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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

5,036 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,036
Reviews: 744
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 255
Gots: 653 | 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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4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap in an 8-oz mini tulip at the Stone World Bistro & Gardens

Appearance: What a lovely rich golden brown, darker coloration than you'd expect for an IPA or even an Imperial IPA, hinting at the full bodied hop monster awaiting me. Slightly off white head one finger head, not much retention (quickly retreats to a ring around the glass) but lovely robust lacing. I'm excited.

Smell: My. God. Hop bomb inbound. Big massive citrus - orange and lemon rind, tropical fruit, pine, grapefruit, some spice, and maybe a hint of malt character in the background, a bready and caramelly presence that's barely there, but there.

Taste: The citrus fruits and tropical fruits absolutely take this one over - and I mean that in the best way possible. Lemon and orange zest, mango, grapefruit, papaya dominate. Pine and earthy spiciness round out the hop flavors. The malt is present and enjoyable if you're looking for the flavors (bread, caramel, maybe honey?) but it's the hops that dominate the show, and their flavors come through beautifully and aggressively. A hop-head's dream. Some alcohol but not unpleasantly so

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, maybe a tad under-carbonated, long and very very bitter finish. Warming alcohol, but that's to be expected with such high gravity

Overall: Color me thoroughly impressed. As an avid Stone fan and huge hop-head, this brew has set the bar for me for the Imperial IPA style. It's unabashedly hop-focused. It's also better than the regular Ruination. Stone, please tell me you have some sort of plan to release this recipe again, even if it's once a year and/or under a different moniker. It's that good. If you have a chance to try it, don't pass it up. I'll be stockpiling as many 22oz bombers as I can before this stuff sells out.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Reddish orange in color with a light tan colored head that laces nicely as you drink. Piney hops in your face, lots of hops, boozy aroma as well with some floral aroma in the background. The first sip tastes really syrupy, like someone took a handful of hop cones and squeezed them into my mouth. Really sweet with bitterness after, but not as bitter as I thought it would be. The alcohol is pretty well hidden as well. This is a real heavy hitter, probably the most intense IPA i've had which is not necessary a bad thing - you gotta be in the right mindset to enjoy it.

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a golden honey with a slight, white head

Smell: An abundance of hops, as well as a honey-sweetness

Taste: Rich and bold, the taste contains citrus, pith, and sugars. A nice long finish resolves into bitterness from the hops, and while you don't taste alcohol, after a few sips you know that this is no lightweight.

Mouthfeel: this coats your mouth, you are truly assaulted by hop oils - a terrific experience

Overall: A brilliant beer, contrary to other reviewers, I would have this over the "Enjoy By" any day. Glad I bought a case, sad I won't have it around for long.

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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,036 ratings.