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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA | Stone Brewing

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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:
#515
Reviews:
907
Ratings:
5,838
pDev:
9.3%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
367
Gots:
1,104
Trade:
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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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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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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4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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

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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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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%

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4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Orange pour with a cascading beige foam. Lacing is impressive and there is a thickness in the look that belies this is a big DIPA.

S - Scents of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple, along with citrus fruit notes. Has a pungent hoppy smell that has similar traits of tobacco leaf and bitter herbs.

T - Big blast of hop resin that gives a great contrast between citrus notes, earthy spices, and bitter greens. Very bold and rich, Ruinten is what we all have come to love from the West Coast Imperial IPA. Finish leaves a strong resin taste in your mouth like a good cigar.

M - While this is a big IPA that is strong and leaves a gritty feel, I think it could have been balanced a little better. Might be hard given the IBU's, but even having this with some spicy homemade salsa and chips I felt one glass was enough.

O - No way this disappoints hopheads and is another solid beer from Stone. True to the style and worth having, though certainly fresher is better.

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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

On tap at Sapsuckers in Huntington, NY: pours a slight hazy yellow gold color with a massive 1 finger foamy white head that faded extremely slowly and left very good spotty lacing and rings as it went down; typical for Stone IPA and always a pleasure to look at.

Smells of big juicy citrus hops up front, followed by piney notes, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, floral hops, grains, biscuit, light caramel, brown sugar, and then some more citrus. The malt backbone adds balance and this is a really nice fresh smelling IPA.

Tastes like the nose, but with more malt presence; flavor consists of piney notes/pine cone, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, orange peel, floral hops, roasted grains, biscuit, caramel, wheat bread, grass, light brown sugar, herbs like tea leaf, and then some more bitter citrus notes that trails off on the clean side. Not the hop bomb that I expected, but it's incredibly smooth and well balanced and really easy to drink. No sign of the ABV, and the spices were mild like floral notes or dry hops; for such a big beer this is sessionable.

Mouthfeel is creamy and crisp at the same time, with average carbonation, a medium body that's almost chewy and a nice bitter hoppy finish.

Overall not what I expected from Stone since it was not full of sizzling hops that smacked your taste-buds around, but it was just as delicious as I had hoped for so this was a winner in a slightly different form. Glad I got to try this one time release. This was so smooth that it exceeded my expectations.

8/24/13-Glad that Stone keeps making the RuinTen as it is a damn tasty beer. Had it a few times this summer and it is so fruity, like a pineapple, grapefruit and orange were blended with wet hops and some caramel and rich malt. Nice balance, good piney notes, solid bitterness and a grainy backbone that makes this very smooth, almost completely hiding the 10.8% ABV. Really, really enjoyable. "A stage dive into a mosh pit of hops."

9/9/14-This year's batch tasted like fresh squeezed hop juice filtered through citrus peels and dropped into a DIPA. More exotic fruits like mango, pineapple and passion fruit mix with the strong citrus flavors and rich malty backbone that is like a liquid graham cracker stirred into a hop bomb. 10.8% ABV is completely hidden as this is once again very smooth and easy to drink. Stone keeps making this brew better, so I can't wait until the next batch.

8/1/15-2015 Bottle (bottled on 6/25/15) was very dank and sweet, with lots of graham cracker, malt and brown sugar mixing with the fresh citrus, pineapple and resiny piney hops. Damn tasty again this year.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 5,838 ratings
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