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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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5,044 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,044
Reviews: 749
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 261
Gots: 664 | 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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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.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ruination is THE beer that turned me into a hophead. A fresh bottle of Ruination is the best and most accessible DIPA in America. I was glad to see this in the beer cooler. From a 22oz bottle into my Darkness snifter. Not bottled on or freshness date, but it was just released so it is fresh.

Pours a beautiful burnt orange, properly hazed. A righteous two finger cream head that displayed the best retention and lacing I have seen in a beer of almost 11% ABV.

I have just died and gone to hop heaven. Deep, dank, resinous hops all over and of all types. Tropical fruits dominate, with some peach and melon. Floral and piney hops support. Zero malt. Zero alcohol. This is a true hop bomb.

This is some hardcore shit. Hop resins shock the mouth, but some sweet malt actually comes forth, followed by perceptible, but clean alcohol. The nose notwithstanding, this is pretty well balanced. The hop profile follows the smell and is seriously complex, hitting the whole spectrum of flavors, but there is enough malt and booze to balance it out and help clean the palate.

This is on the heavier side of medium, but the ample carbonation helps lighten it up. Bitter and dry but not in an overbearing way, especially for what this is. Super cold it is a bit harsh, but as it warms it becomes markedly smoother.

Overall this is a hop lovers dream. If this is in the IPA/DIPA spectrum, it is for sure a Triple IPA; if it is an Imperial IPA, it is the Emperor. Many have tried to push the IPA past the 10% mark and have ended up with an overly resinous and cloying mess. While I have never had Exponential Hoppiness, this is the best extreme IPA I've ever had. It is a hop bomb, yet there is actually so much more to the beer. The malt and alcohol come together and really put a level of balance that I have yet to see. With a year on this, it could actually become something like a double hopped Bigfoot. Every true hop lover needs to try this brew. 5/5. Cheers!

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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