RuinTen Triple IPA
Stone Brewing

RuinTen Triple IPARuinTen Triple IPA
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
10.8%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 9.24%
Reviews:
912
Ratings:
5,862
From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
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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 OKbrew89
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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OKbrew89 from Oklahoma, Apr 05, 2020
Photo of GuyFawkes
3/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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GuyFawkes from Illinois, Sep 02, 2019
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3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a hazy darker amber with a modest head. In the nose, it is HOPS, lots of hops, A good bit of bitter in the mouth as well, balanced by a bit of malt. Decent!

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Photo of Boto
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber: This one pours a cloudy darker golden color. Small off white head with minimal lacing. Nice nose. Pine, some citrus and a fair amount of malts. The taste is very good. A pretty good hop bite to it: a bit more than expected. A big malt body, but the sweetness is suppressed. Mainly pine and some citrus hops. Very Nice!

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Boto from Connecticut, Feb 03, 2018
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4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one I look forward to every year. Pours a ruddy, foggy copper color with an eggshell colored head. Aroma is pine and citrus. Taste has a nice malty sweetness to it. Medium body, nicely carbonated. Gotta love it.

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ZebulonXZogg from Illinois, Jan 27, 2018
Photo of GarrettB
3.72/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

February 1st, 2015 - RuinTen has since taken off around San Diego, but I remember back in 2015 it looked novel and new, and somewhat pretty in the glass, where it burns with that characteristic Stone hue, red and blushing and angry looking. The foam kicks up a fearful storm, too, taking up fully half of this pilsener glass (an unwise choice, I know). The aroma is layered with resin and a leather sharpness defines the hop note. There's some grapefruit too and even a dash of dry lime, but the overall impression is of an appreciably dry and hoppy nose. Consistent with the smell, the flavor is dry and hoppy, but there's also a malty body to back it up. I also get the deep savory flavor of miso (as if smeared on a piece of meat prior to grilling). The aftertaste is little short, but reveals the miso glaze flavor bundled with a bitter twang. This ask a slow sipper, but enjoyable over that long time. I should also note that the booze stays relatively hidden, so caution is advised if drinking with excessive speed.

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GarrettB from Colorado, Oct 22, 2017
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3.81/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A rich looking copper/caramel colored beer. Also rich and smooth smelling. Taste is very nice also rich and smooth with just a right amount of hops, but just slightly bitter. Mouthfeel is good easy drinking in spite of the 10 % ABV. I like this one and the only knock on it is the bitterness in the after taste. On draft at Ron's Corner Tavern in a snifter.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a hazy amber color with a slight transparency about it. A slim finger’s worth of white foaminess of a head slides into the beer. The smell had a juicy bittersweet blend of citrus, floral and piney hops running into an underlying score of malts, ever so delicate. The taste was pure bittersweet, such a nice balance from the hops blending spectacularly with the malts. A sweet juicy citrus aftertaste runs into the finish in a slight sticky sort of fashion. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a sneaky sessionability about it. 10.8%, hmmm, alcohol seems to hide itself stealthily. Overall, very nice DIPA I'd have again.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Stone RuinTen Triple IPA pours a semi clear yet slightly cloudy amber color. A sizable bubbly soapy lather of a head caps the top, its white color accentuated by a tan hue. It retains well and leaves plenty of sudsy lacing.
The aroma, modest at first, is not necessarily a harbinger of things to come. Lots of caramel at first. There is the slightest bit of pine and cooking herbs and spices. Fruity yet not as citrusy as other IPAs; light grapefruit, however, there is a stronger emphasis on dried apricot, fig, and peach. The aroma opens up more well into the drink and on the malty side. For example, a biscuity malt makes its presence felt. Finally, wonderful sweet aroma of warm and freshly baked blueberry muffins caps things off.
In the mouth it is a complex combination of plump and juicy fruitiness, smooth and velvety malts that coat the mouth like a soft pillow, and a moderate to high pine hops prickle. Medium to full bodied, even chewy, yet dangerously drinkable. Feels like a hoppy barley wine at times. The carbonation is gentle. The fruity tones consist of apricot and moderate grapefruit and citrus twang on the backend. Sweet finish with a strong herbal, resiny and bitter linger.
I drank a whole bomber to myself and barely noticed the high ABV...until I got up! A more malt forward DIPA but with a strong hops bite. I enjoyed it a lot.

