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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

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Photo of elgiacomo
3.62/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottled May 25, 2012. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours lightly hazy amber with a two finger off-white head that leaves a few spots of lacing and holds a small cap.

Aroma is pretty hoppy, initial blast of grapefruit and resinous hops, followed up by floral notes, some apricot, a bit dank, but it’s not all hops as there is a good deal of caramel and bready malt as well. Very good strength.

Flavor starts with seriously resinous hops, grapefruit rind, a bit of fruity hops, moves to a rich caramel malt backbone that does serve up a bit of sweetness to counter the massive punch of bitterness on the end. Noticeable alcohol bite.

Mouthfeel is nearly full-bodied, oily, sticky, a bit creamy at times, good carbonation.

Ultimately this serves to remind me why I love the regular Ruination so much...a hop-forward DIPA without too much malt or alcohol getting in the way. This, is nothing like that. Very hoppy, yes, but a lot of distractions going on as well.

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

Brilliant copper orange in color with excellent clarity. Poured with a thick, cream colored foam that slowly reduced to a wispy cap that left a trace of sticky lacings on the glass. Rip grapefruit, tropical fruit, and sticky sweet malt aromas with floral hop and boozy notes. Medium bodied with subdued carbonation and a slick oily feel. Intense flavor of ripe pineapple, grapefruit, and orange rind with a sticky sweet caramel backbone. Tangy floral hop flavors through the middle that transition to boozy, light pine hop flavors at the end. Finished with lingering floral and pine hop flavors and a definitive booziness. An all time new favorite.

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Photo of Auraan
4.92/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a nice clear amber with a half-finger off white head that looked quite nice. Scents of grapefruit, citrus, orange rind, pine, floral and grassy notes, sweet malt, and tropical fruit. An excellent nose, that entices you to begin drinking this wonderfully aromatic beer. Flavor is intense, beginning with beginning with strong grapefruit notes and citrus rind, moving into pine and grassy flavors, still maintaining the heavy grapefruit and citrus flavors, moderate flavors of resinous hops. There is a nice sweet malt backbone that stays throughout the sip and balances the hops. There is a noticeable alcohol presence and the finish is bitter, with a very bitter hop aftertaste. Excellent, a true hop bomb, but with a nice balance with sweet malt. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sticky hit with slight alcohol burn as well. A nice mouthfeel that burns just enough and is just right in the body to go down smooth, but still remain strong. A fantastic hop bomb DIPA, similar in many ways to the Enjoy By, but with a slightly heavier body and more malt and alcohol presence. The hops are also a bit more forward. Truly excellent and I am glad I was able to find a bottle.

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Photo of DavidST
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter, best by 8-23-22. This pours a nice amber color with a small short lived off white head. The smells are of pine, citrus, grapefruit and a little caramel. The feel is medium to thick. The taste is of hops lots of then, pretty good but a lot of sweetness, more balanced than expected.

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Photo of nodder
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear red/orange in color with a 2 finger white head. Fades quickly leaving some decent lacing.

S- Big, dank tropical fruits (mango, grapefruit, pineapple). Sweet malts and pine also present.

T- Much like the smell. Very resinous and dank. Quite sweet and bitter to go with the huge hops. Alcohol there but well hidden. A great beer here.

M- Medium body and surprisingly smooth. Just enough bitterness to leave you wanting another sip. Low to average carbonation.

O- A palette wrecker, for sure, but so good. If you haven't tried it, do so.

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Photo of Fcolle2
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber in color into a tulip glass. 2 finger white head that has great retention. There a decent amount of lacing. Nice looking beer

Nose has a big grapefruit and citrus kick to it, lots of malt comes in in the finish. Smells balanced and intense

Loads of hops in The front end, dominated by pine. Deep bread malt backbone before the bittering hops kick in.

Mouthfeel has a good amount of carbonation with a sticky hop oil finish.

Overall this is a great really good double, big hop aromas and plenty of bitterness.

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

a - poured a three-fingers thick off-white head into a snifter that left great lacing and sheeting throughout. the head billows really nicely. the body is a bright, clear amber color. i expected a beautiful beer and it didn't disappoint.
s - boom. big piney and citrus hop aromas. complex.
t - ruin. again big piney and citrus flavors with a hint of spiciness. they wanted to ruin my palate and they succeeded!
m - medium mouthfeel and really smooths out as it warms.
o - stone never disappoints and this might be the hoppiest beer i've ever had. well done.

