RuinTen Triple IPA - Orange Peel And Vanilla Bean
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RuinTen Triple IPA - Orange Peel And Vanilla BeanRuinTen Triple IPA - Orange Peel And Vanilla Bean
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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,624
Ranked #7,712
3.99 | pDev: 13.28%
Stone Brewing
California, United States
Very Good
RuinTen Triple IPA - Orange Peel And Vanilla BeanRuinTen Triple IPA - Orange Peel And Vanilla Bean
Notes: 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 HoosierBrew
1.95/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

I was pretty disappointed by this one. Stone (as usual) tried to do too much with an already good thing. No more variants of this beer please.

A- deep amber. Just like the regular
S- first indicator of the offputting vanilla. I was hoping the citrus would dominate but not here.
T-at first great like the original but the vanilla aftertaste was hard to get through.
F- lighter than a tripipa should be.

O- I was very much looking forward to this to only be disappointed.

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Photo of vikingpillager
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I really wanted to like this beer. In theory it sounds great but in actuality the vanilla tastes way too strong and just like extract. Bought a 22oz bomber

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pt 6 fl oz bottle on June 10, 2017. Look is caramel orange with a thick fluffy head and spotty lacing. Smell is vanilla, hop resin and citrus peel. Taste is vanilla with hints of orange citrus. Feel is full in body.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
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 BEERchitect
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Just as the tastebud's attention turns away from summery beer and eyes those pumpkin ale and fall seasonals that are just around the corner, the tried and true Ruination says, "Oh no, you get back here!" with a bright and hoppy beer that gleans with orange peels then softened with vanilla.

Vanilla & Orange Ruination gives Stone brewers a turn with the fruit and spice in IPA as the beer's bright and bold colors are golden with slim haze and topped by a hearty white meringue. Emboldened perfumes of citrus are of branch-ripe tangerine and fragrant kumquat with a soft cream and honey center. Its bright taste is of honey, caramel and light savory granola.

In true IPA fashion, the beer quickly sheds its sweetness and is eager to embrace its hoppy edge that steers the rest of the session. Pink grapefruit, lemon and passionfruit tease the palate with dry citrus and tropical fruit. Overtones of orange is juicy and succulent before turning bitter with the freshly grated zest and pulp that carries a gelato-like tang. Freshly shaven pine, grass clippings and citrus peels chase a dry and sharp bitterness that grabs the gullet tightly.

Medium-bodied but seemingly light by the brisk maltiness, dry resinous hops and spicy alcohol, even the pronounced carbonation enhances the beer's dryness and drinkability while trailing with citrus and cream- again, appealing to the creamsicle-lovin' nine year old in all of us.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bomber dated 6/18/16. Deep blood orange color with a decent head that recedes to a thin ring and small islands. Aroma is an alcoholic piney creamsicle. This beer taste more like an American Barleywine than an IPA. The vanilla notes are a little overpowering. I really like the base beer, but I doubt I'd buy this again.

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Photo of Gavage
3.39/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: orange in color with a 2" head that lasts a bit.

Smell: hop bitterness and some hints of vanilla come through to the nose.

Taste: Caramel, pears, some orange citrus, strong bitterness, and an over abundance of vanilla. Alcohol is very warming and noticeable in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Light crispness at the start, smoother and very dry at the finish. Vanilla lingers a while on tongue here.

Overall: I like my RuinTen, but this was a bit overwhelming for me as the vanilla just took over as the glass emptied.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bomber. Odd tasting brew, but it grew on me as it warmed. Dank n resiny but with vanilla, bitter orange peel. Silky soft feel. Would drink again..

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Photo of ImperialRed36
4.76/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Great mouthfeel. Strong hop profile but fruit flavor is not up front. Nice vanilla and orange flavor on the backend. Slightly boozy on tongue.

