Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.04/5 rDev -29.5%
Reviewed from notes. Bottle from Rick’s in Alexandria. Served in a Stone goblet. Pours a moderate golden color with a nice white head. The nose is an overload of citrus hops and a bit of pine. From there, it goes downhill. The flavor is indeed quite hoppy and fairly nice, but it’s also fairly boozy, which is an unpleasant sensation when combined with the extreme bitterness. Definite heat there. Not very drinkable.
01-09-2013 03:17:58 | More by Thorpe429
3.05/5 rDev -29.2%
Poured into a tulip.
Golden amber with 3 fingers of fluffy head. Excellent clarity and head retention. Low carbonation.
Sugary caramel, pineapple, grapefruit, pine needles, lemon zest onion and nail polish remover.
Resinous pine, grapefruit zest and lemon zest. Killer floral and perfume like hops. Some thin caramel and bready malts. Efforts of tangerine and pineapple gets lost among the bitterness. A lot of grapefruit. A lot of pine. A lot of onion.
Medium bodied, oily, bitter, sticky and dry.
Hop water. Why should I have expected anything else? Sure, it's a palate wrecker. Congrats. Don't expect anything past astringent pine, grapefruit, perfume and onion.
I don't get it. If you're looking ONLY for hop bitterness, this is for you. If you want a classy DIPA with juicy citrus and/or tropical fruits, go elsewhere.
To all the morons giving this a perfect score, get off BA!
08-25-2012 21:07:48 | More by justintcoons
3.05/5 rDev -29.2%
On tap at several place around Houston. Cottonwood and Hay Merchant most recently.
A: Pours a dark golden/orange color with a bit of haze. A two finger white head forms, and recedes after a few minutes. Sticky lace is left down the glass.
S: Burnt caramel malt, resiny pine, and a lingering grapefruit bitterness last forever. Not much else in the nose.
T: Like the nose, burnt caramel malt, and sugar which quickly fades to the intense resiny and bitter hops. Resiny tree sap, piny hops, and grapefruit bitterness. Plenty of solvent like alcohol.
M/D: A full body with moderate carbonation. Sticky, syrupy, and resinous. Hot, solvent alcohol, and an intense hoppy bitterness. Which means, it is something I am not particularly interested in.
I don't get the love for this one. Really one dimensional, and Enjoy By is worlds better. As well as many great locally made Texas DIPA's I will take in a heart beat over this. Let alone the classics like Pliny.
07-23-2013 02:35:46 | More by champ103
3.13/5 rDev -27.4%
Bottle. Slightly hazy gold pour with smallish white head. Aroma is hoppy, menthol, some stinky onion, not particularly enticing. Taste is oniony, wet, really bitter. Not much tropical fruits and pine, lots of bitterness and alcohol. Really not what I was expecting. A bitter disappointment to say the least.
12-07-2012 19:44:20 | More by Luk13
3.19/5 rDev -26%
Beautiful red hue and thin, lightly foamy head. Smells like the catbox. Scoopable clay litter. That's not a condemnation, it's just a fact. Stanky, sticky icky icky. Tastes like a hoppy punch in the eye, and that's a GOOD thing. Nice bitterness, and full bodied hop flavor. A robust beer that is a great way to finish an evening, because at 10.80 ABV, you won't be able to hang too long. Drink the swill, then treat your palate to the full frontal skank of Ruin Ten!
07-07-2013 03:58:42 | More by DMatsu
3.21/5 rDev -25.5%
Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear coppery gold color with about 1/4 inch of off-white head that that had good retention and left OK lacing.
The aroma started off with a really sweet malt scent, followed up by some nice pine hops. But then, then a strong alcohol scent took over and dominated the entire olfactory aspect. The beer followed a pretty similar path across the tongue. Sweet malts at first, some piney hops, then big alcohol. The alcohol took over and gave a sharp burn at the back. After the heat passed, those nice hops lingered for a while at the rear of the palate.
The body was a bit more full than is generally seen in the style, and had a bit of bitter finish. Drinkability was hurt by the harsh alcohol taste (although, I did end up drinking 3 in a row, so there's that). Overall, a decent enough brew, one worth trying if you see it, but don't get anxious if you miss it.
07-11-2013 17:37:53 | More by beertunes
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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