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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,025 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,025
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 242
Gots: 643 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a half finger of head on a clear, medium straw colored body.
The aroma was incredible. Lots of bright citrus with a touch of honey and pine.
The taste is loaded with hops and bitterness. It is more than a hop bomb though. There is great variety and complexity. Lots of fruit and some pine with a huge malt backbone to hold it all up.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Impressive.

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4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clearish but dull copper/amber. Thick collar remains with thin sheen. Dotty lacing.

Smell is malt, sugar syrup in the background. Pine sap and needles. Green, luscious hops. Resinous, Grassy. Pineapple/mango. Lemon peel. Touch of alcohol.

Big middle with residual sugar and bitterness; faintly metallic or medicinal tang of hops. Prickly with nice carbonation and aggressive bitterness. Long-lasting tropical fruit/pineapple, slightly syrupy-sweet finish, giving way to resin/oils. Lips a little tacky. Stands up to itself, not wonky. Is not blatantly in excess of 10%; surprisingly sleek and mobile for its girth, like Warren Sapp on Dancing with the Stars.

Hops begin to emanate from pores. Skin takes on green tinge. Hop cones appear behind pupils.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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

A - Pours a nice golden/light copper/straw into a standard pint glass, 1"+ of slightly off white head, good retention (a thin layer remains throughout the drinks life), fantastic lacing.

S - Pretty serious citrusy/sweet but bitter grapefruit aroma, both citrusy and tropical fruit type sweet. (grapefruit/mango aromas mostly). A minor caramel/sweet/slightly bready aroma from the malts

T - Really pleasant hop bomb, very similar to classic and delicious ruination but with a much bigger initial wallop of hops. Straight bitter hops (slightly resinous) up front. The bold hop impact lasts throughout but citrusy and sweet flavors begin to show after the initial kick. Bitterness from initial taste lasts well after swallowed. Slight alcohol burn but the hoppyness hides it very well for the most part

M - Medium bodied or less maybe even, or maybe the bitterness is just dominating and covering for a more full bodied brew. Seems quite drinkable, the only thing slowing me down would be the bitterness and not the viscosity, but i wont let either slow me down. Very good carbonation

O - Definitely took about half a beer to allow my taste buds to kind of tune in to the bitterness but this is a fantastic brew. Very similar to ruination but even more more and much more alcohol with just a little more of an alcoholic burn/bite.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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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.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,025 ratings.