Stone RuinTen Triple IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPAStone RuinTen 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.

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

Poured from a bomber. Beautiful Hazy orange with a nice lacing around the glass. Aroma is a big citrus hop bomb that lights up a nice grin. Feel the alcohol a little too much. Everything about this beer is world class, the alcohol needs to be hidden just a tad but overall a fantastic beer. Get them while they last.

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Photo of Bobheed
4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I've sort of stopped writing reviews and ticking my hads, but I felt this one was worthy of documenting

A: A nice, clear bronze color, darker than a typical IPA, but not quite as dark as an amber. Thick two finger, foamy eggshell colored head. Very sticky and resinous character clinging to the glass

S: A giant punch of fruity, floral, and piney hops. Simcoe is very present if I'm not mistaken, all the hops blending together to make a remarkable blend that smells the closest to raw hops I've ever experienced from a beer.

T: Follows the nose very well. Huge fruity characteristics and rose like flavors right off the bat, transitions to a harsher, piney bitterness, and then finishes fruity once again. For how potent the flavor is, it is a really well balanced variety of hop flavors.

M: Thicker than average IPAs for sure, but not in a bad way, very sticky med-high carbonation, no alcohol presence despite the very high ABV

Overall this one was outstanding. Probably my favorite beer I've ever had from Stone and quite possibly the best IPA in the world.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow in color with a light tan head. In the aroma, big, gritty orange citrus hops. In the taste, big, aggressive orange citrus hops, with a small alcohol note in the end. A mellow hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange citrus hop and a small alcohol not in the aftertaste. Big hops, small alcohol, that is hop a imperial IPA should be!

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Photo of challenja
4.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served on tap at Lyons Hall Arlington, VA .Poured into a tulip
A: Solid copper. Light laced foam. Stickiness

S: Stank dank warrior tomahawk grapefruit pine dropjaw . Citra and centenial flower hops. Way more aromatic than regular ruination.Lemon oil, pineapple, sour white sugar lemon drops.

T: Wow. Amazing pine tar ipa flavoring facepunch. Sweet and sour white grapefruit. White sugar lemon drops. Its very bitter and corruptly citrus lemon peel. Man this takes ruination up a notch. If this was bottles year around I would buy this by the case. It puts everything to shame. Buy this beer.

M: Full to medium body. Frothy and throat tingling. Sour and tar. Crisp alcohol and thickly wet.

O: If this wasn't my last and best beer of the night I would be buying more. Amazing fantastic wondrous must try buy and save IPA.

Add on : the review was for the original release, the 2014 batch has a great cayenne/white pepper finish that really wows the tastebuds!

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Photo of OldRickSputin
4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5


They've done it.

Look- who cares!

Smell- sublime

Taste: perfection. It's like someone cut down a Christmas tree and poured honey on it. Then they sprinkled on some Cush and made a beer out of it.

Feel: see taste.

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Photo of Auraan
4.92/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a nice clear amber with a half-finger off white head that looked quite nice. Scents of grapefruit, citrus, orange rind, pine, floral and grassy notes, sweet malt, and tropical fruit. An excellent nose, that entices you to begin drinking this wonderfully aromatic beer. Flavor is intense, beginning with beginning with strong grapefruit notes and citrus rind, moving into pine and grassy flavors, still maintaining the heavy grapefruit and citrus flavors, moderate flavors of resinous hops. There is a nice sweet malt backbone that stays throughout the sip and balances the hops. There is a noticeable alcohol presence and the finish is bitter, with a very bitter hop aftertaste. Excellent, a true hop bomb, but with a nice balance with sweet malt. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sticky hit with slight alcohol burn as well. A nice mouthfeel that burns just enough and is just right in the body to go down smooth, but still remain strong. A fantastic hop bomb DIPA, similar in many ways to the Enjoy By, but with a slightly heavier body and more malt and alcohol presence. The hops are also a bit more forward. Truly excellent and I am glad I was able to find a bottle.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.92/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is an excellent combination of fruit citrus, piney hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste is expertly balanced with strong flavors of floral hops bitterness and citrus and caramel sweetness harmoniously coming together. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and the high ABV is very well-hidden. The after-taste is hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Extremely tasty, goes down dangerously easily, not too filling, strong kick, excellent representation of style, this beer is every bit as wonderful as the original. It’s the type of beer that once you start drinking it you won’t want to drink anything else for the rest of the evening.

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Photo of JDizzle
4.92/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. The drink by date is 8/23/12-a bit late, but I like a dated DIPA. I had it fresh as well.

Looks really nice with an orange cloudy finish. A little white head with epic lacing. It's a beaut Clark!!

