Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.88/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
APPEARANCE: This is a great looking beer. The big, fluffy, white head stands strong for a good three minutes before settling into a collection of foamy mounds on the surface of the beer. The color is a gorgeous light orange and while the lacing could be a little stronger, it is still clingy and covers about 40% of the backside of the glass.
SMELL: Nearly perfect. Grapefruit dominates while floral and piney notes linger beneath. Very appetizing.
TASTE: Again, this is nearly perfect tasting beer. The only DIPA I've ever experienced that is more balanced is Pliny the Younger. Grapefruit still dominates, but lemon, tropical fruits and a nice dose of malt balance it well. Wow. Great beer.
MOUTHFEEL: Sticky and slightly under carbonated, but this is probably appropriate for the style (just not my preference). I would like to see more carbonation with a tiny, tiny, tiny pullback from the sweetness.
OVERALL: Stone nailed it. I love Ruination, but I did not expect this to be quite so impressive. It blew me away. This is better than Pliny the Elder and it rivals the Younger.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2012 08:09:22 | More by StoneTSR
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4.45/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured this 22 oz. bottle into a SA glass. The body was a pretty copper color - bright and clear. The light tan head was very tall and left lacing.
The smell was earthy, spicy and citrus. Some sweet breadiness too.
The taste was resinous and brutal. Marmalade and bready. Mango and pineapple notes. There was a long, lingering - slap your momma - bitterness. Intense and delicious.
The body was full and dense.Subtle carbonation. A big beer in every way.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 17:57:14 | More by Cresant
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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