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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,251 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3251
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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MadScientist

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A deep amber tinted with a glowing orange hue having excellent clarity and a persistent off-white head.

S: A big hops nose with citrus and pineapple dominating along with grapefruit, pine and some grassy notes. There is a clean malt aroma. No alcohol noticeable behind all the hops to warn about the ABV.

T: Bitter, yet smooth hop candy dominated by pineapple, orange and grapefruit. It has a high hop flavor with a moderately-high hop bitterness. There is enough malt sweetness keep the bitterness from being to assertive though the balance is well into the bitter side. The bitterness hangs on well past the dry finish without being harsh.

M: Medium-light with a moderate carbonation and smooth alcohol warming.

O: This is definitely in my top five list for Double IPA, just an outstanding beer for a hop head. The balance and smoothness of this beer while having so much hop flavor and a respectable strong bitterness is a real treat.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 03:05:17 | More by MadScientist
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a tulip glass from the tap at iTap-Soulard for St. Louis Craft Beer Week.

Pours a bright dark copper with some slight haze. There is a dense light creamy colored head that forms and has some sticky lacing.

Aroma is intense. Sweet and boozy with monstrous hop resin notes that are intense and delicious. Strong grapefruit and tangerine and even some sweet pineapple notes. Malts might be there with some caramel and slight grain notes.

Taste is impressive. Intense hoppy brew. Citrus notes with some grapefruit and strong orange notes, both sweet and citrusy. Sweetness is definitely prominent in the taste. But mixes well with some intense hop notes that destroy the palette. Yummy. The booze is prominent and I can definitely feel it a bit. Great resinous and sticky body with some nice dry finish.

Overall. Stone nailed it with this brew. Delicious and well crafted. Intense and devastating hops that really put your palette out for a rest but that is so delicious that you can’t help but want more.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2012 02:14:24 | More by JoEBoBpr
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.93/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is an excellent combination of fruit citrus, piney hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste is expertly balanced with strong flavors of floral hops bitterness and citrus and caramel sweetness harmoniously coming together. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and the high ABV is very well-hidden. The after-taste is hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Extremely tasty, goes down dangerously easily, not too filling, strong kick, excellent representation of style, this beer is every bit as wonderful as the original. It’s the type of beer that once you start drinking it you won’t want to drink anything else for the rest of the evening.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 01:58:53 | More by TheManiacalOne
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SykDoc

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It pours a golden orange color and forms a 1/2 inch eggshell colored head that slowly reduces leaving a nice lacing.

The aroma is solid with a primarily grapefruit and pine hop scent that has a sappy/resin hit. A hint of alcohol and not a lot of malt presence.

The taste is again that great hoppy blend of pineapple sweetness and pine rawness, combined wih just barely enough malts and bitterness at the end.

The mouthfeel is medium/full bodied with a reasonable level of carbonation. Velvety texture with a nice dry finish.

Overall, I think this is a great beer. It is a solidly hopped beer with great flavor and aroma combinations. Well worth it if you can get it.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 00:32:04 | More by SykDoc
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Holland

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: clear orange/gold color with a thick off-white head that stays for the whole glass.

S: amazingly strong hop aroma. People say it has fallen off at this point, and I get a lot of that onion character that I often smell from old hops, but there is also a big pine smell and some citrus. Aroma isn't fantastic altogether, but it's so strong.

T: big pine flavor with huge bitterness mixed with some caramel malt flavor that adds a bit of sweetness, but not too much.

M: fairly dry for such a big beer, but it still has some body to it. Well carbonated all the way through.

O: It's no doubt one of the better DIPAs I've had. $10 or so at Beer Heaven in Philly. I grabbed the last one today. If only it had hit Philly earlier than 2 months after it was released. Ridiculous. Extra points for being so awesomely hoppy.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 00:15:02 | More by Holland
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Today is the annual IPA Day and I wanted to do something special to celebrate. I was able to purchase a couple of bottles from my local bottle shop when they initially went on sale and since it is marked "Limited Edition - Enjoy Fresh", it occurred to me that today might be the day to break it out.

