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

Poured from a 1PT. 6 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. BOTTLED ON 06/09/14.

Appearance: Pours a robust burnt orange body with a thick soft white head.

Smell: Fresh dank, fruity, citrusy hops. Orange mixed with pine. In true "Ruin" fashion, the malt is overwhelmed.

Taste: Delicious pine, citrus, and tropical hop flavor. A surprisingly decent sweet malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth.

Overall: Not as mind blowing as my first Stone Ruination several years ago, but still robust as far as DIPAs go!

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

A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body is hazy orangey-amber with a small, slightly off-white head. Leaves good splotches of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Real nice nose - I can smell the hops from a distance. Grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. Touch of caramel malt.

T: This one brings me back to the days when I was first discovering this style - Goose Island Imperial IPA comes to mind from the recesses of my memory. . . . Tropical fruit salad and citrusy hops - grapefruit, grapefruit pith and a touch of pine needles at the back end. Heat from the ABV is noted towards the back of the sip as a spicy bite, and then is felt heading down to the belly. Lingering pine bitterness fights the ample malt profile (caramel malt, some toffee) for dominance, with the hops prevailing, but the sweeter malt putting up a surprisingly good fight.

M: Full bodied. Carbonation is light to moderate, with a nice creamy feel to it.

O: This is good stuff. Now if only they'd bring back their 10th Anniversary Ale. . . .

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

I got this beer from trevorjk when he came back from the States. Thanks for this well made ipa Trevor. drank it with my son in law in the small Duvel tasting glasses i got some time ago. Poured the beer in thebglass with avery nice head and a golden fluis. Nice carbonation and the smell of pineapple hops. Good and decent beer.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Hair of the Dog in St. Louis. Great pour; big, 3 finger head, even with the bartender knowing how to pour. The best lacing and retention I've seen outside of a stout.

Smell was huge hops floral. Taste was surprisingly balanced with the extreme hop profile equaled by an impressive malt bill. Starts and finishes with a solid bitter hops flavor, but in between, the malt flavor profile provides a sweetness and balance I haven't seen in a DIPA. Drinks suspiciously easy for the 10.8% ABV, and is sticky and thick on the palate.

Overall, a great DIPA. I haven't had regular Ruination, but I need to try it to get a solid baseline.

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

Poured into my Stone imperial nonic a medium clear golden with a tinge of burnt orange a frothy 1/2 finger white head atop.Drunken sharp citrus fruit in the nose, a mix of alcohol and awesome hops just what would I expect from this beer.Flavors are deeply resiny with a leather note,overripe citrus fruit lends to the deep hop presence,sweetness comes from alcohol and a bit of caramel.Wow this is big,brash and beautiful in it's intense hops and high alcohol content,not for the faint of heart by any means.I was gonna mention this beer to a few beer novice friends,I think I'll mention something else.This beer is no joke.

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

A - Pours a orange/amber with two fingers of creamy off-white head. Head has very good retention. Small spots of lacing are left.

S - Very big citrus presence, with grapefruit and orange leading the way. Also a strong pine presence. Definitely a maltier aroma than regular Ruination, with some nice caramel notes. As per usual with Stone, a decent amount of alcohol in the aroma. Smells very good.

T - While this is definitely hop forward, the bigger malt base is welcome in the taste. Quite resinous. Similar to aroma, citrus and pine lead the way, with a nice caramel presence in the middle, before yielding to more hop bitterness on the finish. There is also a nice tropical fruit taste, maybe a bit of mango. Some alcohol in the taste as well, but doesn't detract from the taste at all.

M - Despite the strong bitter elements, the mouthfeel is actually very creamy, with a medium body. Finish is quite bitter and dry.

O - Definitely one of my favorite new beers of 2012. Would love to see this become a regular, especially at the price point. A fitting tribute for 10 years of Ruination.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness Chalice.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three finger white head which slowly recedes into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Huge hop aroma that is very citrusy, dank, and bitter. Big hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, tangerine, and papaya. Big dank earthy hints of pine resin spice. A good backing of caramel malts and biscuit in the background. Very hop driven and bitter aroma.

