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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
Reviews:
897
Ratings:
5,792
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
23.72%
 
 
Wants:
355
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1,081
For Trade:
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Reviews: 897 | Ratings: 5,792
Photo of neenerzig
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bomber poured into my tulip glass, this beer pours a somewhat clear while somewhat hazy dark golden/light copper color with a bit of an orange hue with lots of little bubbles rising up to the top of the glass from its bottom. Nice, off white head is about 2/3 inch thick when poured with a very thick foam ring lining the inside of the glass and pretty good lacing. Aromas of fresh, citrus grapefruit, earthy, resinous bitter hops, followed by a hint of biscuity caramel malt. Very nice! The taste pretty much follow suit, a very complex, bitter hop flavor upfront that give way to hints of biscuity caramel malt. I found that the flavors somewhat balanced each other out as the beer sat and warmed up. The hop presence certainly is dominant, but it wasn't the clonk my tongue over its head pure hop bitterness that a part of me was expecting from the description of this beer that I read. Has a crisp, full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. An all around fantastic beer! Stone produces another beer that does massive amounts of the winning!

Eric

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Photo of jjanega08
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No freshness dating.

A= Pours a hazy deep orange color with a thin half finger of head on it that rises and holds a little retention and lacing on the glass.

S= Smells like fresh hops. A lovely mix of citrus and pine. With a strong resin aroma.

T= Boom! Hits the tongue hard with tons and tons of strong resin on the tongue. Long lasting flavor and after a while it just blacks your tongue out. Nothing else can be tasted after the first few sips.

M= Nice thicker mouth for an IPA while the hops seems to make it surpisingly crisp.

O= This is a quality DIPA. Well worth checking out and living up to the name. Ruins your tongue.

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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 Sarge3130
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle dated 6/19/14 poured into dogfish IPA glass

Pours oily and resinisis. Smells of deep pine and tropical fruit. Huge hop and pine on the first sip followed by a nice bitterness. Could use a touch more carbonation to cleanse the pallet from the hop resin. A definite tounge scrapper.

Overall a high 4.25 borderline 4.5. Look forward to this every summer and tough to beat this for $8.99 bomber. One of Stone's best.

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Photo of beagle75
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with over one finger of persistent off-white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Abundant West Coast hop qualities--mainly grapefruit and other mixed citrus--backlit by resinous pine. Grain is refined and bready, just barely detectable. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with toasted malt and a fine thread of caramel. Hops soon overpower the malt qualities with aggressive grapefruit citrus and bruised pine foliage. Acidity is restrained into the middle where the overall clean qualities of the beer allow diminishing pine to form a bridge from start to finish, which is quite bitter. A bit too much of green medicinal quality hangs around late, like a trip to the herbalist's shop. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity; soft, creamy, and balanced on the palate; with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Nice DIPA executed with a mature and deft skill. Green Flash's Palate Wrecker is still more bitter, yet the full potential of the hops are well displayed here. Perhaps it is most surprising that Stone didn't try to reinvent the IPA again with this anniversary rendition, rather than just turn in another good one that fits in near the front of the current pack.

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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 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 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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Photo of Etan
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a bright gold-orange with a poofy white head. Nice lacing.

S: Sweet pale malt, pine, oranges - pithy and fresh.

T: Surprisingly mellow, although not too mellow. Nice mix of doughy sweet malt and bright citrus. Piney bitterness, grapefruit, hop leaf, moderately palpable alcohol.

M: Soft, light mouthfeel.

O: Pretty nice.

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Photo of Zaximus
2.5/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I know this is exactly what's it's supposed to be. A hop bomb explosion to the face. And if I could taste anything other than the bitter, bitter hops it might be fine.

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Photo of colts9016
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I finally decided to try this behemoth of a beer. A Triple IPA was just insane. Got the beer on tap in a tulip style glass. The beer poured dark mahogany color with reddish tints. The head is off white with good retention. The head left a sizable amount of lacing on the glass. The beer is near opaque and has some carbonation bubbles.

The nose is strong grapefruit, pine, floral, grass, perfume, caramel, toasted malt, bread yeast and booze.

The taste is pine, floral, lemons, grapefruit, oranges, floral, grass perfume caramel, bready, biscuits, booze, and yeast.

The mouthfeel of the beer is bitter, carbonated, crisp, slightly chewy, and the finish lingers.

The onslaught of hops is mind boggling. The hops is strong but not overwhelming. The malt backbone is very firm and hold up to the hops assault. This is one monster of a beer, very good, very well made, and very tasty. I really enjoyed it.

