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
Ratings:
5,814
Reviews:
898
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
9.3%
 
 
Wants:
363
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1,087
For Trade:
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of drone
2.46/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Destroyer of palettes. This is an absolutely enormous beer.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of gillagorilla
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bomber poured into a Burley Oak tulip

A: It is a cloudy/hazy amber brown that pours with a two finger head that diminishes fairly rapidly but has ok lacing.

S: Hops, hops, hops! This is a citrus bomb if ever there was one, but specifically grapefruit. It is like a tropical island in a glass, with just a hint of mowed lawn in there.

T: It is not what I expected at all, but I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting. From the get go it is just all hops, but it has a nice malt backbone to hold up and complement the complex hops here. There is actually quite a lot of malt, as if Stone somehow passed a hop threshold here and got back to sweet malt, unlike Mikkeller's 1000 IBU which passed the same threshold, but then the malt threshold and got a second hop wind. The hop profile here is very blended, it is a whirlwind of citrus and pine. The aftertaste is a smooth transition and thoroughly coats your mouth and leaves it with quite the sweet citrus taste.

M: The carbonation here is even throughout and has a nice level of coarseness.

O: Let me just say that Stone got me into beer with Ruination (especially IPAs) and I just missed this since I really got into beer in December 2012, but whole hog not until late February 2013, so I was disappointed that I missed this. I am glad I got to try it, but it seems that I prefer both Ruination and Enjoy By over this. I'm surprised out how good Stone is at brewing so many distinct IPAs. It really tastes like a combination of Enjoy By and Ruination.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22oz. bottled on 06/16/16

Pours clear rusty dark orange with a creamy off white foam head. Smells like fresh melons, red berries, guava, ripe papaya, pineapple, peach, red grapefruit, orange citrus, dark caramel malt, biscuity toffee, brown sugar, with bitter leafy herbal pine and dank earthy grass. Tastes like dark roasty caramel malt, biscuity dark toffee, charred brown sugar, dark red berries, melons, papaya, guava, some peach, red grapefruit, orange citrus, pineapple, with bitter leafy herbal pine and dank earthy grass. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a really great and balanced triple IPA.

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4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 22oz bomber picked up at Greens in Greenvile, Sc

A - A rich copper, with some clarity. 2 fingers of head and the standard sticky lace all over the glass

S - Ok, the smell is the 1st clue of amazingness. Hops in your race, you might as well be swimming in them. Citrus and bitter hops dominate. Malty aromas? you don't stand a chance

T - an amazing concoction of bitter and citrusy hops. Wow, palated wrecked. Unbelievable! Definitely a top 5 DIPA.

M - Light bodied, medium carbonation

O - The bottle should say "drink no other beer after this one, as it will taste like )$)&%)$*&%... " Amazing amount of hops in your face. They need to bottle this one on a regular basis.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours a murky apricot color with just under 1 fingers width of slightly off white head, which takes a fair amount of time to dissipate down.  Leaves a mild degree of spotty lacing.  

S: Huge citrus hop aromas with tons of pineapple and orange, along with lots of malty sweetness. Some dank hop aromas as it warms but  I would have appreciated more piney, resinous, dank hop characters.  These  DIPAs brewed with citra hops tend to come off  overly sweet  and unbalanced in my opinion.

T: The flavor is a different story.   Better balance on the tongue, with tons of bitterness to balance out the sweetness.  Still has some citrus characters, but the bitterness is huge! I love it.  Citrus upfront, with a palate wrecking bitterness on the finish.  I get lemon zest, grapefruit, pine, some boozy alcohol.   Im impressed by the bitterness here for two reasons.  One (and I may be speaking blasphemy  here) but from what I remember I didn't find the original Ruination to be as palate wrecking as advertised, and two it seems like most DIPAs Ive had recently have migrated towards the malty side of the spectrum.  This is a nice, bitter, change.  Very tasty beer here.  

M/D: Clean mouthfeel, not sticky at all, medium bodied with a big drying character. Even with a modest carbonation it still has a big biting quality to it due to the bitterness.  Drinkability remains surprisingly high and the huge ABV is kept in check very well.  

O: Overall, a really well done brew that I thoroughly enjoyed.  There are a lot of great DIPAs out there, and I can't consider it amongst the best.  But its certainly a very well done beer that I recommend to any hophead.  Stone consistently produces top notch beers, and for my money their selection of hoppy beers can rival anyones.  

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4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat clearish amber orange color. It's a thicker looking pour than what's left in the glass, but despite it's darkish color, there's no haze and not entirely opaque. The head lacks size and retention. Nothing to see here, carry on.

There's a pleasant smell in the snifter somewhere, but it seems a bit shy. A few swirls (should I really have to do this to pick up the scent) brings out a flowery, fruity garden of pine, orange, and grapefruit. More swirls and the pine dominates.

Very malty, but I guess it has to be to play with hops like this. Bready, crackerlike taste, followed by an onslaught of pine and resin and oil and everything else that comes with hops. In the swallow, you're teased with some orange and grapefruit before the alcohol punches you.

Yes, it's bitter, but that's the idea. It's actually fairly smooth for what it is. There's plenty of body, despite the looks and there's a gentle sweetness from the malt before you lose feeling in your tongue from the hop party. There's a splash of citric acid in the finish just before the heat from the alcohol burns it away and the hop resins and oils ambush your palate.

It took a while to get going, but it's pretty good, particularly if you like hop bombs. Much better than Ruination IPA. The alcohol shows up sparingly with some ho hum heat, but this beer is moderately smooth and could get you in trouble with the ABV if you're not paying attention (and your palate can handle it).

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3.76/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a beautiful deep copper that is almost an amber. 1 finger light tan head that is dense and fades away to a ring on top of the beer. Delightfully soapy lacing.

S- A nice balance of hops and toasted, bready malts. Hop aroma consists of grapefruit pith, melon rind, lemon zest, and a touch of pine. Moderate aroma intensity with slight booze.

T- Oily, resinous hop character. Bitterness and alcohol esters present. Some breadiness smooth caramel notes comes through to makes this "hop bomb" more balanced than one might think...similar to ruination. But make no mistake...hops rule.

M- Mid body bordering on full, but remains light in feel, thus giving it a nice level of drinkability. Alcohol warmth is present and borders on hot, but I kind of like it.

O- Different from ruination in that it just seems like a bigger beer and more alcohol detectable. I probably prefer little brother to this one, but both are delicious beers to say the least.

Drink by 8/28/13
Enjoyed on 7/26/13
$7.99 for a bomber bottle

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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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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7%

Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
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