In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew, which is Ruin Ten IPA, from Stone Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog post, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read that beer blog post to get to know this great California brewery. Let us get into the beer.
It has a clear copper color with a constant white head on the ale. The smell is a piney to earthy notes. The taste is about the same with carbonated piney to earthy notes. The aftertaste has a dry hop finish. It is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle and website (www.stonebrewing.com):
IBUs 110ABV 10.8%Release Date June 17th, 2013
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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In closing, Stone has a hop beast on their hands here. I have to say I enjoyed it very much, however, I just feel like this brew is over hopped too much. Even their normal brew, Stone Ruination IPA is over hopped to me. It could be the type of hops they are using makes me feel this way. I have to say it is a great beers. Please, do not think this is a negative note. There are IPA’s or Imperial IPA’s that are design just like this one. I love my fair share of them. This is a great beer but not a beer I will be drinking all the time. I will mix it in and out of my line up of beers once in a while. I recommend you trying this beer and I would love to hear your thoughts on it. I love talking about beer and hearing what other people think about it. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser