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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
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world-class

5,035 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,035
Reviews: 744
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 255
Gots: 653 | 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 mrebeka
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of inlimbo77
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz, enjoy by 8/23/12
Victory tulip

A: Pours out a traditional DIPA orange color. It's slightly hazy. One finger of off white head. Sticks around a while. Nice carbonation. Leaves some lacing as you sit and sip on it. In drinking for a while, that haze was chill haze. Nice clear dark orange color now.

S: Still have lots of tropical fruit aroma coupled with piney notes. I am get that mango and papaya. Maybe the age is showing with some malt coming through but it's faint.

T: Having this with spicy sushi isn't doing it justice. My palate is crushed, but there is still some intense bitterness on the tip of the tongue. I am getting those tropical hop varietals. Also some orange marmalade like character when it meets the malts that are there. This bitterness sticks through the whole sip, as mid palate is almost pulsing with it. The finish is bitter and dry with reminders of pine lingering. This does not taste like a 10+ ABV beer at all. Amazing.

M: It's a nice medium bodied DIPA. The bitterness really coats the tongue and sticks around punishing it.

O: A- leading to A of fresher and clean palate.

Photo of Rathakem
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jmich24
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Hair of the Dog in St. Louis. Great pour; big, 3 finger head, even with the bartender knowing how to pour. The best lacing and retention I've seen outside of a stout.

Smell was huge hops floral. Taste was surprisingly balanced with the extreme hop profile equaled by an impressive malt bill. Starts and finishes with a solid bitter hops flavor, but in between, the malt flavor profile provides a sweetness and balance I haven't seen in a DIPA. Drinks suspiciously easy for the 10.8% ABV, and is sticky and thick on the palate.

Overall, a great DIPA. I haven't had regular Ruination, but I need to try it to get a solid baseline.

Photo of peacebone116
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle, which I picked up on the first day it was available in the Bay Area, into tulip glass.

A: Hazy, peachy amber color. Decent head that slowly recedes leaving very fine lace at the edge of the glass.

N: Heavy on the hops with a malt character to prop it up. Dank citrus & pine followed by a heavy, syrupy sweet note.

T/M: Taste follows the nose with absolutely resinous citrus qualities that never fully give way to a malty sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium, approaching heavy, but not particularly as thick as what I would expect from a beer that breaches 10%ABV. The heat remains a bit masked from the powerful hop qualities. Despite being very hoppy this does not really hint at garlic & onion flavors, which is a big success in my book.

This is a great tribute to the original destroyer of pallets! Obviously, I like the flavors of this one better than the original, although this may just be due to the effects of a gloriously heavy handed dry-hopping. Very tasty, Stone! You do hops pretty well, and I think most of us hop heads would have to thank you for popularizing the Imperial IPA style!

Photo of PicoPapa
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Pours a super murky dark orange color with a half inch of white head. Minimal lacing. Aromas of citrus, piney, dank hops. Taste is dank, citrusy pine hops. Boozey and hoppy for sure. Really thick and heavy mouthfeel. Certainly tastes like a juiced up Ruination. Glad I got a chance to try it. Tasty hop bomb. Overall, worth seeking out. Great tribute to 10 years of one of the best Imperial IPAs.

Photo of Beejay
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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

A Bottle into some pint glasses, split with oglmcdgl.

Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IIPA is a nice looking golden color with some slight bronze tint to it. A nice frothy white foam that builds and leaves some gunk on the glass. Smell is pretty bright and heavenly laden with crisp citrus, orange, grapefuit, other citra brought scents. Some resinous pine with some bubblegum backing. The pale malt is there yet is not detracting. At six weeks in, this is a stellar version of an all ready hopped up DIPA. Bright citrus, orange, papaya, grapefruit. The bubblegum is sweet, the malt brings forth sugars balancing stuff out yet not killing the buzz. Bitter, yes, malt backing, yes, delicious, yes. The body is a step above medium ,resinous, piney and large. Carb is there pricking the tounge. I wish it did not take 6-7 weeks to get over here, but even with a bit of age this is one I would go back to, if I could find another bottle.

