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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

5,026 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,026
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 244
Gots: 648 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of greenmtn1111
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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4.45/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of smerrell
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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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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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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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.68/5  rDev +8.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Served in an etched Duvel Tulip.

A- Beautiful light amber color, creamy white head arrives quickly, and dissipates to a light haze on the top (thanks to the etching). lacing remains.

S-pine and pine. smells very appealing and strongly of hops.

T- Pine and pine. alcohol is non-existent. very pleasant bitterness that is stronger than most I've had....but hey, it's ruination. it may just be the mood i'm in, but I have stronger feelings for this beer than ANY IIPA i've had in recent memory. I am enjoying it more than any hopslam I had this year. Awesome taste!

M- feels like an IIPA. no big whoop, nothing negative. is what it is.

O- I hope they get more bottles in, cause I would like to buy a few more and split with some hop-head friends. I love the way stone does hops. getcha some.

Photo of RandyV
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is Stone Ruination with a little more hop and malt aggressiveness. If you didn't care for the original formula, this is not going to win you over, as it is meant for those who have enjoyed Ruination over the years.

As for the notion that it is a palate wrecker, the name Ruination is simply reinforced with this anniversary offering. It's not for the faint of heart, and definitely not for the fan of the east coast style IPA. Thank you Stone Brewing!

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Kerfluffel
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Light bronze in color with perfect clarity. Off white head, tight bubbles, nice retention and persistent lacing.

S: Aroma of dank hops just dripping with pine resin. Strong and bitey. Notes of citrus and earthiness. I can't get enough of it.

T: Great flavor. Caramel malts provide a great platform for the intense hop character. Notes of caramel, toffee, grass, pine, lemon, white pepper, biscuit and a strong bitter finish that lasts a few seconds long and into the next sip.

M: Medium body and subtle carbonation that I think is spot on.

O: Fantastic, couldn't have asked for anything more. One of my new favorites.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,026 ratings.