RuinTen Triple IPA - Orange Peel And Vanilla Bean | Stone Brewing

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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This version of Stone RuinTen Triple IPA imagines orange peel and vanilla bean being caught moshing with this hardcore hop legend. Its original inspiration starts back with our decision to take the 2002 release of Stone Ruination IPA and make it into a much bigger and even hoppier monstrosity in 2012 for its 10th anniversary. With this change, our mega-hopped double went triple IPA. Soon after its release, the nickname "RuinTen" began to circulate and stuck. No sooner did we sell out of the special release that you guys began to loudly clamor for more of this veritable hop behemoth, and from that noise the annual RuinTen release was born. Totally being ones to mess with a good thing, we decided to introduce two new ingredients to produce this modern-day, frenzied mosh pit of hops: orange peel and vanilla bean. The result is a melee of flavor. Dive in, or watch from the seats. Your Call. You'll find us in the pit.

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Reviews: 72 | Ratings: 213
Photo of stortore
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle into a tulip snifter. Bottled 5/26/17, had 7/10/17.

Pours a mostly clear, bright orange, with a one inch foamy head and a good amount of soapy lacing. Aromas of vanilla- it definitely smells like beans, orange peel, citrus hops, light malt and yeast, a little burnt wood. The taste is vanilla beans, citrus hops, some resin, malt, caramel, orange peel. A strong hop bitterness from the middle through the finish. A little sweet overall. Smooth, a little creamy, well carbonated, a solid medium body.

Love the vanilla, especially in the flavor. Still hoppy and bitter and as good as the original, just in a different way.

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Photo of jacobdunne
4.64/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was strange int he best way. Loved the subtle vanilla bean to go along with the citrus. A few of my friends aren't into it, but I thought it was delicious!

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from one pint six fluid ounce bottle into glass. Bottled On Date is stamped as '05/26/17'.
Clear, pale amber colored body (final pour introduces some cloudiness). Eggshell white head starts out as three finger high, and settles to a thick cap. Major coverage of lacing.
Get lots of vanilla bean in the smell, also orange, and spicy hops.
Taste includes the vanilla, but has much more of the citrus and piney hops, with the orange peel as an added emphasis. Also has some biscuit malt backbone. Definitely has a higher level of bitterness.
Medium, somewhat creamy mouth feel.
Certainly a higher ABV IPA, but the vanilla and orange additions allow the beer to stand out as something different in aroma and taste.

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Photo of Pencible
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a hazy copper with some light tan head.
S: It smelled like orange and ginger, with some cream and pine.
T: It tasted like orange and lemon zest and pine, with some cream and ginger. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was thick with some carbonation. Great big body.
D: This was an odd drink. I wanted to like it as a NE style IPA, but the scent and taste didn't gel and ended up less than delicious. The body was awesome, but the finish was a little harsh, so it was better to sip. Interesting to try, but either the hop selection didn't work or the vanilla didn't add the right flavor to achieve a great creamy citrus profile.

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Photo of EMV
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Duvel tulip

L: Clear golden orange pour with 3 fingers of massive foamy white head. Crazy lacing.

S: Classic stone hop presence. Not picking up much in the way of vanilla. Orange and citrus are present and accounted for.

T/F: Light grains... sweet vanilla hits immediately (didn't smell it, definitely taste it). Almost like a mild orange cream sickle added atop citrusy Stone-style hops. Mild pine... sticky on the tongue. Medium bodied... zesty carbonation. Almost perfume-like towards the finish with more orange and vanilla. ABV not quite hidden... warming.

O: A pretty complex and interesting triple IPA. I'm picking up the flavors advertised and they play together better than I would have expected and the higher ABV works for this one. Not one I'd want a steady diet of but a cool brew.

