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 (695) - 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 (1234) - 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 (783) - 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.
bnielsen13 (256) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, hoppy. Flavor is very piney and citrusy hops. Very good.
tmoreau (2829) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and dispensed to a snifter with a clear, copper color, head foam that diminished to an off white/light tan band of foam & film not too long after service, but decent, web-like cling to the lacing. The aroma was sweet and very grapefruity. The flavor’s sweetness had a light syrupy quality to it. There was hefty, rind-like, lingering hop bitterness, some alcohol warmth, and big malt to temper the hop. A big DIPA that was surprisingly drinkable,...in short sips.
keith0718 (414) - Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
For what it is--a fun, gimmick beer--it tastes great. It’s the hop bomb Stone promises it to be. But as far as beer goes, it’s not a balanced brew (which I prefer). But we need stuff like this...it takes all shapes and sizes...
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2013 Bomber poured into my ipa glass. Pours a dark Orange color with a thick fluffy off white head that leaves light lacing. Smells of pine, grapefruit, citrus, and resin. Tastes of all the same things in smell but caramely sweet also and high abv is really well masked. Mouthfeel is slick and oily with light carbonation and a bone dry finish. I am glad I was finally able to try this amazing ipa. It?s one of the best imperial ipas I?ve had to date. Pretty well balanced but hoppy. Its a hop heads dream beer for sure.