Smellsl like a huge malt and hop bomb-my fav!! Massive hop aroma followed by a nice malt bill. One of the best smelling DIPA's out there.

Taste is llike the smell...bombtastic!!! This is an all time favorite. Everything is right about this beer. I get no alcohol at all. It's tropical, resiny, piny, bready, and perfect!.

Mouthfeel is pretty thick and has a definite hop bitterness that last.

Top 5 of all time!! Stone is badass as usual!

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Photo of vic21234
4.92/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Really excited for this one, as Ruination was a staple in beginning my love for IPAs and DIPAs. Got this one today at a local shop, one bottle limit per customer.

A- Pours a really nice and clear orange/ amber color. Almost two finger's worth of an off-white head fades fairly quickly. Lots of lacing along the sides of the glass.

S- Wow, one of the nicest smelling beers I've had in recent memory. Tons of citrus and floral characters hit you as soon as the cap is popped on the bottle. Some pine notes round out the smell as well.

T- Taste is awesome as well. All hops here which was expected. Lots of pine in the taste, with some citrus, grapefruit characters as well.

M- Medium bodied and bitter, with a dry finish. The alcohol is definitely apparent yet it drinks easy for a nearly 11% ABV.

Awesome beer, and glad I seeked it out and got one. Lives up to the hype for me. One of the better DIPAs I've had.

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Photo of ISmith87
4.92/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22 Oz bomber --> Pilsner glass. This beer is one of my favorites along with Ruination so I had to review it on here.

A - Beer is crystal clear orange/amber color w/ 3 fingers of white head that sticks around forever, the lacing is very distinct white circles around the glass with the occasional thin branching artery from circle to circle. Beautiful.

S - Wow. Grapefruit, orange/lemon/lime zest, pineapple, a little bit of garlic but in a good way. Piney hops all around.

T - Super piney hops with slight hints of garlic. Huge grapefruit, citrus zest, pineapple, lots of bitterness. It's a step up from Stone Ruination, which I didn't know was possible.

M - Light-medium mouthfeel. Bitter aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden. Nice bite from the hops though.

O - One hell of an amazing beer. Now I'm going to have to buy a 4 pack of Ruination to make sure I compare to this tomorrow. I like the bottle too, the saying "a stage dive into a mosh pit of hops" isn't kidding. Really need to break out some old Coheed or Bad Religion to go with this beer.

Best drank while listening too:
1. Coheed and Cambria: Time Consumer
2. Bad Religion: Los Angeles is Burning
3. NoFX: 72 Hookers

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.92/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Dark burnt orange with a nice 1 inch white head, real sticky lacing.

Smell - Wow, huge piney, grapefruity, sweet hops. Some malts and slight sugars but really overboard hop aroma, amazing.

Taste - As expected, bitter cascade hop crush! Very bitter, very strong, and yet some sweetness. Malts are barely noticable behind this hop monster. Alcohol is present and adds some warm at the finsh. A hop heads dream.

Mouthfeel - Your tounge gos numb as soon as you take a drink. Mouth is puckered, coated with hops and bittered to hell. Palate is wrecked, bittered and left dry. Finish is real bitter and dry.

Overall - What a monster of a beer. I got to drink a bottle a few weeks ago before this one and it was even more intense. Still, even now this is a monster. You must love hops, not looking for a balance between malts and hops cause this is a straight up hopbomb. Lets pray this becomes a annual release at least. Amazing.

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Photo of RobertTh3Texian
4.91/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The insanity of hops can never be fully appreciated. Around every nook and cranny of every luplin filled bud of delectable hop, is just a little more of that sweet bitter elixir. Stone seems to be able to coax the very god of hops, Luplinious, to their every beckoning call.

Beautiful amber with fluffy white head can hardly contain the bubbling aroma of hops that fills the room, and your taste buds wet and the full anticipation of what you are about to quaff is something meant for greater men, but drink you shall.

A dizzying thunderhead of hops graces the entirety of your palate and you are in the clutches of the crawling vine of absolute. Finishing spicy with a big malty clean through the swallow and hops hops hop hop hops good sir.

For the brewery who can lay claim as Luplin mad, they really need to be committed, to making this again.

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Photo of threeviews
4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle (Bottled On: 06/09/14) into a Vapeur Cochonne branded 12oz stemmed tulip glass.

