Stone RuinTen Triple IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPAStone RuinTen Triple IPA

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Allagash flute on 6/20/12

The color is a medium shade of sun-faded two-tone tobacco burst. Bubbles rise languidly; ultimately the billow three finger head isn't able to be maintained and it collapses slowly. Overall retention is a fairly thin, soapy layer. Not a whole lot of lace until later in the glass; even then there are only a few drippy sheets.

Scathing grapefruit and pine resin make for a seriously potent hop aroma. There are clean, almost tropical citrus notes rounding out the edges. Sweet bread takes up most of the malt's space, though there are notions of caramel and faint hints of dough and yeast. Overtones of alcohol.

Whew! The hops are rather strong at the beginning of each sip, but they grow in intensity in the mid-section and culminate in a brutal grapefruit and pine bitterness on the finish. Of all the DIPAs I've had, this is perhaps the most bitter while still retaining full hop flavor. The malts are reminiscent of sugar cookies and sweet biscuit. The finish manages to be reasonably dry despite the malts and alcohol.

The feel is slick with alcohol and loaded with hop oils and resin. Carbonation is appropriately moderate and restrained; then again, it might not have much of a choice against the intensity of the beer. Bitter hop flavor lingers for quite some time and tapers off in its own time.

Despite the fairly generous amount of malt, this is pretty tasty. Despite the alcohol heat, this is drinkable. That said, this is much better cold; it's a bit of a drag as it warms because the alcohol and malts start to become more appreciable. The hops were very well done; it's a shame they're run off by a piddly heat wave.

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
4.3 out of 5 based on 5,828 ratings.
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