Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

795 Reviews
THE BROS
87
very good

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Reviews: 795
Hads: 5,328
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 305
Gots: 822 | 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: 795 | Hads: 5,328
Photo of thebrood1987
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very sweet, tropical, candy-like hops come through on the smell including a huge smell of grapefruit and pine. A nice sweet bite up front evolving into the grapefruit, tropical, "dank"" piney flavor and bitterness that we all love in IPA's. This one though is every taste you love about an Imperial (triple) IPA all wrapped into one beer. You get some burn from the alcohol but that's to be expected at pretty much 11 percent. The taste sticks around for quite some time and the bready sweet malts give it the best mouthfeel ever. The hops are so fruity and tropical its insane! Best (triple) IPA I've ever had. (612 characters)

Photo of Chcshammonde
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding ale from North County SD. makes me want to move back! I'll leave the detailed reviews to the advocates below but I'll just say this one is top notch. (163 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ya, it's good. Eat your heart out. I'm drinking stuff that I don't know how they got it here so fast. By plane?? It is super fresh. Thanks to James at Saveon for the great score.

It's pretty, slightly lacey but almost naked. It smells like a tasty dish ready to eat. I love it.

The taste is hoppy and malty, but balanceed. The crazy amounts of malt are well compensated for in the hops. So it's not too bitter.

Four sips and I have a burn and a hugely enhanced buzz. I'm not sharing this bomber with anyone, so I am pretty sure when it is done, I will be too. Grab this if you can. (584 characters)

Photo of madelfonatree
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Copper orange, see through body. White head with medium sized bubbles. Medium sized head with normal pour. Lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit. Malt. Pineapple. Pine. Lemon.

Taste - Grapefruit and light malt. Bitter pine on the finish. Well balance blend of hop and citrus.

Feel - No carbonation bomb all at once but throughout. Medium to heavy feel. Sticks to the tongue.

Overall - I enjoyed Enjoy By July 4, 2015 better than Ruinten. Ruination 2.0 was a step lower than this one. I love the dank, grapefruit taste. (522 characters)

Photo of stevoj
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow! Excellently crafted IPA, Pours a hazy amber with silky head, excellent lacing clings to the glass. Aroma smacks you in the face with hoppy spiciness. Taste bites the tongue, slightly puckering bitterness. Still smooth and drinkable. A work of art. (252 characters)

Photo of EMV
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a bomber, poured into a tulip glass.

L: This one pours an effervescent hazy amber with a gorgeous white head.

S: Hops! Resinous and piney with citrus tones. Alcohol and bready sweetness are also present.

T/F: This one is one complex palate wrecker. The hop profile is delicious and bitter, astringent, and wonderfully balanced out on the back end by the malts and alcoholic sweetness. It's surprising that something with 110 IBU can taste so balanced, but there area lot of flavors going on with this beer and the various hop textures are pretty wonderful. Moderately carbonated and aggressive on the mouthfeel.

O: Probably not quite as drinkable as the regular ruination... which is what happens when you crank the hops up this far, but Stone again shows that they set the bar for what an Imperial IPA is supposed to be. I've never been so glad to have my palate harshed by a beer, and cracking one of these is like reuniting with an old friend every time. (977 characters)

Photo of generallee
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown bomber bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 10.8%. It also had a nice description of the beer. Appearance: The body has a hazy look and an inviting amber color. This is topped with a good thick head. The head is light tan and slowly settles down as I drink. This leaves some lacing on the glass. Smell: It’s aroma is exactly what you want from a Stone IPA. It leads of bright tropical fruit and citrusy hops. It also brings solid sweet maltiness to the nose as well. Taste/Palate: The base is a solid sweet bready maltiness with juicy tropical fruit, mango and grapefruit jumping right out. The finish has a good bitterness slowly fading of the tongue. The palate feels full and the carbonation is active but smooth overall. (784 characters)

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

At this moment, I believe this is the best double IPA ever brewed

Other brews may be more extremely hoppy, but this beer has the magic balance

It's a work of fine art, everything is perfectly balanced, in a tasteful, artistic way

I hope Ruination 2.0 is a further evolution of this excellent beer (299 characters)

Photo of crbooher
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

If I had them both before me, I would rate the second and first batches against each other. As it is, I am doing this from memory. The first batch was phenomenal, but the later batches were so-so. My rating reflects both at the same time. (241 characters)

Photo of mdcrouser
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy dark golden brown - a unique combination of colors here.

