Brewed by Stone Brewing Co.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Serve at 50-55°
Enjoyed from a snifter
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.
A: Pours a clear, amber hue with a finger of off-white foam that leaves nice lacing along the curves of the glass. A very pretty pour.
S: Hop bitch slap! An overwhelming punch of hops with a dominant grapefruit and citrus character. A dank, piney offering that announces it’s hop bomb intentions from the first whiff. A strong malt backbone meshes this to glorious heights and I haven’t even tasted it yet.
T: If this was an animated review, you would see hops putting my tongue in a headlock. An explosion of dank ruby-red grapefruit, lemon, pine, pineapple, and sweet malts. A floral wave ties it all together before a finely crafted caramel finish nearly put me on my knees in praise.
M: Medium to heavy, very creamy and velvety. The alcohol is hidden well, but as this warms, it becomes decidedly aggressive.
O: I know a certain reviewer that’s going to take Liquor Barn’s remaining stock off their hands. This might be the best pure hop offering since the introduction of Hopslam. The five pounds of hops per barrel are CLEARLY in control as I sip this mouth masher. Unearthly, amazing, surprising, and LOADED with hops. America!