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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

4,801 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,801
Reviews: 731
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 221
Gots: 582 | 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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Ratings: 4,801 | Reviews: 731 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big bold DIPA, hits the mark. Wafts hop aroma. Translucent body with enormous soapy head. Smooth and big 100 IBU territory. Reinvigorates a romance for the style.Fruity tartness.
Very drinkable and well integrated, though with pineapple acid it is a sipper.A bit boozy. Doug's bottle.

Sammy, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -7.2%

t0rin0, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is super hoppy (obviously) with citrus zest, herbal hops, and some of the dreaded onion-like hop aromas which I wasn't expecting. Taste is actually quite sweet with citrus fruit, citrus zest, herbal hops, and some malt in there too. A slight onion flavor starts to emerge as the beer warms. The bitterness on the finish is actually pretty tame and starts to fade somewhat quickly after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp but medium bodied and slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that I think tastes better than it smells. Not a huge fan of the onion aromas and flavors however.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

djrn2, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

zestar, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.04/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. Bottle from Rick’s in Alexandria. Served in a Stone goblet. Pours a moderate golden color with a nice white head. The nose is an overload of citrus hops and a bit of pine. From there, it goes downhill. The flavor is indeed quite hoppy and fairly nice, but it’s also fairly boozy, which is an unpleasant sensation when combined with the extreme bitterness. Definite heat there. Not very drinkable.

Thorpe429, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -13%

acurtis, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

nmann08, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of metter98
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy amber orange in color and poured with a half finger high off white head tat died down a bit but never completely faded away.
S: There are strong aromas of citrusy hops in the nose-so strong that I could smell the hops from a foot away after pouring the beer.
T: The overall taste is very malty and has notes of caramel malts along wits lots of flavors of citrusy and grapefruit hops. A moderate to strong amount of bitterness is present and stands out in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate mount of carbonation.
O: This beer is definitely a malt and hop bomb and definitely tastes strong with some notes of alcohol in the taste. It is more of a sipping beer.

metter98, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Texasfan549, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of brentk56
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a very nice head that sticks beautifully and leaves plentiful shards behind

Smell: Tropical fruit (mango, apricot and grapefruit) with a floral edge

Taste: Very sweet and malty, up front, with a load of sugary flavors; by mid-palate, the edgy hops arrive, delivering a very bitter, citrusy character; quite sticky in the finish, though the hops are still dominant

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; somewhat sticky

Overall: I know some folks love this, but I find many of Stone's beers way too sticky to by enjoyable as I like a drier IPA profile; for the style (and accepting the stickiness for what it is) this is a very nice brew

brentk56, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As if the original Ruination doesn't live up to its name, its big brother sure can. This massive IPA is chocked full of hop character done the citrusy American way- the aroma, flavor, and bitterness celebates the hop cone like no others can.

Surprisingly clear and clean looking, the honey-amber colored ale is bright and haze free. Topped with a firm and steady cap of dense white foam, the beer seems to glow in the glass. Strong retention and predictable rings of lace sing the praises of highly hopped ale.

Hop aromas seem to fill the room upon the uncapping of the bottle. The pour continues to reveal layers of hop flavors that portray and juicy scent of citrus and honey. Grapefruit leads the way but brings along complementary notes of oranges, apricot, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, and mulled grassy herbs.

The beer's flavor starts bitter-sweet and finishes bitter-sweet. The honey-soaked citrus and tropical fruit character carries over directly from the nose and puts on a show. Ripe tangerine, ruby red grapefruit, mango and apricot puree, sweet pineapple, and a pungent earthy taste that reminds me how closely related that the hop plant is to the cannabis plant. Delicious candy coated hops turn from citrus fruit at mid palate to clean piney bitterness to finish. With the added malt bill that pushes the alcohols north of ten percent, also comes a balance that gives the beer a mild jammy taste. The flavors are strong and focused; where complexity isn't in the varying flavors, its otherwise celebrated by its shear enormity.

Firmly malted and robustly carbonated, the beer carries a full body that's seemingly lighter by the cutting power of bitter alcohol and hop resin. A finish of dry resinous texture finishes the beer cleanly despite a thin coat of honey malt that teases the palate until the next sip.

If this is how Stone celebrates Runiation's 10th anniversary, I can't wait 'til he turns 21.

