RuinTen Triple IPA
Stone Brewing

RuinTen Triple IPARuinTen Triple IPA
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Stone Brewing
California, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #204
Ranked #1,252
4.3 | pDev: 9.3%
Nov 14, 2023
Jun 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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Rated: 5 by BillTheCat4Pres from Texas

Nov 14, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by Slyde180 from Texas

Jan 23, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by LA2ED7

Jan 09, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by AmatuerSurgeon from Missouri

Jan 01, 2023
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Reviewed by lkbrdh

4.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Welcome to a winter IPA. This is a dark amber colored, robust, hoppy IPA. Its feels dense and well carbonated. You can taste the hops all through the beer. I would recommend this to anyone who is an IPA lover.
Nov 02, 2022
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a goblet: color is amber, transparent, head is off white and presents 1 finger thick, dissipates to a solid top, some lacing and streaking on the glass sides.

Smell is big, bitter, slightly biting - notes of pine, earth, citrus, juniper, some honey and syrupy notes, light caramel.

Taste is similar with big, bitter notes of hops and alcohol - pine, earth, citrus, honey, syrup, light toast and caramel, some tonicy/herbaly/juniper notes.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, moderate sweetness, strong bitterness and slight boozy burn.

Overall - amazed that big, big non-hazy IPAs are this hard to find - so much more nuance, flavor, and drinkability.
Sep 24, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by zknight from Korea (South)

Sep 11, 2022
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.82/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a burnt orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts, pine. Taste is a pine forest, a strong malt backbone, some alcohol, significant bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.
Sep 01, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by rolltide from Pennsylvania

Aug 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
6 oz pour on tap at Lures Bar & Grille. Pours a clear caramel color (lighter than a brown ale) with a small head. Aroma and flavor feature dank pine, grapefruit rind, caramel malt, sticky resin, and moderate booziness. Bitterness is offset by malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is full and moderately carbonated. Overall it's a nice throwback DIPA but doesn't blow me away.
Aug 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
(12 oz can, EJBY 08/13/22; purchased cold single at Shangy's last week... poured into a fat tulip)

L: clear, tawny-colored liquid with perhaps a faint hop haze; cratery, exploded foam sponge upon pour, collapsing quick into a thick, gummy collar... two droopy eyebrows of lace

S: semi-characteristically Stone melange of piney, outdoorsy, juice nectary hops along with a cane-sugar syrupy malty underbelly and moderately strident, tonic ethanol kick... upon further sniffage, an herbal cannabis overtone all day... supreme vibrancy if a bit indistinct in its aroma indentifiers

T: bitter-herbal, pungent hops blasting the palate roof while a jammy, citrusy hop and malt nectar permeates the palate floor with its airy, booze-shocked essences... the aftertaste is leavings of fruit and sugar sweetness with the peppery charge of biting bitterness still attacking the top, even cutting through to the sinuses... it's almost like a Malort and Cointreau-infused strong amber ale

F: resinous, silken, near cordial glory, lithe and luxurious yet punishingly pungent... its glassy, ghostly undercurrent is perhaps (along with its hot sauce fire) its most striking characteristic, as it seems to just float in the ether

O: for all it's brashness, quintessentially Stone in its relentless (to me, fantastic) bitterness, it sports jagged facets of two-dimensional, static, obscure, muddy expressions... I'm somewhat enjoying this, but craving something more characterful, though its tactile sensations are leaving me perplexed and intrigued (1970)
Jul 31, 2022
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Reviewed by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Deep gold with decent head. It smells like alcohol and piney hops. Taste is bitter, a little hot, some malt , herbal, piney, with some fruit flavor poking through. Pretty strong and a little rough around the edges but not unbalanced and fairly easy to drink despite its profile. It reminds me of the original Hoptimum a little. Not a bad strong ale but I’ll file this in the been there done that and move on to other things, cheers!
Jul 24, 2022
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Reviewed by AndyBee07040 from New Jersey

2.89/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Disappointingly long lasting bitter after taste with no sweetness at all - unusual for double digit ABV. Reminds me a little of scotch ales with a strong, dark, almost metallic mouth feel followed by the bitterness. A strong beer that unfortunately did not get better with a second can.
I like Stone beers, but this I won't buy again
Jul 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.76/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Canned April 15th enjoy by August 13th 2022.

Pours a clear gold, not much to talk aboot in the foam department.

Smells extremely hoppy but with a big malty bite. Citrus, some pine, leans into some tropical fruit but not hugely.

Huge Citrus bitterness and the malty sweetness is almost as huge, call it in balance, I reckon. Alcohol is there in spades but it is not hard to deal with.
A little bit spicy, earthy, vegetal, short sips are best for me.

Sticky, somewhat juicy mouthfeel.

Kind of wearing on the palate but I enjoy it.
Jul 11, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by Hopweiser from Korea (South)

Jul 01, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Jun 30, 2022
Rated: 5 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Jun 30, 2022
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Rated by ivanbrew

3.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4
Definitely awesome nose and color just has a bit of too much alcohol after taste to it at the end and bitterness lasts for ever
Jun 25, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by craigbelly from Iowa

Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by HighwayChile from Kansas

Jun 18, 2022
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