Ruination Double IPA 2.0
Stone Brewing

Ruination Double IPA 2.0Ruination Double IPA 2.0
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From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #539
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,514
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 8.06%
Reviews:
514
Ratings:
1,960
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 05, 2022
Added:
Apr 19, 2015
Wants:
  75
Gots:
  893
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Ruination Double IPA 2.0Ruination Double IPA 2.0
Notes: Also known as Ruination in Europe.

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.”
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Rated: 4.35 by DarrellK from Florida

Jul 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.53 by USAF-Mike from California

Jun 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.22 by LXIXME from New Mexico

May 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by cwd from Kentucky

Apr 23, 2022
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Reviewed by sodavisions from Michigan

4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
LOOK: Semi-opaque, golden honey. 1 finger of quickly disappearing coarse head and moderate lacing.
SMELL: Lemon, Orange, Caramel, super floral but not as loud as something like Lagunitas Super Cluster
TASTE: Orange, Caramel, and Hops on the finish.
FEEL: Delightfully carbonated and surprisingly light.
OVERALL: Really great without being too heavy to be a mood beer. This is good for pretty much any time.
Apr 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.93 by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from Georgia

Mar 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by AmitC from New York

Mar 05, 2022
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy gold. Thin foam. Hoppy aroma. Big bitter hop body. Light citrus flavors. Very hop forward. Bitterness persists. Has an old school IPA feel. Typical stone offering. Very good.
Feb 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.07 by uncleotis from Illinois

Dec 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Light amber with a 1" cream colored head, which lasts. Moderate lacing. Slight haze.

Aroma is floral, grapefruit, pine, caramel.

Taste follows nose: Grapefruit, pine, caramel. Resinous.

Medium body, moderate carbonation. Dry, resinous finish.

Another outstanding beer from Stone. Good across the board.
Dec 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Resistance88 from California

Dec 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Nov 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by craigbelly from Iowa

Nov 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Sep 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Jul 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.67/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
355ml can, brewed in USA. Hazy bronze colour, vintage marmalade, and tree sap flavour, boozy as heck and bitter as hell. This is an unrelenting, old skool, highly resinous west coast IPA. Hot, arid and dank. Absolutely zero refreshment, of course, (same as drinking half a pint of italian espresso) although that’s not really the point.
Jun 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.32 by o29 from Texas

Jun 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.05 by masa0924 from Japan

May 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
330 ml can, brewed in Berlin. ABV is 8.5%. Bought at Vinmonopolet Sauda. Golden colour, slightly hazy.Moderate white head. Strong aroma of piney and grapefruity American hops, also hints of tropical fruits. The flavour is first medium sweet and fruity, then a solid and resinous hoppy bitterness sets in. Good beer.
May 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by Vyvyan from Illinois

Jan 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Vysta from Missouri

Aug 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

Jun 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by csfcmitchell from Texas

Jun 01, 2020
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Reviewed by fedt from Arizona

4.62/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0, 8.5%
May 2015, poured from a bomber to glass
"A Liquid Poem to The Glory of The Hop"

L: Opaque peach, great carbonation, terrified head, strong lacing. I'm excited.
S: Strong grapefruit, citrus, pineapple, oily pine
T: Sweet malt, caramel, grapefruit rind, strong pine, pine nuts, very complex. Nice and bitter, Ruination. Not very "sugary" like some beers. Very well-balanced for it's aggressive Stone taste.
F: Juicy hops with creamy mouthfeel, dry alcohol and bitter finish. Good carbonation and relatively high ABV.
O: Stone has definitely nailed the DIPA. This is an outstanding favorite in the category.
Jan 05, 2020
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Reviewed by FireMedk from California

4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I had the original release back in 2015 and loved it. I love this 2.0 DIPA with it's trademark Stone hops and citrus flavors. Nice light carmel color. Great beer made by a brewery that mastered it's craft years ago.
Dec 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by DaPan from Canada (ON)

Nov 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Enjoy by December 13th 2019.

Pale amber body color, faint hint of thick body with some very fine amounts of carbonation rising. Nice shiny glow to the body color. Head is a classic three finger soft white head with excellent retention and creamy looking bubbles.

Very nice classic hop aroma. Hints of tropical and passionfruit mixing citrus tones on the nose. Slight touch of caramel sweetness gives an excellent balance to the mix as well. Very nicely put together and rounded.

Palate brings the goods. Excellent hop flavor, first coming exotic with fruity tropical tones. Then follows a hop powerful bonanza. Light bodied but with a much fuller malt presence, it almost has session quality mouthfeel but manages quite a bit of girth. The aftertaste is big on controlled bitterness that explodes in a variety of hop flavors, pine, wintergreen sharp mint, and even light hints earthy dank tones. Highly controlled, and pleasant.

Wonderful retake on a classic. Big booming IPA with loads of hop character.
Oct 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Oct 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.47 by Stevotex from Texas

Oct 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.35 by wescamp29 from Georgia

Oct 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.26 by jdurey from Korea (South)

Sep 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by tgdavis from Tennessee

Sep 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by bebg835 from New York

Sep 03, 2019
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Reviewed by good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Smells like orange, grapefruit, and pine. Super hoppy and bitter. Grapefruit, pine, onion. Not as sweet as it smells, and also not as sweet as many other double IPAs, which I appreciate. Medium-bodied.
Sep 02, 2019
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
What a day! It has been oppressively hot & humid & I have been undermotivated to accomplish much as a result. I have been working on reducing the backlog & while bottles are increasingly few & far between, I still have some to drink. C'est la guerre!

From the Bottle: "A Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop"; "When Stone Ruination IPA first hit the scene in 2002, ales filled with resinous Humulus lupulus were few and far between. Not so today. Terms such as 'lupulin' and 'IBU' are well established in the craft beer lexicon. This double IPA has always been crafted to celebrate all facets of the hop - its beauty and poetry, its boldness and might. As craft beer has evolved, so too have techniques for coaxing the best out of hops. So in updating Stone Ruination IPA, we squeezed every last drop of piney, citrusy, tropical essence from the Centennial, Citra, Simcoe and Azacca hops that give this beer its incredible character. Join us in cheering this, the second stanza in our 'Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop.'"

I readied everything & then Pop!ped the cap, followed by a slow, gentle C-Line pour. This resulted in the quick formation of nearly three fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with excellent retention, leaving really sticky lacing in its wake. Was I going to get to drink this? Color was Amber to Deep-Amber/Light-Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was stoopidly dank, like a bag of freshly-harvested MJ. Earthy, musty, minty, pine with a hint of oak or wood. 8=O Mouthfeel was big, thick, full & creamy like a dollop had been scooped into my mouth & onto my tongue! Whoa. Jeez Louise, the taste was really cool, minty & dry with a very oak-like woodiness. 8=O I kinda felt like I was outta my league. This was a really intense beer! Warming, I began to taste stone fruit & to get a sense that Simcoe the naughty kitty was doing her business somewhere nearby. Phew. Finish was intense, dry & intensely dry! Phew.
Aug 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by sansho from California

Aug 18, 2019
Ruination Double IPA 2.0 from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 2474 ratings