BEERchitect, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

kjkinsey, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney hops is very powerful with some sweet malt notes. Taste is also dominated by powerful notes of citrus and piney hops with limited bitterness level with a solid malt backbone that is more caramelized and sweet then I was expected. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid hops punch but would have preferred this beer with less sweetness and less caramelized malt.

Phyl21ca, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.45/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First, let me say that this is a good beer. However, I'm not sure why it has received the tremendously high scores it's received.

Appearance is good with a clear amber orange and a nice, albeit short lived, white thin head.

Nose is lovely and best part. Very assertive fresh ripe pineapple that just couldn't be more inviting.

Mouthfeel is medium creamy but a bit light on carbonation. I'd like more carbonation to balance the huge (although somewhat dull) hop bitterness in the taste/flavor profile.

Taste is where this one loses me. Not bad in that there is a big assertive hop bitterness. The trouble is that the bitterness has no brightness at all.

(I actually just also had a Zombie Dust which blew this one away in all respects, having the brightness of what I believe is Citra hops. Yes, I know that ZD is considered a different style but it drinks better in all respects, for example only, than this "designated" IPA).

In any event, the taste of this one is one dimensional - i.e., dull and boring bitter with no character; no charm and nothing really appealing.

Finish is equally dull bitter with low and flabby bitter tones.

I love big hoppy beer; big hoppy beer that is "bright" and more acidic, for lack of a better word. This is a decent beer but only a bit better than average. JMO

GRG1313, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -7.2%

ygtbsm94, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

jaydoc, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed amber color with a white head. Huge citrus aroma, pine, and tropical fruit. A light floral note, mild malty sweetness, but mostly hops, which is impressive for such a high gravity beer. Really great grapefruit, peach, and tropical fruit. A moderate pine bitterness, and a bit of malt sweetness. Really a great beer.

womencantsail, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 2.5 finger off white frothy head with nice lacing on a crystal clear golden with slight amber hues body, perfect really.

S: very strong and full nosed flavor with floral and citrus hops, mostly grapefruit, tangerine, orange, mango and pineapple. slight oak mustiness, again, perfect really.

T: Flavor goes more to the piney and resiny side of an IPA. Alcohol is there but less noticeable as you drink this one. Bitterness is about as much as I can handle before it is too much to make it a good beer. caramel, citrus, grass and light herbal notes as well.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. A little sharp.

Overall: Very nice beer. If the pine was just a little milder it could be a 4.5 or 5 there as well. It hurts the drinkablity really. Still a must try brew.

kylehay2004, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a nice slightly hazy golden color. The head head it white, it's sticky and leaves a prominent lacing on that glass. The smell of the beer is fresh, lively and floral. Citrousy notes of lemon and lime with some malts in there too. The taste of the beer packs a pretty good punch, the hops are big, lots of citrus and bitterness to the flavor. The mouthfeel has a good amount of body to it. The carbonation was at a good level also. Overall it's a solid beer, very enjoyable.

Knapp85, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.48/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 ounce bottle - $7.49 at Charlie's Beer and Wine in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a dark orange-gold body with nearly two inches of near white foam.

Smell: Pointedly aromatic with some harsh resins, cutting florals, pure citrus oils, and enough alcohol to shrivel the nostrils. I was hoping for beautiful, for vivaciousness. Instead, it's just harsh. Some soften hints of overcooked sugar cookies and toasted grain do little to round it out.

Taste: A mercurial dose of sugar cookies, toasty grains. Then, alcohol and throat-scalding resins. Sip of pure citrus juices. A tad caustic. The bitterness is very high, and it's this bitterness along with the alcohol to angrily shoves you towards the burning finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. A bit of beefiness to the mouthfeel. Just a bit.

Overall: I feel like a champ for getting halfway through this thing!

ChainGangGuy, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of oberon
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Stone imperial nonic a medium clear golden with a tinge of burnt orange a frothy 1/2 finger white head atop.Drunken sharp citrus fruit in the nose, a mix of alcohol and awesome hops just what would I expect from this beer.Flavors are deeply resiny with a leather note,overripe citrus fruit lends to the deep hop presence,sweetness comes from alcohol and a bit of caramel.Wow this is big,brash and beautiful in it's intense hops and high alcohol content,not for the faint of heart by any means.I was gonna mention this beer to a few beer novice friends,I think I'll mention something else.This beer is no joke.

oberon, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -7.2%

JAHMUR, Jul 12, 2012
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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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