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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

3,839 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,839
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 177
Gots: 315 | FT: 3
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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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-24-2013 19:56:52 | More by bonbini26
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

03-16-2014 14:41:03 | More by Fettpopps
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Kendo

New York

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

A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body is hazy orangey-amber with a small, slightly off-white head. Leaves good splotches of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Real nice nose - I can smell the hops from a distance. Grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. Touch of caramel malt.

T: This one brings me back to the days when I was first discovering this style - Goose Island Imperial IPA comes to mind from the recesses of my memory. . . . Tropical fruit salad and citrusy hops - grapefruit, grapefruit pith and a touch of pine needles at the back end. Heat from the ABV is noted towards the back of the sip as a spicy bite, and then is felt heading down to the belly. Lingering pine bitterness fights the ample malt profile (caramel malt, some toffee) for dominance, with the hops prevailing, but the sweeter malt putting up a surprisingly good fight.

M: Full bodied. Carbonation is light to moderate, with a nice creamy feel to it.

O: This is good stuff. Now if only they'd bring back their 10th Anniversary Ale. . . .

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 01:39:15 | More by Kendo
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.84/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a CCB pint glass.

A: Pours a mildly hazy bronze, with a big three-finger white head that lingers. Moderate levels of visible carbonation.

S: Resin, grass, pine, onion/spice and some melon hops, with a decent-sized cracker malt sweet background.

T: Follows the nose. Pine, spice, onion and some melon hops over a bready malt presence. Dry with moderate bitterness in the hang.

M: Relatively heavy body, sticky mouthfeel, good carbonation. The alcohol is noticeable, but at this ABV I'd call it well-hidden.

O: This is a solid, well-put-together beer...just not my preference for a hop flavor profile. Not one I'd grab often, even if it were available year-round.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 18:39:25 | More by macrosmatic
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle an amber-orange with two fingers of off-white head and a generous amount of lacing left behind.

Big hoppy aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, and pineapple along with sweet caramel malts.

The taste did not disappoint. Big, bitter, and hoppy with the grapefruit and pineapple. Well-balanced with the caramel malts. The nearly-11% abv smacks you right in the kisser. Too much, really.

Medium bodied and slick with a moderate carbonation.

This was a good beer to take your time and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 02:58:26 | More by Monkeyknife
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

08-14-2012 04:56:24 | More by JRod1969
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vonnegut21

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-09-2013 00:25:55 | More by vonnegut21
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Fatehunter

Oregon

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 03:24:50 | More by Fatehunter
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours into my trusty tulip with a golden hue and two fingers of slightly off white head that dissipate slowly.

Smell – Huge piney and citrus hops, pine resin, a bit of alcohol. No sweetness to be found!

Taste – Blast of resiny hops up front. Not as bitter as expecting; sweet malts abound, though there is the obvious bitterness reminiscent of all stone products. Bready malts, slight booze, and grapefruit bitterness.

Mouthfeel – One of the highlights. Nice and creamy, oily if you will. Moderate bodied, decent carbonation.

Overall – Coincidentally, this is a somewhat “balanced” beer by Stone, meaning it isn’t a 100% hop bomb. I will pick another for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 03:00:36 | More by SpdKilz
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-26-2014 01:30:36 | More by Zach136
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.2%

08-25-2012 19:34:43 | More by Davepoolesque
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2012-06-30 in Lititz, PA

A - Mildly-hazy golden-orange with 1-finger head that fades fairly quickly and decent lacing.

S - Strong, dank, crushed hop bud, hop floral, touch of pine, caramel and some citrus. Not as aromatic as on-tap or from a fresh growler.

T - Much like the smell. Starts with that good-tasting ruination-style malt but sweeter and more of it. Then the dankness and hop oils grab you and don't let go even though the strong grapefruit juice tries to demand they take their dirty dank hands off of your taste buds. There's plenty of pine, pepper and spice to compliment the dank vegetal flavors. The alcohol sweetness and burn are evident but complimentary. This is a big, bold tasting beer. Don't look for subtle tropical and sweet citrus in this brew.

M - Medium-heavy body, light-medium carbonation. Prickly, sticky, resinous. Nice.

O - A very good brew. Reminds me a bit of Hoptimum but with more grapefruit juice. I really enjoy strong, tongue-busting DIPAs like this although it is the lower ABV, fruitier but extremely aromatic DIPAs that top my ratings.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 20:31:45 | More by Tucquan
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

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

22oz bottle.

Pours hazy gold with an inch plus head of white. Plenty of smeary lacing and a solid surface coating for the duration of the glass.

Aromatics are pungently hoppy and resinous. Tropical and dank with plenty of citrus fruit and cannibus.

Medium bodied with a sticky, sappy mouthfeel. A bit creamy and gummy.

Ripe fruit with piney resins lead off the palate. Melons, tangerine, mango, and spruce. Bitterness low and alcohol smooth but warming.

Finishes with lingering dank, citrus-laden hops, and barely a trace of malt.

Great beer. Just swap out this for the regular Ruination and the world would be a better place.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 01:10:22 | More by brewandbbq
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stone's 10th Anniversary Ruination IPA pours a beautiful, hazy amber with a moderate, frothy head on top. The foam dissolves slowly to a thick sheet on the beer coating the glass with netted patterns of lace as it descends. Inside, small bubbles float lazily to the top. I'm giving this one of my rare 5's for appearance!

