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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPAStone RuinTen Triple IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States | website

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
Reviews:
886
Ratings:
5,741
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
23.95%
 
 
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347
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Photo of mactrail
3.71/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A warm fruity mess. The classic orange color, clear and bubbly, in the Ommegang chalice. The very modest white head evaporates to leave only a few swirls of foam in the glass. Thin and acidic but the white-lightning character makes an impression.

Brewery says it is dry-hopped with Centennial and Citra. It's a big load of hops with an expansive flowery and fruity aroma. It actually starts out like it's going to be fairly drinkable, but it gets more than plenty bitter after a couple of sips. The pineapple and mango are quite distinct and persistent. Super hot with alcohol, which intensifies the bitterness.

Still, for a hop extravaganza, it's quite sippable. Good thing it's so strong. From the 22 oz bottle from a local supermarket.

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Photo of MNishCT77
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, unclear bottling date but drink by 9/12/13 clearly printed on bottle, poured into my FFF Teku glass, drank 7/12-3/13 over several hours.

A: 3/3 - deep orange-brown coloration, impressive clarity (can both see or read through), eggshell white head dissipates into subtle glass lacing, big time alcohol legs for an imperial IPA

S: 10/12 - typical Stone house aroma on steroids - grapefruit x 3, pear, apricot, mango, papaya....some alcohol and malt notes are also present but the hops are front and center and slammin'

T: 17/20 - on the anterior tongue, it's what you'd expect from the aroma with a big hop presence but not overly bitter, dry but not overly so accentuating the hop aroma very well; the alcohol is present in the taste with some minor malt characters to hint at balancing

M: 5/5 - full-bodied with thick hop oils coating the tongue, 10%+ is present and perfect; moderate-carbonation for the ABV and large alcohol legs

O: 9/10 - another excellent IPA from one of the masters of style, Mitch Steele; nevertheless, I think that this RuinTen might be their best imperial IPA and glad to see that it will be made on an annual basis now instead of a 1x deal; this is a top 10 DIPA for me, and, at $8.99 for a bomber in the greater Washington D.C. area, quite affordable to boot; recommended!

TOTAL = 44/50

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Photo of evanforbeer
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber, orangey-amber with bubbly off-white head

smell: really nice. smells pretty sweet with powerful hops- pineapple, citrus. grainy sweet caramely malt

taste: starts with (obviously) super hops- almost typically 10%+ dipa-- bitter pineapple, lemon/citric-sugar, mango, grain, finishes with nice mildly sweet caramel malt, pine, pineapple and grapefruit, gets a little chaffy malt as it warms

feel: dipa, medium-hefty

this is a great dipa. I'm not a huge fan of Ruination, but Ruinten definitely picks up on some of Ruination's slack.

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Photo of Brenden
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The color is such a dark orange that it's nearly brown, somewhere in the median between clear and opaque, with a heavy look to the body. It develops a very light tan head to an initial height of two to three fingers, which slowly settles to one, then a heavy foam. The foam that's left drops behind a combination of webbing and legging.
The smell is a hop assault, all kinds of resinous pine and citrus primarily, with a definite bracing herbal quality. It's also very bready, not quite sourdough but leaning that way. Alcohol comes out in an interesting sweetness more than a heat, though there is some. There's also lots of rind.
There's something about this beer. It might be the hoppiest out there, but there's a whole lot of malt addition evident. Stone does what they do well for sureInitially, I feel as though it could mingle better. What happens, though, is that it becomes a big attack of raw, pure hops but with balance. I can see high scores for palate destruction, and Stone calls it indelicate, but they proved some skill by making it deep. It accomplishes its purpose.
It's creamy on the palate with a body that strikes the right place in the medium to full-bodied range. It's semi-dry, avoiding going too dry or getting thinned out.

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Photo of ElSid
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Beers of California

#90

Freshness Date: 9/13/13

A: Amber orange with a deep haziness and a full, cream colored head. The varied sized bubbles slowly fade leaving a path of lace on the glass.

S: So fresh, sweet, and dank to the maximum. Pine, flowers, grapefruit pulp, tropical fruit, and biscuit malt.

T: The hops take a hold of the taste buds and suplexes them into submission. Pine, earth and hints of green tea bitterness along with strong citrus characteristics. The tropical notes are overpowered by the hop bitterness. Somewhere there are hints of bready, biscuity malt sweetness. The alcohol is moderate and lends a warmth to the finish.

M: Syrupy and sticky with a hop oil bitter linger and a moderate, activating carbonation.

