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STONE RUINTEN IPA
This monster of a beer was originally released in 2012 under the name Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Stone Ruination IPA. This year’s brew saw the name shortened a bit, but the massive amounts of malt and hops are happily still the same. Billed by the brewery as a ‘palate wrecker’, we were justifiably skeptical that Stone RuinTen IPA could be enjoyed by anyone but the most extreme hophead. Nothing is small about this beer, from its whopping 10.8% abv to its 22 ounce bottle, but what really stands out is how perfectly drinkable it is. Rich, sweet malt combines with sharp citrus and herbs in the aroma. The well-planned combination of centennial and citra hops create layer upon layer of ripe fruit flavors, including apricot, pineapple and yellow plum, and add a clean bitter balance to the creamy caramel of the malt. The finish is dry and bitter with a warming alcohol presence. Serve in a IPA or tulip glass at 40-45 F.
Suggested Food Pairing: Stone RuinTen IPA pairs well with hickory-smoked bluefish, salty cheeses, braised pork belly, and grilled mission figs & vanilla ice cream.
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The making of Stone RuinTen IPA