Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.16/5 rDev -3.5%
Pours a hazy deep orange to amber color with a two-finger and creamy off-white head. Beautiful lacing left behind throughout. Aroma is pine, resin, citrus, and floral hops with honey and biscuit malt with pineapple esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with supporting sweet malt, fruity esters, resinous pine and a dry finish. Full body and moderate carbonation throughout. Overall, a very delicious hop bomb from Stone. This quickly became my favorite in addition to their Enjoy By IPA series.
07-22-2013 19:49:17 | More by CuriousMonk
4.44/5 rDev +3%
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a solid one inch dense ivory head that lingers. Leaves moderate lacing as it slowly dissipates.
Dank marijuana forms the backbone of the aroma, with underlying notes of citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, and orange adding complexity. Pine and resin arise late, with a bit if bready caramel malt at the finish. A hop explosion!
Citrus is even more prevalent in the flavor, brutally tart, with grapefruit, lime, orange, and pineapple leading the hop train. Resin and sweet caramel malt come into play mid palate, leading into a minty, piney, peppery bitter finish. The alcohol is well hidden. This is definitely a palate wrecker!
Body is on the heavy side, with moderate carbonation. The citrus is puckeringly strong, and there's substantial hop astringency. Alcohol warmth is also substantial. This one may give me heartburn!
Excellent hop explosion of a beer. Stone delivered on their promise! A little less astringency and alcohol would push this beer even higher on my list.
07-15-2012 20:27:09 | More by barczar
4.55/5 rDev +5.6%
My 1,000th review...
A - An active cascading pour that yields three finger's worth of lush fluffy khaki colored head comprised of uniform bubbles with a slightly rocky top... Excellent retention... The color is a pale amber with an ever so fain haziness... A moderate bit of sluggish to medium paced carbonation... Loads of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...
S - A stellar hop forward bouquet... Tropical fruits... Citrus... Piney... A touch of earthiness... You can certainly tell that the malt bill was intensified to meet the power of the hops mostly in the form or caramel and biscuit... Each whiff leaves you wanting to raise the glass back to your nose almost immediately... Near perfection...
T - No surprise that the palate is dominated by hops, hops, and more hops... Some of the tropical fruit is missing in action, but the earthy, piney and light citrus notes are more than enough to make up for it... A sweet caramel base lies beneath the surface along with some biscuit and crust to take the edge off a bit...
M - Medium to full bodied... Dense... Thick... Syrupy... Viscous... Lush... Sleek... Sticky... Even a bit sludgy in a good way... Very light carbonation...
D - An undeniable hop bomb that is a tribute to the artisan nature of craft brewing... Overpowering in a very good way... I wish this weren't an anniversary brew, but rather something to be enjoyed time and time again... I was glad this marked my 1,000th review...
07-29-2012 21:58:44 | More by philbe311
4.38/5 rDev +1.6%
Had this on 2012-06-30 in Lititz, PA
A - Mildly-hazy golden-orange with 1-finger head that fades fairly quickly and decent lacing.
S - Strong, dank, crushed hop bud, hop floral, touch of pine, caramel and some citrus. Not as aromatic as on-tap or from a fresh growler.
T - Much like the smell. Starts with that good-tasting ruination-style malt but sweeter and more of it. Then the dankness and hop oils grab you and don't let go even though the strong grapefruit juice tries to demand they take their dirty dank hands off of your taste buds. There's plenty of pine, pepper and spice to compliment the dank vegetal flavors. The alcohol sweetness and burn are evident but complimentary. This is a big, bold tasting beer. Don't look for subtle tropical and sweet citrus in this brew.
M - Medium-heavy body, light-medium carbonation. Prickly, sticky, resinous. Nice.
O - A very good brew. Reminds me a bit of Hoptimum but with more grapefruit juice. I really enjoy strong, tongue-busting DIPAs like this although it is the lower ABV, fruitier but extremely aromatic DIPAs that top my ratings.
07-01-2012 20:31:45 | More by Tucquan
4.78/5 rDev +10.9%
The beer comes in a clear reddish amber.
The aroma is beautifully fruit forward of ripe peaches, mango, sweet caramel candy along with an underlying dank, pungent garlicky, spicy pine quality.
The front attacks of fresh green herbals and bitter vegetal qualities, almost like endive. Hints of sweet citrus and tropical. Very clean without much of a malt body or sweetness. A spicy, floral, and pine driven back end of bitterness. A bit of that dank and onion quality. No sense of the alcohol, but with decent warming as it goes down.
Easily one of the best “triple” IPAs out there and quite possibly the best hoppy beers accessible on the shelves.
06-28-2014 02:51:33 | More by dar482
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 4,503 ratings.