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Photo of doktorhops
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It’s edging closer to #950, and the beers are getting bigger and better, this time it’s a heavyweight brew in the craft beerosphere: Stone RuinTen Triple IPA - Orange Peel & Vanilla Bean. This 10.8% ABV Triple IPA is a triple threat with orange peel, vanilla bean, and of course a blindingly great hop bill with Magnum, Centennial and Citra® hops. Best of three worlds, or the best of all? Usually with Stone it is the latter, however this one has a June 8 2017 bottle date and is way past the “best by” for any hops, so the *hop fade* alert must be sounded [which sounds a bit like a klaxon being drowned in beer]. That said even the beers that I’ve had from Stone that were sorely out of date “shelf turds” have been pretty bitchen, and the addition of orange peel should provide a citrus boost to where the hops once were *fingers crossed*.

Poured from a 650ml US Bomber sized bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Wow, nice hazed deep orange/amber body with a thin beige head that slowly descends leaving behind splotchy lace pockets. The colour of this brew is an ominous orange, like a warning for sailors to turn back or risk ending up in Davy Jones locker (which is apparently large and watery). 8/10.

S: A highly viscous aroma, it’s like some sort of orange honey, with a peppery background note and a touch of green hop cones rounding out an impressive and foreboding Triple IPA. This is Stone doing their thing - repeatedly punching you in the face with delicious beer. Stone... Stop that Stone. No noticeable vanilla bean in the aroma is a minor disappointment. 9/10.

T: Flavour comes on strong, and slightly hot (alcohol-wise), which is no doubt due to the date on this bottle. Flavours of oranges (peel and all) with a piney, almost bubble-gum character, peppery mid, dry cracker malt, hints of pineapple, and a sweet schnapps finish. The flavour is a little bit all over the shop - which is unusual for Stone who usually craft exceptionally well-balanced beers. Still this is a 10.8% Triple IPA I have to keep reminding myself as I chow down on 5.54 standard drinks. 7/10.

M: Mid to heavy, fairly viscous bodied, with an almost flat but dense carbonation. 8/10.

D: Didn’t get the vanilla bean at all, I think it kinda got drowned out in a cacophony of flavours, but aside from that, and the flavour balance, this was a brew that I would try again (if I could get it fresh). Stone still indeed rock. 8/10.

Food match: Tough match, this beer is a bit of a meal in itself - maybe Thai food.

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Photo of gvickery
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this by mistake. I had intended to buy two bombers of tangerine express and got one of these instead. The orange peel is spot on but I could do without the vanilla. It doesn't taste like a 10% beer. It is very good nonetheless.

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Photo of vladdswrath
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours orange amber with a short-lived memory foam head. Aroma is orange peel, but not overly citrusy. This surprises me. Taste is quite complex, lots of orange up front, but plenty of swamp and malt. I don't get the vanilla, but I bet it is there smoothing out this crazy cross-section of flavors. Mouthfeel is smooth and thick, but with a crisp finish, very nice. Solid brew. I'm not sure it is $9 dollars good, but I don't feel like I wasted my money either.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Stone IPA glass

A: Pours deep golden orange amber with a frothy light tan head that settles to a light layer and leaves some spotty lacing.

S: Definitely getting the orange peel and vanilla, hops bring another wave of citrus, pine, some tropical fruit, melon, slightly toasty biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Orange peel jumps right out, followed by a wall of hops with the vanilla bean showing up somewhere in the middle, pine, more citrus, grapefruit, lemon, orange, some tropical notes, passion fruit, melon, and over ripe stone fruit, slightly toasty biscuity bready malt, and caramel sweetness (that the vanilla helps accentuate), plus a little alcohol, especially as it warms.

M: Full body, moderate carbonation, a little alcohol warmth.