A- Pours a remarkable and gloriously clear orange/gold...reminiscent of some of the finest bullion left on this planet! (5.0)

S- The sweet malt backbone and hop overload creates this bitter & sweet complexity that is much more balanced than their Enjoy By series: Tropical Fruit: (Passionfruit, Pineapple, Mellon, Papaya) and Sweet citrus: (Tangerine, Orange, Ruby Red Grapefruit) engulf the olfactory hues. (4.75)

T- Sweet malt up front followed by a significant slap of bitterness on the palate. The finish reveals a tropical fruit sweetness unlike Ruination making this an absolute joy to consume. (5.0)

M- Standard Stone carbonation (nothing above 2.50 vols) allowing the malt and hop resins to coat the palate for an amazing experience. However, I would enjoy a bit more so I could enjoy it over time in nucleated glassware (4.5)

O- RuinTen gives Enjoy By IPA a run for its money! Although two totally different hop profiles, I will give the nod to RuinTen as a result of the heftier malt backbone...the hop-to-malt balance is just perfect making it that much more drinkable considering the ABV (and the labeled, 10.8% ABV does not disappoint)! However, RuinTen does not remind me so much of its in genesis in Ruination IPA. Although still dank, oily and resinous, Ruination has a black tea component in the aroma and flavor that does not translate in RuinTen...the latter replaces that essence with that of a tropical (i.e. passionfruit) vibe courtesy of the addition of Citra in the dry hop. However, three years since their initial Ruination anniversary brew (of which preceded Enjoy By IPA), this stands to be my favorite of the lot. (4.75)

UPDATE: 2016 version (Bottled: 06/08/16) poured into a Belgian Tulip/Snifter glass

Although the 2015 version (of which I did not document) seemed compromised with a larger malt presence, the 2016 vintage is ripe with everything I composed two years ago. Damn the trends of the thick, turbid and 'muddy' beers of New England because this is a magnificent beer for the style (clarity, aroma, flavor and mouthfeel) and prefer it only slightly above the 2016 edition of Devil Dancer (Founders). If you enjoy big, bold, brash and full-bodied "Triple" IPA's than this is the benchmark. It is a shame they only release this once a year. However, it is well worth the wait for such a gargantuan offering...I'll miss you Mitch Steele!

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Dark amber color with a orange hued color frothy cap. Citrus and tropical fruit aromas with rings of lacing around the glass. Amazing flavor of floral hops, tangerine and unsweetened grapefruit. Pretty full bodied and nicely balanced with the malts and bitterness working in unison. Very glad I finally decided to pick this one up so good indeed!

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I fell in love with the concept of this beer after hearing about it, it's great let's reinvent Ruination and make it hoppier to meet the standards of today's palate. Pours a beautiful copper orange hue with big thickets of off white head, forms thick with lovely bubbles flowing forth. Aroma has big citric rind, dank resinous hops, floral and earth notes colliding this is a hop explosion of a beer I bought a case and shared half. Flavor juicy hops hit the palate with big malts colliding with the beer what a great experience hop resin in a bottle it's slick and oily through each sip, you almost have to love this if you're a true hop head. Everything about it screams Stone from the hop burps, to the intense mix of flavors that provide a beer experience I haven't had yet to the cohesive drinkability that I can't believe this beer is this easy to consume. I don't blink an eye it goes down smooth with every sip but at the same time there is raw intense hop flavors that most brewers haven't touched upon yet flowing across the palate it's extreme on more than one front excellent effort from a veteran in the craft brewing scene.

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Photo of squonk45
4.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

sharp bitter tasty hops carbonation is almost perfect was recommended by the sales rep. I love asking the guy running store (if they agree to liking any of my favorites to suggest something. this was a very good recommendation .. has less of a resin taste than most ales like this and that is beginning to be a good thing

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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 MEsoJD
4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

[Poured into a generic tulip glass]

I: I've come to terms, that I will probably buy anything that stone releases at this point... When I heard about this limited edition Ruination IPA, I immediately drove to the store, to pick up a few bottles. I Can't hardly contain my excitement, not only because it's stone, but that I'm a hop head and Ruination is one my favorite DIPAs. Stone knows that this is one of the most beloved DIPAs out there and they're honoring it by making this one a kind edition. My mouth is already watering and my palate is crying.

B: [10.8% ABV. 1 Pt. 6 Fl. OZ. 2012 Limited Edition] In regular stone fashion, the bottle is full of juicy information and presentation. Enjoyable and lengthy back story and beautiful art. Stone puts out some of the best presentations on there bottles which is a big reason why the majority of beer the bottles I have displayed are Stone. This bottle is possibly the most beautiful one they put to date (or the Imperial Black IPA).

A: Orange transparent body/slightly ruby red tint with a brisk slightly fluffy head(moderate dissipation), and decent lacing.

S: Slightly spicy/piney hops (possibly bready as well?), sweet grapefruit malt and a apparent, but not an overbearing sense of alcohol.

