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

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA - Orange Peel & Vanilla BeanStone RuinTen Triple IPA - Orange Peel & Vanilla Bean

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Double / 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.

Added by StoneBrewingCo on 06-17-2016

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
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 mpenske
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
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 +3.1%
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 Oktoberfest
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
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 GeorgeAKeim
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nwhittin
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
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 QuakeAttack
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
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 +15.2%
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 GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColoradoPhil
2.95/5  rDev -24.2%
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 +7.2%
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 VAbrookiechaser
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Everydayoff
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
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 rkarimi
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


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Photo of lochef81
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutBruin2
2/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpmsu2003
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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