O: I dig the orange peel, but I don't think the vanilla was really necessary. It just sorta muddies up the flavors a bit. Not sure if they were going for an orange dreamsicle kinda thing, but I can't say I'm all that big on this one.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy dark orange pour with a white one-finger head. Aroma of orange and caramel. Taste is very bitter upfront with a strong citrus flavor…lots of orange peel and grapefruit. Can also taste a good bit of orange juice, caramel, and pine. Vanilla bean is lost for meMedium to full bodied with a slick mouthfeel and just a hint of alcohol warmth on the back of the throat.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Stone Brewing "RuinTen Triple IPA - Orange Peel & Vanilla Bean"
22 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON 05/26/17"
$5.89 @ Pletcher's Beer Distributor, State College, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Another slightly old Stone beer that I was able to get in Central PA for a pittance of what I would have paid in Philadelphia. I'm not sure how that works except for price gouging. How could this be sold for $5.89 in central PA when I've seen it for $8+ here? That's an extra 35% mark up. Anyway, the vanilla and orange are definitely in the nose - I jumped the gun and tasted it before I gave the visuals. It's like an orange creamsicle, and honestly, I don't know how I feel about that personally. Back to the appearance, it's a hazy orange with golden highlights at the base of the glass, and a finger thick head of creamy off-white above. The head retention is good and the lacing seems even better. The flavor also delivers the orange and vanilla, and it's sweetish in the malt but there's also a solid bitterness and some citrusy and piney hops going on - although I can't tell what's what with the citrusy hops and the orange peel going on at the same time. Ahh haa, some alcohol peeks in at the end as well! It's not bad, but it's there. It's not as bitter in the finish as I thought it'd be though, which is great because I think that would have derailed it. In the end I think this is remarkably well balanced for what it is. Medium-full in body and gently crisp. I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I like the vanilla and orange, and I have to question whether or not it would make a good dessert beer because it's so strong as well. I think you could use it as an ingredient, or pair it with something, or even do small glasses of it as a group after dinner, but I don't really see it as a dessert beer in and of itself. Nor do I personally find it to be a beer that I would just sit down with. Ahhhh... maybe I'm wrong about that. On a cool night under the stars this might be just the thing, one strong sweetish-and-tropical beer and then off to bed. I don't know, but at least in this case I can just rate it based on its parts and let the numbers lie where they fall.

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4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bomber bottled early June
Hazy orange-amber with a 1/4" off white head that falls out quickly to a swirl pattern.
Big candy, caramel sweet malts. Mild citrus aroma, orange blossom. Smells very good but different from what I expected.
Full body, slick mouth-feel. Not super hot, just a little alcohol prickliness....late heat.
Long, sweet malty finish but not cloying. Citrus fruit but can't find the vanilla in the flavor as readily as I expected to begin with. More orange/vanilla character as it warms.
HUGE 3IPA, very good and very happy to have tried it.

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Photo of arizcards
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bomber from TW Arrowhead 7-2-17 for $7.99. Bottled on 6-5-17, best by 9-3-17.

Beer poured orangish-brown with a nice white head that has some hang time.

Nose is orange forward and not much else.

Taste is orange cream sickle forward over a ginormous malt base. Finish is bitter orange peel.

Mouthfeel is full, smooth, and satisfying.

Overall this beer is a disappointing variation. I know a lot of folks like the fruit and vanilla thrown in as variants - a touch is okay but in this case it overwhelms the base beer which was wonderful and knocked my socks off when first had.

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden orange with a faint yellow head, nicely laced.
Big aroma of vanilla beans with a hint of citrus. Taste has that and more, toffee, pineapple and some malt to balance out the hops.
Overall a well made surprising easy to drink, offering from Stone. I think I prefer the original Ruin Ten though.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Wow, they're really pumping up the fruited ipa variants these days aren't they? Pours an orange like color, 1/2" off white head. Aroma wasn't as hoppy as the base beer, they dummy this up with vanilla and orange, so you have that competing with the hops now.

Taste, again, the hops get muted when they compete with these adjuncts. So that is a negative. But on the positive side, wow, does it help cover up the bitterness and alcohol heat here. And the adjunct taste isn't bad. It is what it is, and its fully like an orangecreamsicle. Nice smoothness and body. So I dunno, one category remains unchanged, two are downhill, one is an improvement.

Thanks to my big boobied baby for getting this for me.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottled on 05/26/17

Pours mostly clear bright amber orange with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like rich creamy vanilla beans, orange peel, roasty toasted caramel malts, dark toffee, charred marshmallow, some red grapefruit, mango, berry, peach skin, pineapple, papaya, with dank floral resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like sweet orange creamsicle sherbet, orange peel, vanilla beans, roasty toasted caramel malts, some dark toffee, charred marshmallow, red grapefruit, mango, berry, peach, pineapple, papaya, with bitter dank floral resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. Overall a real nice triple IPA with orange peel and vanilla beans.

