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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:
#517
Reviews:
907
Ratings:
5,837
pDev:
9.3%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can't find the lasered-on enjoy by date on the bottle, which is odd since the label instructs to "drink fresh." My records indicate it was purchased exactly three months ago, so it's got some age.

Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass.

a: Translucent amber with a white inch and a half head which dissipated to heavy surface foam and extensive lacing.

s: Intense citrus and pine.

t: Tasty pine hops forward with considerable strength, some alcohol on the tongue but the hops are rather amazingly easy on it.

m:Moderate and smooth with good body. Carbonation keeps coming.

o: Really a super DIPA. At the risk of having the hops fade, I held onto this bottle for a few months waiting for the right time to drink it, since it is high ABV (10.8%). Now that I opened it, I'm learning what I missed in the interim.

UPDATE 7/19/14: The 2014 version is extremely and dangerously sippable. This bottle sealed 6/0?/14 ( a blank space after the zero for the day). Not much of a head to speak of this time, but the taste is still awesome, and although the bitterness builds somewhat in the back of the mouth, it does not linger annoyingly. Remains one of my personal top-rated DIPAs, but I am reducing the appearance rating from 4.5-3.75 for the disappointingly nearly non-existent head, the smell rating from 4.5-4 since citrus is less evident, and the mouthfeel rating from 4.5-4 because it seems less exceptionally smooth now.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On draft at The Top in Gainesville. Tapped today! (Also have had bottled, and enjoyed the bottle more--final score is for the bottle version). Pours copper golden and clear with a small white head. Massive grapefruit aroma with huge floral aromatics. Big slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation (on the low side for an IPA). Flavor of pine hops, very fresh. Some grapefruit and definite floral hop flavor. A bit of malt backbone here, but highlights the bitter as a Ruin(beer) should. Missed out on this last year and glad they brought it back. More flavor than regular ruination, but playing second fiddle to Enjoy By. Good stuff.

Trying a bottle of the 2015 version now and still really love it. This is a heavily hopped American barleywine if anything, and it's excellent.

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 5,837 ratings
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