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 BeerSocrates12
4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serve by home...out of a Bomber in a Dogfish Head IPA glass. Got this bottle back in early July 2012....aged it in near cellar conditions. ( cool corner of my closet)

Appearance: Pours a mid to dark amber color with a white, thick frothy head. Nice lacing.

Aroma: strong aged malt characteristics. Strong citrus and gentle pine nose. Some booziness. Still a decent hop nose after almost 8 months.

Taste: aged malt for sure. Very light caramel and I suspect some biscuit malt maybe...would explain the fantastic head. This is what I want a strong Imperial IPA..hell even a hoppy barleywine to taste.

Mouthfeel: the slightest of a a Barleywine almost...very noticeable booze bite and still a decent hop finish...they must of used a lot of citras.(IMO) Balance comes to mind.

Overall: a great beer. I'm surprised it aged this well in less than 8 months...I'd expect these characteristics from a year+ old Hog Heaven or Hopsickle...reminds me of the two year old 120 I had last year.(less boozy of course)

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Photo of rajendra82
4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ruination cranked up to a ten, sign me up. The pour was typical IPA amber, body clear, carbonation gentle, and the head spare. The smell was loaded with grapefruit and was so intoxicating, it made me hold it up to my nose for several seconds at a time. The taste was beyond perfect in the hop assault, as the grapefruit was concentrated into a strong tonic. In addition to the citrus fruit, I could also sense flavors of butterscotch, pineapple, and strawberry. The body was dense, sticky, and oily, leaving a coating of hops in place of the original mucous that had been stripped off my tongue. The finish was spicy and boozy. I got this at Green's just a month from bottled on date, and it was oh so splendidly fresh.

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Photo of CHickman
4.76/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Sapsuckers in Huntington, NY: pours a slight hazy yellow gold color with a massive 1 finger foamy white head that faded extremely slowly and left very good spotty lacing and rings as it went down; typical for Stone IPA and always a pleasure to look at.

Smells of big juicy citrus hops up front, followed by piney notes, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, floral hops, grains, biscuit, light caramel, brown sugar, and then some more citrus. The malt backbone adds balance and this is a really nice fresh smelling IPA.

Tastes like the nose, but with more malt presence; flavor consists of piney notes/pine cone, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, orange peel, floral hops, roasted grains, biscuit, caramel, wheat bread, grass, light brown sugar, herbs like tea leaf, and then some more bitter citrus notes that trails off on the clean side. Not the hop bomb that I expected, but it's incredibly smooth and well balanced and really easy to drink. No sign of the ABV, and the spices were mild like floral notes or dry hops; for such a big beer this is sessionable.

Mouthfeel is creamy and crisp at the same time, with average carbonation, a medium body that's almost chewy and a nice bitter hoppy finish.

Overall not what I expected from Stone since it was not full of sizzling hops that smacked your taste-buds around, but it was just as delicious as I had hoped for so this was a winner in a slightly different form. Glad I got to try this one time release. This was so smooth that it exceeded my expectations.

8/24/13-Glad that Stone keeps making the RuinTen as it is a damn tasty beer. Had it a few times this summer and it is so fruity, like a pineapple, grapefruit and orange were blended with wet hops and some caramel and rich malt. Nice balance, good piney notes, solid bitterness and a grainy backbone that makes this very smooth, almost completely hiding the 10.8% ABV. Really, really enjoyable. "A stage dive into a mosh pit of hops."

9/9/14-This year's batch tasted like fresh squeezed hop juice filtered through citrus peels and dropped into a DIPA. More exotic fruits like mango, pineapple and passion fruit mix with the strong citrus flavors and rich malty backbone that is like a liquid graham cracker stirred into a hop bomb. 10.8% ABV is completely hidden as this is once again very smooth and easy to drink. Stone keeps making this brew better, so I can't wait until the next batch.

