Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Stone Brewing Company's RuinTen

A one-time brew celebrating the tenth anniversary of Stone's Ruination DIPA wasn't enough, apparently, as RuinTen is once again available around town. Ok, so the first time around it had a different name: Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA. They shortened the name but held nothing back in the hops department- nor the malts, as evidenced by the 10.8% ABV. Though the hop presence is huge in this beer (the recipe uses double the dry hop amounts of regular Ruination!), I'd suggest drinking this as fresh as possible- the high alcohol lends to a sweetness that is only going to get more pronounced. The limited supply (Jubilation has a two RuinTen, limit, $7.99 per bottle) leads me to think that RuinTen may not last long enough here to attain that sweetness- get yours before it is all gone and you turn sour.

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