Ruination Double IPA 2.0 | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#959
Reviews:
485
Ratings:
2,350
pDev:
7.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
850
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,350 |  Reviews: 485
Photo of Kwright
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knickfan3
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Old_Beard_Belly
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Strong pine/hops smell. A better cleaner crisper high gravity beer. A light golden yellow. 2+in of head on a heavy pour will fall after a short time. Tastes like Washington state would taste if it got you drunk. No filling sensation which could be bad, if you toss a few of these guys back. Slightly thicker than other golden yellow beers. Overall good beer if you like the high gravity beers.

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Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6/11/18 bottle

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

Photo of Pinkylives
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pkjorgy
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of piney and resinous hops and are present in the nose with notes of citrus and hints of alcohol.
T: The taste follows the smell and has a strong "bite" of piney and resinous hops with hints of citrusy hops, alcohol, and bits of underlying caramel malts. There is a moderate to high amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Imperial IPA really gets in your face with a strong dose of piney aromas and flavors, bitterness, and a crisp "bite" from the bitterness. The alcohol is noticeable, but only slightly detracts from the drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Nreeko64
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

Cloudy yellow color with a nice white head and good lacing. Strong citrus smell and taste. Strong grapefruit flavor with some lemon and a little vanilla. Good stuff!

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Photo of Connor_brand
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Citrusy and piney.

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Photo of mjw2808
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mike22ne
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ronl12
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle - part of a variety pack - "Enjoy by 05/16/2018:

Pours hazed golden. A thin white head lasts, leaving thin rings of lacing.

The smell is piney, citric, dank.

Pine with some citrus comes through in the taste. Leafy and oily. Some sweet malt keeps the bitterness refreshing.

It hits full-bodied, though some water does peek through. Refreshingly bitter, it has a long finish.

Like the original, bitter hops really stand out.

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Photo of ssgunbond
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of illpass78
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into a tulip. Two servings.

Appearance: Hazy straw good with a big white head.

Aroma: Pine, citrus, oily hops.

Taste: Pine, lemon, grapefruit. Pretty oily. Bitter finish. Booze kick.

Mouthfeel: Drinkable but bitter.

Overall: Pretty good DIPA. I’m not blown away by this in the way that some folks seem to be; it’s your standard bitter bomb.

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Photo of Profundobaso
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Lemon yellow in color with a small head and a trace of lacing. Seems to be moderately carbonated.
Smell - strong hops, with pine flavor standing out the most. some citrus/tropical notes as well.
Taste - a whirlwind of hoppy flavors. Just like the smell, strong on pine flavor, but a spectrum of hoppy notes detectable. Several layers of flavor complimented by strong bitterness. Only shortcoming is not much malt flavor.
Feel - full-bodied beer with medium carbonation. Fairly high in ABV at 8.5%, but not too detectable, especially when the beer is cold. Alcohol flavor becomes more detectable as the beer warms.
Overall - it's an old school double IPA with a new twist and more complexity. An excellent beer from an excellent brewery, though I still prefer the simplicity of the flagship IPA. Nevertheless, a great beer.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice clean golden true beer color. No head head. Excellent hop aromas. The hop bitterness is strong. Needs some sweetness or maltiness to better balance this beer. It sips good because of the bitterness but overall the hops are have tremendous flavor. Best by 08/17/16 so there’s that.

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Photo of gearinches
2.52/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Somewhat metallic taste, too sparse, nothing to separate this from the hoards other than its bitterness which seems to be the point rather than being a byproduct of a more satisfying experience. Look, smell, feel all in keeping with a focused "bitterness over all" experience. But if you like bitter above everything else, this may be your refuge.

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Photo of jdduffie
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheSussman
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AquaLer
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 2,350 ratings