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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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4,626 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,626
Reviews: 727
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 209
Gots: 544 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -13%

bumchilly25, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of BeerLover99
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

A: shiny marmalade body, 1 finger head, amazing lacing!

S: peach, mango, grapefruit, pine, sweet malt, mild tobacco/leather

T: same as nose, sweet candied malt flavor, long pine bitter finish

M: med/heavy, big sticky/oily mouthfeel

O: SUCH A BEAST! Stone crushes these hops and it
is truly a sublime bitter experience.


BeerLover99, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev -7.2%

22oz bottle. Pours clear reddish gold with a medium fluffy off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is piney, resiny, peppery and dank hops and some sweet caramel malts with a touch of alcohol. Some fruits come out as it warms.

The flavor is sweet bready caramel malts and fruit with a resiny, floral, slightly charred hop finish with lots of bitterness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, I think the additional malts (and alcohol) make this seem a little more balanced and less one-dimensional than the regular Ruination. A fun big resiny hop bomb.

Beaver13, Jul 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

beergorrilla, Aug 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

DonFrap, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

markgugs, Aug 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

bigfnjoe, Nov 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

hoppymcgee, Aug 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Satchboogie, Jul 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

vermilcj, Jul 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

oglmcdgl, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

mltobin, Jul 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

CoryR, Jun 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

buschbeer, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of dar482
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%

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.

dar482, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

jampics2, Jan 21, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev -3.5%

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.

CuriousMonk, Jul 22, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +5.6%

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...

philbe311, Jul 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

zonker17, Sep 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Zbeetleman, Jul 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

jegross2, Feb 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16%

JohneHoodlum, Jul 08, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev -3%

A - Pours a medium to dark copper color with a thin layer of white head and mild carbonation.

S - Resiny pine and tropical fruit aroma that's a little earthy, sticky, and vinous.

T - Spicy, earthy dank, dark resiny citrus with grapefruit

M - Medium to full medium body.

O - Ruination is a really enjoyable beer and comparing this side by side there's no way I'd peg these as being siblings. Definitely worth trying but do it now as opposed to later before all the hops fade.

jzeilinger, Jun 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Zach136, Jun 26, 2014
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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