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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

4,621 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,621
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 209
Gots: 543 | FT: 6
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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Photo of Czar_chasm
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Czar_chasm, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of kornkid8600
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

kornkid8600, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Drinkerofales
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours clear light copper, with a huge off-white head with plenty of nice lacing.

Smells of grapefruit, pine, boozy astringency, and a tropical vacation.

Taste is HOPS, and more hops, tropical, bitter, citrusy, and heavenly.

This is a one and done beer, thick viscous, sticky, lingering.

Wow, what a great beer, huge abv makes for sharing, which I did, and the wife loved it as well, so we shared another! This should be available year round, but then I would be poor, and drunk a lot.

DOA

Drinkerofales, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of SilentGlory
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

SilentGlory, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of pohldogg356
3/5  rDev -30.4%

pohldogg356, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%

Appearance: Big, fluffy, off-white head. Creamy. Head drops to small fluffy cap after a minute or so. Color is a light copper/burnt orange. Super clear. Moderate carbonation pulls from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Smell that Centennial. Mild earthiness coupled with a solid floral element and a backing spiciness. Citra sneaks through the back delivering it's tropical goodness. Mango flesh. Citrus, as in ripe orange flesh. Malts are sweet and offer a nice compliment to the hop assault. Not aggressive as I was anticipating. Some caramel sweetness. Cooked sugar in the back. Touch of hop resin and oily pine. Some bready elements. Green onions, but just barely.

Taste: Bitter in that typical ruination way. Pith and oily citrus rind. Pine resin and hop resin. A touch dank. Mango, pineapple, flowers, and a mild damp earth. It's all there and it never lets up. Malts pull a little sweetness in some half-baked attempt at balance...obviously not the goal here. Mild spiciness in the back. As it warms some of the aggression drops, but this is an unabashed ode to the hop. Alcohol warms the back of the sip. Incredibly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Of course. Slightly creamy and oh so drinkable. Alcohol dries the back a little.

Overall: Stone delivered on their promise. Double a double and you get this. Aggressive and on point. Also, I love Citra. Thanks for doing that.

Goblinmunkey7, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of WanderingFool
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%

Stone's 10th Anniversary Ruination IPA pours a beautiful, hazy amber with a moderate, frothy head on top. The foam dissolves slowly to a thick sheet on the beer coating the glass with netted patterns of lace as it descends. Inside, small bubbles float lazily to the top. I'm giving this one of my rare 5's for appearance!

The aroma is loaded with hops. Orange and grapefruit citrus dominate, but some pine is also present. The smell seems to fade quickly after the beer is poured, however it's still present down to the last drop.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is chewy and creamy with moderate fizzy carbonation. The flavor is bitter with lots of orange and grapefruit citrus, plus some lemon rind mixed in. In the middle sweet malt and tropical fruit (mango) feebly try to balance out this hop monster. It finishes peppery and dry with lingering citrus and pine notes when gone.

This beer is a hop lovers dream. It's loaded with hop bitterness and citrus, but I thought the mouthfeel could have been a bit more chewy. Definitely a sipper you want to share with a friend.

WanderingFool, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of cvm4
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%

Poured into a goblet style glass

A - Pours a light amber, creamy off white head one finger.

S - A lot, I mean a lot of citrus hops on the nose. Grapefruit and pineapple is what I'm getting. A lot of malt in the background.

T - Grapefruit & orange peel leading into sweet pineapple. A bit of pine resin. Finishes with a bitter ending. Nice malt balance as well.

M - Medium bodied, oily finish, great carbonation.

O - I'm pleasantly surprised! Loving this beer! It's so well balanced that I can see a lot of palettes gravitating towards it.

cvm4, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of match1112
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%

opened this bad boy last night out on the patio and i could smell the hops from six feet away. poured into a pint glass, this beer had a clear copper body with two fingers worth of creamy off white head. as i said the smell is big, couldnt wait to dump this down my gullet. aromas of orange and lemon mix with grapefruit and grass. while the taste was a little lesser than the aroma, it was still damn good. huge citrus hop flavors overpower whatever else is in there. a full body with excellent carbonation and a very oily feel to it lead to a short dry finish that left me wanting more. overall i would say very well done stone.

match1112, Jul 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

silentjay, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of HalfFull
3.63/5  rDev -15.8%

Fresh bomber poured into a globe glass, the 10th Anny pours a clear copper with half an inch of just off white foam. Offers good retention and some sheets of lace.

Aroma is intoxicating in itself with loads of resinous pine and some citric qualities to round it all out. Alcohol is fairly well hidden on the aroma. Some graiiny malt and some light caramel play a secondary role. Citra noted on Stone's website round things out but are largely crowded out by the piney Centennial.

Flavor is creamy with a malty presence up front. A firm bitterness lingers on the close after the sweetness ebbs from the palate. ABV is a bit more evident here than the aroma and she finishes with an oily grapefruit note.

