous. it is gripping on the tongue and so good.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, denoted as a "Triple" IPA. I've always found it a bit strange when anniversary brews (for example, Unibroue 17) get reproduced year after year, with the same original name.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some chunky melting iceberg lace around the glass as it lazily subsides.

It smells of sticky, resinous pine - one thankfully light on the dank - heady orange, red grapefruit, pineapple, and other muddled tropical fruits, brown sugar-flecked caramel malt, and further leafy, weedy, and well perfumed floral hop bitters. The taste is dense caramel/toffee malt, strong, yet muddled citrus pith, some still isolated tropical notes (pineapple and kiwi, mostly), terse pine needle and resin, a bit of gin-like herbal and botanical booze heat, and a subtle earthy leafiness that just seems to need a little love amongst the morass.

The bubbles are quite understated in their plain, unadorned frothiness, the body a solid medium-weight, and generally smooth, those acrid pine essences hard to totally obfuscate, and a wee bit creamy, in a caramelized sense. It finishes sweet, piney, citrusy, and boozy, so, um, great!

Yeah, this is another all-around big-ass, and thuggishly hoppy Stone deal, the deltas worth searching for existing only in the brewery's own canon of similar-ish offerings. So - as my toddler is fond of saying before tackling the big-boy toilet - heeere we go! This is much more malty than Ruination 2.0, and way less dank than Enjoy By (at least the last one I had). There, now I've had my hop fix until, oh, say...tomorrow.

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Photo of aleigator
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a filtered, orange-golden color, with a small froth head, leaving back thick sheets of lacing.

Smells of skunky peaches, luscious papaya and herb topped lemon peel. Provides cakey malts, which add a ripe note to the fruits, enhancing the diverse hop profile on the nose, without becoming too present on their own.

Packs a lower carbonation, making the beer not overly refreshing, which is also due to a sweet malt presence, lending a sticky quality to the taste. It drinks very soft though, with hops rolling over the palate from the beginning till the finish.

Tastes of sweeter malts, which turn even sweeter as the flavors evolve on the palate. Those malts blend well into the equally well developed hops, exhibiting water melon bubble gum, papaya and ripe blood orange. The malts got a honey glazed quality to them, balancing the hop onslaught pretty well. Finishes with loads of honeyed malts and dried oranges, providing a well pronounced, hop supported full mouthfeel, with a decent grassiness being integrated.

Hops and malts blend outstandingly well together, resulting in a honey dripping, well balanced iiipa, with enough fruity hop punch to push through.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sticky icky, super boozy and a bit overwhelming. Interesting hue of a burnt sun fading for the evening adorned the glass, but I'd be fronting like I lacked a vertebrae if I stated that abv wasn't magnified like breast augmentation. Stone makes interesting beers to say the least; this one just didn't spin on all cylinders for me. Certainly worth trying, though. If you love the magical taste of IPAs, paired with Stone's aggressive nature, then give it a go. You may enjoy it a lot more than me. Cheers.

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Photo of ZakFaruki
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 6/21/2015

L: Poured from a bomber into a tulip, pours dark copper with a light off white head, a minuscule amount of lacing

S: "Mosh pit of hops" is correct, you get very strong citrus notes, orange, grapefruit, even a bit of pineapple

T: Surprisingly drinkable for what is a "Triple" IPA, very citrusy hops on the nose as expected, with lingering malts in the back, finishes with a bitter-tart booziness, and semidry

Feel: Medium-heavy bodied with a good amount of carbonation, you can feel the hop oils on your teeth as it finishes

Overall: I was hesitant to try a "Triple" IPA by Stone after Sierra Nevada's Hoptimum ruined my taste for them (too much hops, tasted like a pinecone); but Stone has managed to take what should have been an aggressively bitter beer and tame it with a bit of malt for a pleasant ode to the hop. Even with the ABV clocking around 10%, you still have a very palatable IPA.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, orange amber with a short yellow white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, cloudy

S: large citrus hops, grapefruit, pineapple, mango

T: soundly bitter grapefruit peel mixes with sweetness of tropical fruits, very fruit salad flavor, honey sweetness

M: heavy, thick, sticky, high alcohol content well hidden but warming to the mouth

O: Stone made a great beer.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle born on 6/25/15, so it's pretty fresh since it's in MINNESOTA.

Look: beautiful ambery orange with 2+ fingers of off-white head. Glorious.

