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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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Ratings: 5,044 | Reviews: 749
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MSEGUIN
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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

22 oz bottle from Pints OPlenty.

Appearance: Slight haze to this golden-orange pour. Bone white head with very nice retention and lacing, especially considering the abv.

Smell: Big sweet and hoppy. Distinctive citra aromas with lots of tropical fruit (and a hint of cat pee). Citrus and weedlike hops aromas second to the tropical fruit. There's a sweet pale malty aroma that tells me this is a big one, but I don't smell booze. Quite good.

Taste: A great combinaton of fruity hops flavor and unapologetic bitter bite. Nice "balance" from the malty sweetness. A delicious beer.

Mouthfeel: Feels like a big beer. Some might wish it dried out a bit more, but I like a little stickiness in a DIPA. Feels creamy and soft, ends with a medium-heavy malt stickiness and some hops resin.

Overall: Very well executed DIPA. I'd buy this as a seasonal for sure.

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

Hazy dark orange body; sizeable white head that settles slowly; strong creamy lacing. Nice overall appearance. Hops come out and smack you in the face in the aroma; grapefruit rinds, pine and resinous notes are plentiful and aggressive. Quite dank!

The flavor packs all of that; grapefruit and other citrus fruits; pine, and resin, as well as a noticeable onion/garlic note and a tongue-lashing bitterness that lingers for a long time in the aftertaste. Very little in the way of a malt presence; a faint caramel sweetness dries up in the finish and is totally overwhelmed by the assertive hop bitterness. Booze is fairly well masked but you feel it after you finish the bottle.

Medium bodied, medium carbonation, smooth and a little sticky. An tasty but over-the-top hop bomb to be sure. Not for the faint of heart. Big time flavor, lacks any subtlety. Aggressive and in your face.

Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up a few days ago at City Swaggers in NYC. 22 oz. bottle poured into my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a deep, hazy orange-amber color with one and a half fingers of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for about two minutes and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, pine hops, some tropical fruits, fruity malts, and
grapefruits. Lots of hops; a very nice nose.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, citrus hops, oranges, grapefruit, pine hops, and lemon. Moderate to high bitterness. Not quite as hoppy as the nose, but still quite nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and moderate to high bitterness in the taste.

o - Overall a very good DIPA. I find the normal Ruination a good DIPA, though not my favorite, and I find this one very similar, except a little more orange/citrus and hops in the nose, and more bitterness in the mouthfeel and taste. A good beer; if you like the normal Ruination you'll probably love this one, if you don't then I would pass on it as it is very similar.

Photo of dominic4beer
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of danipp
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of ESPNman
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a light, hazy orange. Pretty much the same hue as regular 'ole Ruination... but a little more translucent. Virtually zero head to speak of, some lacing with whatever small amount of head there was to begin with.

S - Hops, hops, sticky dank hops. Grapefruit, orange, pine, and a little bit of straw. The heavy malt character present in the taste is conspicuously absent from the nose.

T - Unsurprisingly, like the nose, this is a full-on hop assault to start out. Seriously bitter hops are definitely overwhelming... and then a curious thing happens. Strong, sweet malt comes through. Sweet caramel and bready grains balance it all out into a nice clean (extremely dry) finish.

M - Not as much carbonation as I'd hope for, but I suppose that's not out of the ordinary for the style. Just personal preference on this one, I suppose. Thick, syrupy, and mouth-coating with an extraordinarily dry finish.

O - Delicious. I really hope Stone decides to produce this one again at some point. Hop-forward, surprisingly balanced, and is easy-drinking(ish) for the massive ABV it sports.

Served in a Stone IRS Snifter.

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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%

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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%

Photo of 6demonbag
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of BlueFeetAndBeer
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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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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