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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

829 Reviews
THE BROS
87
very good

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Reviews: 829
Hads: 5,479
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.58%
Wants: 316
Gots: 899 | 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: 829 | Hads: 5,479
Photo of Dikfour
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
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. (465 characters)

Photo of WesMantooth
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
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. (624 characters)

Photo of MA_hops
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
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!! (385 characters)

Photo of PatrickCT
4.44/5  rDev +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... (1,044 characters)

Photo of Catracho5
3.46/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 bomber poured into a Belgian style tulip

A: Amber, lots of tiny bubbles streaming up the side, an off white creamy head, lots of thick lacing.

A: Smells very sweet, very malty, not picking up any hop aromas, no citrus, no pine, not picking up any alcohol. For being a hop monster it sure lacks a lot of hops.

T: Very sweet, malty, lots of citrus rind bitterness, but this has a very strong sweet malt presence, not really digging the flavor.

M: Very dry, has a creamy mouthfeel, rakes the tongue with bitterness.

O: I did not like this, very malty, very sweet, some citrus notes on the aroma and taste but the malts win this battle. I've noticed that some IIPA are very malty, not sure if I like this, I prefer more citrus/ piney notes than a big sweet malty presence. (778 characters)

Photo of MrMeerbill
3.46/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer would be awesome if it lived up to its promise of over hopped bliss unfortunately it's extreme hoppyness is balanced with extreme maltyness making it far to sweet to enjoy if u like a giant malt backbone this may be your idea of heaven (245 characters)

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

A true triple IPA. Delicious hop bite and counterbalanced malt base. This one was bottled on June 25, 2015. Alcohol is there but, hey, it's a triple... (151 characters)

Photo of thebrood1987
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very sweet, tropical, candy-like hops come through on the smell including a huge smell of grapefruit and pine. A nice sweet bite up front evolving into the grapefruit, tropical, "dank"" piney flavor and bitterness that we all love in IPA's. This one though is every taste you love about an Imperial (triple) IPA all wrapped into one beer. You get some burn from the alcohol but that's to be expected at pretty much 11 percent. The taste sticks around for quite some time and the bready sweet malts give it the best mouthfeel ever. The hops are so fruity and tropical its insane! Best (triple) IPA I've ever had. (612 characters)

Photo of Chcshammonde
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding ale from North County SD. makes me want to move back! I'll leave the detailed reviews to the advocates below but I'll just say this one is top notch. (163 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ya, it's good. Eat your heart out. I'm drinking stuff that I don't know how they got it here so fast. By plane?? It is super fresh. Thanks to James at Saveon for the great score.

It's pretty, slightly lacey but almost naked. It smells like a tasty dish ready to eat. I love it.

The taste is hoppy and malty, but balanceed. The crazy amounts of malt are well compensated for in the hops. So it's not too bitter.

Four sips and I have a burn and a hugely enhanced buzz. I'm not sharing this bomber with anyone, so I am pretty sure when it is done, I will be too. Grab this if you can. (584 characters)

Photo of madelfonatree
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Copper orange, see through body. White head with medium sized bubbles. Medium sized head with normal pour. Lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit. Malt. Pineapple. Pine. Lemon.

Taste - Grapefruit and light malt. Bitter pine on the finish. Well balance blend of hop and citrus.

Feel - No carbonation bomb all at once but throughout. Medium to heavy feel. Sticks to the tongue.

Overall - I enjoyed Enjoy By July 4, 2015 better than Ruinten. Ruination 2.0 was a step lower than this one. I love the dank, grapefruit taste. (522 characters)

Photo of stevoj
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow! Excellently crafted IPA, Pours a hazy amber with silky head, excellent lacing clings to the glass. Aroma smacks you in the face with hoppy spiciness. Taste bites the tongue, slightly puckering bitterness. Still smooth and drinkable. A work of art. (252 characters)

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

From a bomber, poured into a tulip glass.

L: This one pours an effervescent hazy amber with a gorgeous white head.

S: Hops! Resinous and piney with citrus tones. Alcohol and bready sweetness are also present.

T/F: This one is one complex palate wrecker. The hop profile is delicious and bitter, astringent, and wonderfully balanced out on the back end by the malts and alcoholic sweetness. It's surprising that something with 110 IBU can taste so balanced, but there area lot of flavors going on with this beer and the various hop textures are pretty wonderful. Moderately carbonated and aggressive on the mouthfeel.

