Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.1/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Re review since my boss picked me up a bomber.
A: Deep brawny translucent copper in color. Two fingers stained khaki head. Excellent retention for the high alcohol. Carbonation very subdued. Lacing is moderate.
S: Big, dank juicy hoppiness erupts from the glass. Grapefruit, HUGE tropical fruit notes. Malt adds a dimension of sweetness to the experience, with added caramel and toffee notes.
T: Big rush of pine on the intro. Big layer of alcohol and malt sweetness takes over for a split second before accentuating the huge notes of citrus that follow through. The alcohol warmth enhances the citrus, giving it a sweetened flavor that carries throughout the finish. This citrus "sweetness" combines with the huge malts to lend a sweetness to the beer that is somewhat distracting. The hops can't quite escape from the malt and alcohol madness.
M: Big. The lack of carbonation lends to the full bodied feel of this beer. It's a monster, that's for sure.
O: I'm sticking with my original review. While this is good, the hops just can't overcome the insane malt and syrupy booze flavors. The result is pretty meh, considering how amazing Stone's standard and DIPA's are.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2012 09:42:50 | More by McStagger
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