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

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RuinTen Triple IPA - Orange Peel And Vanilla BeanRuinTen Triple IPA - Orange Peel And 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 StoneBrewing on 06-17-2016

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Ratings: 212 |  Reviews: 72
Reviews by TrojanRB:
Photo of TrojanRB
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish orange, clear, very little head

Smell: big time tangerine, grapefruit, orange zest, and the unique twist of mellow vanilla

Taste: overpowering vanilla, a hint of butterscotch, a finish of lemon, zest, a bit of pleasant bitterness on the finish

Feel is slightly oily, not bad for the ABV, not overly boozy. Slightly carbonated.

Really a unique twist on Ruinten. The orange is a pleasant and natural addition, the vanilla is a unique wrinkle that kind of grows on you.

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Photo of colts9016
4.56/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Got the beer on tap in a tulip style glass. The beer poured a medium amber color with orange and reddish tints. The head is off white with good retention. The head left a sizable amount of lacing on the glass. The beer is near opaque and has some carbonation bubbles.

The nose is strong, orange, vanilla, grapefruit, pine, floral, grass, perfume, caramel, toasted malt, bread yeast and booze.

The taste is orange, pine, floral, lemons, grapefruit, oranges, floral, grass perfume caramel, bready, biscuits, booze, and yeast. The vanilla is on the back end of this beer and not as strong, I assume the hops has something to do with it.

The mouthfeel of the beer is bitter, carbonated, crisp, slightly chewy, and the finish lingers.

This is such a nice beer with the orange flavors, and the vanilla, it blends so well together and finishes so nice. I am so blessed I got to try this beer.

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Photo of sabitu
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MattyG85
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kwkdmk
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briggs1965
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Yes, it's being brewed again. Bottle dated 06/08/2017

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into tulip glass bottled on 6/18

A: Nice fluffy slightly off white head that settles to a small 1/8 inch. Body is a nice caramel color with great clarity.

S: This has a ton of resiny vinous hops, a light bit of candied grapefruit, smells quite sweet

T: Resiny, sweet, lots of candied grapefruit, and vanilla, the hops come on strong but seem subdued by the sweet candied grapefruit and vanilla.

M: fuller but not as syrupy as you would expect from a triple but it does cling to the tongue a bit.

O: Its not bad at all very different, if regular Ruinten is too intense for you, you might like this as the vanilla and grapefruit subdue the beer a bit. Its quite tasty, but a touch too sweet for me, and maybe because of the age not as face rippingly hoppy as the original.

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Photo of tdm168
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickS95
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent honey color with 2 fingers of eggshell colored head. Nice lacing & great head retention

S: Weedy,

T: Vanilla, floral, orange peel & lavander??? up front, plus dryness & a touch of pine. Vanilla bean, a little woodyness & pine as this warms, faint citrus, plus cattyness & more lavander/floral going on. Finishes with woody hops. vanilla bean & dryness, some grapefruit & orange peel , plus more pine

MF: Medium body, lively carbonation, skews a touch sweet for my liking. The draft version was better blanced for sure

Drinks pretty easy, I much prefered the draft version, emphasized the hops more, the vanilla seems a bit too strong compared to 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 BKotch
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely better as it warms, but I'm afraid I still fall into the "don't mess with a good thing" camp. Didn't get too much of the vanilla, thankfully, and the orange doesn't do too much damage.

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

Photo of Gibbs
2.48/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Way to much vanilla flavor...

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Photo of richj1970
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber dated 5/26/2017.

A: Clear golden orange with 1-2 finger white head. Nice retention and light to moderate lacing.

S: Candied oranges mixed with vanilla beans. Fruity citrus with tangerine, grapefruit, and peaches.

T: Big punch of vanilla and orange zest with dank resinous hops. More pronounced sweetness than I was expecting.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Finishes a little sweet.

O: Very enjoyable and unique beer but the vanilla almost overpowers the flavors, and the sweetness detracts from the overall experience. Glad I tried it but I much prefer the original.

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Photo of cmoore32
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of philbe311
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I am probably rating this higher than I would have if I hadn't had Ballast Point's Orange Vanilla Fathom which I thought was an absolute mess. The vanilla dominates this, a bit too sweet, but the sweetness counters the bitterness and makes it actually easier to drink

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