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Ruination Double IPA 2.0 | Stone Brewing

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4.23/5
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2,262 Ratings
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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:
#901
Reviews:
466
Ratings:
2,262
pDev:
7.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
807
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,262 |  Reviews: 466
Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

With its fruity, piney, oil, resiny, dank flavors that pierce the tongue with its loaded hops it's everything a double IPA should be.

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

Beautiful clear copper color with sticky white lacing. Smells like a hop bomb! Citrus, pine, mild garlic. Tastes phenomenal. Feels smooth and wet with a semi dry finish. This is a refreshing albeit hopped up brew. Really great west coast IPAX2

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

Photo of Nosquatch
3.54/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Genx
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewerburgundy
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

24oz bottle, bottled on 9/20/17.

Hazy yellow-orange with a good off-white head.

Abundant hops greet the nose. Orange oil, pear, hop resin, juicy apple, and pineapple are among the delicious aromas.

This is such a juicy IPA. It opens as sweet hop juice with primarily orange, citrus, pear, and pine flavors then moves to thick wall of bitterness topped with a fence of hop resin barbs.

Ruination part two is medium bodied with good balancing carbonation.

The sequel is just as good as the initial release. Stone is a master of the hoppy beer.

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Photo of B33rcules
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewnme
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joedvegas
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice amber color with a good amount of haze. Nice two-finger white head that lasts a while with great looking lacing. Bountiful intensity on the hose with strong hints of pineapple and grapefruit, and subtle hints of pomegranate, flowers, mineral and pine. Good flavor characteristics of pineapple, grapefruit, melon, pine and a hint of honeysuckle. Very balanced, definitely not over the top with the fruit or earth flavors. Medium feel, with a lingering finish. Good beer.

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

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

Photo of smithj4
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CMC73
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BoodahMoogle
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Afeo
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ned57
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timmytee
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Frothy head. Smooth but the finish is a little bitter and could use more malt to help balance it out. Golden in color but translucent in appearance. Good strength. Hits hard. Overall a well done DIPA but there's better out there.

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Photo of Fitzy01
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of byronic
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.73/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eammon1920
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tjb14
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeschaefer
3.23/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of polloenfuego
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold with a thumb's worth of head. Smell is nice and hoppy, but I can also get some nice malts. The flavor has citrus pith, and tropicals up front, then there are some nice malts. The finish is piney. Feel is medium with good carbonation.

A little lighter than I expected. It's a nice beer, definitely a Stone beer.

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Ruination Double IPA 2.0 from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 2,262 ratings
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