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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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854 Reviews
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Reviews: 854
Hads: 5,628
Avg: 4.3
pDev: 24.19%
Wants: 333
Gots: 986 | 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: 854 | Hads: 5,628
Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper orange color with a half an inch head.

Strong malt aroma with floral hops like bitters. Malt is like a rich bread.

Taste is crusty sweet bread with straight bitter like herbal bitter.

Excellent beer do not taste the 10% alcohol.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; bronze in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin film; light lacing;

S: tropical fruit, pine, a little caramel, a little booze;

T: a bit of caramel up front, followed by pine, then a hint of citrus; alcohol is noticeable throughout, but not overwhelming; mildly bitter from mid-palate to the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: glad I got the chance to try it;

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Photo of drned
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is definitely an after - work brew. Great balance of malt with hops without being too sweet under the hops. High ABV may hide rough edges, but when found on tap, sit back and relax.

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Photo of pagriley
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber about 6 weeks old

L - Deep orange with a fluffy slightly honey colored head that dissipates quickly. Thick heavy syrup legs on the side of the glass as I swirl
S - slight citrus, heavy pine and astringent cat litter dankness.
T - Sweet, somewhat heavy malts with a refreshing piney burst. Surprisingly soft on the finish. It is bitter, but not crushing by any means. Very nicely balanced by the sweetness.
F - Rich creamy mouthfeel. Heavy, but in a good way, and dangerously smooth. Very fine, almost silky carb

Overall a big beer, but very well made and dangerously easy to drink

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Photo of peensteen
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazed amber orange colour, one finger of white head nice sticky lace. Smell is quite malty upfront but alongside it is an equally big hop bill, citrus and dank pine, with lots of grapefruit, orange and sugar cookie. Taste is very hoppy with a big sweet malt presence, grapefruit, orang and tangerine, moderate tongue numbing bitterness that never gets out of hand thanks to the malty counterbalance, dank aftertaste with a touch of alcohol heat. Lightly carbonated, medium full body, fairly oily. Solid and very drinkable, at times when this warmed up it walked the line between DIPA and American Barleywine and while not necessarily a bad thing I think I would prefer Enjoy By or Old Guardian if I wanted a Stone beer that was one or the other, that said this is still a very flavourful, hoppy big beer that while not the best Triple IPA I have had is still something I could see myself coming back to yearly.

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Photo of BSiegs
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just a gorgeous pour. A deep amber color with an abundant slightly off white head. The nose is pine, citrus, and a little spice - but more subdued than anticipated. The taste is powerful. Piney, resinous, and a wallop of hop flavor. A nice malty sweetness to balance things out. The mouthfeel is full, with a pleasant alcohol burn on the aftertaste. Definitely a beer I'd seek out again.

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Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: copper colored, bright and clear with excellent head retention that lasted more than 10 minutes after being poured.

Aroma: hops! Pine and citrus (grapefruit).

Flavor: well balanced. Despite the uber hop levels, the malt comes through nicely and isn't overwhelmed by the hops. Toasted malt and bread flavors transition into the hops, a 50/50 of pine and citrus. The toasted flavors remind me of Pliny the Elder. The nearly 11% abv is well hidden, but some warmth comes through in the finish. The hops have staying power! After a sip, you need to cleanse your palate before eating/drinking anything else. The hop oils coat all in your mouth.

Mouthfeel: spot on! Nice medium body. The perfect body for a sipping beer, but too heavy to consume more than a 220z bomber.

Overall: in my opinion, this is Stone's best beer and one of the finest DIPAs I've had. At $8.99 / 22oz bottle, it is reasonably priced and even cheaper than many of its competitor's far-lesser offerings. I'll continue to buy this beer as long as it's sold.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge hop bomb on this one! Still good after its been in the fridge for a while. For a higher ABV IPA it is really easy drinking and I would say one of Stones best IPAs

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Photo of JeffBlue
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(22oz bomber, Santa Clarita) pleasant smell and great first sip. Get's a bit boozy tasting with each sip. Overall a good if not very good IPA, but might be a bit more enjoyable if the alcohol content was lower.

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Photo of braker649er
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

RuinTen dials everything up to Eleven.

For me, the smell and taste were of a damn good imperial IPA with a flavor profile that seemed familiar (maybe not so different from other Stone IPAs) but with intensity--of hoppiness, bitterness, alcohol--amplified. Much melding of flavor and just strong, strong, strong. You'd need to steer clear if you're afraid of hops, though!

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Photo of Antg8989
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber with a thick 2 inch cream head. The malts and hops blend perfectly in the initial aroma. Starts off sweet and finishes bitter. It tastes better than Devil Dancer in my opinion if I'm comparing triple IPAs. The hops and malt blend perfectly in the taste as well, although it tastes a tad bit like alcohol, a little bit too much for me to love it. It's got warming qualities all around on the palate. Overall, it's worth a try. Stone fans shouldn't be disappointed with this one.

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Photo of cdhaines
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

one of the greatest IPAs ever made - with the purpose of an IPA to be big and bold, this one acheives where so few others really do...big alcohol, big hop flavor, its got it all...