8/1/15-2015 Bottle (bottled on 6/25/15) was very dank and sweet, with lots of graham cracker, malt and brown sugar mixing with the fresh citrus, pineapple and resiny piney hops. Damn tasty again this year.

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Photo of beerloserLI
4.76/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewing from the 2013 release.

Pours out a gorgeous amber hue with soft white lacing.

Smells of sweet baby back hops. Big, strong, and hoppy.

Taste offers tons of hops, sweetness, and bitterness right in your face. If you're a hop head, like me, this really hits the god damn spot and the 10.8% is hidden nicely. Just fantastic. Huge hops up front that flow to a smooth and bitter finish. Plenty or pine, resin, and some sweet citrus. Really enjoyable.

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Photo of Barracudas
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle. The beer had a great aroma and great hoppy taste! It was complex and fairly strong at an ABV of 10.8%. A great beer and highly recommended!

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

This one pours a very cloudy rich golden color with a nice thick off white head that settles adequately with a tone of lacing down the glass.

The nose is nice and rich with buttery tones that have a spicy, floral bouquet floating on a base of alcohol.

The taste is an exceptional with a sweet malty bed that is subdued by the great blend of powerful hops.Hints of coriander, bread, vanilla, pepper, grass and other earthy notes. The finish is bitter and clean.

The mouthfeel is very rich and blankets the palate in the complex flavors.

Overall this is a fantastic beer and a great treat. I very highly recommend it.

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Photo of bgold86
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice hazy dark orange, an extremely hoppy beer and one of my all-time favorites. Whereas many of the new Stone IPA offerings have been more crisp and citrusy, Ruinten is hoppy and aggressive, make this year round Stone!

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Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a rocky, two-finger off-white eggshell colored head. Thick rings of lacing. Good head retention.

S - Intense aroma of various C hops; pine, citrus, mint, a hint of butterscotch. Smells inviting.

T - Powerful hop flavors mirror the nose; spruce and pine blast the taste buds initially. Fruity esters (grapefruit, pineapple, papaya) in the mid-palate. A sweet honey-like malt base supports the hops wonderfully. More pine and mint again in the finish. ABV very well hidden. Excellent.

M - Medium bodied with somewhat "soft" medium carbonation. Silky finish. Supports the flavor profile well.

O - Superior. One of the better DIPA's around. Practically flawless. Will seek out again and again.

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Photo of drpimento
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

The aroma and appearance may not be perfect (damn good but not perfect) but this beer is just excellent! Flavor's Richlv malti-sweet & that balances nicely with the power of big hops and just the right carbonic tang. Perfect body and finish. Great drinking beer just got to be careful I don't get zonked on it.

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Photo of whiterabbit
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

I normally would break this beer down, but this time, it broke me. It has it all. Color, aroma, mouthfell, flavor, complexity...I have enjoyed a lot of beers, this was one to savor, it has it all. A hop bomb with the perfect malt balance. Every sip was outstanding, and more enjoyable than the last. One the most enjoyable beers I have had, and I want another. I enjoy Stone offerings, cannot tell you how much I appreciated this one. Definitely top 5, maybe top 3. Get it, you will love it, if not send it to me.......

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Photo of silverblaze540
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - 1.5 inch head that holds very well. Hazy orange color. Very hazy with few bubbles.

S - Grapefruit, pineapple, and very sweet orange.

T - Very sweet orange, with only some orange peel bitterness Lots of flavor, with moderate alcohol presence.

M - Very thick without much carbonation burn. Mouth-coating.

O - Very nice. Sweet and Fruity. Thick and not very bitter.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a medium orange amber. Half finger off-white head dissipates slowly to a film and ring around the glass with light lacing. Great aroma of pine and citrus hops, herbal. Promises great things. Flavor of intense pine and citrus hops over a sweet malt body. The malt is nonassertive but perfectly supports the powerful herbal hops. Appropriately piney hop bitter finish with residual caramel malt. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. Delicious. A truly dangerous IPA, I wanted to keep drinking this continuously, and had to pace myself because of the massive ABV. A masterpiece from the masters.

