RuinTen Triple IPA | Stone Brewing

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RuinTen Triple IPARuinTen Triple IPA
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RuinTen Triple IPARuinTen Triple IPA

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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

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


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


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


- 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.


- 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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Photo of fox227
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ed92692
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of vkv822
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz : tulip snifter

Clear orange, with a thick, foamy off-white head.

Big citric fruity hops, resiny spice.

More big resiny citric hops. Light spice, along with alcohol warmth.

Medium body-full body, quite bitter finish.

A very good DIPA. Big bold flavors, but none become brash or over bearing. While not one I would feel the need to have routinely, I do hope I have a chance to enjoy this again.

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Photo of CoryR
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Docer
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: (4.0)

- Nice dark copper brew, mostly clear with only the slightest haze. Big fluffy ruination-like bubbly head foams up to a couple of fingers, and then settles to a spotty misc-bubble mess with lace alla bout the glass, and a blanket of foamy bubbly madness over the madness.

Smell: (4.0)

- Big citrus sweet hops. Dank dank fruity hops with a caramel roast. I think this beer is so big that the aromas are too much for itself. Nice sharp hop with a lovely spice. Almost burning the nose hairs with hops. Big caramel sweetness, bready and biscuit, and concentrated hop madness. Madness is the key word here.

Taste: (4.0)

- Wonderful blend of malts, bready character, severe aroma hops... big citrus, spice, apple, grapefruit, zesty pine, grassy earth, and overall caramel sweetness. Surprisingly this has been done very well for such a big hitter. Hardly any alcohol flavors tho speak of. Truly a masterpiece.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)

- Nice heavy body, not overly creamy at all though, and chewy as all get out. Nice dry bitterness without an overly sticky sweet aspect. I am amazed at the feel only because such big double IPA's are usually so sticky and cloyingly sweet. Not this bad boy.

Overall: (4.5)

- I am already buzzing pretty good just from the lovely 'after-warmth' of just a few small pulls from this beer for this review. It's still relatively balanced for such a heavy number, while not showcasing any hard and sharp alcohol flavors. The body is great, the feel is great, and it is quite drinkable. This might be one of the better double IPA's as of late. As if the regular Ruination wasn't already?

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Photo of FosterJM
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1351st Review on BA
Bottle to CCB Snifter

Thanks to Callmecoon for sharing

App- A very clear orange with yellow streaking throughout the glass. A nice small white head was there and dissapeared rather quickly.

Smell- Super hoppy with a bitter quality behind it. Wasn't overly floral or citrus as I was hoping for. Solid aromatics, just a bit thick with pine and resin to back it up.

Taste- Suprisingly dank for a hopped up version. I was thinking this was gonna be like a Citra subsititute but behold that didnt happen. Clearly it was more malty version and amped up ABV. A little one sided for me. It was good, not great like I expected.

Mouth- A fuller medium body with a ample medium carbonation. Residual pine and malts without a lot of that citrus note I was looking for.

Drink- It was good, wasn't great. I did grab another bottle to give it a shot in a better glass and more calm setting. (I might update this one)

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Florida9
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ Fountainhead. Served in a tulip.

Deep clear copper in color. Served with a minimal bit of creamy white head. Moderate lacing. Aroma is not nearly as potent as I was expecting, but what is there is orange juice, orange blossom, and pine. Flavor starts off with a good dose of pale malt and then turns sweet and hoppy with notes of orange and citrus and bit earthy on the finish. Alcohol is well hidden for nearly 11%. Moderate to aggressive bitterness, but again not as potent as I was expecting. Overall, and enjoyable beer, but was expecting a bit more hop character, both in the nose and the bitterness.

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Photo of nanobrew
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of HopHead84
3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5



A: Yellow orange. Very hazy with a monstrous beige sea foam head. Very good retention with lots of lacing. I wonder if this is chill haze. I guess I don't know.

It was chill haze. The color is a dark orange with perfect clarity.

S: Pungent pine and citrus notes with a little floral influence. Sugary malt with notes of bread and a bit of caramel. Alcohol is noticeable. Orange blends with tangerine, generic melon, and a touch of guava.

T: Prominent pine resin notes with a firm sugary sweet bready malt foundation that matches the intensity of the hop onslaught. There's a little caramel in there with noticeable booze. This is very bitter with pronounced grapefruit rind and orange pith citrus characteristics. Alcohol presence is stronger in the finish and it gets to be a bit much when the beer warms up.

M: Upper medium body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth, dry, and a touch heavy.