It's basically a hopped powered creamsicle. High powered offering from Stone. Tough to match this one

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Photo of SSS
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Orange and clear, very slight off white head
S-Dank hop aroma with feint vanilla at the back end
M-Carbonation is on the higher end with a little spiciness. There is a resinous mouthfeel
T-Sweetness upfront with an alcoholic wave. Bitterness comes in and lingers at the back of the throat as an aftertaste
O-Good beer, the gimmic of citrus fruit and vanilla is interesting...

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

One tap at Stone in Oceanside. Not a bad beer, but the original is better in my opinion. I don't get a ton of orange peel, and the vanilla really takes over on the finish which mutes the hops way too much. The flavors just don't sync up very well. Almost no orange and a dominating vanilla at the end that overpowers the great hop flavors that you get in the base beer. I much prefer the "regular" RuinTen to this iteration.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: clear deep orange to almost amber hue. Thin orangish white head

S: hops. Vanilla. Orange peel. Some subtle earth notes

T:very bitter. Orange zest. Pine. Resin. Some raw hops. Vanilla is very faint which is nice.

F: Kinda clunky. Thick but watery finish

O: very disappointed in this one. I had high hopes but fell flat

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Photo of Rogerlb
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Let it warm up. Pours a nice golden (orange) clear pour with a minimal head and lacing. Smell is hoppy, a little citrus but not at all tart or overpowering. Taste seems to slant most, and first, to a typical San Diego IIPA, with hops, a bit of bitter, grain, sweet from the booze. Citrus is slight considering the label, I'm not getting an extra orange flavor, except maybe rind.

Mouth is creamy and has a bit of caramel, sure, you can call it vanilla but I don't think I'd have identified it either were it not there on front. This is a typical Stone Triple RuinTen, a little muddled, boozy and warming, not off the rails or wildly different from the regular iteration. Once it's warmed the nuances of the hops and additions, subtle as they are, can be truly better enjoyed. I'm going to say going with Ruin 2.0 is a better bet.

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Photo of Absolut
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from a bottle, a little over 3 weeks old.

great IPA, very citrusy and then the vanilla kicks in. I was skeptical, but I really enjoyed this offering.

no way is there 11% in there based on the taste.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
3.26/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

This just tastes very artificial to me.. It's way too much vanilla.. It's tastes like a vanilla creamcicle, but not in a good way. It has some hoppy bitterness on the back end, but I cannot get past the artificial taste.

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Photo of colts9016
4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
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 TrojanRB
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
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 pkalix
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

lots of vanilla on the back.... some orange in there... otherwise a decent triple IPA. not bad for all the alcohol that is showing through on this.... never have been a fan of Stone though...

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Photo of johlac66
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Almost burnt orange gold with a thick off-white head.
Zesty citrus pine on the nose. Taste follows with a hint of vanilla on the back of the palate. Bittersweet orange finish.
Moderate carbonation. Smooth, almost light, mouthfeel. A beautiful variation on an already beautiful beer. Think boozy orange creamsicle.

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Photo of Furlinator
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours translucent golden orange with a half-inch khaki head that remains as wisps and ring on top. Earthy hop aromas are followed by an aggressive bitter bite up front and subtle orange and vanilla flavors on the finish.

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Photo of MisSigsFan
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear dark orange with a finger thick foamy white head. Smell is citrus, pine, and vanilla. Taste has a good amount of vanilla in it, followed by citrusy hops. Some pine in there. Can't really pick out the orange in there, since the hops provide a lot of that flavor as well. Alcohol is very much present but doesn't ruin the beer for me. Mouthfeel is slick and slightly oily but pretty good for 10.8%. Overall, a nice variation of RuinTen. It would be nice to try them side by side as well. I've never had an IPA with vanilla in it before but this did it pretty well.

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Photo of vitALEity
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark orange/red with generous head. Aroma is a lot of vanilla, alcohol, pine and grapefruit. A lot of vanilla on the palate as well. Orange peel is subtle as are the hops. To me this is more like a vanilla barleywine. Great mouthfeel though

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RuinTen Triple IPA - Orange Peel And Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 213 ratings