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Gajo74 from New York, Jul 23, 2017
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3.52/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

I don't get the high ratings... Are they based on the brewery's reputation and the fact that it is such a "big" beer?
A "triple IPA" like this is most likely aimed at hopheads, so why would a brewer decide to "balance" the hops with such a syrupy sweet load of malt?
The hops are huge and dank, dank, dank. I kept thinking of a damp moldy basement and wet cut grass, along with some grapefruit rind and overripe orange. Not at all bright and crisp, which I would prefer. Alcohol is well hidden. Then comes the malt, which is brown sugary syrupy and cloying. My palate adjusted to the hops within minutes, after which I became increasingly annoyed by the sweetness and the needless complexity and confusing mess of tastes. In that sense it reminded me of Arrogant Bastard only bigger, hoppier, thicker, sweeter, more confusing.
In contrast to this one, I do highly recommend Stone's Enjoy By xx.xx.xx IPA.

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PlinyMeNow from California, Jul 05, 2017
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4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured on draught at a local brewery. The sweetness of this beer just jumps out at me. What a great taste and feel. Very Creamy. While I get the citrus somewhat it's the sweetness that sticks. I think that to me over takes everything else which would normally be a bad thing but not here. This is that delicious. Well-done

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PSanger from Connecticut, Jul 05, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into Snifter glass. Bottled on June 6th 2017.

L: Beautiful amber, nice and clear, Finger width off-white head has excellent retention.

S: Strong aroma of citrus, grapefruit, orange, melon and some herbal backnotes of grass.

T: Very strong citrus again like the nose, the herbal fades away here.

F: Chewy! Super strong bitterness, medium-full body, low carbonation, dry finish.

O: Not a super complex TIPA, but tons of hop presence as expected and a neat beer.

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Photo of maltznhopz
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured into a snifter.
A-Orange hazy color with a white head
S-An orange peel aroma mixed with pine, malts and hops.
T-Very hop forward but also got guava, citrus, pine, grapefruit in the taste.
M-Full creamy mouthfeel with a nice crispy hop finish. Medium carbination and the bitterness was medium on the verge of high but still enjoyable to a non IPA drinker.
O-Not a huge fan of IPA's but this one is definitely something I would buy again. It was not overly bitter and had a pretty complex profile.

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Photo of Lahey
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2017 bomber. This year has orange peel and vanilla in it. Its a nice juicy ipa at 10.8%. Clear filtered look. Tastes juicy, hoppy with hints of the orange peel and vanilla mentioned. This is an enjoyable beer if you can handle the flavors mentioned. I'd prefer it without the vanilla, but it's not overpowering. I'd like to try one bext year if they ditch the vanilla.

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Lahey from Michigan, Jun 07, 2017
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4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 22 oz. bomber poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance- An amber to red hazy color with less than a finger of tan head. Thin spotted lacing around the glass.

Smell- Citrus mix of grapefruit, orange, tangerine and other tropical notes. The malts are combined with an awesome piney aroma.

Taste- The bitterness and piney notes blend nicely with the citrus flavors. I expected more alcohol in the taste but not much there. Actually finished a little sweeter than the aroma led me to believe.

Mouthfeel- Nice carbonation pushes the crisp taste with light dryness for the finish. An interesting lingering taste kind of just stuck there.

Overall- A great triple IPA with a brilliantly disguised high ABV. The bitterness and tropic notes combine for a dangerously drinkable brew clocking in at almost 11%.