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Photo of MisterGone
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I think this finally made the point that I am not a TIPA guy after all. Like but don't love. I so wanted to love this beer as I love so many Stone offerings. But I am not such a homer that I will claim to like it all. This was OK. As Triple IPA's go, it probably would rank very high (comparing to say PtY or Green Bullet). So, I will say that it has all that one would want from a triple. A citrussy, piney note that lets you know early this will have alcohol. The flavor continues in that theme: big citrus and pine, malts adding a definite balance of just the right amount of sweet to enhance the hop notes. And then the booze. If you are like me (a bit of a lightweight) have hop friendly snacks at the ready.

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Photo of hophugger
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another amazing beer from Stone. An incredible orange-gold color with great head and lacing. Tastes is awesome with grapefruit, citrus peel, piney hops....A winner !!

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amber brown pour (18) with tight off white head, good lace and cap in place; good carbonation. Hoppy citrus nose with elements of wet pine forest and sugary caramel aromas. Dank, hoppy pine and grapefruit flavors with big caramel malt foundation; very hoppy middle with wet forest dankness competing with citrus flavors; finish is bitter hops. Medium mouthfeel with resinous tongue coating; juicy grapefruit zest feel. Overall the bitter hops trump the malt foundation, and while quite good, seems just a bit out of balance.

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Photo of Elsuperjefe
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nose is fresh citrus, sweet caramel and thyme. Tastes unbelievably fresh. Sweet hops are a refreshing surprise. Malts keep the bitterness away. Feels a bit boozy but still easy to drink. Putting one away for another date.

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another awesome beer by Stone. Smells of melon, a little pine, and maybe even a tad of mango. The taste follows with a little melon and mango sweetness, a nice little citrus burst, finishing with a blast of pine and grapefruit pith. This reminds me of hi res, but with some tropical fruit, and a bit better. A slight bit of alcohol burn but I'm not going to complain about that. For a triple, I prefer to know I'm drinking something strong :)

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Photo of GlacierSapien
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another tasty brew from stone. Almost more of a hoppy barleywine than an double or i guess triple IPA, but either way its damn good. Incredibly hoppy, but surprisingly not overly bitter as the massive amount of malt adds a nice lingering sweetness complimenting the absurd amount of hops nicely. Maybe a tad too sweet, but nothing really to complain about, still an excellent brew. Reminds quite a lot of devil dancer.

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Photo of NickTheGreat
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L (4.25) - Very nice dark burnt orange/brown color. Good light tan head on top too.
S (4.5) - Smells like heaven. Heavy malt smells and plenty of hop aromas.
T (4.5) - Tastes even better than it smells. Nice malt backbone, but plenty of floral and bitter hop tastes. A little alcohol taste, but not too bad. No bitter aftertaste either
F (4.25) - Good drinakble beer. Plenty carbonated, but still easy enough to drink.
O (4.5) - I didn't know this was a DIPA until I poured it. But I love that style of beer, and this one do not disappoint. Will definitely buy again!

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably one of my favorite IPAs. This is one of the most well balanced DIPAs I have had. It is dangerously drinkable at 11% ABV. The hop character and nose hides the high ABV very well.

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Photo of BWCampbell
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I think this is just okay - at a point it just gets gratuitously hoppy and big. I guess that's the point though. It's just a big, hoppy mess - good carbonation and viscocity though.

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Photo of dgilks
3.56/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Unfortunately, this fits into the category of big IIPAs that just go too far. Massive hop character but with a big caramel malt backbone that dominates in a way that is unnecessary and simply gratuitous. This is sad because the hop character itself balances piney and citrusy really well.

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Photo of hardysf
3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep amber color with a nice white foam. Continuously bubbling throughout which is nice as the carbonation doesn't die.

Smells of pine, pineapple, and grapefruit.

The flavor is super bitter. I don't think this is very well balanced, but I was expecting hops and got even more than bargained for. Taste of pine and some dank hops that sit in back of my throat.

The malt is definitely there, as this has a very thick mouthfeel which is enjoyable. This could probably turn into a tasty barleywine once the hops fade in a few months. My bottle was less than three weeks old when cracked.

This beer is decent, not my favorite stone offering though. I'll take enjoy by and ruinition 2.0 over this one.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice white and foamy head that takes a while to dissipate. The beer itself is a medium amber bordering on a copper color. The look is pretty nice and reflects the change in malt balance. The metallic hue gives it a nice clean look to it.

The beer smell is fairly hoppy with a nice malty balance to it. The hops are fairly earthy with a nice dry hop pine nope to it. The citrus notes are a bit light but complement the centennial well. The malt note is fantastic and very sweet. The malt seem to dominate the hops in the smell.

The beer taste is really good. The hop notes are strong and bitter with the pine notes taking front center over the citrus ones. The malt presence does a good job of balancing things out while providing a nice sweet and caramel note.

The mouthfeel is fairly smooth and thick. The malt put in here has given it quite a body. The biting carbonation does a good job of making it feel lighter than it probably is.

Overall, a pretty good beer and worth getting. Recommend.

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Photo of OldRickSputin
4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5


They've done it.

Look- who cares!

Smell- sublime

Taste: perfection. It's like someone cut down a Christmas tree and poured honey on it. Then they sprinkled on some Cush and made a beer out of it.

Feel: see taste.

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.