Good feel with a carbonation that works with the brew and helps to keep the sweetness at bay, at least initially. As the beer outgasses and warms up it does get a bit rich and malty with notes of orange and caramel.

Overall a good DIPA but I'm in the 'Standard Ruination' camp on this one, preferring its bolder bitterness and palate ruining capabilities. This one may offer better 'balance' but who needs that.

HalfFull, Jul 04, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -6.5%

22 oz bottle poured into a pint glass on 7/3/12.

Appearance: Pours a light translucent amber with a generous foamy head that retains very well.

Smell: Huge citrus hop presence that smells crisp and jumps out of the glass. Grapefruit, citrus, and some pine resin on the back end.

Taste: Big hop flavor that follows the nose and booze flavor right away. Crisp and slick on the palate. Not a lasting bitterness...nice and smooth.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel with adequate carbonation. A little bit hot on the tongue with the abv.

Overall: A hopbomb that is worth giving a try if you're into that sort of thing.

mfavoino, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Teleweizen2
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%

A - interesting color. changes from deep amber nearing red to bright golden with hints of orange when near light. pours with less than a fingers worth of off white head which quickly dissipates into a film.

S - the aroma is enticing. very resinous and oily. tons of citrus, notes of grapefruit rind, bitter orange peel, and lemon zest dominate along with tons of fresh cut grass. underneath are bright aromas of candied pineapple along with a slight fusel alcohol note.

T - sweet doughy bread flavor on the tip of the tongue. biting bitterness enters slowly as the liquid warms. fruit flavors of bitter orange peel and pineapple meld on the tongue. there is bit of peppery spice and heat most likely from alcohol. finish is of medium length with a bit of lingering bitterness.

M - medium bodied with a slightly watery nearing creamy texture. light on carbonation.

O - great nose. good flavors. a fitting homage to a tried and true beer.

Teleweizen2, Jul 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16%

yeti123, Jul 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

bifrost17, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of BeerNutz324
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%

Bomber into an oversized wine glass and split with the wifey...cause I love her that much.

Ap- pours a nice amber color that just looks sticky. Has a white head with decent retention. Beer is prettty clear.

Ar- Wholly Molly. Tons of citrus and pine notes. Thick in the malt department too. Plus I smell alcohol.

T- Starts out with a lot more biscuity type malts than I expected. Then kicks in Grapefruit, orange peel, mango. Has some honey flavor too. A big ol hop wallop at the end. But I was expecting more at this ABV. Almost seems to have less than the "normal" ruination.

M- Sticky with a medium body and has perfect carbonation for the style. After the swallow the alcohol warms the mouth pretty nicely. '

O- Glad I tried this one as it won't be around that much. Really damn good beer. Another success from Stone. Probably wouldn't buy it again at this price but I am glad I tasted beer history.

BeerNutz324, Jul 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

robertsp, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

The beer pours clear, rich looking dark amber with a dense fluffy white head that laces superbly. The head remains as a thin blanketing throughout drinking and there is no sediment. The nose...holy blast of hops to the face.
The taste is very rich and malty to help balance out the intense bitterness. The beer reminds me a lot of double simcoe with its sweet, velvety mouthfeel and excellent drinkability. It's almost a perfect mouthfeel, but the 10.8% comes in a little heavy on the back end.
For the price, this beer is a must. It's excellently balanced and incredibly drinkable.

ThePorterSorter, Jul 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

ryanpj, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%

A: Poured a nice transparent golden orange color with good carbonation leaving a nice 1/4 cap and light lacing

S: Mainly pine sap, orange zest, grapefruit with some light booze stinging the nostrils

T: Imediate sharp booze sting which lingers and lingers. The booze rides with a sharp grapefruit, orange peel note blended with some pine needle and breadiness and a hint at caramel. The finish is a tad bit oily with a light soapiness and medium bitterness to finish it up

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated, bittering hops and citrus pllus really stick to the palate

O: Good. What else can I say?

barleywinefiend, Jul 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

DarthKostrizer, Jul 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

AndrewK, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of digdug1810
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%

Serving type bomber

Appearance.. nice cloudy orange.

Smell.. loads of hops.. a bit of pine a bit of grapefruit... lots of hops

Taste.. stars off with the pine in the front, then the sweet bready malt then the grapefruit in the back.. to me anyway

Mouthfeel.. nice and thick.. loaded with hop bite and almost chewy like hop like it was an oatmeal stout but with hops

Overall.. a very nice dipa... was it my favorite? no... was it in my top 10 and something i would buy with regularity yet... still would buy a double jack over it if both were sitting on the shelf next to one another

digdug1810, Jul 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Gurrett, Jul 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

BeerJD, Jul 03, 2012
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 4,621 ratings.