Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.75/5 rDev -13%
A 22 ounce bottle split into tulips.
Pours a bright copper color with about an inch or so of fluffy, bubbly off-white head. Solid retention and gobs of lacing. The aroma is of orange and grapefruit citrus, earthen hops, wet dirt and grass, and some bitter and floral hops. It tastes of lemon, orange, and grapefruit citrus galore. Some earthen notes in the middle, and some sweeter candied fruits. A bit of boozy ethanol towards the end. Mouthfeel is crisp, bitter, full-bodied in terms of flavor yet thin in consistency. Finishes clean with some warming ethanol. Overall, this was a great showcase of the glory of hops, but the amount of ethanol pulling through was a bit of a disappointment. It seemed to dominate the aftertaste, and really stand out in the mouth. A lot of great things going for this one, but just too much raw alcohol coming through for me.
07-24-2012 00:18:30 | More by eclipse54
4.3/5 rDev -0.2%
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.
A: Clear golden color with amber hues. Aggressive pour leads to a big fluffy 2 finger head that keeps on truckin' leading to sticky lacing all down the glass.
S: Big monster hops, Citra first but the Centennial are definitely identifiable. Malt is present and accounted for. The alcohol is not very prevalent in the nose.
T: Hops and malt blend a bit more than the nose leading to a balanced DIPA. Personally, I prefer a hop bomb but I can respect a well balanced DIPA as well. Nice flavor. Alcohol definitely present at the end of the taste.
M: Perfect creamy yet carbonated with tons of hop oils coating the mouth. Exactly how I want it to feel.
O: A wonderful beer. World Class Double IPA most definitely. Stone rarely disappoints, this is another example of excellence in a glass.
07-23-2012 23:22:42 | More by suspect
4.95/5 rDev +14.8%
Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow in color with a light tan head. In the aroma, big, gritty orange citrus hops. In the taste, big, aggressive orange citrus hops, with a small alcohol note in the end. A mellow hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange citrus hop and a small alcohol not in the aftertaste. Big hops, small alcohol, that is hop a imperial IPA should be!
07-23-2012 16:52:38 | More by OWSLEY069
4.83/5 rDev +12.1%
22oz bottle into a couple of russian river goblets
Pours a delightful honey golden color with a bubbly eggshell white head.
Heavy pine and citrus smell that awakens your nose. Blends into a sweet honey and lemon
Goes in with a lot of might. Heavy earthy taste slowly turbs into a wonderfully hoppy bitterness. Finishes with just a tinge of sweetness
Not too overbearing. Definitely a treat to be savored
07-23-2012 02:39:23 | More by ikantspel
4.5/5 rDev +4.4%
A deep amber pours from the bottle and trails off into lighter golds and amber once in the glass. A half finger head is white with large soapy bubbles that dissipate very quickly. Lacing is thick with a slight alcoholic "leg" to this beer.
Sweet, sweet crystal malt on top lingering with biscuit and caramel. This is followed quickly by floral scents. Lots of stickiness to the scent. The floral aromas are followed by a bright grass scent that trails off.
Holy Shit! Bright burning, resinous hops up front but balanced so well by the malt bill that this is just too drinkable! Flashes of orange, lemon and lime appear on the tongue but they're carried so well by caramel and sweet biscuit that the burning almost never happened. It begs for another drink!
Slightly chewy in the mouth but the burning hops take away from this and clear it out extremely fast. One of the lighter DIPAs that I've had (surprisingly).
Amazing. This beer is mind blowingly good and if I could buy this year round, I would. Never been a huge Stone fan but after this, I am a convert!
07-23-2012 00:56:54 | More by mtlasley
4/5 rDev -7.2%
Big bold DIPA, hits the mark. Wafts hop aroma. Translucent body with enormous soapy head. Smooth and big 100 IBU territory. Reinvigorates a romance for the style.Fruity tartness.
Very drinkable and well integrated, though with pineapple acid it is a sipper.A bit boozy. Doug's bottle.
07-23-2012 00:16:52 | More by Sammy
4.93/5 rDev +14.4%
Serving Type - 22oz bottle
Appearance - Dark burnt orange with a nice 1 inch white head, real sticky lacing.
Smell - Wow, huge piney, grapefruity, sweet hops. Some malts and slight sugars but really overboard hop aroma, amazing.
Taste - As expected, bitter cascade hop crush! Very bitter, very strong, and yet some sweetness. Malts are barely noticable behind this hop monster. Alcohol is present and adds some warm at the finsh. A hop heads dream.
Mouthfeel - Your tounge gos numb as soon as you take a drink. Mouth is puckered, coated with hops and bittered to hell. Palate is wrecked, bittered and left dry. Finish is real bitter and dry.
Overall - What a monster of a beer. I got to drink a bottle a few weeks ago before this one and it was even more intense. Still, even now this is a monster. You must love hops, not looking for a balance between malts and hops cause this is a straight up hopbomb. Lets pray this becomes a annual release at least. Amazing.
07-22-2012 23:03:41 | More by wvsabbath
4.5/5 rDev +4.4%
Appearance: Hazy orange, good head.
Smell: Big sweet grapefruit and pine aroma.
Taste: Sweet malt body, citrusy. Mild bitter finish, much milder than regular Ruination.
Mouthfeel: Somewhat light feel (for a 10% beer).
I like regular Ruination, but I like this special edition better. The 10th anniversary version isn't as tongue-punishing bitter, has more of a malt sweetness backbone to it, which is what I prefer. A little more balanced than the standard stuff. Very good.
07-22-2012 18:45:22 | More by Mdog
British Columbia (Canada)
4.65/5 rDev +7.9%
A: 3/4" cream coloured head over cloudy amber liquid.
S: Like a forest: pine and grassy hops.
T: Lemon, grapefruit, pine and grassy hops dominate the taste profile, the malt backbone really takes a back seat on this one.
M: Medium to thick viscosity, quite resiny, with a medium level of carbonation and just a touch of drying. I suspect the drying is from the hops and not the alcohol.
O: One of the best Imperial IPAs I have ever had, Stone has hit another one out of the park.
07-22-2012 16:03:28 | More by DaftCaskBC
4.03/5 rDev -6.5%
A- beautiful looking beer. Coppery amber color with a finger and a half of tightly bubbled off white head. Superb retention with solid lacing.
S- leafy woody hops with notes of orange peel and sticky pine sap. Substantial hop oil characteristics with a resiny finish on the nose. What malt!?!? Ok there is a smidge of dry shortbread cookie like malt drowning under the pile driver of hops in this beer.
T- Bittersweet on the palate at first with a sugar cookie like malt and leafy hops. It then transitions into a tongue blistering bitter with notes of orange peel, woody pine and resiny hop oil. Noticeable alcohol with a lingering hop bitterness on the finish. Palate ruined? Check... Good job Stone.
MF- slick oily mouthfeel with a heavy body. Average even carbonation,
D- drinkability be damned with this beer. It says it ruins your palate on the bottle.
07-22-2012 04:15:44 | More by Viciousknishs
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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