Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.13/5 rDev -4.2%
Pours a golden amber color, a couple shades darker than your traditional IPA. The fluffy head is cream colored and settles into a nice cap. Good lacing on the glass.
Big grapefruit aroma with some tropical fruit notes. There is some pine that is eagerly popping through. Some honey sweetness from the malt.
The flavor is has a bright citrus hop with some bitter grapefruit rind. Orange and pineapple notes provide sweetness. The hop profile then transitions into piney and peppery. Substantial bready malt that helps balance the hop overload.
The feel is moderate to full bodied with softish carbonation. A big sweet malt that is more than balanced out by the hops. The hops leave a dry aspirin like bitter finish.
Very good DIPA. Not overly crushing on the palate but still quite bitter. Nice flavor profile.
07-04-2013 20:06:04 | More by Gmann
3.58/5 rDev -16.9%
Glass: Tired Hands Stemmed Glass.
Appearance: Orange, copper, slightly red. Mostly clear. 1/2 finger of off-white head which dissipated quickly.
Smell: Grapefruit first, followed by hop bitterness and, sadly, alcohol!
Taste: Extreme bitterness with alcohol very present. Grapefruit is found within at all times.
Mouthfeeel: Medium body with medium-high carbonation. A bit too carbonated for me, and the body was a bit thick. Sometimes I like this oily character of a strong IPA, but this one just isn't working for me. It seems a bit too syrupy.
Overall: I had high hopes for this one, but overall my biggest complaint is that the alcohol smell and taste is too prevalent for me. Bummed! Good, but not great.
07-04-2013 04:32:02 | More by ChrisKayler
4.39/5 rDev +1.9%
Dark, golden amber color... There's some fruit and pine on the nose, very hoppy, but a hint of spice that makes it unique.
Flavor wise, its hoppy and fruity, almost on the sweet side for an IPA. It's certainly not as bright and over-the-top, but it has a pleasant kick to it. It's the spice that I can't put my finger on that makes it interesting. The finish is heavy, and ends with that same note of spicy hops.
Overall, it's a great meal replacement. If RuinTen truly is a single-time offering from Stone - I'll be sad when it's gone. While it's not a ground-breaking IPA, it's a intriguing alternative to my usual rotation.
07-04-2013 03:55:07 | More by Bauzen
4.18/5 rDev -3%
Served in a Stone snifter glass.
Appearance: Transparent slightly dark amber color. Light bubbles on the body that created a thin white head rising to about 1/4" off the body.
Smell: Light hops with a dose of pineyness to it that hits you like a knucklball. Could be more potent but very nice to inhale.
Taste: The smell could use some tweaking but the taste more than makes up for it. A serious citrus overload, Hoppy like a motherf'er and the grapefruit feel is something you won't forget. A sweet bitterness creation that is f'n awesome. The one thing I wish it was more complex, just a little. I think it will satisfy most fans.
Mouth: Medium and ever so sticky. You think the hops are stuck to you palate after placing the glass down.
Overall: I really like this beer, more than the original is really depending on my mood. It's extremely tasty it lacks some other aspects but overall a very good beer. There are some comparisons and definitely an incredible substitute to Enjoy By. When you have one you will understand. Salud!
07-04-2013 02:15:14 | More by BlurryVisi0n
4.4/5 rDev +2.1%
Appearance - Dark amber color, dark golden, very reminiscent of a setting sunset.
Smell - HOPS, HOPS, and HOPS! Fruity, a touch of spice
Taste - Pleasantly hoppy, fruity, biscuit, and a spice finish
Mouthful - Medium semi heavy body, with a great lasting finish. I can taste it in between sittings.
Overall - Very good IPA, everything combined makes for a great beer. Like other reviews state, I can't get paste one of these without feeling full; however, the overall characteristics of the beer definitely allow you to enjoy it.
07-04-2013 02:14:05 | More by santomark
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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