Smell: booze peaks through, then DA HOP WALLOP - and then a subtle caramel aroma. Very nice.

Taste: WHAM!!! Hops all OVER my palate. Some citrus, some passion fruit - and then booze. But before the booze gets too hot, the toffee/caramel flavors smooth it out. Really, REALLY well-executed for a hop bomb.

Feel: it's not as slick as I thought it would be, probably because the malt is creamy enough to smooth things out.

Overall: I'm a Hoplaterian, and this is a hop lover's dream - but with a juicy malt backbone built on toffee and caramel. Dare I say it - it ventures ever so gracefully toward barleywine territory - but not quite. There's enough hops to yank it back to DIPA (although the bottle says Triple IPA) land.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22 oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a medium amber with no haze, one finger of head and good lacing.
Aromas are sticky sweet hops, lots of malt.
Taste is very nice. In line with aromas, not overly tropical, lots of malt present. A classic west coast style IPA wit hops and malt in balance.
Finishes sticky.
Overall a very good west coast style IPA.

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Photo of gregb13
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This year's batch seems to be a bit inferior to previous offerings. That said, it's still awesome and a definite 'must buy' for anyone who happens to love hops and should happen upon it. A bit sad I only got 6 bombers last week (only 1 left in fridge now :-().

Garlic, onion, very dank hops, loads of tropical fruits, pine. A bit sticky. Doesn't get much better for this style.

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Photo of dj14365
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, I don't know what to say but wow. I have had a number of top tier single/double/triple IPA's and this might very well be the best.

The only complaint I can possibly muster is the color is a bit off. It was likely due to the lighting or wall color. Everything else was extraordinary, mainly the taste which is what really matters. It was divine, beautifully balanced, perfect level of bitterness and just yum.

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Photo of Dr-Jan-Itor-
4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 6/12/15, enjoyed at about 40-45°F.

Quite simply, a surprisingly beautiful pour. About an inch in a half of beige head with a hint ruby red. Beer itself is a pure ruby, crystal clear when held to the light.

Smell is muted, not at all abrasive for a 10.8% beer, with tropical fruit abounding and a slight trace of alcohol.

Taste is above excellent. Fantastically hoppy and fruity, but massively drinkable for such a high-ibu triple. Reminds me of the sweetness of Dogfish Head's 90-minute, but with a better hop balance and pleasant bitter aftertaste that hangs around just long enough to leave you wanting more.

Mouthfeel is velvety smooth, exceptionally calm for an IPA. Personally, this is as good as feel gets for me, and I'd replicate it in every IPA if I could.

Overall, this is a great brew!! Got a 22oz bomber at a local place in Ohio for $8.99, so not terrible on price either. One of those rare beers that - if I see it again in the future - I'll buy it without a moment's hesitation. Fantastic beer to break open for a celebration and share with friends as a treat. My top-10 (maybe top-5) IPA's. Enjoy, and absolutely buy this one if you come across it.

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Photo of SFNC
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Looks beautiful, an orange-gold clear pour with a decent, long lasting white head. The smell is tropical paradise. Taste is slightly bitter on the front, with pineapple, mango and other tropical fruits pillaging the senses. For a 10.8 ABV brew, mild on the presence of alcohol The feel is just right for the style, maybe a tad dry, but still satisfying. A real winner, I usually come out feeling ripped of for spending $9 on a bomber, but this earns every penny spent!

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Photo of K-Dog
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice golden copper appearance. Not much aroma. Great malty tropical taste. This is ob of my favorite stone beers. I know enjoy by gets slightly higher review but I like this better. Look forward to this every summer.

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Photo of fx20736
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Coppery reddish gold, white head, very fine lacing.Aroma is a yummy bouquet of tropical fruit, pine resin and candied citrus peel. Taste is juicy, fruity, leafy, oily, pungent, beguiling, delicious. Mouthfeel is frothy, mousse-like, weightless. This is a perfect West Coast IPA.

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Photo of Awolter
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer certainly did not live up to the hype for me. Had a strong alcohol bite to it and nothing very special stood out. Good, not great. To me, not worth the price tag.

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Photo of frozyn
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L -- Dark amber/gold color with a slight off-white head.

S -- Lots of hoppy tropical fruit, pineapple especially, with a dank end note.

T -- Same tropical hops up front, great bitter dankness; malts come through lightly towards the end along with mint. I usually hate mint, but it's pleasing and somehow fitting here. The flavors are all bold and I really dig it.