Overall: This is pretty good, though it falls short of my expectations. If you're hoping for a bigger version of that dry classic you know as Ruination you'll need to adjust your expectations.

The first half of the bottle was more pleasant than the second half. If I'd had one cold 8oz pour on draft at Stone I'd rate this higher than I did, but a full bomber with adequate warming shows me this is a pretty solid beer but overly malty and alcoholic while lacking the bright hop expression I find in fresh Ruination. It's more akin to a Barleywine than the Double IPA I was hoping for. Well crafted, but not the sort of beer I would buy again.

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

Pours a dark clear orange with a pretty small off white head that hangs around for a little bit leaving spotty lacing behind

Great nose a lot of pine and floral hoppyness,I want to say I get a honey like character in it too, but I could be off on that

Ya that's a tasty beer. Lots of hops (as expected)kinda hot still which I like and didn't expect. It's piney, florals and bitter

It's light to medium bodied, and carbonated. At first it gives a very wet mouth feel that quickly drys out after swallowing

Overall it's a pretty damn good DIPA

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Photo of EnglishB0B
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Way to stay with tradition for this ten year celebratory edition. this is the best Stone mash up so far. Take time to enjoy every sip of this one boys. Hurry up to secure your supply now or take the pilgrimage to the Stone Brewery, well worth the trip, ask Howie.

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3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On cask at Beachwood I,

A: Pours burnt orange with a medium white head, leaving thick lace.

S: Lots of great hop notes. Heavy grapefruit and grass, pineapple.

T: Hop heavy, pine and grapefruit. The booze is apparent, almost giving a barleywine feel even though the malt is clear DIPA.

M: Full-bodied, very resiny and green, very long aftertaste, again some ethanol character.

O: A big monster DIPA for sure, certainly enjoyable, but nothing to go crazy for, I prefer regualar Ruination to this.

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Photo of H0wieDewum
4.97/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Nice bronze color, whispy white head, dirty ringer...

S: Heavy citrus - grapefruit & orange. PINE!

T: BOOM! Hops in yo mouf!

F: Initial big hoppy bite that remains "sticky" even over the crisp finish.

O: Smashing example of an American IPA. Another example of Stone setting the bar. Good work Gents.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours clear and golden with a thin white head which fades to the rim and leaves a bit of lace.

N: Shines with citrus such as grapefruit, orange, and tangerine. Some pine and tropical fruit notes also.

T: Follows nose with plenty of sweet malt to balance things out. Resiny and fresh green hops really stand out but the sweet malt wins on the finish.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Dry and bitter. Notable ABV here is hidden but certainly present. Perhaps a tad too sweet for me.

O: Big, complex, balanced, and powerful. A nice tribute to a classic.

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Photo of Pencible
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mjr2377
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of darkmoon66
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of GMoney
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ezperkins2
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Sixt9coug
4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought it at the local Total Wine today. Could not resist tasting it tonight with dinner.

Poured it in an Arrogant Bastard pint glass. A slightly off white head appeared and I was left with a gorgeous amber gold colored beer. Reminds me of Knuckle Sandwich as far as color. Absolutely, beautifully clear.

Smell was beautiful. Slightly sweet but loaded with grapefruit, pine and citrus. Grapefruit is the predominant scent here for sure. Juicy, juicy!

Taste was a little odd at first. It wasn't as citrus bomb as I expected. SMOOOTH comes to mind as far as taste. Hoppy but not overly so when cold, as it warms the hops come out a bunch more. Velvety smooth was my description of the taste. The finish came through with that lovely hop oily bitterness. That hung around a good chunk of time too.

Velvety smooth, oily mouthfeel. Heavier bodied than regular Ruination. Great feel.

Overall, well... I bought one bottle. I'm going back out tomorrow to get two more. It's a great beer. I'm reminded of Pliny the Younger when drinking it. For the $6.49 a bomber, it's a steal. Go get it, drink it and enjoy it before it's gone.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle (2012)

Liquor Stop
San Marcos, CA

Clear, dark orange with a hint of amber and a moderately sized off-white head that lasts for quite some time, eventually leaving messy, irregular webs of lace down the glass. I've never seen a prettier DIPA.

A tremonds bouquet of hops in the aroma: big pine and citrus notes, a good amount of resin and dank marijuana, tree sap, and some caramel sweetness. Bold, expressive, and fresh!

Big bitterness, huge amounts of pine, citrus, and sap hop flavors, lots of floral elements, along with some citrus and malt sweetness. Complete and delicious. This smacks you over the head with hops.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, as well as a touch oily.

A world-class DIPA. Better than Ruination.

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