RuinTen Triple IPA | Stone Brewing

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RuinTen Triple IPARuinTen Triple IPA
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RuinTen Triple IPARuinTen 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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Photo of Boto
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber: This one pours a cloudy darker golden color. Small off white head with minimal lacing. Nice nose. Pine, some citrus and a fair amount of malts. The taste is very good. A pretty good hop bite to it: a bit more than expected. A big malt body, but the sweetness is suppressed. Mainly pine and some citrus hops. Very Nice!

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one I look forward to every year. Pours a ruddy, foggy copper color with an eggshell colored head. Aroma is pine and citrus. Taste has a nice malty sweetness to it. Medium body, nicely carbonated. Gotta love it.

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Photo of Shaneb818
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bajdog
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarcieSumpter
4.76/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Gettin' it!

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Photo of BenHoppy
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clarson910
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GarrettB
3.72/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

February 1st, 2015 - RuinTen has since taken off around San Diego, but I remember back in 2015 it looked novel and new, and somewhat pretty in the glass, where it burns with that characteristic Stone hue, red and blushing and angry looking. The foam kicks up a fearful storm, too, taking up fully half of this pilsener glass (an unwise choice, I know). The aroma is layered with resin and a leather sharpness defines the hop note. There's some grapefruit too and even a dash of dry lime, but the overall impression is of an appreciably dry and hoppy nose. Consistent with the smell, the flavor is dry and hoppy, but there's also a malty body to back it up. I also get the deep savory flavor of miso (as if smeared on a piece of meat prior to grilling). The aftertaste is little short, but reveals the miso glaze flavor bundled with a bitter twang. This ask a slow sipper, but enjoyable over that long time. I should also note that the booze stays relatively hidden, so caution is advised if drinking with excessive speed.

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Photo of JeffSK
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ale_addin
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atomicnemesis
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ecxeeder616
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaxOhle
3.02/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bshefftz
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A rich looking copper/caramel colored beer. Also rich and smooth smelling. Taste is very nice also rich and smooth with just a right amount of hops, but just slightly bitter. Mouthfeel is good easy drinking in spite of the 10 % ABV. I like this one and the only knock on it is the bitterness in the after taste. On draft at Ron's Corner Tavern in a snifter.

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3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a hazy amber color with a slight transparency about it. A slim finger’s worth of white foaminess of a head slides into the beer. The smell had a juicy bittersweet blend of citrus, floral and piney hops running into an underlying score of malts, ever so delicate. The taste was pure bittersweet, such a nice balance from the hops blending spectacularly with the malts. A sweet juicy citrus aftertaste runs into the finish in a slight sticky sort of fashion. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a sneaky sessionability about it. 10.8%, hmmm, alcohol seems to hide itself stealthily. Overall, very nice DIPA I'd have again.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Stone RuinTen Triple IPA pours a semi clear yet slightly cloudy amber color. A sizable bubbly soapy lather of a head caps the top, its white color accentuated by a tan hue. It retains well and leaves plenty of sudsy lacing.
The aroma, modest at first, is not necessarily a harbinger of things to come. Lots of caramel at first. There is the slightest bit of pine and cooking herbs and spices. Fruity yet not as citrusy as other IPAs; light grapefruit, however, there is a stronger emphasis on dried apricot, fig, and peach. The aroma opens up more well into the drink and on the malty side. For example, a biscuity malt makes its presence felt. Finally, wonderful sweet aroma of warm and freshly baked blueberry muffins caps things off.
In the mouth it is a complex combination of plump and juicy fruitiness, smooth and velvety malts that coat the mouth like a soft pillow, and a moderate to high pine hops prickle. Medium to full bodied, even chewy, yet dangerously drinkable. Feels like a hoppy barley wine at times. The carbonation is gentle. The fruity tones consist of apricot and moderate grapefruit and citrus twang on the backend. Sweet finish with a strong herbal, resiny and bitter linger.
I drank a whole bomber to myself and barely noticed the high ABV...until I got up! A more malt forward DIPA but with a strong hops bite. I enjoyed it a lot.

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Photo of JPadilla
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wookieboy1
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of White_Whiskey
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.52/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

I don't get the high ratings... Are they based on the brewery's reputation and the fact that it is such a "big" beer?
A "triple IPA" like this is most likely aimed at hopheads, so why would a brewer decide to "balance" the hops with such a syrupy sweet load of malt?
The hops are huge and dank, dank, dank. I kept thinking of a damp moldy basement and wet cut grass, along with some grapefruit rind and overripe orange. Not at all bright and crisp, which I would prefer. Alcohol is well hidden. Then comes the malt, which is brown sugary syrupy and cloying. My palate adjusted to the hops within minutes, after which I became increasingly annoyed by the sweetness and the needless complexity and confusing mess of tastes. In that sense it reminded me of Arrogant Bastard only bigger, hoppier, thicker, sweeter, more confusing.
In contrast to this one, I do highly recommend Stone's Enjoy By xx.xx.xx IPA.

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Photo of PSanger
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured on draught at a local brewery. The sweetness of this beer just jumps out at me. What a great taste and feel. Very Creamy. While I get the citrus somewhat it's the sweetness that sticks. I think that to me over takes everything else which would normally be a bad thing but not here. This is that delicious. Well-done

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