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Photo of BigRedDog
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, hazy golden honey color. Slight amber hues as well. Small head but excellent lacing.

Smells explodes with citrus hops. Huge floral notes as well.

Taste is not as hop forward as I expected. Begins with a mellowed sweetness, that quickly gives way to hops. Still a good citrusy hops flavor at first, but dominated by more resiny hops. Then hops, hops and more hops come forward and linger through the finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth, but slightly creamy.

This beer is a palate wrecker. Hugely hopped and very enjoyable if you want the hoppiest thing possible.

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Photo of BostonHops
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

bomber served in a snifter.

pours a mostly clear, burnished copper / golden-orange tone while yielding a 1" head with moderate retention and lacing. one whiff and you know you have a whopper of a beer on your hands: bold, aromatic nose smacks of citrus, pine, tropical, and some herbal hops with a sturdy malt backbone being evident. very enticing aroma.

flavor follows with a barrage of that hoppy melange - from citric (grapefruit, orange rind, lemon zest) to tropical (pineapple, mango) to pine, it is unrelenting. secondary notes of herbal and floral hops with some dankness to it, all flanked by some sweet malt. alcohol showing is notable. medium-full bodied mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

overall, just a fantastic DIPA; one of those whole-is-more-than-sum-of-parts type enjoyability ratings for me. to hoppy beers what the finale is to the 4th of july fireworks show. and yeah, palate = ruined.

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Photo of cnbrown313
3.42/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a tough time finding this, but once I did, I was happy that it was only $8. However, it wasn't as impressive to drink (for me) as it was hard to find.

A - Pours golden brown with a small off white head that fades pretty quickly. It pretty much looks like the the standard Ruination.

S - Obviously, the immediate smell that hits you is the massive amount of hops. Piny and grapefruit smelling.

T - As you would expect, the hops hit you right away and begin to "scorch your palate." Grapefruit and pine flavors dominate. I'm a fan of big DIPA's, but this was a little too bitter for me an unbalanced. I would have liked to have tasted more malt or a little added sweetness. But as a "hop scorcher" - this beer succeeds.

M - The carbonation is alright and the hops feel nice on the palate.

O - For $8, this is definitely worth picking up to try, especially if you are a hop lover. I'm glad I had one, but I had the chance to buy a 2nd and turned it down.

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Photo of gcamparone
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a tulip/snifter. Purchased in Attleboro, MA.

A- Pours a completely clear golden amber body with a 2 finger white head that reduces fairly slowly to some chunky foam. Leaves heavy lacing.

S- Pretty potent, the aroma hit me the second I cracked it open. Immediately I get big grapefruit-citrus and grassy, earthy aromas combined with pine and definitely caramel and toffee.

T- Wow, slightly different than I was expecting. I was expecting a hop-heavy, juicy, tropical blast, instead it's more on the piney, resinous, citrusy side. After the initial hop blast, I get big malt notes that are almost creamy, like vanilla cake frosting (weird, I know, but I'm definitely getting this). The finish is piney, bitter and astringent, and sticks on the tongue for a while. The hops seem to be all over the place in this one.

M- Medium carbonation with a pretty heavy body. Leaves a bitter taste for a while.

I wasn't exactly blown away by this beer given it's hype, but it was still a good drink. I could name many other DIPAs I'd rather be drinking, including "enjoy by" and the original ruination. The balance was a little off on this one, the hops kind of just punched you in the face instead of working together. Do try it though.

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Photo of hermit990
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bomber poured into a tulip glass. Bottled on 6/19/2014. Review Date: 7/5/2014.

Appearance: Pours a fairly clear copper color with two fingers worth of an orange/white head. Good lacing retention, head recedes to a thin layer. Moderate level of carbonation.

Smell: Intense citrus and pine aromas. Grapefruit and orange peel. A bit of a tropical fruit sweetness (pineapple) as well. Dank, earthy characters among a floral quality. A slightly sweet malty aroma on the finish blends well with the initial hop quality. Fantastic smelling IPA.

Taste: Massive bitterness. Pine/earthy hops fade into the citrus fruit flavors. A bit of a tropical/stone fruit sweetness underlies the initial burst of bitterness. Hints of the malt backbone poke out along the tongue. Finish is bitter until cut by a slight sweetness, like a lightly sugared piece of grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: Medium body to this one. Strong bitterness prevails along the tongue, lingering, tingling and numbing the senses and aftertaste. No alcohol presence.