O: After stage diving into this mosh pit of hops, my palate will need several days of rehabilitation. A solid DIPA that doesn't quite separate itself from other West Coast DIPA's. The strength here in the end lacks interest and complexity.

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Photo of PaleZombie
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a Tulip.

A - Deep tangerine color with about 2 fingers of pillowy white head, lots of small bubbles and fairly good retention for a near 11% beer. Very clear with lots of bubbles streaming up, nice lacing.

S - You are first hit by an awesome tropical(mangos, pineapples, apples) grapefruity hop smell. You then begin to smell all of the sweet caramel and toffee malts. Little bit of pine and mild booze smell. Awesome!

T - Tropical fruits are first followed by some bitter sweet grapefruit. About mid mouth you get the sweet malts to clean things up followed by some bitter pine and some warming alcohol.

M - Full bodied almost syrupy, perfect carbonation and a nice smooth slick feel all the way through.

O - I love it! This is extremely hoppy and there are not nessisarily enough sweet malts to balance it out. That being said this is supposed to be a hop monster that isn't necessarily balanced, however it is very balanced considering what it is. I will have to try and get a few more of these for those nights when I want my pallet blown away.

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Photo of JackieTH
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Can't find much fault with appearance, it's amber with an incredibly persistent frothy foam that's sticky and leaves clots and sheets of lace. There's still an a foamy head 10 minutes later..Smells of grapefruit, pine resin, pineapples. Taste is nicely bitter across the tongue with a washing of citrus pith, resinous hops and hints of pineapple flavors and a light bit of malt. The body is just outstanding. Thick and creamy with lots of heft. You can tell this is a big beer. The velvety mouthfeel, It really ties the beer together. Very impressive mouthfeel. Bitterness lingers on the palate for a long time after each sip yet it's not drying to the palate nor overwhelmingly bitter, talk about the nailing the balance for an IPA, this is about spot on.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Beautiful brew. Crystal clear, bright coper gold body. Off-white head pours with great retention and nice lace.

S - Ouuhh. Smells unbelievably fresh. Pine bitters, fennel, lime zest, dried oregano, mesquite, and fresh cilantro. Great intensity.

T - Sweet booze, woody resin bitters, mesquite, oregano. A bold, earthy pine bitterness rolls throughout the finish.

M - Thick, fully body with great carbonation. Sooth, lingering finish.

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Photo of beertunes
3.21/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear coppery gold color with about 1/4 inch of off-white head that that had good retention and left OK lacing.

The aroma started off with a really sweet malt scent, followed up by some nice pine hops. But then, then a strong alcohol scent took over and dominated the entire olfactory aspect. The beer followed a pretty similar path across the tongue. Sweet malts at first, some piney hops, then big alcohol. The alcohol took over and gave a sharp burn at the back. After the heat passed, those nice hops lingered for a while at the rear of the palate.

The body was a bit more full than is generally seen in the style, and had a bit of bitter finish. Drinkability was hurt by the harsh alcohol taste (although, I did end up drinking 3 in a row, so there's that). Overall, a decent enough brew, one worth trying if you see it, but don't get anxious if you miss it.

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Photo of MCain04
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

LOVED this beer. Picked up a couple bottles of it at the bottle shop and drank this one fresh, reviewing from tasting notes. Clear, orange-amber body with a nice off-white head and lots of lacing. The smell is jam-packed with juicy hops, malty sweetness, and a little alcohol. The taste follows suit, with the hops taking center stage with floral, piney, but mostly citrus and juicy flavor notes. A lot of malt but it is well balanced by the hoppy bitterness. the alcohol is certainly there but isn't unwelcome. The mouthfeel is nice, crisp, dry, and medium-full. I really love this beer and glad I got to have it.

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Photo of hermit990
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bomber poured into a tulip glass. Bottled on 6/19/2014. Review Date: 7/5/2014.

Appearance: Pours a fairly clear copper color with two fingers worth of an orange/white head. Good lacing retention, head recedes to a thin layer. Moderate level of carbonation.

Smell: Intense citrus and pine aromas. Grapefruit and orange peel. A bit of a tropical fruit sweetness (pineapple) as well. Dank, earthy characters among a floral quality. A slightly sweet malty aroma on the finish blends well with the initial hop quality. Fantastic smelling IPA.

Taste: Massive bitterness. Pine/earthy hops fade into the citrus fruit flavors. A bit of a tropical/stone fruit sweetness underlies the initial burst of bitterness. Hints of the malt backbone poke out along the tongue. Finish is bitter until cut by a slight sweetness, like a lightly sugared piece of grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: Medium body to this one. Strong bitterness prevails along the tongue, lingering, tingling and numbing the senses and aftertaste. No alcohol presence.