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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 dfillius
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy amber-gold liquid. 1 finger fo head with good retention. Ring and fuzz of head left throughout. Nearly ideal.
S: Tropical fruit, man candy. Pineapple, mango, some pine. A tad one-dimensional.
T: Hop bite with some sweetness thrown in. All hops after a while. Pine, fir needle, savory dankness. For the hopheads out there! Almost like Hog Heaven (from what I remember) but less thick.
M: Chewy, devastatingly bitter. Definitely a palate wrecker. Dry finish with no heat at all! At 10.8% ABV, that is amazing.
O: I am glad to have the full bomber. I will buy again. Stone IPAs - I love 'em! Worth every penny. Note, when I did have a second one 3 weeks later, the hops had degraded a bit and it was hotter and not as enjoyable. Pliny effect.

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: 3/4" cream coloured head over cloudy amber liquid.

S: Like a forest: pine and grassy hops.

T: Lemon, grapefruit, pine and grassy hops dominate the taste profile, the malt backbone really takes a back seat on this one.

M: Medium to thick viscosity, quite resiny, with a medium level of carbonation and just a touch of drying. I suspect the drying is from the hops and not the alcohol.

O: One of the best Imperial IPAs I have ever had, Stone has hit another one out of the park.

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Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - this limited brew arrives a light golden brown color with a half finger of off white head with plenty of carbonation to keep it aloft

S - I'm in for some hops, but the smell was far more balanced than I expected, the hops were of the piney and grapefruit variety, however there was some nondescript sweetness layered in

T - citrus hops dominate, big grapefruit at first, which battles with some strong candied sugar flavors, just as I thought the taste was over a strong citrus punch that is distinctively orange

M&D - the velvety tongue coating IBU's, the big grapefruit, the pine, this is a HOP BOMB! very tasty

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Photo of AdamBear
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-cloudy dark orange with a thin white head

S-very citrusy and hoppy. Strong scent. 

T-comes in with a very bold and bitter flavor of citrusy hops. It's a great crisp flavor. It has a great matching after-taste. It's a flavor of high quality. 

M-medium carbonation with a creamy finish

O-this is a very decent ipa. The flavors are all pronounced, balanced, and of decent quality. I recommend this. It might be my favorite of the stone IPAs.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 22oz bomber picked up at Greens in Greenvile, Sc

A - A rich copper, with some clarity. 2 fingers of head and the standard sticky lace all over the glass

S - Ok, the smell is the 1st clue of amazingness. Hops in your race, you might as well be swimming in them. Citrus and bitter hops dominate. Malty aromas? you don't stand a chance

T - an amazing concoction of bitter and citrusy hops. Wow, palated wrecked. Unbelievable! Definitely a top 5 DIPA.

M - Light bodied, medium carbonation

O - The bottle should say "drink no other beer after this one, as it will taste like )$)&%)$*&%... " Amazing amount of hops in your face. They need to bottle this one on a regular basis.

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Photo of beer2day
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange pour, fairly hazy and cloudy, with a 1.5 finger orange tinted head. Very little retention and faint lace.

Nose is sweet, citrus, and esters. Hints of alcohol. Very inviting and appealing.

Taste is very bitter and strong grapefruit with a heavy dose of hop esters. Floral coming on strong as well. Even getting a bit of pine. All the hop flavors are there. Not much in the way of malt balance, but I'm good with that.

Feel is just right. Thick and oily to match the strong hop flavors.

If you want a hop bomb, this is a good choice.

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap fresh. I'm not a fan. 1 note super bitter hop bomb. No Idea how this gets such high ratings. Save yourself some money and have a taster or buy a bottle in a mix six pack...

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Photo of lovindahops
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

so excited that this just dropped in Cuse this week. Stone is a catalyst in the craft industry.

A- Tenth Anniversary pours a beautiful copper body with thick foam all over the sides of my hill farmstead stem. As the foam resides, layers of foam bundle along the sides of the glass. The brew is very clear and impressive

S- an onslaught of tropical hops that is full a pineapple and citric tones that are completely heightened with the brew. A caramel malt undertone is completely present as well. This entire scent profile is amp-ed up with 10th.

T- ripping apart my palate is a blast of the citrus hops and overwhelming caramel malt. The alcohol is well hidden, but the blast of flavor is so coating that the flavor continues to stay. This is a sipper that creates layers of bitter flavor all over the exit. Very delicious with the sticky resinous hop flavor

M- flavor all over that is so coating and delicious. This is like taking a paint brush and coating the inside of your mouth with hops and malt

O- Stone does it again. The bad part? This is a one time brew. Stone is so amazing at making their interpretations of style. So if Ruination is a DIPA on steroids... does that mean that 10 Anniversary is a DIPA that has gone through a nuclear
fallout?!?! This beer is sick nasty. Great job Stone!

