Stone RuinTen Triple IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone RuinTen Triple IPAStone RuinTen Triple IPA
BA SCORE
4.3/5
5,835 Ratings
Stone RuinTen Triple IPAStone RuinTen Triple IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ehammond1 on 06-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#509
Reviews:
906
Ratings:
5,835
pDev:
9.3%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
367
Gots:
1,104
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 5,835 |  Reviews: 906
Photo of m1k3g3tz
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoneTSR
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE: This is a great looking beer. The big, fluffy, white head stands strong for a good three minutes before settling into a collection of foamy mounds on the surface of the beer. The color is a gorgeous light orange and while the lacing could be a little stronger, it is still clingy and covers about 40% of the backside of the glass.

SMELL: Nearly perfect. Grapefruit dominates while floral and piney notes linger beneath. Very appetizing.

TASTE: Again, this is nearly perfect tasting beer. The only DIPA I've ever experienced that is more balanced is Pliny the Younger. Grapefruit still dominates, but lemon, tropical fruits and a nice dose of malt balance it well. Wow. Great beer.

MOUTHFEEL: Sticky and slightly under carbonated, but this is probably appropriate for the style (just not my preference). I would like to see more carbonation with a tiny, tiny, tiny pullback from the sweetness.

OVERALL: Stone nailed it. I love Ruination, but I did not expect this to be quite so impressive. It blew me away. This is better than Pliny the Elder and it rivals the Younger.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ruination!

Pours out a nice clear orange/yellow with a decent white head.

The aroma smacks you in the face with hops; there are citrus notes, tropical notes of grapefruit, mango, pineapple and slightly piney notes with a hint of caramel malt sweetness.

The taste is identical with a heavy amount of tropical hop flavors followed by piney hops, slightly sweet caramel malt and it all finishes with a nice dry bitterness. There is no hint of alcohol.

This beer is amazing and I LOVE the regular Ruination. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up.

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Photo of TomFdds
4.86/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just so good. The mouthfeel alone is worth the price of admission.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – A bottom glass pour produces an incredibly cloudy body of dark orange copper with reurgitated hop flakes floating about unseen. The head is crazy on an aggressive pour. It’s full, pure white, lacing, and lasts forever.

Smell – The deep pine hop profile finds some strong biscuity bread at the nose and an explosive aroma of darkish fruits such as dates and raisins. Once the beer opens up the fruits are increibly powerful but not overly sugary and the yeast develops.

Taste – This is incredible. It’s my first use of the term “bready hops” but man the biscuit and yeast are in full effect and the huge comlex hop profile is incredibly diverse. It’s not a heavy PNC hammer but more like a sophisticated CA profile of citrusy rind, light peach, grapefruit peel, and pear.

Mouthfeel – This is full-bodied wth a lot of drying from stem to stern.

Drinkability – 10% plus? Are you sure? Drank this like water.

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Photo of MrVonzipper
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tied with DDH Ruination as the best ipa Stone has produced by far. A true CA masterpiece. Giant citrus, tropical fruit and oily pine notes balanced in a big way with a moderate boozyness and a solid malt backbone. This should be made again and again. I was beginning to despise Stone til they redeemed themselves with this bad boy.

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Photo of pda22
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OldGriz
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dj14365
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, I don't know what to say but wow. I have had a number of top tier single/double/triple IPA's and this might very well be the best.

The only complaint I can possibly muster is the color is a bit off. It was likely due to the lighting or wall color. Everything else was extraordinary, mainly the taste which is what really matters. It was divine, beautifully balanced, perfect level of bitterness and just yum.

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Photo of Brewdaddy87
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this on tap from the brewery and was blown away. It pours a darker amber color but with the glass at your waste, you can smell the awesome coming from this beer. Grapefruit was the first to hit my nose, then the pine and clove like hints following. I have been lucky enough to find plenty Pliny the Elder offerings but this one has it beat in my opinion. I bought a bottle just to do a sanity check and further verified my initial opinion. This beer is outstanding. The only somewhat downfall is that it is pretty heavy in the mouthfeel department. Stone has outdone themselves with this one. I'll take this over the Enjoy By any day. Not to say Enjoy By is slacking but the Ruin Ten is a step above anything I've had from them.

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Photo of beercam
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I think the BA brother's aversion to hops is very intriguing. they seem to be very critical of over-hoppy beers. The rating disparity between them and the public consensus again I find very interesting. I am also rating this brew against all other IPA's. All Hail Flea the Bassist.

As a triple iPA, one would expect an assaulty, punishing experience of a total and unminitagted hop-smack. No. This is a balanced beer. This also is a triple-IPA.

