Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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Reviews: 792
Hads: 5,321
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 303
Gots: 821 | 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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Photo of iTunesUpdates
5/5  rDev +16%

To put it simple this beer is a 5/5 till it warms up. The high ABV is more dominant once the beer warms so it is best enjoyed cold. Once it warms up it becomes a 4.75/5. This is still an amazing beer to try. This company continues to produce quality beverages. (260 characters)

Photo of BillBabbitt
5/5  rDev +16%

I love this beer! There are only a handful of great IPA ' that I have had the pleasure of drinking, and this is one of them. Rich color and gorgeous head. A powerful aroma and a great finish. Even with the big APV, it doesn't have an overwhelming alcohol feel (266 characters)

Photo of whiterabbit
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

I normally would break this beer down, but this time, it broke me. It has it all. Color, aroma, mouthfell, flavor, complexity...I have enjoyed a lot of beers, this was one to savor, it has it all. A hop bomb with the perfect malt balance. Every sip was outstanding, and more enjoyable than the last. One the most enjoyable beers I have had, and I want another. I enjoy Stone offerings, cannot tell you how much I appreciated this one. Definitely top 5, maybe top 3. Get it, you will love it, if not send it to me....... (519 characters)

Photo of HopHead_
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Just bought a case of this and i couldn't be happier. orange/gold color. a sweet, floral citrus smell as soon as i opened the bottle. Tastes very hoppy with a good malt back bone. good bitter finish. overall a great beer. (221 characters)

Photo of LaneMeyer
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a container of melted sand. About 1 month old.

A - Golden honey, not much head. Pretty clear, I like to see some haze in my beers.

S - Big floral and citrus notes. Honey vanilla, lavender, sugarplum, caramel.

T - Bitter toasted sugar, lemon, alfalfa, hints of candy like butterscotch & caramel, flower nectar, unicorn blanket, vanilla, oats, ethanol.

M - Could use a touch more carbonation.

O - A very good DIPA. I think I like the regular Ruination better. (489 characters)

Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Went over to a friends house one night.There where four of us and we went to costco and much to my pleasant surprise was a four pack of stone brews.The regular ipa,ruination,arrogant bastard and the ruin 10.They let me have the Ruin 10 because it was the only one i had not tried.What a great brew.I have to say I like Ruination alittle better but this is no slouch.With a ABV of 10.80 in a 22oz Bomber it got the job done.Very nice Hoppy flavor with a nice smell.If you are lucky enough to find those four packs grab 2 before they run out.You just can`t go wrong with Stone and this is no exception.Keep on Rockin the better beers.Motley Drunk out. (649 characters)

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

22oz bottle. 2014 release.

Orange gold in color, significantly hazed, with slow head formation. Looks unsurprisingly syrupy. Super citrusy and sweet aroma, like candied orange peel. Flavor matches it, with a lot of citrus up front, developing into a little bit of an unmalted grain bitterness as it moves towards the back of the tongue. Orange rolls, grapefruit pith. Ethanol burn (some).

I remember the first time I tried (the original) Ruination, I thought it was an unbalanced mess of hops and not at all enjoyable. (though based on the BA reviews there are a lot of people who think otherwise) The flavors here are very clear and concise. The result is a pretty impressive brew, though to call it more balanced might be a joke. (733 characters)

Photo of tmm313
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Hazy amber color when cold; crystal clear when warm. Awesome lacing.

S- Hops. I wasn't expecting that... ~wink. Grapefruit, orange, dank, pine, floral, and cracker-like breadiness.

T- Quick burst of sweet citrus and malts up front that is almost immediately assaulted by bitterness. Grapefruit, pine, resin, citrus rind, and other bitter hop characteristics take the lead, but tropical flavors like mango and pineapple float underneath. There's almost a tartness in there as well. Finish is dry with a spicy aftertaste.

M- Thick, smooth, and resinous. Oily on the tongue and drying. Spiciness lingers.

