Stone RuinTen Triple IPA
A stage dive into a mosh pit of hops
We first released this decidedly indelicate beer in 2012 as Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our beloved bitter Stone Ruination IPA. Stone RuinTen Triple IPA uses the same recklessly hoppy recipe as the 2012 release; only the name has been changed to include “Triple,” which helps describe the over-the-top hop profile and elevated alcohol by volume. 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. You’re welcome. Again.
Ruining Palates since 2002
In the early 2000s, Double IPAs, in all their splendor, were barely existent. There were indeed a handful out there—Rogue I²PA and Blind Pig 1st Anniversary IPA to name a few—but they were few and far between. And as Stone's 2nd through 5th Anniversary Ales got increasingly hoppier (we're now time traveling through 1998-2001), Greg and Steve could no longer let a whole year go by without getting a renewed fix for their hop obsession. By essentially blending these delectable anniversary recipes together, thus was born Stone Ruination IPA, the first full-time brewed and bottled double IPA on the planet. As in, available 365 days a year.
Fast forward a decade to 2012. The craft beer world, and craft beer drinkers, have come a looooong way. And as Stone Ruination IPA turned 10, we thought we'd make ourselves a nice little birthday present to celebrate. Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA (now known as Stone RuinTen Triple IPA) is an amped-up version of Stone Ruination IPA, with a bit more malt to bring the ABV up from 7.7% to 10.8%, and a very heavy dose of hops. "Classic" Ruination uses 2.5 pounds of hops per barrel--which is more than double the amount we use in any other of our core beers--but for Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA, we went double again, using an impressive 5 pounds of hops per barrel, including about a pound each of Citra and Centennial in the dry hop. (Hell. Yes.)
This amplified, 10.8% ABV botanical behemoth, now serves as our annual homage to Stone Ruination IPA.