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:
#1,744
Reviews:
488
Ratings:
2,374
pDev:
8.06%
 
 
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70
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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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4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.66/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.96/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

clear gold, strong grapefruit smell, strong hoppy taste with alcoholic notes, bitter/tropical citrus aftertaste

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4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours with a nice head. Golden yellow as you would expect from a great beer. Goes down smoothly and not too filling for a full bodied beer.

Love It!

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4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Stone never seems to disappoint me ever. This Beer is very refreshing, has an amazing citrus hop taste that is not too crazy on the bitterness scale, which is a plus for me.

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Ruination Double IPA 2.0 from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 2,374 ratings