I know these two things might be unseen together. But i meant it when i wrote it, and I still do. es - malt arrives to save the day. But! An infinite other number of things also arrive to save the day. This beer takes a bold stance and defends it fiercely. It was *very* filtered. Perfectly clear. Overfiltered, Was a bright halloween orange, with an evasive head. The liquid acts as many extremely hoppy beers do, which is strangely. Just missed the 5 here, and again, I'm rating to category, only because of it's nightmare filter job. This beer's ratings roost among the highest precipices of beer creation. Have you seen a thunderhead bloom and then diminish? That is the complexity of this bountiful beer. Stone tried hard here. I think they have a lot lot lot more to give.. Thanks to the people behind it. thanks capitalism, thanks beer ! LovE

22 oz brown glass
10.8% alc./vol
v rare <3

92/100

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Photo of Reveille1984
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:

- Nice deep orange/red color to the brew. Pours nice with a massive, foamy head. Great lacing in the glass as well.

Smell:

- Huge nose on this one with godly amounts of citrus hop scent and dashes of grapefruit and caramel.

Taste:

- Nothing else to say about this bad boy except that the flavor is perfect in my opinion for the style. Huge juicy hop flavors up front mixed with bready sweetness and a dank, resiny wallop that sticks to your tongue. Finishes out very clean with a nice, dry sweetness. Extremely easy-drinking for the ABV, little to no alcohol heat or presence.

Mouth Feel:

- Resiny and smooth, with a bitterness that sticks around in the mouth for a good long while. Medium carbonation and very mellow.

Overall:

- Hard to say that any beer is perfect, but this is about as close as it gets for me in this style. On par with other top huge DIPAs out there, including Pliny. Dangerously drinkable and extremely tasty, all of the great features of this brew meld into something that is really special. I wish they'd make this a regular staple.

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Photo of Averwo
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Amazing beer from an amazing brewer.

Pours a beautiful dark rich orange color with a two finger head.

Aromas of pineapple and grapefruit waft your nose as you take a drink.

Amazing mango pineapple taste with a hint of grapefruit and malt.

Mouthfeel is heavy and sweet. Tons of citrus flavor and bite.

Probably the best double IPA I have ever had. 10% ABV but you wouldn't know it by taste.

Be careful with this beauty.

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Photo of Beetch18
4.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KingEdward
4.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thrifty101091
4.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of terrysjag
4.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kozclash
4.84/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of stonefan55
4.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

absolutely hands down my favorite beer. perfect color, aroma filled with delightful dankness with a nice bite on the front end followed up with a fruit/ pine bitterness you would expect from a double. from me its a 5 all the way

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Photo of BoneySaunz
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lovemesumipa
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
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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Photo of blaje
4.82/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Highly sought after beer. I was traveling to the USA, so the time frame was just ok for me to be able to grab a bottle of this limited release. Thanks To the Winooski Beverage Warehouse for keeping a bottle for me!

This beer pours amber orange in colour, hazy, and forming a large, thick, white creamy head.

N: Fragrances are literally BURSTING out of the glass, wow! You can smell it from a few feet away! Pink pineapple dominates here and it is strong. Mandarine/Orange pulp, Mango, Watermellon, Cannabis and pine needles. Mouthwatering, exquisite!!! Certainly one of the best smells ever encountered for a beer.

M&T: Medium to Full bodied, Carbonation is perfect for this DIPA. Not as stringent as expected from the tons of hops used in this brew. Feels a bit oily. Herbal tones from the hops are present. Bitterness is aggressive right from the start, persist for an eternity and it’s damn good! I find this 10th anniversary version a bit more balanced than the regular one, probably because of more malt used. It gives a sweeter (if I can say so!) side and brings interesting notes of biscuit dough. Earthyness feeling in the middle of tasting and finishes on a peppery side. Flavours of pink pineapple dominates, citrus pulp, biscuit, watermelon on the sweet side.

Overall: For me this one is exceptional, world-class! A rare exemple of a near-perfect DIPA. Of course, ones will surely not like it because it tends to be way over the top for newbies, but for hopheads, it is a must. As it was not intended to replace the regular Ruination, I can’t compare it directly with it, but it is an amazing version of it. This 10th anniversary edition is a perfect example of what great brewers can do. I wish that this is not a one-timer! Amazing...

Thanks Evan/Jen.

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Photo of mrchrisray
4.82/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

a) little head, with little retention, small amount of lacing. clear orangey amber in color with light carbonation.

s) resinous hops with some sweetness, hints of citrus and florals.

t) intense resinous hops, but hides the 10.8% alcohol pretty well. well balanced flavors.

m) still intense but surprisingly light in the mouth, thin and smooth overall with a coarse hops bite up front.

o) good, flavorful, and surprisingly easy to drink for being strong. i want to enjoy every sip.

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Photo of ILoveIPA
4.82/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Well Stone, you have done it again. I thought you peaked with Enjoy By but I guess I was wrong. This beer is absolutely amazing. It's a Kung Fu kick to the palate. So much hop goodness and all balanced out by enough sweet malt to keep you coming back for more. If you are a fan of aggressively hoped DIPA's or just want to drink one of the best beers in the world, do yourself a favor and seek this out. You will not regret it. The best part is you will be drunk off of one bottle!

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Photo of JohnsonFromWisconsin
4.81/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 5,835 ratings
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