Stone RuinTen Triple IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPAStone RuinTen Triple IPA
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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

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5,804
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
9.3%
 
 
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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 facundoCNB
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a very clean beautiful amber pour with 2 fingers of head that kept rising! beautiful lacing. smells of bitter hops, spicy hops, pine, honey, grapefruit.
taste is bitter sweet up front with hints of pine, honey, roasted grains, spicy notes, sweet malt notes in the backbone. a very earthy bitterness throughout.
medium body with a nice creamy feel on the lips and a subtle warmth from the alcohol.

this is a damn great beer. i barely remember what regular ruination is like, but i may have to pick a bottle up again to compare!

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had out of 22oz bomber poured into a Belgian style glass. Pours a dark copper amber color with a thin foamy head. A huge punch of citrusy hops hits your nose and taste buds from this big imperial IPA. At 10.8% the alcohol content is pretty intense and not for the faint of heart. Solid beer especially for the hop heads out there

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Photo of jmarsh123
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy dark gold/orange with a big frothy off-white head.

Loads of citrus in the aroma. A big grapefruit kick with a little pine. Smells phenomenal.

Not as much citrus as the nose. A little grapefruit on the front end. Very little malt although there is a bit for body, the flavor gets overwhelmed by the hops. Finishes very resiny and dry.

Low-medium bodied with good carbonation. Enough malt to add some backbone without interfering with the hop flavor.

Good beer and the nose is definitely better than regular Ruination although the flavor falls just a bit short of that. I do have a weakness for overhopped beer so I love this one.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Big, fluffy, off-white head. Creamy. Head drops to small fluffy cap after a minute or so. Color is a light copper/burnt orange. Super clear. Moderate carbonation pulls from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Smell that Centennial. Mild earthiness coupled with a solid floral element and a backing spiciness. Citra sneaks through the back delivering it's tropical goodness. Mango flesh. Citrus, as in ripe orange flesh. Malts are sweet and offer a nice compliment to the hop assault. Not aggressive as I was anticipating. Some caramel sweetness. Cooked sugar in the back. Touch of hop resin and oily pine. Some bready elements. Green onions, but just barely.

Taste: Bitter in that typical ruination way. Pith and oily citrus rind. Pine resin and hop resin. A touch dank. Mango, pineapple, flowers, and a mild damp earth. It's all there and it never lets up. Malts pull a little sweetness in some half-baked attempt at balance...obviously not the goal here. Mild spiciness in the back. As it warms some of the aggression drops, but this is an unabashed ode to the hop. Alcohol warms the back of the sip. Incredibly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Of course. Slightly creamy and oh so drinkable. Alcohol dries the back a little.

Overall: Stone delivered on their promise. Double a double and you get this. Aggressive and on point. Also, I love Citra. Thanks for doing that.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured into snifter with a good solid half inch of white head. Orange copper color and very transparent with slight amount of bobbles. Smells like a hop explosion with some citrus in the background. Very hoppy bitter beer with a strong boozy taste and sweet taste of pineapple and some type of citrus. Medium body and carbonation. Fantastic beer!

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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 MattSweatshirt
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured aggressively into a snifter giving way to a clear dark orange/amber body. A thick and creamy looking off-white head falls quickly leaving lacing and retains fairly well until the end.

The smell is full of hoppy goodness. Dank and resinous pine melds well with the peach, cantaloupe, and citrus fruit. Some alcohol vapor.

The flavor hits big with pine and grapefruit flavored hops. The alcohol is detectable but not distracting. There is some balancing sweetness from the malt that comes across a little crackery and bready. But this is really all about the hops.

Fairly big bodied for an IPA. It is smooth and creamy with an all encompassing pleasant bitterness. Dries out the palette and keeps you wanting more.

This feels comparable to the Enjoy By batch I had. A wonderfully big IPA. One bottle is not enough.

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

A-a clear amber color with a fingers worth of white head that sticks to the glass

S-aroma of lots of citrus, pine, and some caramel malts

T-taste is similar to the smell and starts out with lots of citrus and piney bitterness but also has a layer of sweet honey and caramel

M-nice body, good carbonation

Overall a very big tasting beer, but well hidden alcohol. Pretty good.

