Stone RuinTen Triple IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPAStone RuinTen Triple IPA
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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States | website

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
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892
Ratings:
5,767
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
23.72%
 
 
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Photo of mothmanscott
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque deep gold/pale amber producing 1.5 inches of creamy, frothy, somewhat lasting, off-white head that leaves motes, strings & streaks of clumpy lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, packed with tropical fruit, melon, earthy spice & a hint of citrus. Taste is sweet caramel malt, loosely balanced with high octane hoppiness: tropical fruit flavors predominate with a little citrus, earth & spice with a very wet finish & alcohol spice. Aftertaste is an oily hop/malt bitter-sweetness that rapidly gravitates to an imperial bitter. High ABV is detectable but subdued. If dank can be substituted for earthy then this beer certainly qualifies as a dank brew. Mouthfeel is moderate-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation, oily, wet & slick finish with a bitter & astringent aftertaste.

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Copper orange, see through body. White head with medium sized bubbles. Medium sized head with normal pour. Lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit. Malt. Pineapple. Pine. Lemon.

Taste - Grapefruit and light malt. Bitter pine on the finish. Well balance blend of hop and citrus.

Feel - No carbonation bomb all at once but throughout. Medium to heavy feel. Sticks to the tongue.

Overall - I enjoyed Enjoy By July 4, 2015 better than Ruinten. Ruination 2.0 was a step lower than this one. I love the dank, grapefruit taste.

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Photo of Bone53
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap @ Blue Dust

This is one of the biggest, richest tasting "IPAs" ive had. Balanced aromas and flavors of malt and hops. The warmer it got the more hop character i detected, which is usually the case with the malt. It reminds me of Founders Devil Dancer, but this blows it away. I'm admittedly not a big fan of Stone, but this has got to be one of my few favorite beers put out by them. I highly recommend it

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Photo of LarryV
3.33/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice deep amber color with a minimal head. Smell is all hops, you know what you're in for. There's a sweetness in the back with the hoppiness in the front, but balance is totally missing. For me, it was a bit of a chore to drink - I'm glad I tried it but I probably wouldn't go out of my way to buy it again.

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Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a rocky, two-finger off-white eggshell colored head. Thick rings of lacing. Good head retention.

S - Intense aroma of various C hops; pine, citrus, mint, a hint of butterscotch. Smells inviting.

T - Powerful hop flavors mirror the nose; spruce and pine blast the taste buds initially. Fruity esters (grapefruit, pineapple, papaya) in the mid-palate. A sweet honey-like malt base supports the hops wonderfully. More pine and mint again in the finish. ABV very well hidden. Excellent.

M - Medium bodied with somewhat "soft" medium carbonation. Silky finish. Supports the flavor profile well.

O - Superior. One of the better DIPA's around. Practically flawless. Will seek out again and again.

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Photo of Wrigfen
4.99/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow is this a great beer. The best IPA and probably the best beer I ever tasted. Almost a 5 on appearance. In fact a 5 when first poured, but it probably is just as good as all my other alltime favorites. I would have gave this a 5 total without review but it is a little pricey. That said, to date the best beer I ever tasted. Full body, great pour, great head, awesome taste, after taste even better and ABV a nice bonus. No I am not going to get into flavors and what not. This beer is delicious to my taste buds. So for me I could drink this everyday. Try it. Just my advice from a guy who likes beer from mass produced to the high end. Sorry I do not do the fancy reviews. Pour it, drink it rate it!

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Photo of Averwo
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Amazing beer from an amazing brewer.

Pours a beautiful dark rich orange color with a two finger head.

Aromas of pineapple and grapefruit waft your nose as you take a drink.

Amazing mango pineapple taste with a hint of grapefruit and malt.

Mouthfeel is heavy and sweet. Tons of citrus flavor and bite.

Probably the best double IPA I have ever had. 10% ABV but you wouldn't know it by taste.

Be careful with this beauty.

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

Drink By 8/28/13 (super fresh, actually got this pre release)
Poured into the Sierra Nevada/Dogfish IPA glass.

Appearance: (4.25)
Pours a transparent pale amber with a 3 fingers tall, off white head. The head has great retention and leaves gobs of sticky lacing down the sides of the glass as it recedes.