The aroma is loaded with hops. Orange and grapefruit citrus dominate, but some pine is also present. The smell seems to fade quickly after the beer is poured, however it's still present down to the last drop.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is chewy and creamy with moderate fizzy carbonation. The flavor is bitter with lots of orange and grapefruit citrus, plus some lemon rind mixed in. In the middle sweet malt and tropical fruit (mango) feebly try to balance out this hop monster. It finishes peppery and dry with lingering citrus and pine notes when gone.

This beer is a hop lovers dream. It's loaded with hop bitterness and citrus, but I thought the mouthfeel could have been a bit more chewy. Definitely a sipper you want to share with a friend.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 18:33:01 | More by WanderingFool
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-24-2013 17:10:21 | More by jak
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Allagash flute on 6/20/12

The color is a medium shade of sun-faded two-tone tobacco burst. Bubbles rise languidly; ultimately the billow three finger head isn't able to be maintained and it collapses slowly. Overall retention is a fairly thin, soapy layer. Not a whole lot of lace until later in the glass; even then there are only a few drippy sheets.

Scathing grapefruit and pine resin make for a seriously potent hop aroma. There are clean, almost tropical citrus notes rounding out the edges. Sweet bread takes up most of the malt's space, though there are notions of caramel and faint hints of dough and yeast. Overtones of alcohol.

Whew! The hops are rather strong at the beginning of each sip, but they grow in intensity in the mid-section and culminate in a brutal grapefruit and pine bitterness on the finish. Of all the DIPAs I've had, this is perhaps the most bitter while still retaining full hop flavor. The malts are reminiscent of sugar cookies and sweet biscuit. The finish manages to be reasonably dry despite the malts and alcohol.

The feel is slick with alcohol and loaded with hop oils and resin. Carbonation is appropriately moderate and restrained; then again, it might not have much of a choice against the intensity of the beer. Bitter hop flavor lingers for quite some time and tapers off in its own time.

Despite the fairly generous amount of malt, this is pretty tasty. Despite the alcohol heat, this is drinkable. That said, this is much better cold; it's a bit of a drag as it warms because the alcohol and malts start to become more appreciable. The hops were very well done; it's a shame they're run off by a piddly heat wave.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 03:29:44 | More by Ryan011235
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13%

07-04-2013 12:08:46 | More by micromaniac129
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

08-24-2012 21:01:08 | More by beergorrilla
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Dicers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

09-18-2013 00:14:38 | More by Dicers
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a tulip glass from the tap at iTap-Soulard for St. Louis Craft Beer Week.

Pours a bright dark copper with some slight haze. There is a dense light creamy colored head that forms and has some sticky lacing.

Aroma is intense. Sweet and boozy with monstrous hop resin notes that are intense and delicious. Strong grapefruit and tangerine and even some sweet pineapple notes. Malts might be there with some caramel and slight grain notes.

Taste is impressive. Intense hoppy brew. Citrus notes with some grapefruit and strong orange notes, both sweet and citrusy. Sweetness is definitely prominent in the taste. But mixes well with some intense hop notes that destroy the palette. Yummy. The booze is prominent and I can definitely feel it a bit. Great resinous and sticky body with some nice dry finish.

Overall. Stone nailed it with this brew. Delicious and well crafted. Intense and devastating hops that really put your palette out for a rest but that is so delicious that you can’t help but want more.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2012 02:14:24 | More by JoEBoBpr
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far333

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear honey colored with fine streams of bubbles rising up to. Tightly bubbled head of beige from that settles out quickly. Amazing aroma of bright citrusy hops , lots of tangerine and grapefruit rind. Big flavors of hoppy goodness, orange rind pith, tangerine, ruby grapefruit, plus some piney notes. Alcohol strength definitely makes itself known, which detracts from the experience IMO. Finishes dry and very bitter, with notes of grand marnier liqueur booziiness. Good beer, but trying to be so extreme pushes the edges of the envelope into unnecessary places.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 00:21:01 | More by far333
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

08-09-2012 03:03:35 | More by mrebeka
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

04-01-2013 00:49:21 | More by VeganUndead
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dar482

New York

4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a clear reddish amber.

The aroma is beautifully fruit forward of ripe peaches, mango, sweet caramel candy along with an underlying dank, pungent garlicky, spicy pine quality.

The front attacks of fresh green herbals and bitter vegetal qualities, almost like endive. Hints of sweet citrus and tropical. Very clean without much of a malt body or sweetness. A spicy, floral, and pine driven back end of bitterness. A bit of that dank and onion quality. No sense of the alcohol, but with decent warming as it goes down.

Easily one of the best “triple” IPAs out there and quite possibly the best hoppy beers accessible on the shelves.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 02:51:33 | More by dar482
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david131

California

4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a clear golden copper liquid with a very thick and creamy white head that has good retention and leaves some nice lacing.

S- Extremely pungent- I could smell it as soon as I popped the cap. Aromas of dank mango, pineapple, pine, and caramel.

T- Bitter, sweet, fruity, earthy, and boozy. Extremely strong and hop forward with nice nice fruity notes.

M- Oily, bitter and sticky on the finish. The alcohol presence is warm but not harsh.

O- Very tasty and most definitely a fun take on the original. Drink ASAP, do not age.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 19:41:14 | More by david131
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 3,839 ratings.