Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.31/5 rDev 0%
Served from a bomber bottle into a wine glass.
A - Color is a brilliant gold-orange with excellent clarity. Head is pure white and a bit weak. The bubbles have an oily sheen. Strong lacing.
S - The aroma is mainly of hops: spicy, peppery, citrusy and piney. Some bready malt and sweet alcohol in the background. Very clean and fresh smelling.
T - Hops initially drown out all other sensations. Very strong bitterness, along with a big hit of citrus and spice hops flavors. It seems a bit harsh at first. Later in the palate some sweet biscuit-like malt comes in and even a bit of cotton candy sweetness. Then the bitterness rushes back and turns it into a mostly dry finish.
M - Medium to heavy body. Extreme hops burn along with some alcohol presence, although the 10.5% is not evident. Carbonation is a bit low.
O - This beer's flavors undergo amazing changes during a single sip. Great complexity. I like the way it seems to slide into a sweet malty place and then back into a burning, hops-driven dryness. Wow.
07-14-2014 03:54:15 | More by Radome
4.4/5 rDev +2.1%
Had on-tap at Pinocchio's Pizza in Media, PA. Reviewing from notes jotted on a napkin, because I am THAT guy.
A: I partly expected this to be a little more murky, but I was presented with a glass full of a pristine honey-tinted amber hue topped off by an impressive amount of off-white lacing that left obscene lacing down the glass, which is an expected trademark of stupidly hop-heavy ales. Not what I predicted, but lovely to say the least.
S: As expected, an overwhelming hop aroma that emits some complex fruitiness. Grapefruit leading the way with oranges, lemons, apricots, hints of peach, and pineapple partnering in. A light touch of grass or pine, and little to no malt.
T: Red grapefruit upfront, with some orange peel and fresh apricot. Underneath the juicy characteristics is a very Earthy profile: dank grass and pine that is pungent enough to scare off unworthy drinkers. Malts are understated, but present and add a faint candy-like sweetness. Alcohol? Where?
M: Medium-to-full body, seeming more full than medium. Super smooth, with a dash of creaminess that teases the mouth and begs for the next gulp. Incredible drinkability for something nearing 11% ABV. There's absolutly ZERO alcohol presence.
O: Surprise, surprise, surprise... Stone has done it again. An absolutely magnificent beer. An ode to the glory of the hops and definitely not for the faint of heart. RuinTen is a beast that demands respect and earns it with relative ease in just a few sips. A mandatory must-try for hopheads. I'm dying to try this bottled, as well.
07-13-2014 21:49:18 | More by ThePaintedGrey
4.65/5 rDev +7.9%
From a 22 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. The date on the bottle is 6/9/14.
A: gold color with a red hue. Thin head at the top with lots of lacing that hang in the glass all the way until the end.
S: all citrus. Orange and lemon are the primary aromas.
T: pure hops with citrus notes at the last moment
M: coats the mouth with heavy bitterness. Very very smooth and easy drinking for the level of bitterness.
O: sadly this is only a yearly release. One I wish I could get more often. The beer hops to its reputation. It's an absolute hop animal.
07-13-2014 21:34:48 | More by Gear54
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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