RuinTen Triple IPA
Stone Brewing

RuinTen Triple IPARuinTen Triple IPA
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Stone Brewing
California, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #226
Ranked #1,270
4.3 | pDev: 9.3%
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Jun 14, 2012
RuinTen Triple IPARuinTen Triple IPA
Notes: 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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Photo of ivanbrew
3.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4
by ivanbrew

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

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4.28 by craigbelly from Iowa on Jun 18, 2022
4.28 by HighwayChile from Kansas on Jun 18, 2022
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4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
by MagicJeff from Georgia

So cool they decided to brew this beer again.

Look: Old gold body, nice off-white head.

Smell: Pine, floral notes, orange peel,

Taste: Intense grapefruit hops--almost abrasive (in a good way!). Some sweet toffee malts mid-palate, fresh squeezed orange juice too. Clean, citrus-lemon finish with slightest white pepper alcohol note/burn. Wow.

Feel: Very big beer fuller medium to full bodied IPA.

Overall: This beer would be awesome to pair with food. Doesn't make sense to have more than one of these IMO, but this is an awesome West Coast IPA. The kind of IPA that got me into craft beer in the first place--very nostalgic and fun to try. And a pretty reasonable price point to boot. If I can find another fresh batch I'm definitely trying this again.

Jun 07, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by harrypowers from Massachusetts

Pours a clear amber color with a tall head and moderate lacing.

Smells of slightly dank piney hops, sweet fruit and alcohol.

Tastes of dank bitter hops, sweet caramelly malt with a bitter alcohol warm finish.

Medium body and carbonation. Lightly syrupy dry finishing mouthfeel.

This brew is a bitter burly, almost barleywine, West Coast sipper!

Jun 06, 2022
3.75 by KT3418 from Colorado on Jun 05, 2022
Photo of Gu_re_gu
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by Gu_re_gu


Jun 05, 2022
4.25 by Buck_Jones from Michigan on Jun 03, 2022
Photo of NCSapiens
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by NCSapiens from Indiana

Amber color with ample white head. Tons of malt and caramel alcohol sweetness out-competes the bitter hops. Dry pine finish and a hint of lime. Aggressive and weird but good.

May 30, 2022
Photo of Cdriver0414
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

A big bold bitter ipa. A true tribute to the ruination series. This beer is not for everyone. A very malt forward, West coast ipa. If your palate is training to handle the bitter malt then i highly recommend this one

May 30, 2022
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4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

I dont think i ever had the original.

Look is awesome. Deep amber with great clarity. Whats amazing is rhe syrupy thickness and the way the bubbles slowly rise from the bottom of the glass and just dont stop. I dont think ive ever poured a beer that has this much energy.

Smell is kind of mute.

Taste makes me think I have had this before. Its eerily familiar. Very bitter but not stale or difficult to drink.

Feels ia confusingly dry.

Overall I dont like super high abv IPAs but this one im okay with slow sipping. It might get shitty as it warms though.

May 22, 2022
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4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

From a 12oz can dated 4/15/22 (canned), 8/13/22 (enjoy by) into a pint glass.

Pours a translucent amber with about three fingers of light tan head. Incredible retention, great lacing. Nice stream of carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

Smells strongly of pine and resin with a nice tropical fruit background (pineapple?).

Very bitter, piney taste. Nice alcohol warmth. Slight malt sweetness.

Very sticky mouthfeel. Strong bitter aftertaste. Low to medium carbonation.

Stone does these big bitter beers the best imho without veering off into malty sweetness. This is a gem of a beer if it's what you like.

May 21, 2022
4.25 by Giggy from Michigan on May 20, 2022
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4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jkblr from Indiana

12oz can Packaged 4/20/22 Enjoy by 8/18/22 poured into a snifter at fridge temp 10.8% ABV. The beer pours bright medium amber with sticky khaki colored head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves rings of lacing. The aroma is candied orange, caramel and pine. The taste is bittersweet caramel malt with resinous citrus and pine sap before the earthy fully bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a semi dry finish that's not cloying, but sticky with hop oil. ABV is well hidden. Overall, excellent.

May 14, 2022
4.32 by o29 from Texas on May 11, 2022
4.34 by dazedman from Virginia on May 10, 2022
4.12 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on May 09, 2022
4.71 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey on May 08, 2022
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4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

120z can into a pint glass. Canned 4/20/22, so not even 3 weeks old. The beast is back!!

Looks splendid in the glass. Crystal clear dark amber body with slow streams of carbonation. The off white head maintains throughout, impressive given the abv. Leaves rings and specks of lacing.

Full hoppy, piney aroma.

On tasting, a haymaker to the tastebuds. Full on strong piney resinous bitterness lasts way beyond the finish. Hints of grapefruit. The malt base is strong, allowing a sweetness to lay under the bitterness without being trampled to death. Abv definitely felt, quite warming in the throat.

Mouth close to full, finish a sweetness and then that building, lasting bitterness.

Overall, excellent big dipa, tipa, whatever you want to call it. Had this as a sample at a Knoxville brewfest some years ago, and was hoping it would return. Appreciate the 12oz can size as well.

May 08, 2022
2.48 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 27, 2022
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4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by EmperorBevis from England

Bottled in a big brown glass bomber a delivered right to my door by cat in the glass
Pours a carob coloured body with nice thick white head
Aroma is big big pine
Citrus caramel flavour

Oct 25, 2021
Photo of Sigmund
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

Had this one on tap, after the Stone Enjoy By 31-10-15, at Ernie´s Tin Bar, Petaluma - and I was about ready for anything. Powerfully and aggressively hopped throughout, but still kind of balanced by the rich and fairly sweet malty base. Good stuff - when you´re ready for it.

May 08, 2021
4 by Urk1127 from New Jersey on Dec 01, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma

Tremendous nose of pine and citrus that is impossible to ignore. Taste is citrus hops with a slightly sweet malt body and lingering hop presence on the back end. Medium carbonation and medium-high body with some creaminess.
The ABV works with the beer and the way the brewer handled the hop load, ABV, and finish is fantastic. A truly drinkable triple IPA.

Apr 05, 2020
5 by doctorgary from New York on Mar 09, 2020
4.55 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Jan 04, 2020
Photo of GuyFawkes
3/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

From old, undated notes. Poured from the bottle.

Clear dark orange hue.

Bright white head; strong lace.

Pine & citrus nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Pine, grapefruit & urine flavor. Overly bitter. Not to my taste.

Sep 02, 2019
4.49 by ian_graf from Minnesota on Jun 09, 2019
4.56 by lccrunchy from Pennsylvania on Jun 02, 2019
4.25 by Kobo from Pennsylvania on Mar 26, 2019
4.06 by pkkosmatka from Minnesota on Feb 27, 2019
4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Feb 25, 2019
4 by Muss42 from Michigan on Jan 30, 2019
4.06 by ADKbeerguy from New York on Dec 09, 2018
4.29 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 27, 2018
4.31 by Vidblain from Minnesota on Nov 05, 2018
4 by Spaten454 from Texas on Aug 21, 2018
4.62 by sweetbrew82 from California on Aug 06, 2018
4.31 by BradtheGreat7 from Ohio on Jun 26, 2018
Photo of Notabeergeekyet
3.25/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by Notabeergeekyet from Florida

This is a high ABV beer and it tastes like it. It’s good beer but it’s not to my liking. Taste is very personal though, so enjoy.

Jun 12, 2018
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