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Photo of shand
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint.

This beer pours a hazy orange color with a finger of head. The aroma is huge on citrus hops and grapefruit peel, with some piney aspects noticeable as well. It's a hop bomb, in both aroma in flavor. The taste is nearing a hop singularity in my mouth. The amount of hops in here is honestly bordering on ridiculous. A sip of this bring on a barrage of hops. Citrus, grapefruit, pine, tropical fruits, everything you know and want from a DIPA is here, and here in spades. It also does this without a hint of the overwhelming sweetness that these big DIPAs can wind up having. It's just pure hop goodness. Partway through the second glass my mouth began to acclimate to the hop assault and began to notice a nice, subtle caramel malt flavor that, again, isn't too sweet. The mouthfeel is big and EXTREMELY drying, due to the massive amounts of hops shoved into this beer. The drinkability is exceptional.

Overall, this is a great double IPA, and another hoppy winner from Stone. I'd love to see this and the 15th Anniversary constant staples in Stone's lineup.

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Photo of JohnCassillo
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz. bomber (bottled 6/14) poured into New Belgium globe glass.

A: Orange-ish copper, with a very slight head -- disappears very quickly, with some nice lacing.

S: Intense amount of floral hops and citrus flavors; comes off fairly dank overall.

T: Citrus and floral hops are extremely prominent, while there's also a significant malt backbone, too. Finish is bitter -- a bit harsher than last year's.

M: Warm, with some mild carbonation. Bitter finish after some moderate body.

O: Will admit, I'm a huge fan of this beer -- but really, it's excellent all-around. Packs a huge punch, but goes down fairly smooth. Smell and taste are nearly perfect. It's an excellent brew that puts most double IPAs to shame.

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Photo of MCain04
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

LOVED this beer. Picked up a couple bottles of it at the bottle shop and drank this one fresh, reviewing from tasting notes. Clear, orange-amber body with a nice off-white head and lots of lacing. The smell is jam-packed with juicy hops, malty sweetness, and a little alcohol. The taste follows suit, with the hops taking center stage with floral, piney, but mostly citrus and juicy flavor notes. A lot of malt but it is well balanced by the hoppy bitterness. the alcohol is certainly there but isn't unwelcome. The mouthfeel is nice, crisp, dry, and medium-full. I really love this beer and glad I got to have it.

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Photo of TripleSun
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Kind of a musty orange color with a good pine and citrus smell going on. Nice caramel consistency along with the bitter citrus flavors. This doesn't drink like an almost 11% beer. Stone does it again with their amazing IPAs. Should have picked up two at the store!

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Photo of schoolboy
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ya, it's good. Eat your heart out. I'm drinking stuff that I don't know how they got it here so fast. By plane?? It is super fresh. Thanks to James at Saveon for the great score.

It's pretty, slightly lacey but almost naked. It smells like a tasty dish ready to eat. I love it.

The taste is hoppy and malty, but balanceed. The crazy amounts of malt are well compensated for in the hops. So it's not too bitter.

Four sips and I have a burn and a hugely enhanced buzz. I'm not sharing this bomber with anyone, so I am pretty sure when it is done, I will be too. Grab this if you can.

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Photo of mconner666
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

if you like IPA's this is one of the best, I am hoppy they put this out yearly. It is the epitome of a West Coast IPA. Thick, Dank, Resiny, and citrusy. I look forward to this every time it is released forget the Enjoy By, this is the one you want! I am not one who can break down ten aromas, or flavors in every beer, but I know what I think is good and fits the style, and for me this is about as good as it get for IPA's that I can get in my area. If you get Stone I would definitely recommend this as a must buy from them.

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Photo of johnnieoz
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drink by 8/28/13, 22 oz brown bomber.

A: Dark golden hues, off white head.

S: The West Coast in a bottle - all the hops we love to inhale.

