jivy26 (32) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall a very solid dipa from stone. Tastes of citrus and heavy hop flavors.
beertholomeus (1150) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden amber color with white head. Slightly faint citrus, piney hops. Strong hop flavor. Alcohol is noticeable with a bit of a burn. Citrus and grapefruit notes as well. Nice malt backbone. Bitter citrus finish. Very good.
DiarmaidBHK (3688) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bottleworks. Pours apricot with a thin white head. Lots of grapefruit on the nose. Big hop flavor on the tongue. Lots of floral power to contend with. This beer is not for the faint of heart. It does hide its alcohol well.
Lupulucid (189) - - JUL 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What I liked most was the balance of hops and malt. The alcohol was not quite balanced and a bit too prominent but added a nice silk mouth feel. Due to malt and alcohol, this is not the hop bomb the label would have you believe.
TheMaha (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2014 Truly massive. This is not for the faint of heart. It’s a hop show. A deep dank earthy hop show at that. The RuinTen pours a timeless copper orange warm and inviting. The lacing was light in my tulip the carbonation is light. Oh the nosing...HOPS! I get a lot of herbs and earth tones really strong root vegetable aromas. This is strong drink. The alcohol is omnipresent and the palate is punished with both the hop assault and the boozy burn. Lots of complexity in the hop profile with the aforementioned root vegetables, grapefruit and stone fruits. The malt profile is only there for light support.. a bit of toastiness and caramel, I also got a little bit of peat. As this ale sits and warms it really reveals itself. The more floral aspects come to the fore. This is a super-sipper that drinks like a port or glass of aged scotch. i enjoyed this very much. and highly recommend.
dwm1034 (699) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Split bomber with Sherm1016....thanks! Fifth of JULY after much New Glarus Cow and others....
Pours a reddish yellow with white head. Quickly dissipates. Initial nose is strong evergreen / pine hops .... the usual distinctive STONE nose and taste.
That strong hop taste permeates the whole beer....excellent as Stone always is...but persists as an acquired taste...
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 Shimmering gold amber with lingering thin eggshell head. Tons of resinous pine sap with moderate floral notes and grapefruit rinds. Body is medium with somewhat creamy moderate-to-light carbonation. The flavor is tingling spicy pine, with light floral notes, moderate grapefruit rind. Bitterness is not harsh at all but substantial. Still, the hop flavors will dominate your impression of this beer, even as the aftertaste lingers on.
sherm1016 (1242) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle, purchased at Binny’s Lakeview, split with dwm1034. Pours a deep, copper-amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is very hoppy, pine, onion, grapefruit. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, huge pine hoppiness, bitter onion, with a bitter hoppy finish. Very tasty.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deuce. Pours a clear copper with thick white head. Aroma of resinous hops. Taste is heavy on pine and citrus hops, very bitter. Quite good.
kdm1984 (806) - Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma - wow! BIG piney blast that becomes VERY citrusy and caramel malty the more it sits. Great head and golden color. Huge hop blast at first, but again, the more it sits, the more balanced it becomes while still being an obvious super duper mega hop bomb. I have always considered Ruination surprisingly balanced despite the super-aggressive hopping, and RuinTen follows suit. Maybe just a little bolder than the original.