O: Probably not quite as drinkable as the regular ruination... which is what happens when you crank the hops up this far, but Stone again shows that they set the bar for what an Imperial IPA is supposed to be. I've never been so glad to have my palate harshed by a beer, and cracking one of these is like reuniting with an old friend every time. (977 characters)

Photo of generallee
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown bomber bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 10.8%. It also had a nice description of the beer. Appearance: The body has a hazy look and an inviting amber color. This is topped with a good thick head. The head is light tan and slowly settles down as I drink. This leaves some lacing on the glass. Smell: It’s aroma is exactly what you want from a Stone IPA. It leads of bright tropical fruit and citrusy hops. It also brings solid sweet maltiness to the nose as well. Taste/Palate: The base is a solid sweet bready maltiness with juicy tropical fruit, mango and grapefruit jumping right out. The finish has a good bitterness slowly fading of the tongue. The palate feels full and the carbonation is active but smooth overall. (784 characters)

Photo of MpVpRb
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

At this moment, I believe this is the best double IPA ever brewed

Other brews may be more extremely hoppy, but this beer has the magic balance

It's a work of fine art, everything is perfectly balanced, in a tasteful, artistic way

I hope Ruination 2.0 is a further evolution of this excellent beer (299 characters)

Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice hazy dark orange, an extremely hoppy beer and one of my all-time favorites. Whereas many of the new Stone IPA offerings have been more crisp and citrusy, Ruinten is hoppy and aggressive, make this year round Stone! (227 characters)

Photo of crbooher
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

If I had them both before me, I would rate the second and first batches against each other. As it is, I am doing this from memory. The first batch was phenomenal, but the later batches were so-so. My rating reflects both at the same time. (241 characters)

Photo of mdcrouser
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy dark golden brown - a unique combination of colors here.

Hop bomb on the nose, with lots of fresh citrus.

Pineapple, blood orange, pressing with bitterness - a bomb in the finest sense.

Bracing, but heavy - low carbonation, but still awakens the tongue.

Rolls around in the mouth and then once down the hatch, it's fully breathable, the tongue wide and letting the air sit there. (394 characters)

Photo of stonefan55
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

absolutely hands down my favorite beer. perfect color, aroma filled with delightful dankness with a nice bite on the front end followed up with a fruit/ pine bitterness you would expect from a double. from me its a 5 all the way (228 characters)

Photo of dalahodson
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Had on tap, poured into a tulip glass. Has a nice amber color with a cream colored head. You can smell the huge amount of hops in this brew. The mouth feel is sharp and bitter. There is the hint of malt in the background, just enough to bring out all of those hops. The taste is California, citrus and tropical fruits, there is a hint of spice and pine. A very good sipping beer not over powering at 10.5 percent. Cheers (421 characters)

Photo of Duhast500
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured a 1pint 6oz. bomber into a Tree House Brewing tulip glass
The color is hazy yellowish/orange with a finger of foamy white head that pulled back leaving some slight lacing.

The smell if this beer is fruity with citrus aroma. Some tangerine comes out with a slight grapefruit aroma. In the back there is clay aroma that is just lurking around the fruits in the nose.

The taste is has some sticky citrus flavor that is a little jarring. The bitterness comes out and hits but is a little muted. Like getting hit with a foam bat, the bitterness seems muffled but is still prominent. There is an earthy flavor that is toward the back and comes forward at the end.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied with a smooth finish that does have some heaviness at both ends. (771 characters)

Photo of FFreak
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 5-month old bomber into a willy glass. A slightly hazy copper-rose with orange hints - a very pretty beer. Small slightly off-white head that dissipates and leaves minimal lace. The aroma is floral, dank and resinous. Taste follows smell with thick resin combined with floral spice and caramel malt. A delicious beer that maintains its fresh hoppiness as it warms and aerates. Mouthfeel is perfect for a double IPA. Overall, this is a wonderful beer from Stone. (477 characters)

Photo of Sam-VW
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

A - Golden coloured with medium white head. Dissipates quickly leaving rings of lacing and a thinner head with good retention

S - pineapple, citrus, tropical fruits

T - Pineapple, some bubblegum flavours, tropical fruits, citrus, ending in a grapefruit crescendo

M - Medium to high carbonation. Finishes medium sweet (320 characters)

Photo of mpedara429
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

A: Very hazy amber color with a thin layer of khaki head.

S: Big malty and fruity smell of pineapple and orange.

T: It gets much more diversified here with the presence of the nose with leafy, earthy hops, followed by a grapefruit finish.

M: Heavy body with medium carb. Body is very sticky.

O: I couldn't believe the taste of this one, It was like drinking three beers in one. I loved the way it changed from start to finish on each sip as well as each glass. They also do a great job of covering of the big ABV. (519 characters)

Photo of elNopalero
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

No date but I hope it's a fresh bottle. Picked up at the start of September, enjoyed at the start of October, 2014.
This pours a caramel-tan color with thin foam that lingers.
There's a great piney orange aroma on this, laced with a hint of tangerine and some candied orange sweetness. It comes off incredibly bitter, with layers of citrus and some resiny flavor. This is a good one. (383 characters)

Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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