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Photo of ColoradoPhil
2.95/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Stone consisently brews delicious beers. I have to say in my opinion they Ruintened there previously excellent triple IPA. After drinking this: the overwhelming feeling is I got gipped out of an favorite perenial for this sherbert ice cream flavored junk. The strongest flavor is artifical orange. $10.00 for a 22 0z bottle of this. I feel ripped off. $7.00 and you can have (hard to find)
Russian River Pliny the Elder. I would pay $10.00 for that!

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L: Hazy orange with a creamy white head. Incredible staying power for almost 11%, with sticky lines of lacing.

S: Lots of orange peel upfront, dankness, grass, pine, caramel, honey, vanilla, slight booze.

T: Big amounts of sweetness, both caramel, honey, and brown sugar from the malt as well as orange juice and vanilla. The bitterness of orange peel and orangey, piney hops provides some balance, but the sweetness of orange and vanilla culminates to a orange creamsicle finish. Finishes largely sweet with some lingering orange and grapefruit peel and pine bitterness on the tongue.

F: Full-bodied, smooth and creamy. Moderate carbonation.

O: An immense IPA, but very nicely flavorful. It really does taste like a boozy creamsicle. It's not a beer I would or could drink often, but it does make for a special treat.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap served in a snifter at Hair of the Dog, Bangkok. Also had it once in bottle.

Hazy deep orange amber color, it tops with thick creamy off white head that well retains itself with good retention before slowly subsiding to some bubble sheet atop and leaving some lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

Very crisp and zesty orange peel in a nose, it is also together with passion fruit, pineapple, lemon, pine, a bit pungent, spice, bready malt, as well as sweet vanilla that is presented in good harmony and wrapped up nicely.

The taste is the reflection of its aroma, orange peel, vanilla, passion fruit, pineapple, lemon, pine, spice, bready malt together with solid pungent bitterness that well covering and lasting along with slight alcohol sweet and warm in the aftertaste.

Medium to a bit full body with some bold touch through the palate, the mouthfeel is smooth with moderate lively carbonation through the palate. The feeling is crisp and well-rounded with a very dry finish.

A bitter sweet symphony, the vanilla and orange peel are surprisingly a good blend bringing delicate yet lively aroma and flavor. From bottle is a little bit better in term of bolder hop character comparing to the existence of very big added orange peel from tap.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 yum
Looks good
Smellls good.
Taste good

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Copper orange body, hazy and with a light off white head and big lacing. Nose is pine and orange cream soda, flavor follows nose, mild bitter bite. Decent.

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Photo of AWA
2.4/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My first drainpour of the year. Tasted like carbonated fake vanilla extract with a slight orange aftertaste. By far the worst thing I've ever had from Stone.

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Photo of Stooven
2.23/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Maybe I got a bad batch. Bottle dated May 2017, opened and consumed July 2017. Tastes extremely medicinal. Vanilla bean bending you over and having its way. Can't differentiate any citrus or hop notes. Worst I've ever tasted (OK, not as bad as Foraging Swine or Smoked Bastard, but still....) Purchased at a Chicagoland Mariano's. If this is where you live and the store where you might shop, take a pass.

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Photo of stephens101
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Redish orange with a glossy sheen and a finger of tan froth.

Smell is somewhat muted with faint light fruits and caramel being all I can find.

On the palate, a caramel sweetness is quickly overtaken by piney hops and light fruits (orange, nectarine, grapefruit). Faint notes of vanilla are also noticed.

Lighter side of medium in body, clean and almost dry. The alcohol gently pinches the throat on it's way down, but thos one definitely demands sipping for good measure.

Stone is as Stone does.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange gold with a small white/orange head. Smells of orange zest, hops, and vanilla. Tastes of slightly bitter hops, orange zest and other citrus, vanilla, and slightly sweet malts. Medium in body and medium in carbonation. Overall a delicious IPA.

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RuinTen Triple IPA - Orange Peel And Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 213 ratings