Aroma: (4.5)
Absolutely bursting with waves and waves of dank, tropical hops; I can pick up Grapefruit, pine needles and resin, mango, lemon, peach, passion fruit, and a huge earthy, dank garlic note. Just underneath the avalanche of hop aromatics, there is a somewhat bread-y and sweet malt presence. Wow, the hops are so in your face!

Taste: (4.5)
Enamel stripping hop oil straight to your palate; huge amounts of resinous pine, grapefruit, lemon and light peach. The hops slap your tongue with a resounding bitterness while the beer is just on your tongue, but just before your bitterness threshold is torn asunder, you're comforted by a big, chewy and bread-y maltiness. The beer finishes very dry and you're left with nothing but an obscene amount of hop resin and a faint breadiness naked on your tongue. Lingering notes of pine needles and grapefruit pith. To say this beer is merely bitter is a gross understatement. The only beer that I've had that leaves a stronger lingering bitterness is Palate Wrecker. Amazing! At nearly 11% ABV, there are some light alcohol astringencies in the back end as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: (4.5)
Thick and heavy bodied with hop resin; oily in texture. Medium to high carbonation.

Overall: (4.5)
Stone has taken the original Ruination Imperial IPA , doubled it and thrown in some Citra hops to the dry hop regiment. What comes out is an incredible imperial (triple?) IPA that easily reaches its goal of making Stone's original Ruination Imperial IPA taste like a hoppy pilsener. This beer is not for the faint hearted or the hop fearful. Make no mistake, This beer will put hair your chest; this beer will ruin your palate almost like no other. Grab this HUGE IPA while you still can. Highly recommended.

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Photo of jrnyc
4.97/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I very much looked forward to this beer and it didn't disappoint! Simply, this beer is phenomenal. I hope Stone makes this into a regular offering, maybe in 12oz bottles as it is a very big beer.

It starts with a great smell, it jumps out of the bottle.

The taste is amazing, the mouth goes through different stages as you take a sip. This beer coats the tongue like know other beer I have had.

The alcohol is well hidden, but no doubt this is a big beer.

I am not religious, but God Bless Stone :)! This is great stuff!

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Photo of BierStein711
4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

25oz bottle poured into shaker pint

Appearance copper red with a fast reducing two and a half finger head with incredible lacing

Smells: hemp, citrus, and pine

Mouthfeel: moderate and oily

Taste: pine and hemp, nothing else

Overall, this is not a beer I would serve at parties. This is a hophead's beer.

I'd buy it again.

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Photo of FFreak
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 5-month old bomber into a willy glass. A slightly hazy copper-rose with orange hints - a very pretty beer. Small slightly off-white head that dissipates and leaves minimal lace. The aroma is floral, dank and resinous. Taste follows smell with thick resin combined with floral spice and caramel malt. A delicious beer that maintains its fresh hoppiness as it warms and aerates. Mouthfeel is perfect for a double IPA. Overall, this is a wonderful beer from Stone.

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Photo of justforrazors
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 7-13-12, poured into my DFH IPA Glass.

A- Pours a crystal clear amber/copper color with a sticky beige 2 finger head that lasts throughout the entire glass. Unimpressive, but alright lacing, carbonation is average based on appearance.

S- Pine and resinous hops followed by a blast of grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. Sweet malt and caramel aroma balances the hops. A touch of alcohol is present to remind you how big this beer is...

T- Extremely bitter, this thing is just packed full of hops. Pineapple, grapefruit, pine resin, tons of other tropical fruit, followed by a subtle malt sweetness and a strong alcohol presence. The hops seemed a bit more dull than the last time I drank this. Insanely long bitter finish.

M- Medium body, there is just enough to back up the hops, fairly dry, this seems to contribute to the never-ending bitterness. Carbonation is spot-on.

O- I liked this a whole lot more last week when I had it, but I didn't have the time to review it. It seems like the hops are dropping off very fast, or maybe my palate is just off tonight. This is still an incredibly well made beer, and based on my previous experience I am ranking it a bit higher overall than I would based solely on this review.

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Photo of Braseltonage
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber poured into a Belgian tulip

A: Pours light apricot in color. Slight bit of chill haze. Clears up nicely. First pour had little bright white head, but very sticky lacing.

S: Very assertive, bright citrus nose. Pine, lemon, grapefruit. Progresses to some sweeter notes, a little tangerine perhaps on the back end.

