Ruination Double IPA 2.0 | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop
First Release: April 2015

Stone Ruination IPA was the first full-time brewed and bottled West Coast double IPA on the planet. As craft beer has evolved over the years, so too have techniques for maximizing hop flavors and aromas. For the second incarnation of our groundbreaking India pale ale, we employed dry hopping and hop bursting to squeeze every last drop of piney, citrusy, tropical essence from the hops that give this beer its incredible character. We’ve also updated the name to Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 to reflect the imperial-level intensity that’s evident in every sip. Join us in cheering this, the second stanza in our “Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop.”

Added by rand on 04-19-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,847
Reviews:
492
Ratings:
2,387
pDev:
8.06%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
861
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,387 |  Reviews: 492
Photo of KMcGrath
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seakayak
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WDWAoT
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Date: Bottled on 10/03/18, tried on 11/13/18.

Appearance: Bright orange in color with tons of floating particulate a a finger and a half of white head.

Aroma: Sweet grapefruit all over the nose with a little mango and pineapple. A little slightly dank resinous quality is noticed moving around the edges and curiously a sweet floral note as well.

Taste: Its a smack of incredibly bitter grapefruit pith which slowly allows the slightest amount of syrupy mango candy to creep in before the finish hits in the form of a resinious hop bite. The finish is fairly dry for a DIPA and man does that bitterness linger and I love it. This was the only Stone beer out of the mixed pack I feared might be to malty, but it really isn't. This just might be one of my new favorite year round DIPAs. As Ruination 2.0 comes up to room temperature a very faint wildflower honey flavor is detected in a sea of bitterness.

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Photo of Jamie-louisville
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smooth. Slight alcohol taste, for 8.5% not more than expected. Solid beer

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Photo of sjrider
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Have not had one in quite some time but tonight had one on tap at a local joint. Pours a not quite clear deep gold color with significant white head.Nose is a whole lotta hops going on ,taste follows. I forgot how much I like this beer. Really solid west coast dipa.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Hazy, rich golden color. Massive, frothy head with no effort from the pour. Head had great retention and left excellent lacing. Every beer should look like this.

S---Hoppy, as advertised. Pine & citrus dominate.

T---Resinous and slightly bitter. Hops are dominant again. Citrus (grapefruit) & some tropical fruit (mango) as well. Pine is mild, but present.

F---There's a slight alcohol burn. Juicy. Full bodied mouthfeel. Well carbonated.

O---Excellent beer. Hits on what's advertised. A serious beer, not one to pound. Will definitely look for this one again.

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Photo of onewayboogie
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mpacheco13
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought as a single. Bottled October 2nd 2018, enjoy by January 15th 2019.

Pours a clear gold, excellent head of foam without trying, a plethora of lacing.


The smell is hoppy to the max. Tropical fruit, grapefruit, lots of malty sweetness. Great nose.

Grapefruit citrus forward, mango with a decidedly dank taste. Big malt bite. Assertive yet leans toward the smooth side.

Smooth mouthfeel.

I think this is quite tasty.

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Photo of Mclusal
2.18/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Cdriver0414
4.81/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An awesome beer for hop heads. Full of flavor and extremely drinkable

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Photo of JohnDon
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rpw
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robfohl
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A go to beer for me, readely available, always good, something to drink between the Enjoy By's..

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Photo of Velivolus
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sellen
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StephenBechler
3.74/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rlg63
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I don’t know if I would call this beer a liquid poem, maybe a stanza? The Azacca hops really stand out. The bitterness to “hoppyness” ratio is spot on.

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4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jibs
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RacerX5k
2.12/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Look. A typical Sunday afternoon for me is an 16 oz Stone Arrogant Bastard (oh wait, they don't even call it Stone anymore, and no, I don't want to read why) followed by an 19.2 oz Stone IPA, both $3 and good value, tasty beer. So, obviously, they must have something to offer (still) ... maybe.

However, the new Totalatarian is the Ruination of a legendary classic. Now this 2.0, which I've had in the past and I know is terrible, finally got around to reviewing it. Because for $2 I'll drink anything, but after tonight, not again. Because, as I've said it before, this beer fucking stinks.

For starters, this may be (ok, is) the ugliest beer i've ever seen. Amazing, since I believe the Arrogant Bastard label says something obnoxious about "fizzy yellow" whatever. Well, guess what guys, this is way worse than any boring, fizzy, yellow, macro lager. It's ugly, way too clear and really, just horrible. The aroma and taste follow, just alcohol water yes it's strong enough to follow a real good coffee stout and complete the buzz. But that's it, worthless and maybe one of the worst craft beers I've had. And somehow, I remember the original Ruination as being pretty damn good,

This brewery really needs to get their act together. Forget the recent filtered, unfiltered Enjoy By. How 'bout some quality control? How 'bout remebering what got you here? Because if I've ever seen anything ready to sell out, it's gotta be this. The motivation to come to work every day is obviously gone, time for the owner to take his money and run.

Sorry, but seen this before, been there, done that, gosh I hate cliches. but that's what this frigging looks like.

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Photo of drews240
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sweetbrew82
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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