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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

5,043 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,043
Reviews: 748
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 261
Gots: 664 | 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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Stone has done it again for 2013 with the latest incarnation of their Ruination Anniversary IPA! Enjoying another one with my BA bro, y2korey. Wow, the aroma is intense, color is glorious, hops are bitter and beautiful, and flows throughout with amazement! I had a few of these when Stone first released the 10th Anniversary last year and I'm happy they've decided to rerelease it again. Nice addition to your portfolio, Stone!

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Tasted several bottles of this over the course of the summer.

A- Slightly darker copper color than other Stone IPA's frothy, white persistent head.

S- A dank pine forest. Deep & powerful hop aromatics.

T- Initial impressions show a boatload of hops. As the beer warms, some hints of caramel & white pepper emerge. Bitterness envelops the finish with some citrus notes.

M- Full & mouth coating. Like drinking a Barleywine. Some boozy sharpness, but it works with the big flavors here.

O- A change of pace for Stone. More malty character than many of their IPA's, but an exceptional effort. Looking forward to seeing this each year.

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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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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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Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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