Stone Brewing Co. released Stone RuinTen IPA on June 17, 2013, a re-brew of 2012’s Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA. The triple IPA was embraced by fans and Team Stone alike, which prompted Stone Co-founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner to add the “intensely aromatic and unabashedly bitter brew to the Stone special release calendar this year.“
Last June, Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA was brewed to celebrate the anniversary of the double IPA Stone Ruination IPA. The special tenth anniversary version clocked in at 110 International Bittering Units (IBUs) , accomplished by using twice as many hops as originally used in Stone Ruination IPA – five pounds per barrel.
“We brewed this beer using the same ingredients as in Stone Ruination IPA, but we jacked up the hops – not just in the boil, but we doubled the dry-hop amount, using a 50/50 blend of Centennial and Citra,” explained Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “We also bumped up the malt to achieve its elevated ABV. The combination is obscene. It’s absurd. It’s crazy.”