O- First of all, Ruination is one of my favorite beers on Earth. I know Ruin Ten came out exactly as the people at Stone intended. I know they're more man than me and that I am not worthy. I loved the look, smell, and feel, but the overall flavor was just too bitter for me. Each flavor was huge and the quality was evident, but the balance was tilted far too heavily in favor of the bitterness for my poor palate. And again, I'm sure that was the point. (1,067 characters)

Photo of TaylorIPA19
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky copper with solid carbonation rising from the depths. Smells fantastic! Sweet pine all the way. Taste was strong pine / floral with heavily crisp after taste. Coats your whole mouth and leaves a dry oasis after each sip. Alcohol is moderately present in this DIPA. Reminiscent of Anderson Valley Heelch O' Hops. A big favorite for a lot of beer drinkers out there but a little much for me. Worth the price of admission but won't get my hand stamped on the way out... (488 characters)

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE - Opaque amber with a 1-finger light brown head that dissipates after awhile. Good lacing

SMELL/AROMA/SCENT - Piney, sweet, fruity.

TASTE - A well-rounded beer, very tasty. Hoppy, with a nice aftertaste. ABV well-hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Not extremely thick. A bit of carbonation.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - A very drinkable beer, smooth, with a great aftertaste. If only they sold 12-ounce bottles! (420 characters)

Photo of 57md
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear bright copper with about two big fingers of head that linger for quite some time and leave nice lacing behind. The nose is both floral and hoppy. The malt profile is bolder than most DIPAs. The hoppiness is simply intense. The only downside is that the alcohol burn pokes out a tad too much on the finish. There is also an odd sweet fruity taste on the finish. (374 characters)

Photo of brock146
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Amber in color with a white head that laces the glass that I poured it into.

Smell - Sweet pine, tropical fruits notes, sugary carmel

Taste - Smooth balance of malt and hop profile. Earthy pine flavor of the hops mingles with the toasty caramel flavor of the malt.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Sticky. Somewhat thick but not too viscous.

Overall - Can I have another please? :-) Very, very, tasty beverage. (427 characters)

Photo of BigRedDog
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, hazy golden honey color. Slight amber hues as well. Small head but excellent lacing.

Smells explodes with citrus hops. Huge floral notes as well.

Taste is not as hop forward as I expected. Begins with a mellowed sweetness, that quickly gives way to hops. Still a good citrusy hops flavor at first, but dominated by more resiny hops. Then hops, hops and more hops come forward and linger through the finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth, but slightly creamy.

This beer is a palate wrecker. Hugely hopped and very enjoyable if you want the hoppiest thing possible. (571 characters)

Photo of mabermud
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Rich amber. Thin white, fine, dense head. Lots of bubbles. Sticky froth that evenly coats the side of the glass while twirling.

Smell - Sweet grapefruit, pine, hops, and honey.

Taste - Sweet grapefruit, pine, and hops up front. Bitter + hoppy middle and end. Very smooth and balanced for the amount of energy it has in the taste.

Mouthfeel - Nice dense carbonation in the mouth. Medium body.

Overall - Everything comes together nicely. World-Class

I have been drinking this beer for numerous years, and this is the first time I have taken the time to sit down and really appreciate the beer. For me, there isn't anything to dislike about this beer. I'm in love again... (688 characters)

Photo of obywan59
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a coppery orange with a 2 1/2 finger whitish head that recedes to a film, leaving decent lacing .

HUGE hop presence in the aroma. Smell of floral, grassy hops and almost over ripe citrus, with doughy/yeasty bread,. Herbals represented by pepper and an aroma approaching that of chives. A background of tropical fruits.

The flavor does not disappoint either. Big honey drenched roast malt upfront followed by a kaleidoscope of hop flavors. Ripe sweet citrus, bitter grapefruit rind, and fruity sweet to the point of being almost candy-like. Peppery to the end.

Medium full in body. Deliciously sticky with just the right amount of prickle of carbonation and burn of alcohol.

Superb! A beer for all seasons. Warming and full for the winter. Fruity and floral for the summer. (782 characters)

Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 version bottled 6/19/2014 poured into a Duvel Tulip style glass. Liquid comes out golden amber and with excellent clarity (like many IPAs from Stone). Nice eggshell colored head with mostly small bubbles, nice frothy lacing to it, almost looks like a road map on the upper portion of the glass and there's a ring around the edges on the top and a little island in the middle. Liquid glows when you hold the glass up to the light; a nice overall looking DIPA.