T: Bitter, balanced and beautiful.

M: Resiny to the point of chewy - perfect carbonation.

O: Stone was a gateway brewery for me, from hop bombs to RIS. Then I (foolishly) began to ignore it in favor of newer, "more exciting" newcomers. Upon moving to Texas from California, I began to crawl back...Enjoy By and this brew have made me hope that I am still worthy...

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Photo of MadScientist
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A deep amber tinted with a glowing orange hue having excellent clarity and a persistent off-white head.

S: A big hops nose with citrus and pineapple dominating along with grapefruit, pine and some grassy notes. There is a clean malt aroma. No alcohol noticeable behind all the hops to warn about the ABV.

T: Bitter, yet smooth hop candy dominated by pineapple, orange and grapefruit. It has a high hop flavor with a moderately-high hop bitterness. There is enough malt sweetness keep the bitterness from being to assertive though the balance is well into the bitter side. The bitterness hangs on well past the dry finish without being harsh.

M: Medium-light with a moderate carbonation and smooth alcohol warming.

O: This is definitely in my top five list for Double IPA, just an outstanding beer for a hop head. The balance and smoothness of this beer while having so much hop flavor and a respectable strong bitterness is a real treat.

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Photo of SFNC
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Looks beautiful, an orange-gold clear pour with a decent, long lasting white head. The smell is tropical paradise. Taste is slightly bitter on the front, with pineapple, mango and other tropical fruits pillaging the senses. For a 10.8 ABV brew, mild on the presence of alcohol The feel is just right for the style, maybe a tad dry, but still satisfying. A real winner, I usually come out feeling ripped of for spending $9 on a bomber, but this earns every penny spent!

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Photo of Trevor11
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As soon as you open a RuinTen, you know you are in for a hoppy treat. I enjoyed this stone brew in the fall of 2015. RuinTen was incredibly juicy, citrusy, and enjoyable.

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Photo of fx20736
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Coppery reddish gold, white head, very fine lacing.Aroma is a yummy bouquet of tropical fruit, pine resin and candied citrus peel. Taste is juicy, fruity, leafy, oily, pungent, beguiling, delicious. Mouthfeel is frothy, mousse-like, weightless. This is a perfect West Coast IPA.

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Photo of masonacoats
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - beautiful copper with good-sized head and excellent lacing

S - great bouquet of floral and fruity hops, a little dank

T - similar to nose but with fruity (tropical) hops dominating; a good bit of malt sweetness and alcohol presence

M - medium body with good carbonation

O - I enjoyed this much more than I expected. Especially after the salesman at the liquor store gave me his opinion. Definitely worth the money, especially if you're looking to feel the alcohol

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Photo of HopsDiggityDamn
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First Review on BA:

Appearance: A beautiful orange to straw colored body, looks like someone poured orange juice into a lager beer, with about a finger of white tight bubble head that dissipated very quickly expected though with the massive 10.8% ABV.

Smell: Citrus galore, grapefruit skins with oranges, deeper into a piney and floral hops, a hint of malty bready characteristic almost like sweet biscuit characteristic pleasantly surprised to smell that through the hop bomb.

Taste/mouthfeel: Good god this is a hop bomb, very bitter front of the tongue that moves into a salivating citrus and sweet hop middle, all pushed along by an epic malt backbone that fully compliments and finishes palate off perfectly. Long linger of the piney bitter hops which, I look for in a solid Iipa. Throughout the whole mouth there is no alcohol taste, a slight warming finish in the chest and stomach but a good warming.

Overall: An automatic A+ and a palate wrecker for sure. This is another epic beer by Stone. IMO this is what a strong Iipa should be. One of the best Iipa I have ever had. This is a must try for Hop heads and Stone lovers. Drink this as fresh as possible because the malts will come through. Hopefully Stone bottles this permanently now and just calls it Double Ruination because this is an out of the park beer.

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
4.3 out of 5 based on 5,805 ratings.
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