From the bottle: "In June 2002, we released Stone Ruination IPA. Bigger, hoppier, & much much [italicized] much more bitter than the popular beers of the day. In fact, back then it was on the outer fringe of craft brewing. So, in a bid to warn folks of the bitter impact of our "Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop", we named it Stone Ruination, for its extraordinarily bitter, "ruinous effect" on the palate. People thought we were nuts. Nobody would want such a bitter beer. You see, in June 2002, only a tiny handful of breweries either had bottled a double IPA as a limited release or had one on tap at their brewpub. Without realizing it, we'd made a bit of history, as our new beer proved to be the first full-time brewed & bottled double IPA on the planet. How times have changed. Today, double IPAs are brewed by literally hundreds of craft breweries all over the world. Incredible. Delicious. And incredibly delicious.

No, we didn;t create the double IPA style. That honor's been attributed to our old friend, Vinnie Cilurzo, who produced his Blind Pig 1st Anniversary IPA in 1996 in nearby Temecula, CA (the same year Stone opened). We then picked up the double IPA baton with our successively-ever-bigger-and-hoppier Stone 2nd through 5th Anniversary IPAs (1998-2001). Ultimately, in 2002, we blended those recipes to create Stone Ruination IPA, if for no other reason than we simply wanted that big, hoppy character available to us all year 'round. Turned out you did, too! Today Stone Ruination IPA is one of the best selling double IPAs in the world, thanks to you, so we brewed this special version to celebrate."

I set this aside for International IPA Day and here we are! It poured with a massive two fingers of deep-tan head with excellent retention, leaving sticky lace behind as it fell. Color was a deep amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was dense with citrus hops, caramel malt and alcohol heat. I almost needed a seat belt before beginning! Mouthfeel was full, kind of viscous and quite oily on the tongue with lots of citrusy hops on the tongue. Phew! I know that I was missing subtleties in it, but the heat was masking a lot of it for me. Finish was beyond dry, it was f**king arid! Man, I wanted a glass of water just to be able to catch my breath. Phew! This was quite the beer, but a steady diet would be too much, even for this self-avowed hophead.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 22:50:07 | More by woodychandler
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft offering served in a nonic. It was an awesome experience last month to see this get wheeled into the local bar and get put on tap within seconds of arrival. Awesome that the serving temp was ideal straight from the getgo with no need to warm up. The brew appears a clear copper color. A tan creamy cap sits atop supported by streaming carbonation.

The smell is herbal as all hell with pine and citrus. A light tropical quality runs throughout with a hint of sulfur. Underneath toasty grain and a fusel touch of alcohol mix things up and a cheesy grain note towards the back evolves as it warms up.

The taste is toasty grain with a huge hop presence. Flavors of herbs, pith, pine, resins are upfront. There is a very nice tropical friut flavor present before the onset of the alcohol. The hop flavoring is really noteworthy. It displays a wide array of flavor without crushing your palate with bitternes.

This is a heavier than medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A very nice tribute/anniversary brew that I would pick anytime over the normal ruination. After coming down of a week long ruination kick where i was drinking the normal brew just about every day, this anniversary is a real superior treat.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2012 15:32:11 | More by stakem
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cosmicevan

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

big thanks to scott for hosting a mini-tasting and pulling this treat out. this beer has eluded me as LI got royally screwed on this one and apparently not even 10 cases made it to LI and it flew from shelves the minute it arrived. I had no issues securing any of the uber limited founders or GI beers, but this stone offering is the one that got away...and definitely lived up to the hype.

a - pours a semi transparent orange with a generous few fingers of head.

s - smells aweseom. fruit bouquet. resiny. dankness.

t - taste is phenomenal. heavy handed hops, but beautifully balanced with sweetness. sticky and dank.

m - feel is great. wonderful sweetness dancing with bitterness.

o - overall, i am very impressed. this is a hell of a beer. shame it is so hard to get locally. really wish i could have more of this, but i'll take my pour and savor every sip.

edit - managed to land a few bottles in NYC!!!
bottle

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 01:44:14 | More by cosmicevan
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a hazy orange-amber with almost two fingers of thick and sticky looking off-white head that leaves some nice bands of lace.