Overall: Simply a massive IPA. Excellent to drink if you enjoy putting your tongue through the rigors. Great stuff, and the fresher you can get it, the better. Should be available if you can get Stone beers in your area, and at $7.99 per bomber (locally), it's worth giving the mouth some exercise. Would highly recommend.

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

Finally found this after much searching.

Pours an apricot colored ale with a nice dosing of off-white foam. Light lacing.

Citrus smells galore! Huge almost nostril burning citrus rind and malt aromas. Some orange, BIG pine, rubber and some Pine Sol like whiffs. I'm liking the intensity here.

The taste is definitely not as big as the aroma. There is a big hoppy bite up front followed by some massive mouth-salivating after the swallow. Malty. Citrus. Grapefruit. Passion fruit.

The mouthfeel is well carbonated but rather smooth. It works.

Overall I love the effort and props to the Stone crew for recognizing this staple style. I am honored to try this but the price will scare me away to play another day. A well done brew (as usual) and worth seeking out...but you better hurry.

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Photo of Briken
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Clear orange amber with moderate frothy tan head with great retention. Huge, resinous citrus and pine aroma. Big malt sweetness of bread and caramel tempered with huge hop notes of orange and pine. Long alcohol and hop linger. Silky smooth.

Unbelievably, this beer is balanced and smooth with huge hop flavor but not bittering. Like most of the new Stone beers, it is easily palatable. An amazing achievement considering the beer but it’s so sweet it’s almost a barleywine with just enough linger to remind you it’s Ruination. A good beer and I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting but frankly it’s a little disappointing considering the legacy of Ruination, it’s just a higher ABV version.

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Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear, vibrant orange with a big white head. Lots of lacing.

Could smell this as soon as I cracked it..Big juicy pineapple, orange, grapefruit, some pine, big deep hop aromas.

Immediate hop bomb on the palate. Huge citrus again, some malty backbone with the sweetness, then the massive slapping lingering bitterness. Slight warming from alcohol.

A sipper through and through. Dry finish.

This is a must have for hop heads.
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(I must note that I had the second release of this beer and the smell was much boozier. Tingle-the-nose boozy as it warmed.)

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Photo of RyanK252
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Stone IPA Madness glass

A: Pours rich copper amber with a creamy khaki head that settles to a thick layer and leaves plenty of thick lacing.

S: Big tropical fruit, mango, peach, melon, nectarine, citrus, tangerine, light grapefruit, a bit spicy, bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Juicy, fruity, peach, pear, hints of melon, citrus, tangerine and a little grapefruit, pine, bready, maybe even lightly toasty, some caramel malt sweetness, and a little alcohol.

M: Medium to full body, soft carbonation, creamy, pretty smooth, with a hint of warmth as it goes down.

O: I've had this one last year, but remember it being different, namely a bit less fruity. It's still a solid beer, but I'm missing a sorta hoppy kick in the face.

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Photo of korguy123
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into tulip. Purchased in Buffalo at Consumers Beverages.

A- Slightly chill hazed dark orange pour with a finger width, soapy, sticky, off white head. Lacing is good.

S- Massive amounts of grapefruit, mandarin oranges, pineapple and lime with bitter resinous pine in the backing. Very little in the way of sweetness. Slight floral that reminds me of dandelions. Very lop sided on the way of bitterness (what did you expect anyway?)

T- Oh my, this is something else. Full on onslaught of pine and grapefruit. Orange and limes with a huge wallop of floral and just pure fresh squeezed hop nectar. Slight sweetness but a juicy lingering, bitter finish.

M- Slightly heavier than normal. A little on the chewy side which is nice. Alcohol is hidden and the finish is lingering.

O- I guess the question is "How do you make Ruination better?" Simple answer is "double the hops!" They've done that and hit a home run. Can't wait to see what the 15th and 20th anniversary brings!

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

bottle date 5/14.
Poured a light copper color into a Spiegalgau glass with a 2 finger head. Carbonation bubbles from the bottom. Attractive beer.

The aroma wasn't as strong as anticipated- light vanilla, some grapefruit. Not as strong as other DIPAs.

Mouth feel: excellent. Not overdone. Carbonated but smoother than other DIPAs.

Taste: there was less grapefruit in this beer than expected in a DIPA. Very malty.
The highlight is the hoppiness which carries through to the hoppy finish which is also spicy and mildy bitter.