F -- Great smooth feel, goldilocks level thickness. The carb/booze level warmed my tongue a bit.

O -- Really delicious beer. The booze is hidden well and the flavor profile is great to me. I could drink this any day!

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Photo of oldn00b
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I love how floral this stone brew is. It has a softer mouthfeel too, considering how hoppy this monster is. Smooth isn't the right word, but maybe luscious? Never said that about a triple IPA but I think this one hits that nail on the head.

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Photo of ihazabucket7
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass. Clear, medium dark amber color, nice thick head, malty, citurs, hop hop hop hop hop smell. Taste is amazing. For a triple IPA its smooth, enjoyable, other beers try to be this beer and Stone does it again and lives up to their reputation. Cheers!

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Photo of Buck89
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured golden orange into a snifter. Two fingers of off white head with nice lacing. Aroma was full of citrus and orange with a hint of caramel. Initial taste was citrus and tropical, with some following resin and caramel. There was a warming alcohol presence that was more prominent that I would have liked. Finished dry and clean. Very nice.

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Photo of -Rick
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a huge west coast hop bomb. The smell does not much tropical fruits in the nose, but more of a danky pine smell. The taste smacks you in the face with piney hops, with a nice dry bitter finish. Overall, another great beer from Stone!

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Photo of nonpo
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75


Appearance (Look) = 6%
Nice pour into a large snifter clear, dark golden amber with nice fine head with minimal lacing and retention

Smell = 24%
Aroma is nice, dank, hoppy and slightly sweet... Maybe a little boozy?

Taste = 40%
Minimal malt backbone, much like the aroma, dank, hoppy flavor with nice residual sweetness.... Bitters good up front with good manners on the backside.. Very balanced.. ABV is present and welcome... Booze lingers

Mouthfeel (Feel) = 10%
Very nice as well.... God carnation and level of booze from ABV.... Good full (but not overbearing) mouthfeel....

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Photo of Dikfour
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Crystal clear amber and about 2 fingers of off white head sticks around nicely.

Smell: Piney hops and booze!

Taste: More of the same, but also light balancing citrus. Super pine and resin on this one.

Feel: Booze isn't overbearing. Carbonation is great. Slight dry finish.

Overall: Absolutely bat sh*t crazy and a must try every summer. I've had some pretty bad TrIPA's that just can't find the line for too much booze that it destroys any flavor profile.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful, crystal clear deep amber with a slightly off white head.

Smells very, very astringent. Mainly alcohol and sweet with some faint pine hop resin. Not very appealing.

I am pretty surprised at how good it is tasting. Outstanding. Still has some heat to it, but very clean and smooth. A rock candy sweetness, crisp bitting hops, pine, light bready malts.

This is a nicely balanced and well made beer that I would have a much higher score for if it weren't for the aromas. It is definitely a triple IPA though. Drinks much like an American Barleywine. Similar to both Devil Dancer and Bigfoot, only better for me.

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Photo of MA_hops
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was my July 4th beer!!!!
A: Clear, dark amber, thin white lacing.
S: Floral, sweet malt, pine resin and a hint of citrus.
T: Sweet malt, resiny, bitter citrus like finish.
M: Hops prickly to the tongue, medium carbonation, sticky, bitter hop finish. After a few sips the alcohol can be felt. Be warned!
O: Very hoppy and a pretty strong, sweet malty backbone. Happy 4th go Stone!!

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

Bomber with a bottled on date of 6/13/15 poured into a tulip.

a: A gorgeous beer. Deep amber, clear body with a 2 finger bubbly beige head. The color of rising bread.

s: A slight, sweet dankness meets the nose, turning to molasses, faint breadiness, dry grass, resin, citrus rind and alcohol swirling about.

t: Very well balanced presentation. A bread and cracker malt flavor supports the onslaught of of hops. A bitter and resin rich hop presence is mingled with citrus juice and its rind.

mf: Full bodied and sticky as it warms. A tingle from the bitterness that is not overwhelming. A sweet sipping beer that can be followed down one's body like a nice bourbon. To me that is the best part of this beer.

o: The flaw in this beer is that it is released in the summer. It feels to me like a winter beer with the warmth it brings. The bitterness with the alcohol warmth makes me think of something I want after shoveling a Northeastern snow storm. I would never dare do it but RuinTen with a drop of Carpano Antica and a Luxardo Cherry...

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.