Smells awesome. Initially there's a good helping of generously honey glazed roasted than toasted pale/caramel grains. Multiple different styles of hops detected in the nose, but some of the more mild ones in the nose, you can tell it's not going to be a complete palate wrecker. Starts a little grassy and floral, but plenty of tropical fruits and hints of woody and sappy pine in there. Hints of pepper slightly tickle your ode at the end.

Tastes phenomenal, big flavor all around. Lots of honey roasted sweet toasted grains, almost slightly buiscuty. After that there's an extremely generous amount of hop flavor. Lots of grapefruit, pineapple, mango and some other tropical and citrus flavors. Hints of sticky prickly and sappy pine then there's a slightly spicy hop almost peppery flavor at the end.

Mouthfeel is really good. Big, bold, flavorful, with a full body and a nice long lingering finish. Layers of flavor adding lots of complexity. Well carbonated providing a slightly lighter body to a getting close to heavy beer. Heavily effects both sweet and bitter taste buds. Starts off bold with a sticky sweet start, not completely but fairly smooth with a oily bitter finish. Slight warming effect from the alcohol. Overall and absolutely delicious well rounded full beer. Another home run from Stone. I'm glad it was brewed again, I missed out last year. If this is coming out every summer (which is what I hear), then I will try to seek it out. (1,923 characters)

Photo of bman13
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a Damn good beer I must say. Much enjoyment comes from drinking any stone beer to me, this one as well as double bastard, is the ice cream on the cake however.

A - deep amber color, somewhat cloudy. Small head that is foamy with some lacing.

S - it smells like runiation with some more piney smelling hops. The smell I'm getting is sweet malts, and piney hoppy goodness. Smell promising.

T - DAMN is all I can say. But seriously, this is delicious. Again, this also tastes like ruination with a more pronounced hop flavor as well as the addition of pine. Very resinous and sticks with you after just one sip. Sweet malts, but not too sweet, being balanced out by the bitter hoppy goodness.

M - Medium to high level of stickiness and is chewy thick but not like a good stout thick, just right for an DIPA.

O - Loving this beer. I may be biased as I enjoy every stone beer there is, but I tried to give it an unbiased review. If you're a piney hop lover and love a perfectly BALANCED DIPA, definitely get one of these. Right now is the time to get one and if you want to get some, I'd recommend stocking up with as many as you can grab since this isn't year round.

Thanks again stone for your WONDERFUL take on yet, ANOTHER practically perfect beer. (1,266 characters)

Photo of SamT
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Light amber with a thick creamy head that is slightly off-white

S- Could literally smell this beer from a foot away! Powerful malt backbone in the aroma with nice resinous hoppy smells.

T- The malty goodness is apparent to me first while the spicy hop flavor comes on the back side. Slight alcohol burn on the finish.

M- Big bodied beer! First sip is enough to coat the mouth, carbonation on this beer is also subdued.

O- Wow this beer definitely impresses, huge malt profile but the hops still manage to shine on the back end. Definitely a hearty sipper of a beer. Honestly left me somewhat speechless on the review as I spent more time just sitting back and enjoying each sip for everything that it is rather than put a lot of thought into breaking it down.. (767 characters)

Photo of Goosehunter75
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright golden hue with a monstrous 4 finger fluffy white head with amazing retention. One of the best looking beers I have seen

S - Wonderful aroma. A ton of hops. Lots of grass, lemon, grapefruit followed and balanced nicely by sweet malts and caramel

T - Very grassy followed by a bitter pine sap. Very nicely balanced with caramel malts. Not nearly as much citrus as the aroma would have indicated but undertones of lemon and grapefruit are still present.

M - A pretty heavy beer. Really dry in the mouth especially on the finish. Has a nice burn to it as well. This one is a sipper no doubt

O - Another solid IPA by stone. Definitely a hop bomb. If you don't like hops avoid! I loved it and look forward to my next one! (740 characters)

Photo of nodder
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear red/orange in color with a 2 finger white head. Fades quickly leaving some decent lacing.

