Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.81/5 rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a golden, caramel copper in color with a half inch of thick, frothy foam atop. Lots of lacing as you drink. Carbonation levels look to be on the lower side. As with most Stone brews, this is one beautiful, inviting beer to look at.
S: An assault of sweet, caramel malts and intense piney citrus hops singe the nostrils. Lots of floral, soapy notes in there, but a definite underlying malt presence to balance it out a bit.
T: Tame up front with sweet caramel and toffee malts this one quickly turns bitter with an all out hop assult on the taste buds which intensify and linger long into the aftertaste with a little bit of heat from the alcohol. I imagine this is what it tastes like to chew on a hop flower. Pine, citrus, tropical fruits and spice... hop resin everywhere.
M: Full bodied with light carbonation, tons of hop resin which makes this one quite sticky, almost syrupy. Fairly drinkable for it's heaviness, but the acidity gets to your stomach after awhile.
O: This is exactly what I would expect as a Double IPA from Stone. That said, I get it, it's hoppy, but at some point there must be some restraint; or perhaps I'm just getting tired of the West coast hop-bomb. Too much of a good thing, as they say, but sure to please those with less sensitive taste buds.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2013 03:19:56 | More by kflorence
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