Stone RuinTen Triple IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone RuinTen Triple IPAStone RuinTen Triple IPA
BA SCORE
4.3/5
5,835 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#508
Reviews:
906
Ratings:
5,835
pDev:
9.3%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
367
Gots:
1,104
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 5,835 |  Reviews: 906
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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Photo of therealJAYZ
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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Photo of Ilafan
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into Snifter glass. Bottled on June 6th 2017.

L: Beautiful amber, nice and clear, Finger width off-white head has excellent retention.

S: Strong aroma of citrus, grapefruit, orange, melon and some herbal backnotes of grass.

T: Very strong citrus again like the nose, the herbal fades away here.

F: Chewy! Super strong bitterness, medium-full body, low carbonation, dry finish.

O: Not a super complex TIPA, but tons of hop presence as expected and a neat beer.

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Photo of maltznhopz
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured into a snifter.
A-Orange hazy color with a white head
S-An orange peel aroma mixed with pine, malts and hops.
T-Very hop forward but also got guava, citrus, pine, grapefruit in the taste.
M-Full creamy mouthfeel with a nice crispy hop finish. Medium carbination and the bitterness was medium on the verge of high but still enjoyable to a non IPA drinker.
O-Not a huge fan of IPA's but this one is definitely something I would buy again. It was not overly bitter and had a pretty complex profile.

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Photo of Jstarr2517
3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lahey
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2017 bomber. This year has orange peel and vanilla in it. Its a nice juicy ipa at 10.8%. Clear filtered look. Tastes juicy, hoppy with hints of the orange peel and vanilla mentioned. This is an enjoyable beer if you can handle the flavors mentioned. I'd prefer it without the vanilla, but it's not overpowering. I'd like to try one bext year if they ditch the vanilla.

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Photo of thatsarealplane
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RMW66
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Kdouble
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 22 oz. bomber poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance- An amber to red hazy color with less than a finger of tan head. Thin spotted lacing around the glass.

Smell- Citrus mix of grapefruit, orange, tangerine and other tropical notes. The malts are combined with an awesome piney aroma.

Taste- The bitterness and piney notes blend nicely with the citrus flavors. I expected more alcohol in the taste but not much there. Actually finished a little sweeter than the aroma led me to believe.

Mouthfeel- Nice carbonation pushes the crisp taste with light dryness for the finish. An interesting lingering taste kind of just stuck there.

Overall- A great triple IPA with a brilliantly disguised high ABV. The bitterness and tropic notes combine for a dangerously drinkable brew clocking in at almost 11%.

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 5,835 ratings
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