Hop bomb on the nose, with lots of fresh citrus.

Pineapple, blood orange, pressing with bitterness - a bomb in the finest sense.

Bracing, but heavy - low carbonation, but still awakens the tongue.

Rolls around in the mouth and then once down the hatch, it's fully breathable, the tongue wide and letting the air sit there. (394 characters)

Photo of stonefan55
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

absolutely hands down my favorite beer. perfect color, aroma filled with delightful dankness with a nice bite on the front end followed up with a fruit/ pine bitterness you would expect from a double. from me its a 5 all the way (228 characters)

Photo of dalahodson
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Had on tap, poured into a tulip glass. Has a nice amber color with a cream colored head. You can smell the huge amount of hops in this brew. The mouth feel is sharp and bitter. There is the hint of malt in the background, just enough to bring out all of those hops. The taste is California, citrus and tropical fruits, there is a hint of spice and pine. A very good sipping beer not over powering at 10.5 percent. Cheers (421 characters)

Photo of Duhast500
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured a 1pint 6oz. bomber into a Tree House Brewing tulip glass
The color is hazy yellowish/orange with a finger of foamy white head that pulled back leaving some slight lacing.

The smell if this beer is fruity with citrus aroma. Some tangerine comes out with a slight grapefruit aroma. In the back there is clay aroma that is just lurking around the fruits in the nose.

The taste is has some sticky citrus flavor that is a little jarring. The bitterness comes out and hits but is a little muted. Like getting hit with a foam bat, the bitterness seems muffled but is still prominent. There is an earthy flavor that is toward the back and comes forward at the end.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied with a smooth finish that does have some heaviness at both ends. (771 characters)

Photo of FFreak
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 5-month old bomber into a willy glass. A slightly hazy copper-rose with orange hints - a very pretty beer. Small slightly off-white head that dissipates and leaves minimal lace. The aroma is floral, dank and resinous. Taste follows smell with thick resin combined with floral spice and caramel malt. A delicious beer that maintains its fresh hoppiness as it warms and aerates. Mouthfeel is perfect for a double IPA. Overall, this is a wonderful beer from Stone. (477 characters)

Photo of Sam-VW
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

A - Golden coloured with medium white head. Dissipates quickly leaving rings of lacing and a thinner head with good retention

S - pineapple, citrus, tropical fruits

T - Pineapple, some bubblegum flavours, tropical fruits, citrus, ending in a grapefruit crescendo

M - Medium to high carbonation. Finishes medium sweet (320 characters)

Photo of mpedara429
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

A: Very hazy amber color with a thin layer of khaki head.

S: Big malty and fruity smell of pineapple and orange.

T: It gets much more diversified here with the presence of the nose with leafy, earthy hops, followed by a grapefruit finish.

M: Heavy body with medium carb. Body is very sticky.

O: I couldn't believe the taste of this one, It was like drinking three beers in one. I loved the way it changed from start to finish on each sip as well as each glass. They also do a great job of covering of the big ABV. (519 characters)

Photo of elNopalero
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

No date but I hope it's a fresh bottle. Picked up at the start of September, enjoyed at the start of October, 2014.
This pours a caramel-tan color with thin foam that lingers.
There's a great piney orange aroma on this, laced with a hint of tangerine and some candied orange sweetness. It comes off incredibly bitter, with layers of citrus and some resiny flavor. This is a good one. (383 characters)