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Kdouble from Tennessee, May 01, 2017
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3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Stone Brewing 'RuinTen Triple IPA' @ 10.8% , served from a 2015 edition , 650 ml bottle purchased for $15
A-pour is a cloudy orange from the bottle to glass with a small off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-pungent , hops & malts
T-smooth tasting TIPA , butt no wow factor
MF-ok carbonation too start...fade's quickly , yep full bodied
Ov-could be a great beer fresh or even some age , just a year late in trying this beer , bit of a shelf turd from Cook St.
prost LampertLand

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LampertLand from British Columbia (Canada), Feb 24, 2017
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4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok so I understand that it's Jan 1st New Year's Day and my bottle was brewed June 8th and I am supposed to drink this 90 days within its bottling but only found out about this beer a month ago and Stone hasn't given a 2017 release schedule yet so I figure it's either now or never, so anyway on with the analysis:
Poured into a goblet, color is blood orange scotch-like copper with a bubbly puddle of a head. Solid mass, no bubbly body. No smearing of the glass.
Aroma: pineapple, coconut, peach, and orange.
feel: mildly dank, medium tannins, boozy, malty.
Taste: tastes boozy, more like a scotch ale rather than an IPA and no tingling of the tongue that I expected and what was very prominent in 2.0. Now this is a most likely result of this beer being 7 months old and perhaps a new bold flavor arises when not drunk fresh. If stone brews this in 2017 I will definitely buy a fresh one to compare but as already mentioned it was a now or never putchase.
Other flavors detected: pineapple, guava, peach, orange, grapefruit, peach, coconut, malt, pine, biscuit, and mild dankness. It's almost like a super smooth double arrogant bastard.
As always have to salute Stone because it's dank, good consistency, brewed well, and tastes delicious even if not fresh.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

650ml fresh bottle poured into a sniffer.

Clear in texture, glow and very beautiful orange amber color with thick fluffy off-white head that withstands with very good retention, it only slowly dissipates to everlasting frothy crown along with plenty of sticky and refined lacing patch and spot along the glass-side. There is some visibility of slow risen effervescence pushing upwards.

Garden of hoppy eden bursts in the aroma with intense notes of floral, juicy, citrus, bitter orange, grapefruit, lemon, resin, oily, pine, passion fruit, pine apple, very tropical, slight grassy, some dank, and some spice, anyway, malt is not being forsaken with a note of breadiness in the background.

The taste is still mainly dominated by hoppiness affair with notes of everything indicated in the aroma. Malt is more pronounced here with sweet breadiness and caramel qualities in order to try to alleviate the extremity of the mighty hop. Alcohol is pronounced in the middle with some booziness while it is hop again to wrap up the finish with a solid, persistent yet clean bitterness that is also lingered as a long tail in the aftertaste.

Full body with silky smooth mouthfeel with some lively and crisp carbonation that is well suit to carry all the things well, yes this beer has big body but the feeling is just right, not too heavy or not too thin, dry finish.

Wow, this is just wow. There are loads of hop to entertain any hop heads. Anyway, I didn’t feel that it is too much excessive. Thanks for the part of malt that tries to add some complexity and balance, excellent DIPA without doubt.

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Everydayoff from Thailand, Nov 27, 2016
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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours a golden orange color, slightly hazy with a modest head. The aroma is of hops (it is an IPA), very floral & sweet. Taste: there is the orange, sweet & & bitter & a salty finish. The vanilla bean is the last to arrive at the party but the orange is the last to leave. A nice balance & interesting selection of flavors. In not a fan of IPA's but I like this. I think it could use a little more fizzz, though. Very good.

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Viaduck from California, Oct 15, 2016
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4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pour: deep reddish caramel color with a nice two finger head that dissapated to a small white ring around the top. Left a nice lace on glass.

Smell: biscuit malty smell with citrus and pine undertones.