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

22 oz poured into Spiegelau 6/22 bottle dars

A: big bubbly soapy head

S: deep resiny piney some malty caramel too

T: so resiny excellent it is like biting a pine cone if it were syrupy and resiny

M: Full feel this beer is syrupy it clings and doesn't let go

O: This beer is intense it is so enjoyably hoppy thick piney and resinous. it is gripping on the tongue and so good.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: slightly hazy, rich honey colored. Decent size fluffy head on the pour. Recedes pretty quickly.
Smell: very nice. Razor sharp hoppiness and sweet malty backbone. Nothing else to say, but well done indeed.
Taste: The Taste delivers all the goodness the nose promises. Not complicated, just damn good.
Overall: that tongue in cheek Stone swagger tells it true, "a liquid poem to the glory of the hop".

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Photo of gillagorilla
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bomber poured into a Burley Oak tulip

A: It is a cloudy/hazy amber brown that pours with a two finger head that diminishes fairly rapidly but has ok lacing.

S: Hops, hops, hops! This is a citrus bomb if ever there was one, but specifically grapefruit. It is like a tropical island in a glass, with just a hint of mowed lawn in there.

T: It is not what I expected at all, but I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting. From the get go it is just all hops, but it has a nice malt backbone to hold up and complement the complex hops here. There is actually quite a lot of malt, as if Stone somehow passed a hop threshold here and got back to sweet malt, unlike Mikkeller's 1000 IBU which passed the same threshold, but then the malt threshold and got a second hop wind. The hop profile here is very blended, it is a whirlwind of citrus and pine. The aftertaste is a smooth transition and thoroughly coats your mouth and leaves it with quite the sweet citrus taste.

M: The carbonation here is even throughout and has a nice level of coarseness.

O: Let me just say that Stone got me into beer with Ruination (especially IPAs) and I just missed this since I really got into beer in December 2012, but whole hog not until late February 2013, so I was disappointed that I missed this. I am glad I got to try it, but it seems that I prefer both Ruination and Enjoy By over this. I'm surprised out how good Stone is at brewing so many distinct IPAs. It really tastes like a combination of Enjoy By and Ruination.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bomber into pint glass. drink by 08/18/13.

a: clear copper hue. head is bright white. decent retention, minimal lacing.

s: super piney. hop resins. a warming citrus and tropical fruit note. while being varied, big and hot were the main aroma.

t: similar to the nose, lots of resin. tastes sticky. the pine and citrus notes are muddied masking with the alcohol heat.

m: average carb on a full body.

d: good not great. Too much going on on the hop side of things, not enough balance or focus. take a step back and tweak stone.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Stone snifter glass.

Appearance: Transparent slightly dark amber color. Light bubbles on the body that created a thin white head rising to about 1/4" off the body.

Smell: Light hops with a dose of pineyness to it that hits you like a knucklball. Could be more potent but very nice to inhale.

Taste: The smell could use some tweaking but the taste more than makes up for it. A serious citrus overload, Hoppy like a motherf'er and the grapefruit feel is something you won't forget. A sweet bitterness creation that is f'n awesome. The one thing I wish it was more complex, just a little. I think it will satisfy most fans.

Mouth: Medium and ever so sticky. You think the hops are stuck to you palate after placing the glass down.

Overall: I really like this beer, more than the original is really depending on my mood. It's extremely tasty it lacks some other aspects but overall a very good beer. There are some comparisons and definitely an incredible substitute to Enjoy By. When you have one you will understand. Salud!

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Photo of scotorum
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can't find the lasered-on enjoy by date on the bottle, which is odd since the label instructs to "drink fresh." My records indicate it was purchased exactly three months ago, so it's got some age.

Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass.

a: Translucent amber with a white inch and a half head which dissipated to heavy surface foam and extensive lacing.

s: Intense citrus and pine.

t: Tasty pine hops forward with considerable strength, some alcohol on the tongue but the hops are rather amazingly easy on it.

m:Moderate and smooth with good body. Carbonation keeps coming.

o: Really a super DIPA. At the risk of having the hops fade, I held onto this bottle for a few months waiting for the right time to drink it, since it is high ABV (10.8%). Now that I opened it, I'm learning what I missed in the interim.

UPDATE 7/19/14: The 2014 version is extremely and dangerously sippable. This bottle sealed 6/0?/14 ( a blank space after the zero for the day). Not much of a head to speak of this time, but the taste is still awesome, and although the bitterness builds somewhat in the back of the mouth, it does not linger annoyingly. Remains one of my personal top-rated DIPAs, but I am reducing the appearance rating from 4.5-3.75 for the disappointingly nearly non-existent head, the smell rating from 4.5-4 since citrus is less evident, and the mouthfeel rating from 4.5-4 because it seems less exceptionally smooth now.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.76/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a beautiful deep copper that is almost an amber. 1 finger light tan head that is dense and fades away to a ring on top of the beer. Delightfully soapy lacing.

