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
 
 
Wants:
371
Gots:
1,110
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5
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Photo of HoppySailor
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

In my snifter: Stone RuinTen Imperial IPA from Stone Brewing. Twenty-two ounce bomber poured into a New Belgium snifter. Vitals: 10.8%abv and 100+ IBU. Bottle says best by 9-15-13.

A- Pours a dark, clear copper with a heavy off-white head that retreats rapidly and leaves slight lacing. Not much of a carb volcano from the bottom of the glass... In fact, there are no bubbles down there at all.

S- Strong smell of pine and hops. No citrus, no malt, just hops, hops and more hops. So far, the reputation of this beast is accurate. Now for the taste....

T- Hop-heads rejoice... As advertised, this one packs a hop punch like nothing most have ever tasted. Overwhelmingly bitter on the initial taste, but just enough malt to give it a nice, even finish. I taste piney hops and the slightest bit of biscuit. No citrus anywhere. After the finish, a deep draw of breath reveals a slight flavor of white grape must.

M- The mouthfeel is standard for a high-quality double IPA... It has nice carbonation as it leaves the glass, but before it reaches the throat it is as flat as a glass of milk. Slick and oily with just the slightest hint of alcohol burn in the nose. Not a brew you would want to pound a few of on a Friday night... This is the Chuck Norris version of beer...

O- Overall I think this offering from Stone deserves high marks. As the bottle says, it is "a stage dive into a mosh pit of hops". I could never drink two of these in a session, in fact it may be hard to finish all 22 ounces of this beast. Highly recommend to my hop-loving pals, but American lager drinkers would hate this one!

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Photo of masonacoats
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - beautiful copper with good-sized head and excellent lacing

S - great bouquet of floral and fruity hops, a little dank

T - similar to nose but with fruity (tropical) hops dominating; a good bit of malt sweetness and alcohol presence

M - medium body with good carbonation

O - I enjoyed this much more than I expected. Especially after the salesman at the liquor store gave me his opinion. Definitely worth the money, especially if you're looking to feel the alcohol

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Userme59
3.25/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I liked it better the first time I had it. Still good, just nothing special for ne

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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

Clear as a bell amber,2 finger soapy white head,carbonation appears slight,lacing respectable.

Aroma is hop forward, but the dank oily type, not so much in the way of tropical nose.

Taste starts out sharply bitter, with the flavors of the grassy hops coating the palate in waves before subsiding. Slight grapefruit pith but mostly resinous acidic hops playing out here with some heat brining up the rear as the booziness becomes apparent in the throat.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly heavy for the appearance: this reminds me of F&W Double Jack which also has a solid "bite" to it with the aggressive hops and alcohol presence.

Overall, a strong-like-bull Imperial, but the highly acidic characteristics are a bit much here. Stone Enjoy By is a much more palatable IPA for those searching for tropical qualities, and a less acidic hop wallop.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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