Overall: Simply a massive IPA. Excellent to drink if you enjoy putting your tongue through the rigors. Great stuff, and the fresher you can get it, the better. Should be available if you can get Stone beers in your area, and at $7.99 per bomber (locally), it's worth giving the mouth some exercise. Would highly recommend.

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Photo of EigenBeer
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Looked amber like Jurassic park fossil things in the movie

S-Smells good

T- Like an amazing thick resiny sack of delicious amazing bitter yet also sweet piney goodness malts

M- So much thicker than my normal IPAs definitely well carbonated

I really really enjoy this IPA

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle into a Founders snifter. Best by date of 8/20/13.

Pours a frothy, light cream colored head with good retention. Beer is a clear copper. Lacing is thick, layered, and web-like with great stick. Couldn't ask for much more.

Nose is citrus, pine, resin, sap and cane sugar. Some caramel and brown sugar too. Super aromatic. Real nice.

Opens citrus, tree sap, brown sugar, and amber. Resin and hop bitterness in the middle rounded out by caramel, molasses, and brown sugar coarseness. End is citrus and more nutty sweetness. Aftertaste is hop bitterness mixed with a robust malt presence. Solid.

Medium bodied with moderate to ample carbonation. Filmy and prickly in the mouth and goes down aggressive and bubbly. Finishes messy with a lingering, coating aftertaste. Pretty good if a bit more robust than I would like.

RuinTen is one of those molasses-brown sugar-resin based IPAs that I usually don't like. However, this one pulls it off admirably and is actually quaffable. Decent but I think you really have to like this type of IPA to appreciate what's going on here. Still worth trying though.

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Photo of katseb7
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This stuff has renewed my belief in IPAs. It as delicious! What a relief to finally be able to love a beer again. The aroma was good, and the taste was even better. Gorgeous head, guess lacy describes it, still there after writing about it. Was yum with hotdog for lunch; interesting with my Thai coconut shrimp soup (probably not the best choice with it, but its all I have to eat). Better than Ruination perhaps

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Photo of jimmah120
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle labeled best by september, served in a snifter

look is a typical IPA color with a little more reddish tone, small head that lasts, filtered. smell is juicy and full of hops: sour green apple bubblegum, pine and orange marmalade in the background. taste is similar, with juicy green apple up front, then juicy citrus and fruit preserve, finishing spicy, slick and bitter.

Glad they brought this one back.

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Photo of 3sheets2wind
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a wonderful beer. This really is an amped up version of ruination. Strong bitterness and aromatic hops. High ABV, but well hidden.This dude will sneak up on you. 3 ten once pours dropped me on my butt. I am not one of those that dismisses stone. Any brewer that puts out enjoy by, irs, ruination, sublimely self-righteous and distributes all those other beers for others is aces by me. This is their best beer. Not for the faint of heart, but when has stone ever been. If you like IPA's run and get this one.

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Photo of chyeaabrah
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down the best IPA I have tasted. Surpasses Heady Topper in taste. The hops come through strong but not to the point where it turns bitter. The smell combines beautifully with the taste. Very well balanced character with a slight sweetness. Excellent work, once again Stone.

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Photo of yeastlovehoppiness_greg
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my new all-time favorites. I just happened to see the bar getting the tap ready for this one and had to take the opportunity. It will knock you on your but if you are not careful.it has a hoppy somewhat grapefruit smell. and is very hoppy, wait, crazy hoppy! the aftertaste is slightly bitter but not as much as ruination. I would recommend this to anyone.

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Photo of kots84
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Deep amber with a off white head.

Smell - hoppy citrus pine nose.

Taste - Big grapefruit flavor with hop present. As it warms up I am getting the alcohol.

Mouthfeel - A little dry but really nice. Light carbonation.

Overall - Amazing ipa for any hophead. Get it before it gone.

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Photo of Kjanisch7
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this baby in a bottle.

A: Didn't realize this was going to pour so clear, but it sure looked tasty. Orangy gold with a light head.

S: Loved the smell on this one. Punches of citrus goodness and hops wonderfully wound together.

T: One of the few IPAs I've had that finishes the way it starts. Tropical citrus and hops throughout that keeps this brew tasting bitter and sweet all at once. Quick finish which made me beg my glass for more.

M: Great carbonation, nothing too crazy. Well-balanced feel and the booze was well covered with the incredible tastes. Felt good all throughout and nothing about this beer was difficult to swallow.

D: I could drink this all day if it were possible. Just fantastic, and it definitely beats out Ruination (which is also a fantastic brew).