Taste: Like the smell suggests, a huge taste of hops that is bitter but not completely overpowering. Huge citrus hop flavor with notes of grapefruit, mango, tangerine, orange, and papaya. Lots of floral and earthy hops with a pretty dank pine resin. Fairly spicy. Nice presence of bready malts with some good notes of biscuit and caramel. Taste is very full and in your face.

Mouthfeel: Fairly heavy bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, oily, and chewy. The huge blast of hop bitterness hides the alcohol heat pretty well.

Overall: This version of Ruination IPA on steroids delivers very well. Huge citrus fruit flavor and lots of spicy dank hops. A hop head's dream.

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Photo of MWolverines66
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Somehow this is my first stone beer, and Im glad to say it's off to a good start. Poured out of bottle a copper/amber color, somewhat cloudy, with minimal foam.

Smells of orange zest, grapefruit, pine.

Taste of orange hit you on the way in, followed by a smack of hops. Stone has really found a good balance of these tastes to make them bold, but not overwhelming.

Overall a very solid beer, hoping to continue trying more Stone beers.

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Photo of bum732
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S: Big, bold mango, grapefruit and orange peel, unbelievably fragrant, slight maltiness, lots of passion fruit.

L: Hazy burnt orange, creamy white head that dissipates slightly. Good lacing.

T: Tropical fruit galore up front, lots of passion fruit, mango and pineapple. Underneath is just enough malt to stand up. Medium high bitterness leading to slight alcohol burn. Finishes with loads of resiny hops, slightly dry.

M: Medium full body, medium carbonation, some alcohol burn.

Like a souped up Sculpin, pretty fucking amazing.

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

From 22oz bomber to Hess imperial pint glass on 7/11/12
*From notes

-- Beautiful label, gents --

Bottled on 5/25/12

A: Clean roasted pumpkin skin in color. A good, firm pour yields a 2.75 finger head that lingers for quite a while. Killer lacing and a big collar.

S: Just amazing. It's like Stone's Ruination and fresh citra hops had an angry, aggressive love child. So damn juicy and in-your-face, yet it's nothing if not exquisite.

T: Smoldering, heavy hop oil up front. Bitter and almost (yet not quite) oniony. It then lets up a bit, and the juicy nature of the citra rolls over the mid-palate. The beer tightens on the finish, where I get a touch of smokey hops. And it lingers in my mouth for ages. Simply killer and massively delicious.

M: Big, elegant and dense. More complex then a lot of Russian Imperial Stouts. Wonderful. And it just sticks to my lips and mouth like a hop lollipop.

O: Maybe the best beer that I've had from Stone. And if you know Stone's portfolio, that's saying a lot. This is a spectacular Double IPA, and I really hope that they brew this again. Happy 10th Anniversary, Ruination.

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

A bomber poured into my tulip glass, this beer pours a somewhat clear while somewhat hazy dark golden/light copper color with a bit of an orange hue with lots of little bubbles rising up to the top of the glass from its bottom. Nice, off white head is about 2/3 inch thick when poured with a very thick foam ring lining the inside of the glass and pretty good lacing. Aromas of fresh, citrus grapefruit, earthy, resinous bitter hops, followed by a hint of biscuity caramel malt. Very nice! The taste pretty much follow suit, a very complex, bitter hop flavor upfront that give way to hints of biscuity caramel malt. I found that the flavors somewhat balanced each other out as the beer sat and warmed up. The hop presence certainly is dominant, but it wasn't the clonk my tongue over its head pure hop bitterness that a part of me was expecting from the description of this beer that I read. Has a crisp, full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. An all around fantastic beer! Stone produces another beer that does massive amounts of the winning!

Eric

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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 notchucknorris
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear deep golden color with a 1 finger fluffy tan head. Spotty lacing.

