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Stone RuinTen IPA Released June 17

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by Todd, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,625) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    ESCONDIDO, CA (June 17, 2013) – Today, Stone Brewing Co. released Stone RuinTen IPA, a re-brew of 2012’s infamous Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA. The triple IPA was embraced by fans and Team Stone alike, which prompted Stone Co-founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner to add the intensely aromatic and unabashedly bitter brew to the Stone special release calendar this year.

    Last June, Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA was brewed to celebrate…wait for it…the tenth anniversary of the ground-breaking double IPA Stone Ruination IPA. The special tenth anniversary version clocked in at a staggering 110 International Bittering Units (IBUs) which was accomplished by using twice as many hops as originally used in Stone Ruination IPA – five pounds per barrel to be exact. The beer also cranked up the alcohol-by-volume (ABV) from 7.7% to 10.8%.

    “We brewed this beer using the same ingredients as in Stone Ruination IPA, but we jacked up the hops – not just in the boil, but we doubled the dry-hop amount, using a 50/50 blend of Centennial and Citra,” explained Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “We also bumped up the malt to achieve its elevated ABV. The combination is obscene. It’s absurd. It’s crazy.”

    So, why the name change? Wouldn't it have been simpler to just use the same moniker as before? Of course it would have been. But here’s the deal. When Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA came out last year Team Stone (and some fans) came to affectionately refer to Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA as “Ruin Ten.” The name seems to have stuck and thus the updated ongoing name Stone RuinTen IPA was born.

    If Stone Ruination IPA is “A Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop,” then Stone RuinTen IPA is “A Stage Dive into a Mosh Pit of Hops.” Those that dare to dive head first into the mosh pit will notice a myriad of fruity, tropical and citrus characteristics, plus a lusciously long, lingering bitterness on the palate. The elevated ABV brings about a full-bodied maltiness, to balance the equation and soften the blow. Hmm...perhaps more like “A stage dive into a mosh pit of hop pillows!”

    For an optimal experience, this beer should be enjoyed before the “Drink By” date on the bottle – in fact, Stone specifically recommends enjoying the beer sooner than later to maximize the redolent hop aromas and flavor.

    Again. You’re welcome.

    Quick Facts
    Name: Stone RuinTen IPA
    URL: http://stonebrewing.com/RuinTen
    Stats: 10.8% ABV, 110 IBUs
    Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning June 17
    Hop bill: Columbus and Centennial, dry-hopped with Citra and Centennial
    Distribution: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WA


    See the URL above for more info.
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  2. 1fJef

    1fJef Aficionado (175) Maryland May 4, 2013

    OMG my mouth just watered
  3. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Savant (485) Arizona Nov 14, 2010

    Oh yummy! So when will it "officially" arrive in AZ?
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  4. cookiequiz

    cookiequiz Savant (460) California Apr 15, 2013

    I'm going to guess June 17.
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  5. So gooood!

    Are you still there???
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  6. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Savant (285) New Jersey Aug 19, 2012

    It already hit NJ today

    Got 2 cases at my store today. Not sure on the price per bottle yet, its not in the POS system, but i dont care, i'll be buying it either way. CANT WAIT to drink it.
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  7. It seems like they already shipped the beer and stores or distribution were just waiting for the all clear from stone. I would check your shops today and tomorrow.
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  8. Price per bottle at stone was $7.
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  9. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Savant (485) Arizona Nov 14, 2010

    Called the Local Total Wine who happened to have a "beer guy" on premesis. I was told the "official" release is June 24th. I started laughing and asked them if they had not seen Stones announcement to which they replied, look man it's the 24th OK? Like I was the idiot. Then I called BevMo and was told they have no idea. It may be 2 weeks or more before we get it. So short of driving over to Cali it looks like it will be a waiting and hoping game here.
  10. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Savant (485) Arizona Nov 14, 2010

    Wish that were the case. According to the local shop it isn't until the 24th! lol
  11. I don't know how it did, but this landed in NC today!
  12. Hitting store shelves in NorCal this week.
  13. Comes with the glass at BRev for $9.49!
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  14. Tasty Bev has no limit on it, got 5 cases and it will be gone by the end of the day.
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  15. [​IMG]
    Got it 3 days ago
  16. Mikecap

    Mikecap Advocate (715) Rhode Island May 18, 2012

    Anybody in Mass or RI get their hands on this bad boy yet?
  17. Beerbuddy21

    Beerbuddy21 Savant (450) California Nov 19, 2011

    Available in Los Angeles today, grabbed a couple at Green Jug
  18. Scored 8 bottles today ...............YES !!!!
  19. In Georgia today... @ Green's
  20. DaKur

    DaKur Savant (400) Rhode Island Nov 15, 2012

    Went on a little search and nada.
  21. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Savant (270) Ohio Apr 11, 2010

    Made it to Ohio this morning
  22. Danpisco12

    Danpisco12 Zealot (80) Connecticut Jun 18, 2013

    Just picked some up in CT.
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  23. Mikecap

    Mikecap Advocate (715) Rhode Island May 18, 2012

    Good to know, I'm sure it will be in within a couple of days.
  24. Got one of the last ones at a beer store here in Raleigh.
  25. Just landed in NJ.

    Picked up a couple.
  26. Zbyler

    Zbyler Aficionado (210) Connecticut Jan 18, 2013

    wow I'm impressed. I wonder if it will hit CT soon too then. We usually get it at least a week after CA does.
  27. it's hit Boston, picked up a couple bombers today.
  28. NYRfan4ever

    NYRfan4ever Savant (285) New Jersey Oct 30, 2009

    So glad to get this awesome brew again and now I hear its annual. Cheers!!

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  29. Mikecap

    Mikecap Advocate (715) Rhode Island May 18, 2012

    Ill be out looking tomorrow, how much is it going for?
  30. Man we have had it on the west coast for like a week or so. I had it on tap on Tuesday or last week I think. Guess multiple stores around me out it on early.
  31. Got mine yesterday.
  32. $9.99 here
  33. Got it in NC today 7.99
  34. MmMmmm its gooood
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  35. Probably won't hit Florida for another week or two...lame
  36. $6.99 in Raleigh
  37. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Savant (395) California Nov 7, 2011

    Cen-Cal today. $6.79 at bevmo. I got two and my dad got two. Chilling right now. Cheers.
  38. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Savant (485) Arizona Nov 14, 2010

    Here is the latest from BevMo in AZ: It will not hit our shelves until June 24th as there was a "distribution" problem.

    Here is the latest from Total Wine in AZ: There was a "distribution problem at Stone" We will not be getting it for at least 2 weeks.

    Pack this I am going to Papagos....
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  39. eabarth

    eabarth Aficionado (155) New York Mar 21, 2013

    Does anyone have a clue when it's going to hit NYC? Tip o' the foamy head for any info.
  40. pjs234

    pjs234 Advocate (695) Connecticut Jun 29, 2008

    Hit CT today in some spots. Manchester Wine and Liquors and CT Bev Mart (New Britain Location) both got it in today.
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