T: Aggressive, sharp hop tartness on the tongue. Aggressive might not be a strong enough word. A little sting even in cheeks here. Hop favlor initially dominated by the pine much more so than in the aroma. Citrus elements seem to get muddled. It does mellow a bit as it warms up to let some of the more subtle elements come out, but not a ton. Very light sweetness creeps in behind the hop onslaught, abruptly chased by a drying alcohol astringency. Really dries out and leaves a long lingering bitterness on the palate.

M: Interesting. Shows only the faintest bit of heft for a beer of nearly 11%. Pretty highly attenuated, which contributes to the tongue-stripping dryness. It does make you want to keep drinking, if for no other reason than to keep lubricated.

O: I really wanted to love this. But in the end, it is really just "really good" and not "excellent". It's certainly in the Ruination camp of DIPAs in that it makes little to no effort to achieve balance of malt backbone. It is worth the experience but not the greatness example I'd say. Fits into Stone's character and story perfectly though.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
3.25/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2015 vintage, drank within 3 weeks of bottling. Dank hop aroma, but I felt the beer was too malty and overpowering from an ABV perspective. Not much balance to be had here

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Photo of 51mmz0rz
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a standard Duvel tulip.

A: Big foamy slightly yellow head with tight bubbles. Body appears to be glowing orange. Retention is fantastic.

S: Nice hit of hops, exactly what you'd want from this beer.

T: Incredibly bright, delicious hoppy flavor with some token malt balance near the finish. Bitter, but honestly not too bitter.

M: Great job keeping the body reasonable at this ABV. Some IPAs can get syrupy in their attempt to balance out the bitterness, but they did a good job here.

O: One of the best IPAs I've had in quite awhile.

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Photo of rodkin
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours about a reddish, goldish amber color, pretty clear. Has about a 2 finger head that reduces slowly, leaves nice lacing. Visible carbonation running up the bottle. This is a pretty beer.

Very strong smell. I can smell it a good 3-4 feet away from the glass. Really great floral citrus aroma. Pineapple, citrus, a little bit of peach, some pine. This may replace zombie dust as my favorite smelling beer. Wow, that's just really nice.

Yum. Nice and bitter upfront, strong citrus and pine. Not really getting the juicy fruity flavors I picked up in the aroma, which is disappointing. It's very hoppy and quite bitter, but it has a nice malt backbone to smooth it out a bit. Not as balanced as Pliny, this beer definitely lives up to the name.

Mouthfeel is fine. Nice, smooth, but nothing exceptional. A hint more carbonation wouldn't hurt.

This is a great DIPA, but drinkability is hurt a bit by how bitter this is. It's pleasant, but I don't think there's any way I could drink a whole bottle of this. This is one to share with friends!

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Photo of beerandcycling88
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter

A Pours a hazy amber color topped with a white head.

S Lots of tropical fruits, sweet citrus and some bittersweet grapefruit.

T Taste is about the same as the nose with lots more grapefruit, citrus and tropical fruits. Lots of hop flavor with not too much bitterness.

M Medium body and carbonation. Smooth though.

Overall this is a great IPA that I'm quite glad I picked up. Definitely better then the regular Ruination and quite and excellent way to celebrate 10 years of a great beer.

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Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a honey-golden color with thick slightly off-white head that lingers well in a pint glass. Lots of sticky lacing.

Pungent citrus and caramel smell.

Early malt sweetness that is quickly swamped by a heavy grapefruit rind citrus taste. Heavy bitterness that lingers on the posterior palate.

Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation.

Overall this is a nice hop bomb. Really bitter but very good. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of kflorence
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a golden, caramel copper in color with a half inch of thick, frothy foam atop. Lots of lacing as you drink. Carbonation levels look to be on the lower side. As with most Stone brews, this is one beautiful, inviting beer to look at.

S: An assault of sweet, caramel malts and intense piney citrus hops singe the nostrils. Lots of floral, soapy notes in there, but a definite underlying malt presence to balance it out a bit.

T: Tame up front with sweet caramel and toffee malts this one quickly turns bitter with an all out hop assult on the taste buds which intensify and linger long into the aftertaste with a little bit of heat from the alcohol. I imagine this is what it tastes like to chew on a hop flower. Pine, citrus, tropical fruits and spice... hop resin everywhere.

