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:
5,828
Reviews:
905
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
9.3%
 
 
Wants:
367
Gots:
1,100
For Trade:
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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of Tucquan
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2012-06-30 in Lititz, PA

A - Mildly-hazy golden-orange with 1-finger head that fades fairly quickly and decent lacing.

S - Strong, dank, crushed hop bud, hop floral, touch of pine, caramel and some citrus. Not as aromatic as on-tap or from a fresh growler.

T - Much like the smell. Starts with that good-tasting ruination-style malt but sweeter and more of it. Then the dankness and hop oils grab you and don't let go even though the strong grapefruit juice tries to demand they take their dirty dank hands off of your taste buds. There's plenty of pine, pepper and spice to compliment the dank vegetal flavors. The alcohol sweetness and burn are evident but complimentary. This is a big, bold tasting beer. Don't look for subtle tropical and sweet citrus in this brew.

M - Medium-heavy body, light-medium carbonation. Prickly, sticky, resinous. Nice.

O - A very good brew. Reminds me a bit of Hoptimum but with more grapefruit juice. I really enjoy strong, tongue-busting DIPAs like this although it is the lower ABV, fruitier but extremely aromatic DIPAs that top my ratings.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Bierman9
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a 22oz bottle, a gift from my Bro Artied2....

It is a rich, medium-golden color. Carbo is scattered and sporadic, and the head is ultra-thin and fine. Lacing is spotty; some here, some there.... Smell is all rindy, pithy hops, and for a hop-lover, that is never a bad thing! The body here is a smidge over medium, and it is rather smooth, all-in-all...

I get some (~some) malty, toasty action here, but this bier is engineered to showcase the Lupulins. And it does quite nicely! Has some pineapple, along with a touch of sweeter apricot... Throw in a bit of some resiny, piney action and some pithy bitterness.... It all comes together in a supremely drinkable DIPA.... Thnx for the bottle, Bro!

Zum Wohl!!

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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

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4/5  rDev -7%

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

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with best by date of 08/26/2013 printed on the side. Just got this beer in my area, and I'm excited to try it, since I missed out on it last year.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass for lack of a snifter.

A - Lightly aggressive pour yields two fingers of thick fluffy off-white head on top of a mostly clear coppery dark orange colored body. Thick rings of lacing on the way down.

S - Immediately upon uncapping this monster, the intense aroma of citrus grapefruit hops hit me in the face. Grapefruit, blood orange, citric acid. Smells pretty damn intense.

T - The taste is big and massive. Huge, crushing hops destroy the palate in just one sip. Grapefruit, blood orange, cracked pepper, pine. This thing is like the Hiroshima bomb confined to a bottle. Very intense spicy hop profile, peppery, & with plenty alcohol heat, but extremely high drinkability considering this beers high abv. Bit of soapiness in the finish.

M - Feel is of extremely bitter hops lingering on the palate, dry with some lingering alcohol warmth & spice.

Overall, I'm glad I managed to catch this beast this time around. Stone never fails to deliver a crushing hop annihilation, and this beer is definitely not the exception to that. Big aroma, big flavor, big bottle, big 10.80% abv. This beer is destined to doom me & my palate. A wonderfully tasty assault on the senses. A must have beer for all IPA lovers.

Stone RuinTen IPA ---4/5.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Ruination Tenth Anniversary pours a very attractive blend of golden and orange. It’s definitely hazy. The orange highlights become more pronounced and apparent when held to light. It really is the classic look for a DIPA. A soft tan head covers it. It stands about a finger and a half tall. Retention was pretty good. It slowly fell back to a surface covering, but held there for a bit. Lacing was sticky and moderate.

The nose is very impressive. It kicks off with a subtle malty scent. Caramel is noted, but its presence is subtle and calculated. Very impressive. Hops waste little time jumping into the mix. They bring a ton of citric scents – grapefruit, orange, mango, and pineapple. There are some subtle notes of pine and grass, as well. Very diverse and delicious smelling hop profile! While there are some malty notes present, this one definitely smells like it’s skewed in the hops direction. Alcohol is noted, but doesn’t smell anywhere close to 10.8%. Wow!

The flavor is even a tad better. Wow! I really am impressed with the malt base. It does feature some caramel and toasted malt flavors, but they’re so subtle and well integrated. They really bolster the hops, rather than steal the spotlight. The hops are damn tasty. The most notable are citric grapefruit, pineapple, and mango flavors. Pine and grass are secondary. It’s bitter, but it’s not resiny or over the top. It’s just an extremely delicious, refined hop flavor. Alcohol is there in flavor, but doesn’t come through warm or hot. I still wouldn’t guess nearly 11%. Finishes hoppy and a tad bitter.

The body is medium. Carbonation is very light and soft. It feels just a shade thin. For such a big beer, this one goes down far too fast and easy though. It’s a chore not to chug the thing. Deceptively strong, too.

Ruination Tenth Anniversary is a special beer. I wasn’t expecting anything close to this. It features an incredibly delicious hop flavor and is incredibly refined. The balance between malt and hops is really nice. The malts absolutely spotlight the hops while the hops never seem aggressively bitter. This is special! Find a few bottles and enjoy! Thanks, Stone!

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
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