RuinTen Triple IPA | Stone Brewing

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RuinTen Triple IPARuinTen 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
Ranking:
#554
Reviews:
910
Ratings:
5,849
pDev:
9.3%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
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371
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1,110
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5
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4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into pint glass

A - Pours a dark amber color with a 2 finger creamy white head. Leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S - smells of caramel, citrus, and light pine

T - Starts sweet and with hints of caramel, shifting to bitter hop flavor. finishes bitter, with hints of the strong abv.

M - med body, med carbonation, leaving a slightly sticky feeling in the mouth.

D - Caramel and maltiness balance the hop character. Alcohol is hidden for how much there is Well balanced and easy drinking for such a big beer.

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4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into some glassware , a golden dark yellow color with a 2 finger head and tons and tons of lacing that just sticks to the sides of the glass all the way through the drink

Wonderful smell , all hops and not picking up on any malt , picking up on some pine , citrus and earthy hop smells , really makes your mouth water

Very hop forward and then the booze kind of kicks in a little and the malty taste sneaks in towards the end of the drink. Very tasty

The mouth is just about right on this beer , not too thick no too thin and just enough carbonation

Overall another great beer from Stone , this is the one brewer that continues to impress me beer after beer

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3.48/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- light amber, good clarity, slightly off white head that has great retention, lots of lace

S- orange citrus, oily, malt sweetness, alcohol

T- citrus, touch too much of crystal malt, finishing with substantial resiny/oily hop bitterness and smooth alcohol warmth. I can no longer taste anything but the oily hop finish

M- Quite thick, full body, chewy

O- A nice experience, but too much alcohol and palate destruction to make this something I'll reach for again

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $7.49. No bottled on or best by date, but the silkscreened gargoyle comes with a wreath bearing “2013” on it, so it’s obviously not too old.

Poured a hazy, orangey shade, with a big, beige head that took it’s time dropping in my oversized Sam Adams glass. Lots of lace.

Smells of citrusy hop goodness with a biscuity malt backbone.

Big, citrusy hop flavor, with a balancing bitterness that keeps it from tasting like boozy tropical fruit juice, unlike quite a few really big DIPAs. There’s a fairly large malt backbone to this beer, but it’s only there to provide balance to the huge amount of hops (5LBs per barrel, according to Stone), and doesn’t do much to call attention to itself. The huge amount of hop flavor really smacks the palate, so I’d advise anyone drinking this beer to do so after a meal, not with one, unless you’re not into tasting your food.

Big, resiny, sticky mouthfeel. You might have to go brush your teeth after drinking this if you don’t want to taste it for the rest of your day.

RuinTen is well named. This beer is a DIPA fan’s delight. Bad taste in your mouth? Then drink one of these bad boys (I can’t imagine more than one bomber per sitting), and it’ll be long gone. Not a session beer at all, but a great stand alone.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Light copper rustic crystal clear hue with a white head that leaves lace all over the glass. Aroma - Caramel malt is quickly over taken by sweet orange peel, pine needles and some tropical fruit. Taste - Sweet caramel malt with pine, orange peel, with a big resin mouth feel. Strong bitterness on the back of the tongue to finish this palate killer.

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RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 5,849 ratings