S- A nice balance of hops and toasted, bready malts. Hop aroma consists of grapefruit pith, melon rind, lemon zest, and a touch of pine. Moderate aroma intensity with slight booze.

T- Oily, resinous hop character. Bitterness and alcohol esters present. Some breadiness smooth caramel notes comes through to makes this "hop bomb" more balanced than one might think...similar to ruination. But make no mistake...hops rule.

M- Mid body bordering on full, but remains light in feel, thus giving it a nice level of drinkability. Alcohol warmth is present and borders on hot, but I kind of like it.

O- Different from ruination in that it just seems like a bigger beer and more alcohol detectable. I probably prefer little brother to this one, but both are delicious beers to say the least.

Drink by 8/28/13
Enjoyed on 7/26/13
$7.99 for a bomber bottle

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Photo of RickS95
3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat clearish amber orange color. It's a thicker looking pour than what's left in the glass, but despite it's darkish color, there's no haze and not entirely opaque. The head lacks size and retention. Nothing to see here, carry on.

There's a pleasant smell in the snifter somewhere, but it seems a bit shy. A few swirls (should I really have to do this to pick up the scent) brings out a flowery, fruity garden of pine, orange, and grapefruit. More swirls and the pine dominates.

Very malty, but I guess it has to be to play with hops like this. Bready, crackerlike taste, followed by an onslaught of pine and resin and oil and everything else that comes with hops. In the swallow, you're teased with some orange and grapefruit before the alcohol punches you.

Yes, it's bitter, but that's the idea. It's actually fairly smooth for what it is. There's plenty of body, despite the looks and there's a gentle sweetness from the malt before you lose feeling in your tongue from the hop party. There's a splash of citric acid in the finish just before the heat from the alcohol burns it away and the hop resins and oils ambush your palate.

It took a while to get going, but it's pretty good, particularly if you like hop bombs. Much better than Ruination IPA. The alcohol shows up sparingly with some ho hum heat, but this beer is moderately smooth and could get you in trouble with the ABV if you're not paying attention (and your palate can handle it).

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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 ocelot2500
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a tight white head that leaves bits of lacing.

Smells of big pine and citrus hops.

Tastes of big hops upfront with a solid malt backbone. Hops lead off with notes of grapefruit, pine resin, and some tropical fruits. Fairly bitter, but the malts are sweet enough to balance it. Malts come on the end with some caramel and toffee along with toasted bread. Finishes a bit hot, but not unpleasantly so.

Mouthfeel is full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this does fit with the ruination idea, but it is a little more balanced than the original.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: Drink by 8/28/2013
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Stone's Ruin Ten is an exceptionally strong DIPA, both in hop and ethanol character, one that doesn't necessarily redefine the style, but simply pushes hop usage to a higher, perhaps caricature-filled, level. While good, a small snifter would be probably be adequate, and the 22oz bottle format is wrongly suited for Stone's ambitions here: it felt like a chore to drink the entirety of the bottle. While enjoyable and intense for a time, I gradually begin to wonder where the line between "future historical style" and gimmick one-trick pony is. Enjoyable perhaps as a one-time sampling, the beer's intensity yields an almost instant burnout for me, and I do not see myself purchasing another 22oz bottle of this, nor necessarily a 4 or 6-pack. If PtE is a representation of an enjoyable DIPA for me, this may be moving towards it's exact opposite: aggressively heavy-handed hop and ethanol usage.

Pours a 1.2cm tall head of off-white foam, composed of small bubbles, very dense-looking and quite frothy. Retention is average to a bit above average for the style, lasting about a minute and one-half, fading to a thick ring around the circumference of the glass. Lacing is largely not present, a few small dots and lines clinging to the insides of the glass. The beer's body is a dark golden orange color, with light accentuating brighter shades and also bringing out some golden yellow hues. Carbonation is visible through the transparent body, somewhat vigorous in speed and number.

Aroma is of intense grapefruit, orange, pine and woodsiness, lemon rind, and herbal hops atop a surprisingly not insubstantial caramelt malt-influenced base; ethanol becomes noticeable as the beer warms. The website suggests nectarine, pineapple, and tropical fruit, but this does not come across for me.

