Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.65/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours a light, hazy orange. Pretty much the same hue as regular 'ole Ruination... but a little more translucent. Virtually zero head to speak of, some lacing with whatever small amount of head there was to begin with.
S - Hops, hops, sticky dank hops. Grapefruit, orange, pine, and a little bit of straw. The heavy malt character present in the taste is conspicuously absent from the nose.
T - Unsurprisingly, like the nose, this is a full-on hop assault to start out. Seriously bitter hops are definitely overwhelming... and then a curious thing happens. Strong, sweet malt comes through. Sweet caramel and bready grains balance it all out into a nice clean (extremely dry) finish.
M - Not as much carbonation as I'd hope for, but I suppose that's not out of the ordinary for the style. Just personal preference on this one, I suppose. Thick, syrupy, and mouth-coating with an extraordinarily dry finish.
O - Delicious. I really hope Stone decides to produce this one again at some point. Hop-forward, surprisingly balanced, and is easy-drinking(ish) for the massive ABV it sports.
Served in a Stone IRS Snifter.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2012 05:30:10 | More by ESPNman
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