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Photo of goochpunch
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a brassy amber with a thinnish, frothy head. Smells like whenever I make hop tea. Hops have an earthy and herbal character. Tastes like sweet hop tea. Again, the hops lean more towards earthy and floral tones. Pretty sweet overall with not THAT much bitterness in the end. This is more about the flavor of the hops over crushing bitterness, although there is a bitterness that lingers on and on. Mouthfeel is a tad thick and sticky, but not exaggeratedly so. Nice bit of prickly carbonation. I'm not big into DIPAs (too sweet for me), but, just as with Enjoy By, Stone managed to win me over.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Bier Baron in DC.

The beer pours a nice dark orange with a ton of lacing left on the chaise it is served in. Nice ring of head that doesn't die down. The beer isn't that hazy, can almost see thorough to the table actually, but pretty nonetheless.

The smell is very dank with hops, just absolutely the only thing there with a very herbal and plant like note too, fresh and inviting. Some bready and slightly sweet alcohol notes in the nose too. The taste follows but there is a big alcohol note there that isn't all that appealing to me. Sure there is a boatload of hops too, but it seems kind of one dimensional with mostly just a hot grassy flavor to it that lingers a while. The feel is sudsy and nice, but also has some alcohol burn too.

Overall a good beer, but I bet it would be better at 9% than 10.8% it's just too hot for me. I'm a huge hophead, but even this dank beer is just a little strong for a double ipa.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a nice strong golden orange color. small white foamy head when it arrived that faded slowly and left a strong lacing. good brightness and clarity to it.

Smell: huge bitter hop aromas. lots of tropical fruit, mainly papaya, strong citrus, lots of bitter hop resin. some mild sweetness comes through after you get through all the hoppiness. faint whiff of alcohol

Taste: opens up with a short burst of sweetness, somewhat honey-like. quickly overtaken by huge amount of hops and all the associated bitterness. flashes of papaya, pine, citrus, and resin. backend is full of a somewhat booziness

Mouthfeel: silky and creamy but with a huge amount of bitterness. linger bitterness is certainly there along with a good punch of alcohol and alcohol heat.

Overall: a super tasty IIPA. great malt base and amazing hop taste and character. If you're looking for something bitter and delicious, this is it.

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Photo of ChrisKayler
3.6/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Glass: Tired Hands Stemmed Glass.

Appearance: Orange, copper, slightly red. Mostly clear. 1/2 finger of off-white head which dissipated quickly.

Smell: Grapefruit first, followed by hop bitterness and, sadly, alcohol!

Taste: Extreme bitterness with alcohol very present. Grapefruit is found within at all times.

Mouthfeeel: Medium body with medium-high carbonation. A bit too carbonated for me, and the body was a bit thick. Sometimes I like this oily character of a strong IPA, but this one just isn't working for me. It seems a bit too syrupy.

Overall: I had high hopes for this one, but overall my biggest complaint is that the alcohol smell and taste is too prevalent for me. Bummed! Good, but not great.

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

First tried this one a few times at the Firestone Walker Invitational.

Bomber purchased for review with my Ruination pint glass because I care.
*Notes taken on 06-24-12

A: Pours a golden apricot colored hue that is clear and bubbling. Topped with a tawny soaped-up two finger head. Some sticky splashes of lace hug the glass on the way down. Looks like a Ruination.

S: Smells of fresh piney hops. Dank with a grapefruit cattiness. Like busting into a vaccum- sealed bag of hop pellets. There is a dash of some malty sweetness and alcohol bringing up the rears. Smells like a Ruination…even better actually.

T: Taste is juicy with the same pine, grapefruit, and catty herbal dankness as the nose. Balance is excellent. Palate numbingly bitter but not actually abrasive. Alcohol is noticeable and warming but nowhere near boozy. So smooth. Slightly sweet caramelized pale malts are well incorporated as to not cloy the brew. This is literally Ruination on blast! Big props to Stone.

M: Medium to heavier body with an overall creamy texture and a nice drying finish achieved. Real sticky aftermath of lingering hop oils.

D: Stone almost did too good of a job here. Dangerously drinkable at such high ABV’s. A real professional accomplishment of scaling up the original recipe. More hops, more malts, same great balance and flavor.

Chalk this one up in the books with Younger, Expo, and Hoptimum.

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
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