Flavor follows the aroma with massive hops crammed into a caramel malt base that slightly makes it through the barrage of H. lupulus oils and acids, leading to flavors of intense grapefruit, orange, pine, woodsiness, guava, spiciness, faint sweetness, and ethanol. Front of palate features already intensely bitter hops with bitingly floral, grapefruit, and orange flavors over a still-noticeable caramel malt-influenced base with substantial hop and ethanol spiciness. Mid-palate of very strong, but surprisingly not totally cloying hop presence, including a mix of strong pine and grapefruit, with lesser, but still noticeable orange, guava, lemon pith, and super-strong bitterness; a bit of the caramel-influenced malt bill manages to provide a slight hint of sweetness and depth, while ethanol is noticeable (moreso as the beer warms). Back of palate picks up strong hop bitterness, grapefruit, pine and woodsy hops, and ethanol (especially as beer warms). Aftertaste is of high hop bitterness, grapefruit and pine, woodsiness, slight caramel malt sweetness, and ethanol heat.

Beer is medium-heavy in body, with medium to medium-low carbonation intensity, leading to a lightly effervescent and foamy mouthfeel that is countered by the intense spiciness from the hops and low burn from the ethanol. Ethanol is fairly easily felt on the tongue, throat, and in the nostrils at most stages of sipping. Closes quite dry, with moderate stickiness remaining on the palate.

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Photo of hopsolutely
4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. An absolutely stunning DIPA.

Still fresh with a "drink by" date of 08/28/2013, but can barely imagine how magnificent this must have been on tap in Escondido...

Pours an attractive amber colour with a large bubbled white head that disappears. Less oiliness or viscosity than I would have expected for the 10.8% ABV and amazing hop resins. Hop-forward aroma also has a caramelized malt backbone. The flavour is a hop lovers' dream -spanning pine resin to citrus to tropical fruit - pink grapefruit and mango and a wonderfully bitter finish, with the high alcohol content scarily well hidden.

Perhaps my favourite Stone beer thus far. Stunning!

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Photo of starrdogg
3.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark-golden color with a thin white head. Smell is nice and citrus-hoppy, a lot like regular Ruination, but isn't overly impressive. Flavor is decent, but disappointing. It's certainly got a bruising hop flavor happening here, but it's quite malty and I'm getting a lot of booze on the back end, especially as it warms up. Mouthfeel is medium-to-full bodied and a little sticky. Overall, I was not super impressed with this beer. Admittedly, I think regular Ruination is a little overrated and I didn't like this as much as the regular one. This seemed to almost border on barleywine territory, and you could really tell that it was nearly 11%. Maybe it's because I spent all last weekend drinking Hill Farmstead beers in Vermont, maybe this beer's a little past its prime, but how this beer is in the Top 100 is beyond me. It's not bad, but it was not super impressive either.

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Photo of kawilliams81
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz silk screen bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a dark caramel with a 2" light beige head. Small strings and clumps of lacing remain on the glass.

S- caramel, grapefruit, orange rind, pine

T- sweet caramel, followed by nice citrus and bitter orange peel. Bitter pine finishes off this beer.

M- full body, medium carbonation. Slick, slightly oily and abv is noticeable but not hot.

O- good dipa and better than the regular Ruination too me. Abv is a little to noticeable and leaches a lingering mouthfeel.

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Photo of zac16125
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours a murky apricot color with just under 1 fingers width of slightly off white head, which takes a fair amount of time to dissipate down.  Leaves a mild degree of spotty lacing.  

S: Huge citrus hop aromas with tons of pineapple and orange, along with lots of malty sweetness. Some dank hop aromas as it warms but  I would have appreciated more piney, resinous, dank hop characters.  These  DIPAs brewed with citra hops tend to come off  overly sweet  and unbalanced in my opinion.

T: The flavor is a different story.   Better balance on the tongue, with tons of bitterness to balance out the sweetness.  Still has some citrus characters, but the bitterness is huge! I love it.  Citrus upfront, with a palate wrecking bitterness on the finish.  I get lemon zest, grapefruit, pine, some boozy alcohol.   Im impressed by the bitterness here for two reasons.  One (and I may be speaking blasphemy  here) but from what I remember I didn't find the original Ruination to be as palate wrecking as advertised, and two it seems like most DIPAs Ive had recently have migrated towards the malty side of the spectrum.  This is a nice, bitter, change.  Very tasty beer here.  

M/D: Clean mouthfeel, not sticky at all, medium bodied with a big drying character. Even with a modest carbonation it still has a big biting quality to it due to the bitterness.  Drinkability remains surprisingly high and the huge ABV is kept in check very well.  

O: Overall, a really well done brew that I thoroughly enjoyed.  There are a lot of great DIPAs out there, and I can't consider it amongst the best.  But its certainly a very well done beer that I recommend to any hophead.  Stone consistently produces top notch beers, and for my money their selection of hoppy beers can rival anyones.  

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Photo of kevanb
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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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
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