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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,503 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,503
Reviews: 718
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 207
Gots: 512 | 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:
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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Brew33

Ohio

3/5  rDev -30.4%

11-28-2012 19:43:52 | More by Brew33
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Irrationalist

California

3/5  rDev -30.4%

07-04-2013 04:39:00 | More by Irrationalist
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beefsquatch

New York

3/5  rDev -30.4%

05-12-2014 21:13:58 | More by beefsquatch
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JTbrue

California

3/5  rDev -30.4%

06-24-2014 06:49:42 | More by JTbrue
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pixieskid

Germany

3/5  rDev -30.4%

07-04-2013 07:17:05 | More by pixieskid
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TGS

California

3/5  rDev -30.4%

12-25-2013 15:37:29 | More by TGS
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jrjj211

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.4%

11-20-2013 23:52:46 | More by jrjj211
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neorunner

Virginia

3/5  rDev -30.4%

09-12-2013 16:47:50 | More by neorunner
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Jakep2021

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -30.4%

08-01-2013 13:12:53 | More by Jakep2021
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jrallen34

Illinois

3/5  rDev -30.4%

01-19-2013 21:16:46 | More by jrallen34
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jstewart1130

Ohio

3/5  rDev -30.4%

07-03-2012 01:47:06 | More by jstewart1130
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3/5  rDev -30.4%

12-01-2013 03:09:37 | More by NooseJustice
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marshmeli

New York

3/5  rDev -30.4%

08-13-2012 17:33:16 | More by marshmeli
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MgoJohnStamos

Michigan

3/5  rDev -30.4%

01-28-2014 03:17:15 | More by MgoJohnStamos
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Renobrew

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -30.4%

08-05-2014 02:34:17 | More by Renobrew
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.04/5  rDev -29.5%

Reviewed from notes. Bottle from Rick’s in Alexandria. Served in a Stone goblet. Pours a moderate golden color with a nice white head. The nose is an overload of citrus hops and a bit of pine. From there, it goes downhill. The flavor is indeed quite hoppy and fairly nice, but it’s also fairly boozy, which is an unpleasant sensation when combined with the extreme bitterness. Definite heat there. Not very drinkable.

01-09-2013 03:17:58 | More by Thorpe429
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -29.2%

Poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Golden amber with 3 fingers of fluffy head. Excellent clarity and head retention. Low carbonation.

Nose
Sugary caramel, pineapple, grapefruit, pine needles, lemon zest onion and nail polish remover.

Taste
Resinous pine, grapefruit zest and lemon zest. Killer floral and perfume like hops. Some thin caramel and bready malts. Efforts of tangerine and pineapple gets lost among the bitterness. A lot of grapefruit. A lot of pine. A lot of onion.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, oily, bitter, sticky and dry.

Overall
Hop water. Why should I have expected anything else? Sure, it's a palate wrecker. Congrats. Don't expect anything past astringent pine, grapefruit, perfume and onion.

I don't get it. If you're looking ONLY for hop bitterness, this is for you. If you want a classy DIPA with juicy citrus and/or tropical fruits, go elsewhere.

To all the morons giving this a perfect score, get off BA!

08-25-2012 21:07:48 | More by justintcoons
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champ103

Texas

3.05/5  rDev -29.2%

On tap at several place around Houston. Cottonwood and Hay Merchant most recently.

A: Pours a dark golden/orange color with a bit of haze. A two finger white head forms, and recedes after a few minutes. Sticky lace is left down the glass.
S: Burnt caramel malt, resiny pine, and a lingering grapefruit bitterness last forever. Not much else in the nose.
T: Like the nose, burnt caramel malt, and sugar which quickly fades to the intense resiny and bitter hops. Resiny tree sap, piny hops, and grapefruit bitterness. Plenty of solvent like alcohol.
M/D: A full body with moderate carbonation. Sticky, syrupy, and resinous. Hot, solvent alcohol, and an intense hoppy bitterness. Which means, it is something I am not particularly interested in.

I don't get the love for this one. Really one dimensional, and Enjoy By is worlds better. As well as many great locally made Texas DIPA's I will take in a heart beat over this. Let alone the classics like Pliny.

07-23-2013 02:35:46 | More by champ103
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -27.4%

Bottle. Slightly hazy gold pour with smallish white head. Aroma is hoppy, menthol, some stinky onion, not particularly enticing. Taste is oniony, wet, really bitter. Not much tropical fruits and pine, lots of bitterness and alcohol. Really not what I was expecting. A bitter disappointment to say the least.

12-07-2012 19:44:20 | More by Luk13
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DMatsu

Oregon

3.19/5  rDev -26%

Beautiful red hue and thin, lightly foamy head. Smells like the catbox. Scoopable clay litter. That's not a condemnation, it's just a fact. Stanky, sticky icky icky. Tastes like a hoppy punch in the eye, and that's a GOOD thing. Nice bitterness, and full bodied hop flavor. A robust beer that is a great way to finish an evening, because at 10.80 ABV, you won't be able to hang too long. Drink the swill, then treat your palate to the full frontal skank of Ruin Ten!

07-07-2013 03:58:42 | More by DMatsu
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beertunes

Washington

3.21/5  rDev -25.5%

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear coppery gold color with about 1/4 inch of off-white head that that had good retention and left OK lacing.

The aroma started off with a really sweet malt scent, followed up by some nice pine hops. But then, then a strong alcohol scent took over and dominated the entire olfactory aspect. The beer followed a pretty similar path across the tongue. Sweet malts at first, some piney hops, then big alcohol. The alcohol took over and gave a sharp burn at the back. After the heat passed, those nice hops lingered for a while at the rear of the palate.

The body was a bit more full than is generally seen in the style, and had a bit of bitter finish. Drinkability was hurt by the harsh alcohol taste (although, I did end up drinking 3 in a row, so there's that). Overall, a decent enough brew, one worth trying if you see it, but don't get anxious if you miss it.

07-11-2013 17:37:53 | More by beertunes
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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

03-10-2014 17:27:29 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
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fishmich

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

08-14-2013 01:41:25 | More by fishmich
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

08-03-2013 19:08:24 | More by mikeburd1128
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DyingBreed

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

06-27-2013 13:19:21 | More by DyingBreed
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 4,503 ratings.