S: Huge pine and grapefruit hop aroma. I could smell this off the pour before I even got near the glass. Lots of sticky hop resin as well.

T: Oof. This thing is a beast. Big, aggressive piney hop notes with a ton of grapfruit pith hop resin. A touch of pineapple and mango evident on the periphery. Some faint bready malts creep in near the finish. Tons of resin on the finish. Super bitter and pretty delicious.

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Photo of Andrew041180
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - I don't think I've ever seen a beer with this look to it. The deep copper tone was infused with a fiery red that I can only imagine would mirror the color of the Stone Gargoyle's demonic eyes. This, more than the smell, portends the assault that is to come. The head is thick, and quickly recedes to a thin file that leaves a beautiful lacing on the glass.

S - A bubbling cauldron of hops. I can barely detect pine and citrus elements, but with a kick. No particular scent dominates, but, like the smell, it prepares the consumer for things to come.

T - Not for the faint at heart. The taste explodes from the first sip. It's boldness to the max, and takes a little while to adjust to. After about 6 swallows I'm still blown away by the bitterness that just keeps coming. It's not exclusively bitter though, and is well balanced.

M - Really nice. I take a big mouthful, swallow half, then savor the other half. It isn't pillowy or carbonated, just a really nice medium-full bodied drinking experience.

O - This joins the elite cadre of beers that is greater than the sum of its parts. This category may well be titled "experience", as this bomber is in fact an experience. The alcohol doesn't reveal itself significantly in the flavor, but I could feel it after only a few swallows. This, along with it's (slightly) tamer brother are drinking experiences that few other beers have been able to imitate.

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

A bright clear copper color with a proper white head and plenty of lacing. The aroma is a heavenly combination of citrus and pear and deep nutty malt. Scrumshish! The flavor brings intense peppery citrus-pine hop mixed with a buttery brandy hint that announces some alcohol but keeps it tasty as all get out. This stuff is leafy and near full bodied with a fairly viscous feel and frothy carbonation. A very impressive, high quality hop brew!

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Photo of Brad007
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice copper gold with a one-finger head into my glass. Very nice colors for the style.

A citrus uppercut devastates the nose with plenty of spiciness and pine.

Ditto on the taste. Tastes like hop juice with a wallop of grapefruit, spice and pine. A fucking palate wrecker!

Around the court, in the net, nothing but bitterness! It warms the throat thoroughly.

This is certainly a step up from traditional Ruination. I give it high marks.

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Photo of korguy123
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into tulip. Purchased in Buffalo at Consumers Beverages.

A- Slightly chill hazed dark orange pour with a finger width, soapy, sticky, off white head. Lacing is good.

S- Massive amounts of grapefruit, mandarin oranges, pineapple and lime with bitter resinous pine in the backing. Very little in the way of sweetness. Slight floral that reminds me of dandelions. Very lop sided on the way of bitterness (what did you expect anyway?)

T- Oh my, this is something else. Full on onslaught of pine and grapefruit. Orange and limes with a huge wallop of floral and just pure fresh squeezed hop nectar. Slight sweetness but a juicy lingering, bitter finish.

M- Slightly heavier than normal. A little on the chewy side which is nice. Alcohol is hidden and the finish is lingering.

O- I guess the question is "How do you make Ruination better?" Simple answer is "double the hops!" They've done that and hit a home run. Can't wait to see what the 15th and 20th anniversary brings!

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Photo of digdug1810
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving type bomber

Appearance.. nice cloudy orange.

Smell.. loads of hops.. a bit of pine a bit of grapefruit... lots of hops

Taste.. stars off with the pine in the front, then the sweet bready malt then the grapefruit in the back.. to me anyway

Mouthfeel.. nice and thick.. loaded with hop bite and almost chewy like hop like it was an oatmeal stout but with hops

Overall.. a very nice dipa... was it my favorite? no... was it in my top 10 and something i would buy with regularity yet... still would buy a double jack over it if both were sitting on the shelf next to one another

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Photo of rfbenavi80
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glad to find this one at my local bottle shop.
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy orangish yellow color, more orange than yellow, with 3 fingers of thick, foamy, yellow tinged head that lingers a long time.

