Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bomber into nonic.
My complaint about regular Ruination is that all the hops seemed to have gone into bittering rather than the flavor... This beer holds TONS of flavor-- and tons of bitterness still!
Slightly coppery amber body with a two-finger off-white head. Great lacing... Average retention. Looks pretty good, but not blowing my mind.
Smells of some sweet malts with a giant grapefruit and tropical fruit hop notes. Big old boozy aroma wafting up-- lots of fusel alcohol.
The flavor starts slightly sweet with caramel and sweet breadiness before it dries out with hop notes. Grapefruit, pineapple, citrusy tropical fruit notes abound. Big bitterness on the dry finish.
Feels pretty full-bodied... Really oily, lots of residual sugar coating my teeth.
Overall-- I was happy to try this one, but I don't think it's any better than the regular version-- it's just boozier and more hoppy flavored... It isn't bad by any means, in fact I mostly think it is pretty good. It just isn't one I feel cowled to drink again.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2012 03:02:34 | More by AleWatcher
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3.93/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Aroma: Low bready malt aroma. Hop aroma is medium-high tangerine juice, lime peel, orange creamsicle and a little bit of pine overall medium sweet. Hint of alcohol slightly solventy. No DMS, No diacetyl.
Appearance: Light golden with darker highlights. Medium rocky head.
Flavor: Light sweet clean malt flavor reminiscent of bread crusts. Overall sweetness is medium. Hop bitterness is medium, medium-high bitterness in the finish. Hop flavor is medium mostly citrus peel. Alcohol flavor is medium and much more prominent when it warms. No DMS, no diacetyl.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium-low carbontion. Alcohol warming is present. Finish is not astringent.
Overall: Big ipa that hides its alcohol well. Some of the hop character is masked by the solventy alcohol. But overall a really well done big alcohol ipa.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 01:50:59 | More by PPOmaha
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 3,806 ratings.