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%

Poured from a 22oz bottle with a bottled on date of 6/9/14; into a tulip.
Appearance - orange/dark gold, a slow but gorgeous parade of bubbles; the pour produces a thick, foamy white head that recedes quickly to a thin, bubbly layer. Lacing is decent.
Smell - dank hop aromas, citrus and tropical fruits, some floral notes, along with a little booze and candy!
Taste - aggressive hops up front, but a subtle sweetness that tames it slightly. The 10.8 ABV is noticeable, but I dig it! Smooth but strong!
Feel - no doubt a hop bomb and a strong alcohol presence, but so full and flavorful!
Overall - what I expected; aggressive yet laid back, strong yet subtle; when I want a strong, hop forward ale without compromising taste...Stone delivers! (742 characters)

Photo of kkleu357
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange body with a big white fluffy head. Slightly old at 3 months, but hoping it is still good. Huge malty earth aroma. Some pine smell. Very smooth. I do wonder if the hops have tapered off some because it is more malty and less hoppy than I thought it’d be, but still tastes great. Good amount of sweetness, but still quite bitter. My guess fresh this is great. Today I think it is very good. (402 characters)

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

This one pours a very cloudy rich golden color with a nice thick off white head that settles adequately with a tone of lacing down the glass.

The nose is nice and rich with buttery tones that have a spicy, floral bouquet floating on a base of alcohol.

The taste is an exceptional with a sweet malty bed that is subdued by the great blend of powerful hops.Hints of coriander, bread, vanilla, pepper, grass and other earthy notes. The finish is bitter and clean.

The mouthfeel is very rich and blankets the palate in the complex flavors.

Overall this is a fantastic beer and a great treat. I very highly recommend it. (620 characters)

Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a rocky, two-finger off-white eggshell colored head. Thick rings of lacing. Good head retention.

S - Intense aroma of various C hops; pine, citrus, mint, a hint of butterscotch. Smells inviting.

T - Powerful hop flavors mirror the nose; spruce and pine blast the taste buds initially. Fruity esters (grapefruit, pineapple, papaya) in the mid-palate. A sweet honey-like malt base supports the hops wonderfully. More pine and mint again in the finish. ABV very well hidden. Excellent.

M - Medium bodied with somewhat "soft" medium carbonation. Silky finish. Supports the flavor profile well.

O - Superior. One of the better DIPA's around. Practically flawless. Will seek out again and again. (772 characters)

Photo of SebD
3.87/5  rDev -10.2%

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, pine resins, some grass, sweet caramelly malts and faint toffee.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some citrus, big notes of bitter pine and grass, some sweet caramelly malts and very faint toffee.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a decent overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. Honestly, I feel like they tried to hard with this beer by adding more hops then needed. I truly enjoy Ruination IPA but this just feels like they added a boatload of hops to it, making it overly bitter and taking away from the beautiful citrus/grapefruit notes witch I love in Ruination. Still a decent DIPA but not quite what I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle (933 characters)

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Big props to Stone for this one. If you've ever had a Ruination, just amp that up with a higher APV and more hops to the taste buds! Love this beer. Well balanced for a big hop beer. Very dry just like a ruin(your palate)ation should be. Well done. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a big hop IPA. ENJOY! (317 characters)

Photo of andrewjraab
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%

A - Pours a copper orange with a ruby back glow. Pancake batter like head remains and leaves nice soapy bubbles after each drink.

S - Citrus hops, caramel, dank, grass.

T - Huge citrus hop bomb, balanced and equaled with a big malt back bone. Everything blends together perfectly and this a smack you in the mouth DIPA with full flavors all around.

O - Quintessential Stone...This brew is right in my wheelhouse. One of the best DIPA's on the planet. (459 characters)

Photo of drpimento
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

The aroma and appearance may not be perfect (damn good but not perfect) but this beer is just excellent! Flavor's Richlv malti-sweet & that balances nicely with the power of big hops and just the right carbonic tang. Perfect body and finish. Great drinking beer just got to be careful I don't get zonked on it. (311 characters)

Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.