Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.4/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
from 22 oz bomber
A-pours a hazy glowing orange color with fluffy white head nice lacing looks fresh
S-was pne and citrus hops with a sweet soapy grassy smell
T- very hops forward with loads of resinous pine hops followed by more tropical infused hops,sweet malt and lemon grass
M- dry with crisp hops ABV so well hidden you can drink the whole bomber fast really nice hp presence
O- delicious wish this was the regular ruination would love to see this one in 4-paks
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2012 14:44:46 | More by gatornation
4.8/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Enjoyed a bomber of this at The Neighborhood in San Diego a week ago. Review from notes.
Pours a glowing amber red with a persistent eggshell head. Scads of lace drape the glass. The aroma is strongly grapefruity with lots of tropical fruit and pine notes as well. Malts are pretty much AWOL in the nose. The taste follows suit with a massive wall of mouthcoating pine tar hops. Tropical fruit notes and white grapefruit skin show as well, as does some aspiriny bitterness. The malt profile is restrained, but adds a lot of complexity. Its doughy and bready. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation and plenty of pucker from all the bitterness. The finish lasts forever and is very bitter. Alcohol heat is fleeting, impressively well hidden.
This beer doesn't dissapoint, even though its not the freshest of the fresh at this point. Massive hops, balanced with just enough malts. Hopheads need to try this.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2012 05:53:51 | More by CAMRAhardliner
3.7/5 rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
$12.50 for the single. Bomber to tulip.
The distribution network was inexplicably slow and I'm sure this beer's prime has come and gone - so take this review with a grain of salt.
[A] With a semi vigorous pour, a one finger high is produced. The color reminds me of French vanilla. Very small foamy bubbles give the appearance of a creamy texture, but modest retention gives way to a soapy surface. The body really illuminates when backlit. Color is medium orange, looks menacingly thick - and the slow moving bubbles prove it. Lacing is entirely random.
[S] Before the cap was completely pried off, the intense hop aroma had already wafted to my nose. It's like it was dying to escape the bottle (like two months ago, right?). Big sappy pine plus orange and red grapefruit scents. Ennn-ticing.
But. Sadly. The fresh hop aroma is quick to disappear and we are left with just an-above-average DIPA nose. Of course the ABV comes across and the caramel malt aromas begin to set in as the hop character searches for the white flag.
[T] Piney, resiny. The citrus fruit barely translates. The sweet, caramelly wort has emerged from it's hoppy cover. Damn, I wish I got to experience what the fuss was about.
[M] The mouthfeel is very enjoyable. Bitterness is constantly invigorating. Body leans full, texture is chewy and sticky yet the effervescence lifts the beer off of the tongue.
[O] Well, as expected, Stone 10th is extremely underwhelming at this point - obviously a shell of it's former self. I expected some major drop off going in to this experience so I'm not mad. I'm sure it was a lovely brew in it's hay.
Serving type: bottle
10-07-2012 10:50:08 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
4.05/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.
A - Pours a very well hazed, almost dirty golden amber color with a finger of thick, dense foam of an off white color. Thick, sticky webs of lacing are left on the glass with rocky islands of foam on the surface.
S - Still smells almost identical to a regular Ruination, but with a bit more alcohol. Thick, citrusy and resiny hop aromas mixed with an abundance of sweet and caramelly malt mixed with some booze. Overall has a "sticky" smell to it, almost in a concentrated and syrupy way.
T - Nothing is shy in the aroma here...everything is intense and amped up. Heavy base of sweet, sugary, caramelly malt at the base...has a bit of a barleywine-like malt character. Tons of hops balance things as well as can be expected. Sharp bitterness that cuts through the syrupy effect, but diminishes at the finish, returning the flavors to a sweeter, citrusy/tropical fruity barleywine. Reminds me a bit of the Southern Tier Backburner with a little age on it. Booze is noticeable and slows the consumption of this beer down quite a bit. Not quite a sipper, but quaffing this will surely do some damage.
M - Thick and a bit syrupy...definitely a fuller bodied beer. Syrupy still comes to mind. Alcohol warmth, heavy citrus, caramelized sugar and intense bitterness almost overpowers the taste buds and coats the mouth in sticky sweet and resiny goodness.
O - Overall a very good double IPA, although not the hop bomb that might have been expected out of Stone for this special release. Malty is a bit of an understatement...and balanced, this is not. Really complex combination of flavors and sensations. A worthy beer for sure, although I think I like the standard Ruination a little better.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2012 23:08:33 | More by portia99
4.71/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
On tap at Sapsuckers in Huntington, NY: pours a slight hazy yellow gold color with a massive 1 finger foamy white head that faded extremely slowly and left very good spotty lacing and rings as it went down; typical for Stone IPA and always a pleasure to look at.
Smells of big juicy citrus hops up front, followed by piney notes, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, floral hops, grains, biscuit, light caramel and brown sugar, and then some more citrus. The malt backbone adds balance and this is a really nice fresh smelling IPA.
Tastes like the nose, but with more malt presence; flavor consists of piney notes/pine cone, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, orange peel, floral hops, roasted grains, biscuit, caramel, wheat bread, grass, light brown sugar, herbs like tea leaf, and then some more bitter citrus notes that trails off on the clean side. Not the hop bomb that I expected, but it's incredibly smooth and well balanced and really easy to drink. No sign of the ABV, and the spices were mild like floral notes or dry hops; for such a big beer this is sessionable.
Mouthfeel is creamy and crisp at the same time, with average carbonation, a medium body that's almost chewy and a nice bitter hoppy finish.
Overall not what I expected from Stone since it was not full of sizzling hops that smacked your taste-buds around, but it was just as delicious as I had hoped for so this was a winner in a slightly different form. Glad I got to try this one time release. This was so smooth that it exceeded my expectations.
8/24/13-Glad that Stone keeps making the RuinTen as it is a damn tasty beer. Had it a few times this summer and it is so fruity, like a pineapple, grapefruit and orange were blended with wet hops and some caramel and rich malt. Nice balance, good piney notes, solid bitterness and a grainy backbone that makes this very smooth, almost completely hiding the 10.8% ABV. Really, really enjoyable. "A stage dive into a mosh pit of hops."
Serving type: on-tap
10-04-2012 03:54:30 | More by CHickman
3.78/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]
The pour was a cloudy burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that reduced down to a large puddle and collar of residue, and had good spotty lacing.
The aroma was of pine and resin hops, grain malts and a soapy yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit and orange), caramel and a mild apricot sweetness.
The taste was a little sweet and a tad bitter with a hint of caramel and a mild fruity ester at first, and then had a serious hoppy citrus bitterness along with a mild alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor lasted an very long time after the swallow with a nice bitter and mild sweet hoppiness settling in on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was between light and medium in body with a dry yet slightly oily texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall a very well put together brew with tons of flavor and a smooth feel, which just complimented the mildly sweet bitterness...
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2012 20:43:29 | More by KajII
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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