S- Big, dank tropical fruits (mango, grapefruit, pineapple). Sweet malts and pine also present.

T- Much like the smell. Very resinous and dank. Quite sweet and bitter to go with the huge hops. Alcohol there but well hidden. A great beer here.

M- Medium body and surprisingly smooth. Just enough bitterness to leave you wanting another sip. Low to average carbonation.

O- A palette wrecker, for sure, but so good. If you haven't tried it, do so. (547 characters)

Photo of HardTarget
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear pale gold glass holds a halo of white foam, no lacing. Tiny champagne bubbles slowly rise.

Smell: Mild grapefruit rind, floral whiffs of citric hops with a little sugar base.

Taste: Full hop green flavor but held in check with a cracker dry base malt. I've always felt Ruination was less hoppy than Stone IPA, this follows suit. Still, a hoppy beer by any standard, just not a bitter one sided monster. The light floral elements come out a bit, and the lighter flavor profile makes every sip enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium body, low carbonation, oily texture.

Overall: A wonderful beer. Showcases my favorite hop flavors (citric) with enough support to soak up the bitterness and let the fruity notes shine. I'll be looking for more; great stuff. (772 characters)

Photo of matt22871
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Light copper, fair amount of head with an aggressive pour, good amount of lacing.

Smell - Strong tropical fruit smell, also smells spicy, citrusy, and a strong kind of boozy smell.

Taste - Strong tropical fruit taste, also spicy and a bit citrusy, matches the smell quite well. Syrupy malt taste, but its light for the abv, and really balances well with the awesome hop tastes I'm getting. Nice lingering bitter aftertaste, crisp but not overpowering at all for the beer style.

Mouthfeel - Light to moderate carbonation, slight hint of alcohol but not what a beer this strong should taste/feel like, but there is a fair amount of heat in it. Lingering taste, kind of resinous. The taste really lingers with you and with this beer that's a very good thing.

Overall - This is a great beer, definitely one of my favorites, out of my favorite beer style (double ipa) I really would recommend this beer to anyone who likes strong ipas, its expensive (8.99 for a bomber) and really that detracts more from the high overall I gave it. But at the end of the day you pay for what you get and what you're getting is a top notch beer... seriously, go buy it and try it now! I promise you that you'll have no regrets. (1,222 characters)

Photo of spacebear09
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance- Everything you could want in a traditional double IPA. Nice coloration somewhere between copper and tan.

Smell- Tropical scent with some citrus and grassiness.

Taste- Ridiculous candied grapefruit and pineapple flavors with a lingering bitterness that is oh so right. Solid malt backbone that is of medium weight. Like most Stone brews, this is well balanced but simultaneously an excessive beer. Taste lingers for hours, not minutes.

Mouthfeel- Well carbonated, oily. So massively resinous, you will not be able to taste anything after drinking a glass of this stuff. Absolutely coats the mouth. (611 characters)

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

Poured this 22 oz. bottle into a SA glass. The body was a pretty copper color - bright and clear. The light tan head was very tall and left lacing.

The smell was earthy, spicy and citrus. Some sweet breadiness too.

The taste was resinous and brutal. Marmalade and bready. Mango and pineapple notes. There was a long, lingering - slap your momma - bitterness. Intense and delicious.

The body was full and dense.Subtle carbonation. A big beer in every way. (459 characters)

Photo of BTodd
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber poured (partially) into a pint glass.

A-pours a beautiful clear, orange color with a finger or more of head which dissipates slowly to a thin layer of fine bubbles.

S-great aroma of tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, etc.) Some pine as well.

T-spicy, tropical flavors with some nice malty, carmel flavors to round it out.

M-Nice level of carbonation and hop bitterness to cut the sweet. This drinks pretty well for such a large beer. Full-bodied for sure but in no way syrupy like some of the other 10% beers get. Very enjoyable.

O-Fantastic offering from stone. I love beers with this hop profile and that are this size without feeling like a port wine in weight. (684 characters)

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