Smell. Pine sap, grapefruits, peaches, slightly herby and grassy. Just a little bit of caramel, toasted malts and booze

Taste. Oh man! Massive thick piney hops and whole grapefruits, some oranges and tropical fruits, a little toasted malt and caramel coming through which is impressive considering the barrage of hops that it has to overcome.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body, low carbonation, just a little bit of booze warmth.

Overall. This is one big IPA that's very drinkable considering the boatload of hops and malt that must have gone into it. I'd hate to know the calories in this glass!!

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 23:29:00 | More by Rutager
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a very clean beautiful amber pour with 2 fingers of head that kept rising! beautiful lacing. smells of bitter hops, spicy hops, pine, honey, grapefruit.
taste is bitter sweet up front with hints of pine, honey, roasted grains, spicy notes, sweet malt notes in the backbone. a very earthy bitterness throughout.
medium body with a nice creamy feel on the lips and a subtle warmth from the alcohol.

this is a damn great beer. i barely remember what regular ruination is like, but i may have to pick a bottle up again to compare!

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 22:13:26 | More by facundoCNB
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bum732

Maryland

4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S: Big, bold mango, grapefruit and orange peel, unbelievably fragrant, slight maltiness, lots of passion fruit.

L: Hazy burnt orange, creamy white head that dissipates slightly. Good lacing.

T: Tropical fruit galore up front, lots of passion fruit, mango and pineapple. Underneath is just enough malt to stand up. Medium high bitterness leading to slight alcohol burn. Finishes with loads of resiny hops, slightly dry.

M: Medium full body, medium carbonation, some alcohol burn.

Like a souped up Sculpin, pretty fucking amazing.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 03:04:15 | More by bum732
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womencantsail

California

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed amber color with a white head. Huge citrus aroma, pine, and tropical fruit. A light floral note, mild malty sweetness, but mostly hops, which is impressive for such a high gravity beer. Really great grapefruit, peach, and tropical fruit. A moderate pine bitterness, and a bit of malt sweetness. Really a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 01:58:20 | More by womencantsail
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange pour, fairly hazy and cloudy, with a 1.5 finger orange tinted head. Very little retention and faint lace.

Nose is sweet, citrus, and esters. Hints of alcohol. Very inviting and appealing.

Taste is very bitter and strong grapefruit with a heavy dose of hop esters. Floral coming on strong as well. Even getting a bit of pine. All the hop flavors are there. Not much in the way of malt balance, but I'm good with that.

Feel is just right. Thick and oily to match the strong hop flavors.

If you want a hop bomb, this is a good choice.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 23:42:03 | More by beer2day
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My 1,000th review...

A - An active cascading pour that yields three finger's worth of lush fluffy khaki colored head comprised of uniform bubbles with a slightly rocky top... Excellent retention... The color is a pale amber with an ever so fain haziness... A moderate bit of sluggish to medium paced carbonation... Loads of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - A stellar hop forward bouquet... Tropical fruits... Citrus... Piney... A touch of earthiness... You can certainly tell that the malt bill was intensified to meet the power of the hops mostly in the form or caramel and biscuit... Each whiff leaves you wanting to raise the glass back to your nose almost immediately... Near perfection...

T - No surprise that the palate is dominated by hops, hops, and more hops... Some of the tropical fruit is missing in action, but the earthy, piney and light citrus notes are more than enough to make up for it... A sweet caramel base lies beneath the surface along with some biscuit and crust to take the edge off a bit...

M - Medium to full bodied... Dense... Thick... Syrupy... Viscous... Lush... Sleek... Sticky... Even a bit sludgy in a good way... Very light carbonation...

D - An undeniable hop bomb that is a tribute to the artisan nature of craft brewing... Overpowering in a very good way... I wish this weren't an anniversary brew, but rather something to be enjoyed time and time again... I was glad this marked my 1,000th review...