Overall: this beer is a hop bomb. The spiciness in the taste and finish are excellent. The fruit, usually dominant in a West Coast DIPA, is not as prominent. This beer is about hops.

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Photo of Catracho5
3.46/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 bomber poured into a Belgian style tulip

A: Amber, lots of tiny bubbles streaming up the side, an off white creamy head, lots of thick lacing.

A: Smells very sweet, very malty, not picking up any hop aromas, no citrus, no pine, not picking up any alcohol. For being a hop monster it sure lacks a lot of hops.

T: Very sweet, malty, lots of citrus rind bitterness, but this has a very strong sweet malt presence, not really digging the flavor.

M: Very dry, has a creamy mouthfeel, rakes the tongue with bitterness.

O: I did not like this, very malty, very sweet, some citrus notes on the aroma and taste but the malts win this battle. I've noticed that some IIPA are very malty, not sure if I like this, I prefer more citrus/ piney notes than a big sweet malty presence.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep golden color. Has a sweet malty aroma with a slight bit of citrus in the background. Flavor follows the smell. Definitely a malt forward IPA with a bitter citrus peel flavor at the end. Pretty well balanced overall

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

my god finally.

deep amber body with a huge foamy white head. Damn this smells like alpha acids and powdery malt. Little bit of grapefruit and resin.

They should have called this Palate Wrecker instead of that Green Flash thing. SO much bitter resinous hop flavors. Slippery hop extract oils are different, but a welcome addition. Hop flavors are that resin, a touch of grapefruit, and just a bit of pine. Hints of pineapple come and go.

Where there is a ton of hops, there is enough malt to balance things out. This makes it feel slightly creamy and honey sweet. Sticky malt is almost chewy. Finish is piney and bitter, but its doable.

This thing packs a Mike Tyson Haymaker, but its doable. Thick and rich, but really good.

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Photo of yamar68
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice amber gold, rather still, with a couple fingers of sticky, dense off-white head. Great lacing. I wish the body appeared a bit more lively.

Smells like a mix of extremely fresh hops - tons of hop resins, nothing very original is brought to the table but it all exists so harmoniously. And fresh, did I mention fresh?

Massive flavors on the tongue... sweet boozy citrus, like a Hopslam. Some abstract bitterness shows itself in the aftertaste. Just a fuck load of hops. Yummy.

A bit thin, but at this point, who cares? Hops are the star of the show.

Great beer.

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

22oz bottle split and poured into a tulip. Drink by 08/28/13 on the neck.

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber orange with a dense mostly white head. Lots of small bubbles are visible in the body. Head sticks around for a long time and leaves lacing on the side.

S: Fresh hop aroma hits you in the face upon first whiff. Lots of citrus with a bold sweetness. Earthiness comes from the hops too, just a touch of pine. Malts warm up and give it a bit of a fermented fruit note.

T: Certainly a bold brew. Hops are huge and dominate the first few seconds after sipping. Malts show up and add a complimenting sweetness. Balances out on the aftertaste with an earthy, fresh hop character. Can taste a bit of the booze.

M: Full body with low carbonation. Comes across fairly creamy and thick. Not overly sticky considering the resinous hops. Alcohol is by no means hot, just warming in the stomach.

Overall Stone makes some serious IPA's and this is no exception. I've always been a Ruination fan and this feel fresher and lighter. A must try for any bold IPA fan. I will be getting next years batch.

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Photo of Notacraftdrinker
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%

Trying for the first time. Has unbelievable taste. Hop forward but doesn't kill you wih hops. Great citrus. Color. Head. Aroma is one of the best. Standout beer of 2014. Wishing I could have had earlier loved loved loved it. Must have

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

Very glad to find this on the shelves since I had heard it was out and I have enjoyed Ruination each time I've had it. Pours a slightly hazy orange/yellow body with a solid two-finger off-white head. Decent lacing and retention.

Lots of hops in the aroma. How many hop variations did they use in this brew? I'm getting floral, tropical, citrus and pine resin notes. All this backed by some sweet caramel malt aroma.

Nice balance of flavors, even better than the aroma because the hops are dominant. The sweet malt stays in the background, especially as it warms. The pine resin hop notes take center stage in the flavor, but are accompanied by generous helpings of mango, lemon, grapefruit, and even orange citrus notes.

Medium thickness and an oily hop texture in the mouthfeel. Very drinkable for the avid hop-head. Very enjoyable and highly recommended if you can get a bottle.

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
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