T: First off Wow! Aggressive spicy/piney hops upfront and throughout complimented with face puckering sweet grapefruit, bread malt, and alcohol that is very apparent and warming (will give a sense of caramel), but maybe overbearing (most likely) for new beer drinkers.

M: Smooth/slick finish, full bodied, low/moderate (perfect) carbonation, and very apparent alcohol that can be overbearing.

O: This is one of the best beers to come out of stone. No I'm bold enough to say, that this is possibly the most satisfying DIPA out there. This is one very delicious beer that is unfortunately a limited release. Complex, delicious, devilish, and rich are the key words to describe this wonderful brew. If your a hop head, or just a beer lover in general, don't waste this opportunity to experience something special. So do I recommend it? I would buy a case of this, if I could... What does that tell you? Cheers friends!!! Savor Good Beer.

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Photo of cdhaines
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

one of the greatest IPAs ever made - with the purpose of an IPA to be big and bold, this one acheives where so few others really do...big alcohol, big hop flavor, its got it all...

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Photo of StoneTSR
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE: This is a great looking beer. The big, fluffy, white head stands strong for a good three minutes before settling into a collection of foamy mounds on the surface of the beer. The color is a gorgeous light orange and while the lacing could be a little stronger, it is still clingy and covers about 40% of the backside of the glass.

SMELL: Nearly perfect. Grapefruit dominates while floral and piney notes linger beneath. Very appetizing.

TASTE: Again, this is nearly perfect tasting beer. The only DIPA I've ever experienced that is more balanced is Pliny the Younger. Grapefruit still dominates, but lemon, tropical fruits and a nice dose of malt balance it well. Wow. Great beer.

MOUTHFEEL: Sticky and slightly under carbonated, but this is probably appropriate for the style (just not my preference). I would like to see more carbonation with a tiny, tiny, tiny pullback from the sweetness.

OVERALL: Stone nailed it. I love Ruination, but I did not expect this to be quite so impressive. It blew me away. This is better than Pliny the Elder and it rivals the Younger.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5


Pours out a nice clear orange/yellow with a decent white head.

The aroma smacks you in the face with hops; there are citrus notes, tropical notes of grapefruit, mango, pineapple and slightly piney notes with a hint of caramel malt sweetness.

The taste is identical with a heavy amount of tropical hop flavors followed by piney hops, slightly sweet caramel malt and it all finishes with a nice dry bitterness. There is no hint of alcohol.

This beer is amazing and I LOVE the regular Ruination. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up.

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

Appearance – A bottom glass pour produces an incredibly cloudy body of dark orange copper with reurgitated hop flakes floating about unseen. The head is crazy on an aggressive pour. It’s full, pure white, lacing, and lasts forever.

Smell – The deep pine hop profile finds some strong biscuity bread at the nose and an explosive aroma of darkish fruits such as dates and raisins. Once the beer opens up the fruits are increibly powerful but not overly sugary and the yeast develops.

Taste – This is incredible. It’s my first use of the term “bready hops” but man the biscuit and yeast are in full effect and the huge comlex hop profile is incredibly diverse. It’s not a heavy PNC hammer but more like a sophisticated CA profile of citrusy rind, light peach, grapefruit peel, and pear.

Mouthfeel – This is full-bodied wth a lot of drying from stem to stern.

Drinkability – 10% plus? Are you sure? Drank this like water.

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

Tied with DDH Ruination as the best ipa Stone has produced by far. A true CA masterpiece. Giant citrus, tropical fruit and oily pine notes balanced in a big way with a moderate boozyness and a solid malt backbone. This should be made again and again. I was beginning to despise Stone til they redeemed themselves with this bad boy.

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Photo of dj14365
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, I don't know what to say but wow. I have had a number of top tier single/double/triple IPA's and this might very well be the best.

The only complaint I can possibly muster is the color is a bit off. It was likely due to the lighting or wall color. Everything else was extraordinary, mainly the taste which is what really matters. It was divine, beautifully balanced, perfect level of bitterness and just yum.

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Photo of Brewdaddy87
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this on tap from the brewery and was blown away. It pours a darker amber color but with the glass at your waste, you can smell the awesome coming from this beer. Grapefruit was the first to hit my nose, then the pine and clove like hints following. I have been lucky enough to find plenty Pliny the Elder offerings but this one has it beat in my opinion. I bought a bottle just to do a sanity check and further verified my initial opinion. This beer is outstanding. The only somewhat downfall is that it is pretty heavy in the mouthfeel department. Stone has outdone themselves with this one. I'll take this over the Enjoy By any day. Not to say Enjoy By is slacking but the Ruin Ten is a step above anything I've had from them.

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
4.3 out of 5 based on 5,806 ratings.
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