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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4.09/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
bottle date 5/14.
Poured a light copper color into a Spiegalgau glass with a 2 finger head. Carbonation bubbles from the bottom. Attractive beer.
The aroma wasn't as strong as anticipated- light vanilla, some grapefruit. Not as strong as other DIPAs.
Mouth feel: excellent. Not overdone. Carbonated but smoother than other DIPAs.
Taste: there was less grapefruit in this beer than expected in a DIPA. Very malty.
The highlight is the hoppiness which carries through to the hoppy finish which is also spicy and mildy bitter.
Overall: this beer is a hop bomb. The spiciness in the taste and finish are excellent. The fruit, usually dominant in a West Coast DIPA, is not as prominent. This beer is about hops.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 01:28:16 | More by brureview
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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