RuinTen Triple IPA | Stone Brewing

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RuinTen Triple IPARuinTen Triple IPA
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4.3/5
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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:
#548
Reviews:
909
Ratings:
5,847
pDev:
9.3%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
370
Gots:
1,109
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 5,847 |  Reviews: 909
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of DM1293
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Snagged this one at a fair $7.00.

Appearance: A nice, rich, gold copper. Nice lacing on the glass. Head was prominent but didn't last too long.

Smell: Citrus hops. TONS OF IT. Its a very nice sweet/citrus/pine smell, with bits of malts. Smells great.

Taste: Wow. Every bit the palate-wrenching hop that Ruination is, only it feels a little smoother on the afterbite and initial bite. Really strong pinehop bite, some citrus to round it out. This one, it ruins your palate, but its like you don't care, and you revel in the taste.

Mouthfeel: A little sticky but otherwise fine.

Overall: It really is a souped-up version of the classic DIPA they've come to brew. Its got a lot better balance; its actually kind of nearing the balance that Pliny The Elder had for me. Its not nearly as smooth, but from Stone, this is a damn fine showing. Good malt, good hop, big flavor and good drinking. This is a limited-time release, so if you love Ruination or DIPA's, this is definitely worth a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of McStagger
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Re review since my boss picked me up a bomber.

A: Deep brawny translucent copper in color. Two fingers stained khaki head. Excellent retention for the high alcohol. Carbonation very subdued. Lacing is moderate.

S: Big, dank juicy hoppiness erupts from the glass. Grapefruit, HUGE tropical fruit notes. Malt adds a dimension of sweetness to the experience, with added caramel and toffee notes.

T: Big rush of pine on the intro. Big layer of alcohol and malt sweetness takes over for a split second before accentuating the huge notes of citrus that follow through. The alcohol warmth enhances the citrus, giving it a sweetened flavor that carries throughout the finish. This citrus "sweetness" combines with the huge malts to lend a sweetness to the beer that is somewhat distracting. The hops can't quite escape from the malt and alcohol madness.

M: Big. The lack of carbonation lends to the full bodied feel of this beer. It's a monster, that's for sure.

O: I'm sticking with my original review. While this is good, the hops just can't overcome the insane malt and syrupy booze flavors. The result is pretty meh, considering how amazing Stone's standard and DIPA's are.

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4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a really nice copper color, hints of light amber and orange peel when held to the light. Atop the beer sits about 2 fingers of stark white head, loose bubbles that has moderate retention but leaves behind really nice lacing around the glass. The aroma is actually really great, I was expecting the same earthiness and grassiness readily apparent in Ruination, but was pleased to find an abundance of fruit and citrus forward hops. A great floral bouquet pops out in the middle which transitions to astringent alcohol and sweet caramel malts. The nose is quite inviting, and despite the highly apparent alcohol, doesn't come across as too abrasive. The flavors match nicely, starts with a big juicy blast of tropical fruits, pineapple and mangos, a great grapefruit kick hits right at the end of the fruit flavors, a bit of pine comes out as well, nice balance between the bright citrus, fruit and floral notes and the more bitter pine flavors. The alcohol really comes out in the flavor, a bit more than I'd like, even from Stone, it definitely cuts the brightness a bit at the finish and punishes your tongue. The body is great, big, full and juicy, super sticky at the finish with a nice dry bite.

Verdict: This is pretty excellent stuff, definitely a palate wrecker, which is certainly the intended mission. The high alcohol could probably be hidden a bit better, but the brightness and floral elements are really pristine.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of OTB
4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Absolutely everything about this release is world class. From the amazing deep orange coloring capped off by snowy white peaks of head this just hums on every cylinder. The nose is Citra dominated hops, so intense and gorgeous. The taste profile slides in in perfect unison, citrus fruits, mango, and pineapple dominate. The mouth is a balancing act of sweet malting and uber bitter hopping, 110 IBU that is so well balanced it's amazing. Not just the best brew Stone has ever made, one of the best DIPA ever made, an absolute joy to sip and savor.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of snpub540
3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper hue with a khaki colored head that leaves some pretty good lacing on the glass.

Nose is very powerful. Tropical fruit and citrus with some caramel notes and a whiff of alcohol sweetness pull you right into the glass.

Taste is grapefruit upfront with a nice grassy, savory aftertaste. Very bitter but with enough malt bready flavors to back it up.

Mouthfeel is nice almost tacky. Hops are resiny and delicious. Alcohol isn't overpowering but I definitely felt the effects. This beer made me realize why I started drinking Stone beers about 9 yyears ago.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Zorro
3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thick orange colored beer with a small tan colored head. It is decidedly IPA orange in color.

Smell is strongly of tropical fruit. Strong hop scent, pineapple, papaya, menthol, eucalyptus, and orange. Best smelling DIPA since Lagunitas Sucks.

Starts out sweet and savory with an onion taste at first. Lots of malt and the onion flavor persists. Taste is completely unlike the smell. This is malty and slightly bitter with a strong onion taste.

Mouthfeel is good, it's a sipper.

Overall this is a strong beer that packs a punch, but the onion taste hurts it.

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4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great golden/orange color. Initial smell gives off a citrus scent, but not too strong. Pouring from a bottle, 1/2 inch head, just the right amount of carbonation. I expected a power punch of hops with a rough after taste, but it went down smooth and had a very pleasant taste in the back that came on late. Great beer. I suggest out of the bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Reveille1984
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:

- Nice deep orange/red color to the brew. Pours nice with a massive, foamy head. Great lacing in the glass as well.

Smell:

- Huge nose on this one with godly amounts of citrus hop scent and dashes of grapefruit and caramel.

Taste:

- Nothing else to say about this bad boy except that the flavor is perfect in my opinion for the style. Huge juicy hop flavors up front mixed with bready sweetness and a dank, resiny wallop that sticks to your tongue. Finishes out very clean with a nice, dry sweetness. Extremely easy-drinking for the ABV, little to no alcohol heat or presence.

Mouth Feel:

- Resiny and smooth, with a bitterness that sticks around in the mouth for a good long while. Medium carbonation and very mellow.

Overall:

- Hard to say that any beer is perfect, but this is about as close as it gets for me in this style. On par with other top huge DIPAs out there, including Pliny. Dangerously drinkable and extremely tasty, all of the great features of this brew meld into something that is really special. I wish they'd make this a regular staple.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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