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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4.43/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
22 oz. bomber poured (partially) into a pint glass.
A-pours a beautiful clear, orange color with a finger or more of head which dissipates slowly to a thin layer of fine bubbles.
S-great aroma of tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, etc.) Some pine as well.
T-spicy, tropical flavors with some nice malty, carmel flavors to round it out.
M-Nice level of carbonation and hop bitterness to cut the sweet. This drinks pretty well for such a large beer. Full-bodied for sure but in no way syrupy like some of the other 10% beers get. Very enjoyable.
O-Fantastic offering from stone. I love beers with this hop profile and that are this size without feeling like a port wine in weight.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 23:43:22 | More by BTodd
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 4,012 ratings.