Year of New Beer: Ruinten Triple IPA with Orange Peel and Vanilla Bean, Stone Brewing (CA)
Written By: Dion on 06/14/2017
Pungent orange strikes the nose first, with hints of honey and a slightly sweet vanilla following closely after. On the tongue is a juicy citrus, at first sweet, but quickly moving to a pithy bitterness. A sturdy malt backbone combines with a creamy vanilla note to take the edge off the hop bite. Surprisingly unobtrusive alcohol for being over 10%. Pretty unique, but not as good as the original.