Taste: citrus and pine upfront from very strong yet balanced hops. The middle is another level of hop spice and earthy flavors. The finish is suprisingly clean with just a light hop oil left in the mouth.

Feel: mid weight beer with perfect carbonation.

Overall: by far one of the best IPA's I've ever had. From the pour to the finish quite impressive.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ordered from Beer52, and poured to a regular kitchen glass due to lack of proper beer glass. Drank on a tasting that had so far Founders Backwoods Bastard, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard and Brooklyn American Ale. Note, this beer was bottled on November 2015, totally NOT FRESH.

A: The appearance is bit hazy with a yellow-y and orange body with a white head that vanishes quickly but leaves nice lacing.
S: The aroma is a perfect round shape of malt, pine and citrus together, all in the same strength. Very good tone to it.
T: This taste is one of the most wonderful things I've ever had even though the beer is to be TOTALLY NOT FRESH. On the start of the sip, you can taste the sweetness of the malt that when you start bringing the beer back to the throat starts to be a bit more bitter to each half of inch it crawls on mouth. In the end, it ends a bit bitter with a touch of citrus and hops, while the citrus profile is present in the sweetness, in the transformation, and in the end. It's totally great, amazing, incredible.
M: The mouthfeel is great, the bitterness is high but nothing harsh, nothing like a kick, more like a friendly touch. The density is great as well.
O: Best. Stone. Beer. Ever.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.23/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Office in Summit. I was rather disappointed by this brew. The alcohol was not well-masked at all, in fact, it was cloying and overwhelming, and distracted from the overall flavor of the brew. Pours an amber hue with minimal frothing. Strong pine flavors evident. Not recommended.

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dsa7783 from New Jersey, Aug 20, 2016
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4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Bottled 6/8/16.

Pours a slightly hazy, Amber-red color. 1/2 inch tan head with good retention. Wispy, thin white lacing.

Aromas of tropical fruits and citrus notes of orange and tangerine. Piney hops accompanied by sweet and cracker malt tones. Earthy hop notes as it warms.

Strong piney, hoppy bitterness accompanied by orange and citrus rind notes. Sweet and fruity notes follow.

Medium-bodied, smooth, very crisp, good carbonation, with some dryness near the end.

Overall, a good triple IPA. Stone definitely hides the ABV well with this one. Nice fruity and citrus notes to tone down the bitterness to the perfect level. Fairly easy drinking for a triple.

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Photo of lovemesumipa
4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I won't repeat what so many other lovers of this beer have already stated. Let me just say that as man who appreciates a good IPA, this is one of the very best.
I got it through a regional beer club. It came in a bottle and poured a rich, deep copper color with a wonderful aroma. It is just the right combination of bitter and malt.
If you can find this beer, buy it. You can thank me later.

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lovemesumipa from Washington, Aug 12, 2016
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3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into a wine glass.

Look: Clear golden color, almost orange. One finger white head. Drops down to a nice solid cap, some speckled lacing, and some very oily legs when swirled.

Smell: Orange, nectarine, and vanilla stand out the most. Sweet fragrances come through as honey as well. Other citrus notes come through as grapefruit, and maybe tangerine. Pretty balanced in the nose, but it leans a little malty/sweet.

Taste: A mouthful of oranges and nectarines, gives way to tangerine, then pithy grapefruit. A nice malty honey sweetness doesn't let this one get too bitter. Big citrus hop flavors with big malty sweetness leads to a balanced beer overall, that's bursting with flavor. Taste definitely exhibits some spicy alcohol character as well.

Mouthfeel: Subtle carbonation, soft and oily. Incredibly subtle mouthfeel for such a big beer.

Overall: This beer is pretty quafable for such a big IPA. Balance is good. Hoppiness isn't harsh or out of control. If you have a bottle in your fridge I'd say drink it ASAP. I have had a couple bottles of this since it was released, and it was better a few weeks ago.

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billshmeinke from California, Aug 11, 2016
RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 5862 ratings