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 21:58:44 | More by philbe311
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nicely hopped up version of the regular Ruination, with some more alcohol to boot. Drink it fresh! Those lovely hops will fade quickly and you'll lose the fresh herbal notes and resinous qualities of the beer. Right now, you get a blast of citrus and stinky herbs in the nose and then more of the same in the taste with a long bitter finish that is redolent of pine. It's definitely a hop hit, but as big as it is, it's balanced and has a developing flavor profile that runs the range of double IPA flavors. Really well done.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 21:47:46 | More by Georgiabeer
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hop explosion is a description I'll reuse here as it works! Pours a beautiful deep golden color that is mostly clear - surprising at this strength... but it looks hearty! A moment after removing the cap the intense amount of hops used to brew this beer found my nose a couple feet away within seconds. Needless to say the aroma at closer inspection for fans of hops is nothing short of amazing - fruity, floral, piney. I love hoppy beers but often save them for later in the session. Not so here with this rarity to find on the east coast. I'm enjoying each and every sip. Initially fridge cold this beer tingled the back of my throat and as the beer warms a bit more alcohol is detectable. Awesome beer!!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 20:38:28 | More by Oakenator
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-dark golden amber color with an off-white head and decent lacing

S-pine, malt, caramel, citrus

T-nice blend of grapefruit, orange with caramel,malt,pine,and solid bitter hoppy finish, much heavier malt presence than typical IPA/DIPAs

F-medium to full body with moderate carbonation, slick heavy feel with some alcohol burn

O-an interesting variation on their flagship IPA with a distinctly different blend of flavors

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 19:20:19 | More by MDDMD
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden into a snifter.

A - Pours slightly hazed golden orange with a nice one finger tall white head leaving sticky streaks of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of fresh cut tropical fruits - mostly mango and grapefruit - pungent piney hops, fresh cut grass and an appropriate amount of caramel malt.

T - Starts off with a huge dose of piney hop resin and sweet caramel malt slowly giving way to hints of mango, grapefruit, pineapple, fresh grass and lightly toasted bread. Alcohol is ever present, growing stronger as it sits in the glass, but it never really gets in the way. Finish retains quite a bit of the hop bitterness, leaving the palate dried long after each sip.

M - This one is definitely a big hoppy beer with plenty of delicious flavors and moderate carbonation. Not as sticky sweet as I was expecting it to be, although it is definitely still very sweet, with a fairly dry finish that leaves me wanting more.

O - I was expecting this to be good but it ended up being really good. I also had a bottle of this one that wasn't as good as this was so I am glad I got to try it on-tap as well. Nice work Stone!

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2012 16:55:15 | More by orangesol
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 ounce bottle - $7.49 at Charlie's Beer and Wine in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a dark orange-gold body with nearly two inches of near white foam.

Smell: Pointedly aromatic with some harsh resins, cutting florals, pure citrus oils, and enough alcohol to shrivel the nostrils. I was hoping for beautiful, for vivaciousness. Instead, it's just harsh. Some soften hints of overcooked sugar cookies and toasted grain do little to round it out.

Taste: A mercurial dose of sugar cookies, toasty grains. Then, alcohol and throat-scalding resins. Sip of pure citrus juices. A tad caustic. The bitterness is very high, and it's this bitterness along with the alcohol to angrily shoves you towards the burning finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. A bit of beefiness to the mouthfeel. Just a bit.

Overall: I feel like a champ for getting halfway through this thing!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 16:24:37 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

660ml bottle 10,8% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in an over sized wine glass.
Best Before: 08/23/2012

Review number 250!

This was one beer I never thought I would get a chance to try, so I cannot thank Futura123 for sending this as part of a surprise box!

Appearance: Wow, what a beautiful pour! The body is a crystal clear, bright orange-amber with golden edges. A rough pour yields a large off-white head, that lasts pretty well for the Abv. and leaves beautiful patches of lace as it recedes.

Smell: Ah man, this smells fantastic! The initial nose is absolutely bursting with sweet citrus and grapefruit! Tropical fruit are also present, with notes of mango, pineapple and peach. The malt body is noted through sweet caramel and honey.

Taste: The flavour follows on perfectly from the nose and is simply fantastic. Notes include: Sweet orange, grapefruit, orange peel, peach, mango, pineapple, a light dank character, grapefruit pith, caramel, honey and a light floral character. The finish is quite bitter, but I would not guess that this is over 100IBU.

Mouthfeel: Perfect! I do not think that I could thin of any improvement here. The body is medium-full and very oily, with a medium-high level of ultra smooth carbonation. With a mouthfeel this good, I find myself constantly reaching for my glass to take another sip.

