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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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4,176 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,176
Reviews: 695
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 190
Gots: 425 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

09-18-2013 00:14:38 | More by Dicers
Photo of FLima


4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy amber orange color with a thick two finger head with good retention.
Aroma of slightly toasted malts, caramel and citric hops. A bit less intense that I initially expected.
Intense bitter flavor with strong notes of pine, grapefruits, pepper and lemon zest. Dry and bitter aftertaste, not as long as usual for Stones.
Medium to full body with good carbonation. Alcohol is harmonic.
Excellent DIPA, but I found regular Ruination better. Maybe due to the fact that expectation is a bitch, or the more robust body was not proportionally compensated on the hop side. Don’t get me wrong, still a wonderland for us hop heads.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 18:09:05 | More by FLima
Photo of ThePorterSorter


4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 02:53:51 | More by ThePorterSorter
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-10-2013 01:33:06 | More by Zbeetleman
Photo of CuriousMonk


4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy deep orange to amber color with a two-finger and creamy off-white head. Beautiful lacing left behind throughout. Aroma is pine, resin, citrus, and floral hops with honey and biscuit malt with pineapple esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with supporting sweet malt, fruity esters, resinous pine and a dry finish. Full body and moderate carbonation throughout. Overall, a very delicious hop bomb from Stone. This quickly became my favorite in addition to their Enjoy By IPA series.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 19:49:17 | More by CuriousMonk
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

07-03-2014 02:30:28 | More by jsh420
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -13%

07-30-2013 19:34:14 | More by bumchilly25
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4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear deep golden color with a 1 finger fluffy tan head. Spotty lacing.

S: Huge pine and grapefruit hop aroma. I could smell this off the pour before I even got near the glass. Lots of sticky hop resin as well.

T: Oof. This thing is a beast. Big, aggressive piney hop notes with a ton of grapfruit pith hop resin. A touch of pineapple and mango evident on the periphery. Some faint bready malts creep in near the finish. Tons of resin on the finish. Super bitter and pretty delicious.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 02:51:09 | More by notchucknorris
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

02-08-2013 04:27:41 | More by jegross2
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New Jersey

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

Reviewed from notes from 7/29/12. Wish I had taken better notes! haha!

A- Finger and a half head over a beautiful deep gold/amber pour.

S- Nose is overwhelmed by citrusy hops, especially grapefruit aroma. This will be a hop-bomb!

T- While all the hops that were in the aroma are there in the taste, this is actually extremely well balanced with a heavy dose of caramel malts.

M- Nearly perfect for the style.

O- An outstanding Imperial IPA!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 17:41:21 | More by SadMachine
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4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My 1,000th review...

A - An active cascading pour that yields three finger's worth of lush fluffy khaki colored head comprised of uniform bubbles with a slightly rocky top... Excellent retention... The color is a pale amber with an ever so fain haziness... A moderate bit of sluggish to medium paced carbonation... Loads of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - A stellar hop forward bouquet... Tropical fruits... Citrus... Piney... A touch of earthiness... You can certainly tell that the malt bill was intensified to meet the power of the hops mostly in the form or caramel and biscuit... Each whiff leaves you wanting to raise the glass back to your nose almost immediately... Near perfection...

T - No surprise that the palate is dominated by hops, hops, and more hops... Some of the tropical fruit is missing in action, but the earthy, piney and light citrus notes are more than enough to make up for it... A sweet caramel base lies beneath the surface along with some biscuit and crust to take the edge off a bit...

M - Medium to full bodied... Dense... Thick... Syrupy... Viscous... Lush... Sleek... Sticky... Even a bit sludgy in a good way... Very light carbonation...

D - An undeniable hop bomb that is a tribute to the artisan nature of craft brewing... Overpowering in a very good way... I wish this weren't an anniversary brew, but rather something to be enjoyed time and time again... I was glad this marked my 1,000th review...

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 21:58:44 | More by philbe311
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

08-09-2012 03:36:44 | More by hoppymcgee
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-13-2014 03:42:38 | More by lupercmda
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New York

3.66/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at the Bushnell's Basin Hess.

Pours a murky bright golden orange, with a one inch foamy head, and good lacing down the glass.

Smells like rubbing alcohol, sugary malts, and searing pine hops.

This is one of the hoppiest beers I've ever had, it doesn't mess around. But, to its detriment, it's also super sugary and boozy, making it quite hard to drink. Some lemon pledge and weed-covered pine needle tastes berate the tongue, with a ton of stinging booze. Some sweet almost barleywine like malt flavors as well, plus a shredding bitterness near the end of each sip. There's some weird earthy flavors too that are reminiscent of onion. This is an extreme beer, and tastes relatively good for about 5-6 oz, then gets to be way too much.

Medium bodied, sticky sweet mouthfeel, low carbonation. Very present alcohol.

This one is for people who need their palates to be annihilated. It's one of the strongest, booziest, hoppiest IPAs I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 23:43:23 | More by GreesyFizeek
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5/5  rDev +16%

07-08-2012 01:29:50 | More by JohneHoodlum
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-17-2012 03:31:42 | More by CoryR
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

01-19-2013 22:53:31 | More by oglmcdgl
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

08-24-2012 21:01:08 | More by beergorrilla
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-07-2013 01:19:31 | More by buschbeer
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-22-2013 05:00:31 | More by hollywood_15063
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-01-2014 11:57:00 | More by whatname
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

03-16-2014 14:41:03 | More by Fettpopps
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

08-05-2012 17:09:58 | More by GrindFatherBob
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

08-25-2012 19:34:43 | More by Davepoolesque
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3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice bright orange with a good bit of sticky white head.

The smell was light and citrusy with a bit of dry crackery malt sneaking through, not nearly as hoppy in the nose as I expected with all the talk of extra dry hopping.

The flavor had a bit of light bready malt poking through the onslaught of pine, grapefruit, herbal hop assault. Finishes very bitter, one of my friends described it as "this is what bitter tastes like"

The mouthfeel was very oily and resiny, thick and warm.

Kind of a fun Double IPA being severely Palate Wrecking and very big, the flavors you do get through the bitterness are quite good, I only wish they would have maybe diverted some of those bittering hops to even more dry hopping.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 02:25:35 | More by bashiba
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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