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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
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
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897
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5,791
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
23.72%
 
 
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Photo of SomethingClever
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz poured into Spiegelau 6/22 bottle dars

A: big bubbly soapy head

S: deep resiny piney some malty caramel too

T: so resiny excellent it is like biting a pine cone if it were syrupy and resiny

M: Full feel this beer is syrupy it clings and doesn't let go

O: This beer is intense it is so enjoyably hoppy thick piney and resinous. it is gripping on the tongue and so good.

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Photo of zimm421
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip. Appears a nice amber color with an off-white head. The head sticks around for a good amount of time, and leaves thick lacing.

The nose is full of pine and grapefruit, and is very resinous. The alcohol is well hidden in the nose, and a bit of caramel comes through. The taste is really complex. The grapefruit and resinous pine stand out the most, as expected, and the alcohol is also very present here. There is a slight balancing aspect that is bready and full of caramel.

The mouthfeel is great; full bodied, slightly sticky on the end, and the carbonation is spot on. Overall, this is a very interesting, and over powering beer. The complexities are outstanding, and this is amazing to experience as it warms.

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

Deep clear orange body with starkly contrasting white head. Moderate spotty lacing.

I love the nose on it. Papaya, orange juice, peach tea. A touch of grass, a little biscuit. Fresh.

Equally impressive flavors. Heavy on the tropicals and bitter. The biscuit malt is enough to hold it together but is completely hop dominated. True to ruination form it destroys my palate. Slightly spicy fusel finish.

Mouthfeel is full, soft, and clean.

I really dig this beer and honestly, is exactly what I like about a high abv DIPA. Bravo.

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

L (4.25) - Very nice dark burnt orange/brown color. Good light tan head on top too.
S (4.5) - Smells like heaven. Heavy malt smells and plenty of hop aromas.
T (4.5) - Tastes even better than it smells. Nice malt backbone, but plenty of floral and bitter hop tastes. A little alcohol taste, but not too bad. No bitter aftertaste either
F (4.25) - Good drinakble beer. Plenty carbonated, but still easy enough to drink.
O (4.5) - I didn't know this was a DIPA until I poured it. But I love that style of beer, and this one do not disappoint. Will definitely buy again!

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

Appearance: pours a orange amber color with a 2" fluffy head that slowly recedes. Nice lacing develops as the glass empties.

Smell: loads of citrus, caramel, and earthy tones comes through to the nose.

Taste: big caramel flavor with intense grapefruit, lemon zest, pine, a bit of earthiness and a load of bitterness that was well balanced. Alcohol is mildly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp to start, a bit smoother and dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste here.

Overall: a very tasty big DIPA. Well balanced and mildly refreshing.

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Photo of IPA1978
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Let me stat off by saying that this beer is not balanced and doesn't really fit the typical double IPA mold. That being said if you love resinous, oily, funky hop flavor you will love this beer.

A- Not alot in the way of head but retains it well, copper in color, viscous and sticky lacing.

S- Crazy, overwhelming dank fresh hop smell, after sipping for a while you can begin to smell other hop character, citrus rinds, herbal, tangerine, spice.

T- First few sips explode with a mish mash of resinous oily hops, malt only plays a small role of sweetness, alcohol warms the palate but not as much as expected for high ABV. As you continue to drink and the beer warms more of the hop flavor become distinguishable, grapefruit, citrus, piney, peppery, melon.

M- Big, sticky, juicy. Light carbonation.

0- I loved this one. Over the top hop bomb, a must try for IPA lovers.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
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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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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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
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