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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,828
Reviews:
905
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
9.3%
 
 
Wants:
367
Gots:
1,100
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of schwemjw
4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A dark caramel with a big foamy off white head.

S: Sweet tangerine. There is orange peel, grapefruit and citrus all present. It is definitely a hop forward beer! Juicy!!

T: Oh man!! Topical fruit right at the front of the tongue. Tangerine, a little mango, pineapple then comes big pine, resin and earth. Super dry bitter finish that is oh so very long. Starts out sweet on the tip of your tongue before an all out assault of hops!!! This hop presence sits fat on your tongue. A little citric acid makes your mouth water for more. BITTER!!

M: Towards the heavier end of medium bodied. No carbonation and i can't say enough about how good the finish it.

O: This takes ruinination and thrashes it up!! Bitter, bitter pine and earth. This is completely unbalanced. The tropical fruit keeps your mouth salivating for more and the hops definitely deliver! And i cant say enough about the finish. It seems to come in waves. Awesome beer!! /96

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Photo of JReites
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Andrew041180
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - I don't think I've ever seen a beer with this look to it. The deep copper tone was infused with a fiery red that I can only imagine would mirror the color of the Stone Gargoyle's demonic eyes. This, more than the smell, portends the assault that is to come. The head is thick, and quickly recedes to a thin file that leaves a beautiful lacing on the glass.

S - A bubbling cauldron of hops. I can barely detect pine and citrus elements, but with a kick. No particular scent dominates, but, like the smell, it prepares the consumer for things to come.

T - Not for the faint at heart. The taste explodes from the first sip. It's boldness to the max, and takes a little while to adjust to. After about 6 swallows I'm still blown away by the bitterness that just keeps coming. It's not exclusively bitter though, and is well balanced.

M - Really nice. I take a big mouthful, swallow half, then savor the other half. It isn't pillowy or carbonated, just a really nice medium-full bodied drinking experience.

O - This joins the elite cadre of beers that is greater than the sum of its parts. This category may well be titled "experience", as this bomber is in fact an experience. The alcohol doesn't reveal itself significantly in the flavor, but I could feel it after only a few swallows. This, along with it's (slightly) tamer brother are drinking experiences that few other beers have been able to imitate.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of orfeu
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy apricot color supporting a firm, just-off-white head, about an inch thick in the tulip glass. Foam is pocked with craters. Grapefruit and tangerine rind aromas predominate. Pine resin. Stinging bitterness right away, accompanied by apricot, mango, and tangerine flavors, finishing with a grapefruit zest bitterness. Some understated caramel sweetness appears as the beer warms. This is a big IPA. Although it is primarily medium-bodied with an oily, resinous character at first, the beer does begin to feel heavy. A nice annual release overall.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Jayman931
4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale

A -Nice orange/amber color...white head that dissipates

S - Great smell....I use a Zombie Dust scale...zombie is 5.0....this is 4.5
Nice floral and hop smell....very very nice

T - Just a great beer...Carnal malts..then milt carbonation and great bittering hops (not sure what they used)

M- mildly warm but not annoying....medium feel and a little bubbly

O- Love it...it was my 3rd beer in a flight so it may have set a little longer than I would have wanted but if you are in a bar with this beer its a must.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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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%

Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
4.3 out of 5 based on 5,828 ratings.
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