Stone RuinTen Triple IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone RuinTen Triple IPAStone RuinTen Triple IPA
BA SCORE
4.3/5
5,836 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:
907
Ratings:
5,836
pDev:
9.3%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
367
Gots:
1,104
Trade:
6
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Photo of msumike89
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TrojanRB
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Modernrickk
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of memphischas
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mmulebarn
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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

a very clean beautiful amber pour with 2 fingers of head that kept rising! beautiful lacing. smells of bitter hops, spicy hops, pine, honey, grapefruit.
taste is bitter sweet up front with hints of pine, honey, roasted grains, spicy notes, sweet malt notes in the backbone. a very earthy bitterness throughout.
medium body with a nice creamy feel on the lips and a subtle warmth from the alcohol.

this is a damn great beer. i barely remember what regular ruination is like, but i may have to pick a bottle up again to compare!

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Photo of CreightonSM
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: slightly hazy, rich honey colored. Decent size fluffy head on the pour. Recedes pretty quickly.
Smell: very nice. Razor sharp hoppiness and sweet malty backbone. Nothing else to say, but well done indeed.
Taste: The Taste delivers all the goodness the nose promises. Not complicated, just damn good.
Overall: that tongue in cheek Stone swagger tells it true, "a liquid poem to the glory of the hop".

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Photo of jmarsh123
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy dark gold/orange with a big frothy off-white head.

Loads of citrus in the aroma. A big grapefruit kick with a little pine. Smells phenomenal.

Not as much citrus as the nose. A little grapefruit on the front end. Very little malt although there is a bit for body, the flavor gets overwhelmed by the hops. Finishes very resiny and dry.

Low-medium bodied with good carbonation. Enough malt to add some backbone without interfering with the hop flavor.

Good beer and the nose is definitely better than regular Ruination although the flavor falls just a bit short of that. I do have a weakness for overhopped beer so I love this one.

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Photo of Rihup
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ricecracker420
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bbadger
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Gemini6
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SveNss0N
3.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petewheeler
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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

Photo of codynevels
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of retry4z
4/5  rDev -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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Photo of RickS95
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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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a golden orange with a one-finger off-white head. Light sticky lacing.

S - Aromas of citrus (orange, pineapple, & grapefruit) and floral hops.

T - The flavor starts with big juicy citrus with lots of orange and pineapple upfront.
The citrus fades into lots of big piney hops. A nice amount of malt sweetness olds everything together.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This is an outstanding DIPA. Lots of big flavors that are very well balanced. An awesome beer.

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Photo of Lantern
5/5  rDev +16.3%

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

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Big, fluffy, off-white head. Creamy. Head drops to small fluffy cap after a minute or so. Color is a light copper/burnt orange. Super clear. Moderate carbonation pulls from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Smell that Centennial. Mild earthiness coupled with a solid floral element and a backing spiciness. Citra sneaks through the back delivering it's tropical goodness. Mango flesh. Citrus, as in ripe orange flesh. Malts are sweet and offer a nice compliment to the hop assault. Not aggressive as I was anticipating. Some caramel sweetness. Cooked sugar in the back. Touch of hop resin and oily pine. Some bready elements. Green onions, but just barely.

Taste: Bitter in that typical ruination way. Pith and oily citrus rind. Pine resin and hop resin. A touch dank. Mango, pineapple, flowers, and a mild damp earth. It's all there and it never lets up. Malts pull a little sweetness in some half-baked attempt at balance...obviously not the goal here. Mild spiciness in the back. As it warms some of the aggression drops, but this is an unabashed ode to the hop. Alcohol warms the back of the sip. Incredibly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Of course. Slightly creamy and oh so drinkable. Alcohol dries the back a little.

Overall: Stone delivered on their promise. Double a double and you get this. Aggressive and on point. Also, I love Citra. Thanks for doing that.

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 5,836 ratings
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