S- A true hop BOMB! A huge amount of fresh pine needles, followed by some sweet fresh cut pineapple.

T- Holy Cow that's good. Was not expecting this to taste as balanced as it does. Highly bitter yes, but totally not what I was expecting.Starts off with the pleasant bitter taste of pine, quickly followed by malt sweetness that is second to none.

M- Super thick and creamy. Medium amount of carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden in this one.

O- Really surprised with this one. I've had Ruination many times over, but this one surprised me. A true hop BOMB that hopheads will be talking about for awhile.

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Photo of drewskie1123
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great golden/orange color. Initial smell gives off a citrus scent, but not too strong. Pouring from a bottle, 1/2 inch head, just the right amount of carbonation. I expected a power punch of hops with a rough after taste, but it went down smooth and had a very pleasant taste in the back that came on late. Great beer. I suggest out of the bottle.

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

Pours a dark clear orange with a pretty small off white head that hangs around for a little bit leaving spotty lacing behind

Great nose a lot of pine and floral hoppyness,I want to say I get a honey like character in it too, but I could be off on that

Ya that's a tasty beer. Lots of hops (as expected)kinda hot still which I like and didn't expect. It's piney, florals and bitter

It's light to medium bodied, and carbonated. At first it gives a very wet mouth feel that quickly drys out after swallowing

Overall it's a pretty damn good DIPA

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

What a fantastic beer. I would say it was hands down the best smelling beer I've ever opened. Wonderful citrus notes that never stop. The hops pound your nose relentlessly. Same goes for the taste. The citra hops dominate the front end and it turns quickly into a nice sticky pine bitter wash down the hatch. Truly enjoyable. It took me a while to finish the bomber, about 1.5 hours, but I enjoyed every minute.

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

Lucky my beer guy gave me this one. Pours copper with a thick, fluffy head. Smells of massive citrus and floral hops. Tastes awesomely bitter and hoppy. Ruination amped up just like I hoped. Great creamy mouthfeel. Outstanding! I hope I can get another one but I won't hold my breath.

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

Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary Ale, 10.8% ALC./VOL., Ruining palates for ten years, brewed and bottled by the Stone Brewing Company, Escondido, CA.

Lightly hazed, golden apricot hue, with a slim, white, dotted head. Looks good.

Aroma: Everything you want in a double IPA and more. Blasts the senses with pine, citrus, and tropical fruits. Bright, bitter, fierce, and furious. Juicy, fresh, deep, and rereshing. Alcohol is felt, but quickly forgiven. We know this will be a challenge, but the beautiful smack of hops makes us forget what's to come. Ah, scrumptious!

Gonna read the vast, voluminous copy on the side of the bottle. blah, blah, blah…pat yourselves on the back, puff yourself up…blah, blah, blah…mmm, hmmm, hmmm….lots of informative history of the origins of the double IPA style…but, without a mention of what makes this different from regular Ruination. Why not? No one knows. (Well, I do, now that I've checked the website. Alcohol raised up 3%, hop additions doubled. 110 IBUs? Damn, but it did feel like it!)

I keep drinking, and I keep thinking, damn, this is delicious. Also, incredibly bitter, but so consumable for the hop head with a tolerance for higher alcohol. It's the ne plus ultra of Ruination, while still being able to slip past the lips and go all the way down the gullet. All the usual suspect flavors at play, all the resiney, piney, grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple.

My first Ruination was 10 years ago, mere months after it was released. I didn't know this until Greg Koch told me when I met him for the first time. In my entry for Ruination Ale, I told the story of how it "ruined" me. It was one of the first double IPAs I had ever had, but definitely not the first. In the intervening 10 years, there has been so much done with palate rippers and booze bombs in the name of hop delivery, it's easy to forget how far we've come, and what a leader this beer really was.

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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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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
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