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Robeerto89
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of jenray
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Pours a light, mellow orange with a one finger white head. Nice lacing throughout. Big citrus aroma to start. Freshly cut grapefruit and lesser tropical notes. Some malt and booze as well. Really big flavor here. Really big. Juicy grapefruit, peach and mango to start before a Ruination takeover. Bitter is next. Big pine resin, thick and sticky. Pretty substantial sugary malt does a nice job balancing out the huge hop flavor, before more bitterness on the finish. Solid kick of booze in there is a lone negative IMO. This is my favorite Stone Brew, especially very fresh, where the citra hop shines. Huge DIPA

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of spark3148857
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden orange with two finger fluffy off white head. Aroma is of massive pine notes and raw hops. Some caramel malt and booze linger in then nose. I could smell this from the bottle immediately after breaking this one open. Hops dominate the palate from front to back. Piney hops are at the forefront. Incredible hop bitterness coats the mouth and lingers. I will be tasting hops for a week or so. Alcohol is almost undetectable. Is there balance here? No, not really. Is that what Stone was shooting for? No. This is just a hopheads delight and the raw bitterness that Stone managed to get in this bottle is insane. A must try for any IPA lover.

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3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 solid with a primarily grapefruit and pine hop scent that has a resin hint. A hint of alcohol and not a lot of malt presence.

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

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

O - This beer does live up to it's name. It's the most destructive IPA on my pleat that I've ever experienced. Good beer but does not live up to the hype for me.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured in to HF stemmed tulip glass.

A - Cloudy medium orange with a golden glow along the bottom. Half a finger of cream coloured head formed with good retention.

S - A big sweet caramel aroma hits the nose up front some some grapefruit, pine and earthy aromas coming through from the hops. A good bitterness is present but the malts take centre stage in the nose.

T - A massive bitterness up front that is almost puckering. A huge pine flavour along with some citrus come through from the hops. A very substantial malt backbone is present that adds a tone of sweetness and caramel flavours.

M - Medium body and very chewy. Full of resinous hop oils. light carbonation.

Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of BeerForHokie
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours dark orange copper with a large white head. Some tiny bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom and side of the glass. The head dissipates at a moderate pace, leaving some lacing on the glass. The big hop aromas hit the nose first. I pick up the citrus hop aromas, but the pine aromas are much more intense. There's a big caramel malt aroma as well. There is a gigantic hop flavor explosion in the mouth. The piney resin coats the tongue, bringing a large amount of hop bitterness. The citrus flavors come next as do the sweet malts. For the intensity of the hop flavors, this is extremely well-balanced. The alcohol does not come through in the flavor either. The body is full with moderate carbonation. For such a big style, this is dangerously easy to consume. This is an excellent beer that was well worth the hype.

Photo of pburland23
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into my new 25 oz. snifter. Pretty excited for this glass.

I'm looking forward to this beer. I thought I had missed out on but was glad to pick up a bottle at Whole Foods on Friday.

Appearance: Pours an opaque copper amber with two finger of fluffy light tan head. Nice head retention and really great lacing. Looks like it's going to hang around for the long run.

Smell: Huge oily hops aromas...citrus and pine. The smell is moderately boozy that chases a little warmth up your nose. A very intense, but inviting smelling beer.

Taste: Overpowering and slightly raw. Insane bitterness with huge piney notes. Big dose of boozy warmth on the tale end of the sip as well as some dryness. Certainly this beer lives up to the Ruination mantle. It's over the top for sure, but also very well constructed. The bitterness is unrelenting but not harsh.

Mouthfeel: Thick, resinous and oily. A big, big sticky DIPA. I'm lingering over this one. The booziness makes it a sipper as does the palate wrecking quality of the beer itself.

Overall: Well worth the hype. I'm glad I was able to get my hands on this beer.

Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,035 ratings.