M: Full bodied with light carbonation, tons of hop resin which makes this one quite sticky, almost syrupy. Fairly drinkable for it's heaviness, but the acidity gets to your stomach after awhile.

O: This is exactly what I would expect as a Double IPA from Stone. That said, I get it, it's hoppy, but at some point there must be some restraint; or perhaps I'm just getting tired of the West coast hop-bomb. Too much of a good thing, as they say, but sure to please those with less sensitive taste buds.

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Photo of Rizalini
4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into my Stone tulip...

A - Pours a crystal clear amberish-orange color, with a finger of off white head. Beautiful lacing coats my glass as I sip.

S - Holy Hop Bomb! The aroma of juicy citrus hops filled the air as soon as I popped the top on this one. Smells like I just opened a bag of whole citra hops from the homebrew store. Smells amazing!

T/M - Liquid hops in a bottle. Huge apricot, and pineapple flavor. Slightly warming, but not as bad as I thought a 10.8% IPA would be. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly syrupy.

O - I was really looking forward to getting my hands on this one, and I was not disappointed. Stone usually doesn't disappoint anyways, and this one was no different. And with a very reasonable price tag, you can't go wrong. If you're a hop head, you need to get your hands on this one!

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Photo of vic21234
4.92/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Really excited for this one, as Ruination was a staple in beginning my love for IPAs and DIPAs. Got this one today at a local shop, one bottle limit per customer.

A- Pours a really nice and clear orange/ amber color. Almost two finger's worth of an off-white head fades fairly quickly. Lots of lacing along the sides of the glass.

S- Wow, one of the nicest smelling beers I've had in recent memory. Tons of citrus and floral characters hit you as soon as the cap is popped on the bottle. Some pine notes round out the smell as well.

T- Taste is awesome as well. All hops here which was expected. Lots of pine in the taste, with some citrus, grapefruit characters as well.

M- Medium bodied and bitter, with a dry finish. The alcohol is definitely apparent yet it drinks easy for a nearly 11% ABV.

Awesome beer, and glad I seeked it out and got one. Lives up to the hype for me. One of the better DIPAs I've had.

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Photo of iTunesUpdates
5/5  rDev +16.3%

To put it simple this beer is a 5/5 till it warms up. The high ABV is more dominant once the beer warms so it is best enjoyed cold. Once it warms up it becomes a 4.75/5. This is still an amazing beer to try. This company continues to produce quality beverages.

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Photo of rarigney
4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Big, bold and beautiful. Bottled on 16 Jun 2016. Pours a deep copper with a nice off-white head. Visually, my perfect beer. Overflowing with piney hops but still remarkably well balanced. Maybe my new favorite IPA.

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Photo of swtchuck
3.72/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Stone RuinTen IPA, 2013 Annual Release, 10.8% ABV, 110 IBU's. A - Brilliantly clear light golden with orange tinge, just enough bright white head. S - Incredible, Hops hops and more hops, lemon-orange oils, alcohol presence. T - Hop bitterness and alcohol burn dominate, malt doesn't seem to be able to catch up, very dry, some hidden citrus notes. O - Palate destroyer, abundance of hops is quite enjoyable, although light malt profile is no match for the high alcohol content, better as it warms.

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Photo of ISmith87
4.92/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22 Oz bomber --> Pilsner glass. This beer is one of my favorites along with Ruination so I had to review it on here.

A - Beer is crystal clear orange/amber color w/ 3 fingers of white head that sticks around forever, the lacing is very distinct white circles around the glass with the occasional thin branching artery from circle to circle. Beautiful.

S - Wow. Grapefruit, orange/lemon/lime zest, pineapple, a little bit of garlic but in a good way. Piney hops all around.

T - Super piney hops with slight hints of garlic. Huge grapefruit, citrus zest, pineapple, lots of bitterness. It's a step up from Stone Ruination, which I didn't know was possible.

M - Light-medium mouthfeel. Bitter aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden. Nice bite from the hops though.

O - One hell of an amazing beer. Now I'm going to have to buy a 4 pack of Ruination to make sure I compare to this tomorrow. I like the bottle too, the saying "a stage dive into a mosh pit of hops" isn't kidding. Really need to break out some old Coheed or Bad Religion to go with this beer.

Best drank while listening too:
1. Coheed and Cambria: Time Consumer
2. Bad Religion: Los Angeles is Burning
3. NoFX: 72 Hookers

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
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