Stone Brewing Co (United States/CA) – RuinTen Triple IPA [10.8%]
‘We first released this decidedly indelicate beer in 2012 as Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our beloved bitter Stone Ruination IPA. Stone RuinTen Triple IPA uses the same recklessly hoppy recipe as the 2012 release; only the name has been changed to include “Triple,” which helps describe the over-the-top hop profile and elevated alcohol by volume. We packed a whopping five pounds of hops into each barrel, and cranked up the ABV to stand up to the hop onslaught. The results are glorious, and we know you’ll rejoice in tasting this audacious gem of hoppy splendor. You’re welcome. Again.’
– Malts: 2-Row Pale and C15.
[ ABV: 10.8% IBU: 110 OG: 1.096* FG: 1.014* ]
– Available: 2015 Special Release, Tap, 22oz/650ml Bottle.
Taste: A delicate lingering Bitterness on the Palate, with strong Pine, Citrus, Tropical Fruits, and subtle hints of Berries. Striking Citrus, Caramel, Passionfruit and Green Tea, followed by Pine Needles, Orange, Grapefruit, Raspberry, Peach, Mango, and Lychee in the Finish.
Aroma: Peach, Grapefruit, Brown Sugar, Rockmelon, Tropical Fruits, and Floral Citrus.
Look: Clean Golden Amber.
Overall: Unashamedly Bitter, Bold, and Resinous. Striking Citrus, Peach, Mango and Lychee on the Palate, hint’s of Caramel, Toffee, Melons and even Pinot Noir in the Finish. Delicate, Fruity, and most importantly Balanced, RuinTen quickly became a favourite for her sheer Repeatability, Good Looks, and her Seductive Aroma. One of the best Triple IPA’s currently available in Australia.
– Overall: [ 98.5/100 ] – Style: [ 98.75/100 ]
– Stone Brewing Co. (United States/CA) – Escondido, California, United States –
‘Stone Brewing Co. has come a long way since opening in 1996. We have grown from a small microbrewery into one of the largest craft breweries in the United States, employing more than 1,000 amazing men and women. From the beginning, our goal has been to brew outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, and the art of brewing.
That tremendous growth is strictly the result of word-of-mouth demand for our beers, as we have never paid to advertise our beer in print or broadcast media. That’s correct. Never. We have also never discounted our beer. This is quite unusual in the U.S., as advertising and discounting are two of the primary techniques brewers often use to drive the growth of their brands. But not Stone.
We are also proud that over the years we have grown without compromising our commitment to business ethics. In an industry known for its vigorous—and at times unseemly—competition, we have embraced collaboration, integrity and quality as the hallmarks of our business.
We pride ourselves on being an asset to our region; as such, our community and philanthropic efforts far exceed what can be presented here. We believe that building a strong business means being a vital component of the economic, social, and environmental life of the community.’
– Visit Stone Brewing: http://www.stonebrewing.com/
– RuinTen Triple IPA: http://www.stonebrewing.com/blog/beer/2015/stone-ruinten-triple-ipa