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:
5,818
Reviews:
901
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
9.3%
 
 
Wants:
364
Gots:
1,092
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,818 |  Reviews: 901
Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sticky icky, super boozy and a bit overwhelming. Interesting hue of a burnt sun fading for the evening adorned the glass, but I'd be fronting like I lacked a vertebrae if I stated that abv wasn't magnified like breast augmentation. Stone makes interesting beers to say the least; this one just didn't spin on all cylinders for me. Certainly worth trying, though. If you love the magical taste of IPAs, paired with Stone's aggressive nature, then give it a go. You may enjoy it a lot more than me. Cheers.

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Photo of mkmarth
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mjstern70
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Rootscipio
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZakFaruki
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 6/21/2015

L: Poured from a bomber into a tulip, pours dark copper with a light off white head, a minuscule amount of lacing

S: "Mosh pit of hops" is correct, you get very strong citrus notes, orange, grapefruit, even a bit of pineapple

T: Surprisingly drinkable for what is a "Triple" IPA, very citrusy hops on the nose as expected, with lingering malts in the back, finishes with a bitter-tart booziness, and semidry

Feel: Medium-heavy bodied with a good amount of carbonation, you can feel the hop oils on your teeth as it finishes

Overall: I was hesitant to try a "Triple" IPA by Stone after Sierra Nevada's Hoptimum ruined my taste for them (too much hops, tasted like a pinecone); but Stone has managed to take what should have been an aggressively bitter beer and tame it with a bit of malt for a pleasant ode to the hop. Even with the ABV clocking around 10%, you still have a very palatable IPA.

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Photo of tappangordo
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PackenGreen
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samtrillo
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, orange amber with a short yellow white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, cloudy

S: large citrus hops, grapefruit, pineapple, mango

T: soundly bitter grapefruit peel mixes with sweetness of tropical fruits, very fruit salad flavor, honey sweetness

M: heavy, thick, sticky, high alcohol content well hidden but warming to the mouth

O: Stone made a great beer.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle born on 6/25/15, so it's pretty fresh since it's in MINNESOTA.

Look: beautiful ambery orange with 2+ fingers of off-white head. Glorious.

Smell: booze peaks through, then DA HOP WALLOP - and then a subtle caramel aroma. Very nice.

Taste: WHAM!!! Hops all OVER my palate. Some citrus, some passion fruit - and then booze. But before the booze gets too hot, the toffee/caramel flavors smooth it out. Really, REALLY well-executed for a hop bomb.

Feel: it's not as slick as I thought it would be, probably because the malt is creamy enough to smooth things out.

Overall: I'm a Hoplaterian, and this is a hop lover's dream - but with a juicy malt backbone built on toffee and caramel. Dare I say it - it ventures ever so gracefully toward barleywine territory - but not quite. There's enough hops to yank it back to DIPA (although the bottle says Triple IPA) land.

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Photo of Bretribution
3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vancean2
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmky
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BryanReed
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joshstl
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22 oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a medium amber with no haze, one finger of head and good lacing.
Aromas are sticky sweet hops, lots of malt.
Taste is very nice. In line with aromas, not overly tropical, lots of malt present. A classic west coast style IPA wit hops and malt in balance.
Finishes sticky.
Overall a very good west coast style IPA.

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Photo of ssoulf
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blksab99
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gregb13
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This year's batch seems to be a bit inferior to previous offerings. That said, it's still awesome and a definite 'must buy' for anyone who happens to love hops and should happen upon it. A bit sad I only got 6 bombers last week (only 1 left in fridge now :-().

Garlic, onion, very dank hops, loads of tropical fruits, pine. A bit sticky. Doesn't get much better for this style.

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Photo of sporklift87
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 bottle.

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Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.4/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

nice beer but isn't remarkable. A bit too malty on the back end

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Photo of ryanmextorf
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
4.3 out of 5 based on 5,818 ratings.
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