Overall: Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary is an absolutely outstanding IIPA! I guess it would have been a lot hoppier right after the release, but I really enjoyed the more balanced and incredibly drinkable nature of this bottle.
It is beers like this make me want to move to California!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 13:19:09 | More by Thehuntmaster
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into snifter

Appearance – Pours a hazy orange color with a two finger white head. The head fades relatively fast to leave a good level of lacing.

Smell – A delicious citrus aroma is the heaviest; a wonderful mix of tangerine, orange with a lighter note of grapefruit. Mixed with this are malty notes of a more bready nature mixed with a lighter caramel sweetness. Very pleasant.

Taste – The taste begins big in malt where a caramel sweet and bready taste meets the tongue. The hops soon enter the taste however and mellow out some of the sweetness. While initially the hop flavors are of a sweeter nature themselves, with a strong tangerine and sweet grapefruit flavor, as the taste advances it bitter up ever so slightly as flavors of a pine and some lemon nature come to the tongue. In the end the malt and the hop seem to meet a common ground and blend to produce a very hoppy, yet quite balanced taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and creamy with a moderate level of carbonation. The body suits the beer very nicely and allows all the hop flavors to soak into the tongue.

Overall – Delicious and dangerous. While at 10.8 % this thick and tasty brew conceals its alcohol quite well. Large sweet and hoppy flavors and a great creamy body make this one to try!!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 12:34:17 | More by Darkmagus82
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busterwhite

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy orange with a 1 finger head and a little lacing on the glass.

Smells of tangerines, pineapple, and pine. Big hop aroma.

Taste matches the nose, big hop flavor with tangerines and pineapple followed by some pine bitterness in the finish. Bit of alcohol also. Bitterness is there but the flavor of the hops is not overshadowed. Actually pretty well balanced.

Mouthfeel is medium and well carbonated.

Overall this is a great double IPA, wish I'd bought more.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 01:51:51 | More by busterwhite
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a very nice head that sticks beautifully and leaves plentiful shards behind

Smell: Tropical fruit (mango, apricot and grapefruit) with a floral edge

Taste: Very sweet and malty, up front, with a load of sugary flavors; by mid-palate, the edgy hops arrive, delivering a very bitter, citrusy character; quite sticky in the finish, though the hops are still dominant

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; somewhat sticky

Overall: I know some folks love this, but I find many of Stone's beers way too sticky to by enjoyable as I like a drier IPA profile; for the style (and accepting the stickiness for what it is) this is a very nice brew

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 21:19:48 | More by brentk56
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Pours a cloudy orange with a two finger cream colored head. Lacing is consistent and gorgeous. Retention is solid. Lots of firm, persistent bubbles. Lovely.

S. Orange zest, pine, mango, tangerine, caramel. I am getting a hop buzz from nose alone. A juicy, citric, menacing behemoth.

T. Lots of caramel malt and then a knockout punch of orange, pine resin, grassiness, earthiness, ragweed, and tropical juice. Wow.

M. Crisp, moderate to full bodied, and well balanced.

O. An outstanding DIPA. Excellent balance and flavor profile. Citra hops shine here and are balanced near perfectly by the malts and more herbal hops. This is a big, juicy DIPA that earns its ranks among the best. I am not sure how the regular Ruination stacks up because I have not had it in so long, but this certainly makes me want to try it again sooner rather than later. An excellent beer. Outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 20:06:33 | More by siege06nd
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 22oz bomber picked up at Greens in Greenvile, Sc

A - A rich copper, with some clarity. 2 fingers of head and the standard sticky lace all over the glass

S - Ok, the smell is the 1st clue of amazingness. Hops in your race, you might as well be swimming in them. Citrus and bitter hops dominate. Malty aromas? you don't stand a chance

T - an amazing concoction of bitter and citrusy hops. Wow, palated wrecked. Unbelievable! Definitely a top 5 DIPA.

M - Light bodied, medium carbonation

O - The bottle should say "drink no other beer after this one, as it will taste like )$)&%)$*&%... " Amazing amount of hops in your face. They need to bottle this one on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 04:29:04 | More by BeerDawgs
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 3,251 ratings.