If you haven't had it, GET IT NOW.

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Photo of Bradthoc
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a bottle. Poured into a Stone/Aces and Ales Tasting glass.

Appearance - Deep, rich, copper with slight red tint. Head is a firm white/pale with a fluffy lacing that grips the edge of the glass as you drunk it.

Smell - In your face hops. Pine is the leading aroma, for me, with a smooth caramel balance aside the citrus finish.

Taste - Pine, wood, and floral finish. This one is bitter, but loving it. As it warms you get a caramel/maple syrup taste/feel. Aftertaste is long lasting bitterness with a dry finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavy, long and dry, with carbonation diminishing quickly on the tongue.

Overall - Delicious and well worth the $6 price tag at my local Total Wine. Taste is bold, and perfect for hop lovers.

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Photo of BeerEngineer
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

General - Got this in a 22 oz bottle from Costco of all places, the price was pretty good, something like $4 for the bottle. Poured this into a New Belgium tulip glass. Still waiting for my new IPA glasses to get in so just getting by for now!

Appearance - The color is a deep deep copper, nearly a brown. The head is a slight off white and is light and frothy. Pours great, there is a steady stream of bubbles from the laser etching on the bottom of the glass. Really great color to this beer.

Aroma - Such a hop bomb! There is a big up front hit of pine with a follow up of some slight citrus! Love the scent of this beer.

Taste - Wow great bitterness with a pine hit to it. There is also citrus in the taste of this, really enjoyable. The bitterness is intense in this beer on the aftertaste! No one they didn't go with this recipe in the original Ruination, while this is good, it's almost too much bitterness!

Mouthfeel - Medium body with almost a creaminess to it. There's also a lot of carbonation that sets of the flavors really well.

Overall - Really nice DIPA! I hope that they keep this one in the regular rotation! Get it if you see it in the store!

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Photo of lordofstarside
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First re-review, hoping to take much better notes. Bomber to a goblet, enjoy by 9/16

Pours a very rich dark gold, much redder and deeper than the regular ruination. A finger and a half of foam with impressive retention and lacing, along with some nice legs from the alcohol. Moderate carbonation from the middle and mild from the sides of the glass, 100% transparency. Bottle art is beautiful, nothing not to like

Smells of very dank and acrid hops- strong acidic grapefruit, akin to that of my cats litter box, along with a bouquet of other citrus, mostly lemon with some orange zest laid heavily on a foundation of pine. Sweet caramel malts compose a strong backbone that is very present yet complacent to the hops, and helps conceal most all the alcohol, leaving just a hint that compliments the bite this thing gives your nose. Incredibly rich and pungent, can't get enough of it

Taste is an explosion of hops- strong grapefruit, pine, lemon, passion fruit, along with a strong floral undertone. The hop profile comes together quite well, and all the flavors do a good job of accentuating each other. Just as in the aroma the malt comes through and does a great job of holding everything together. Sweet caramel finishes well with all the different flavors from the hops and is cemented with a splash of alcohol. Again, like in the aroma, very rich

Feel is pretty heavy, with a thicker and fuller body for an ipa. The finish, like the regular, finishes very dry, this one being much stickier and wrecking a lot more havoc on the palate. Bitterness is everything I want it to be, and the alcohol, while very present, doesn't drink very hot at all leaving a pleasant warmth. Like everything else, very rich. Easy to sip, but will catch up quick if you're not cautious

Overall this is the best beer I've had, and the only perfect score so far. I drink the regular Ruination four nights out of the week and credit it to being what got me into hops and craft beer, so this one's pretty special to me. Sentimental reasons aside, this is one of the richest, thickest, and hands down hoppiest ipas I've had, and imo beats Pliny the Younger. Extremely grateful they made much more this year, and really hoping they'll re-release it again in 2014.

Thank you Stone! Another reason you're my favorite brewery

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Photo of DMatsu
3.11/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful red hue and thin, lightly foamy head. Smells like the catbox. Scoopable clay litter. That's not a condemnation, it's just a fact. Stanky, sticky icky icky. Tastes like a hoppy punch in the eye, and that's a GOOD thing. Nice bitterness, and full bodied hop flavor. A robust beer that is a great way to finish an evening, because at 10.80 ABV, you won't be able to hang too long. Drink the swill, then treat your palate to the full frontal skank of Ruin Ten!

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Photo of Kayaker
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a very solid IPA. Well balanced, very drinkable and i want more. After taste is not overwhelming as I often notice in imperial IPA's. What more can I say: After trying this I quickly went out and purchased 3 more bottles. Price was great also.

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 886 ratings.
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