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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

4,999 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,999
Reviews: 738
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 236
Gots: 629 | 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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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 nickfl
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours with one finger of off-white foam on top of a hazy, copper colored body. The head settles fairly quickly but leaves nice lace.

S - A really strong, green hop aroma of pine and sweaty hops with some bready malt in the background. Smells like a handful of hop pellets.

T - Sweet malt and huge loads of pungent, pine hops up front. More pine and sweaty hop in the middle with toffee and bread malt character. Finishes with overwhelming hop flavors of pine, orange, and pepper.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Wow. This is the hoppiest beer I have ever had. More than Pliny, more than hopslam, just ridiculously over the top. I could smell the hops as soon as the cap came off the bottle and it only got stronger from there. It smell more like hops than a handful of actual hops does. It also comes across as slightly more drinkable than regular Ruination since the extra malt and alcohol helps balance the saturation level of bitterness. Absolutely worth trying and while I know this won't ever become a year round offering I would certainly buy it again if they ever make another batch.

Photo of 99firehawkman
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Tpsauer
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of kindbill
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Skye1024
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of spamages
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of yankeefan287
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Straight out of the bottle and into a snifter glass, it poured a vibrant amber color. There wasn't much head to speak of, but it did leave some lacing around the glass, as it was consumed. The aromas from the start were of citrus fruits including orange and grapefruit, and there were also a lot of grassy and piney qualities typical of other West coast Imperial IPAs.

The taste followed up with many of the same characteristics of the nose, and had a very juicy mouthfeel to it. The fruity flavors came on strong, then the piney/grassy bitterness came though towards the end.

Overall, this is one of the best double IPAs I've had in a while and definitely worth the wait.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ryancl
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jivex5k
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My god this beer was amazing!
Ruination itself is already great but this one takes it to a new level.
I am very "hoppy" to have had it for IPA Day yesterday and to be able to share it with good friends who also enjoy hoppy brews!
It pours out a nice golden color and the smell of hops invades your nostrils. It's a piney/dankish hop smell, just like I likes it!!!

If the smell alone doesn't blow you away the taste sure as hell will. It's nice because it's more about the hop flavor and aroma than the bitterness. I found it to be less bitter than the normal Ruination, I actually prefer it like that.

Get one of these if you can, if your a hophead you will not regret it!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of albertjr21
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Into a snifter pours a brilliant and very clear orange rust color under a fair and well sustained head. Aroma is undeniably hoppy with a lush bouquet of floral and pine hops that braces the senses for a hop invasion. Sharp bitter concentration of pungently strong pine accented hops delivers the "Ruination" as promised... Finish leaves a semi salty, grassy pine tattoo on the palate that resonates long after. Nuclear level hop flavor is balanced out fairly well by a solid supporting malt backbone that lets the bitterness burst through.

Photo of Hessian257
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MadScientist
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.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
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.

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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.

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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.

Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 4,999 ratings.