Ruination 2.0

California
United States
Stone Beer Ruination 2.0 IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

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 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.”

Profile

ABV: 
8.5%
IBUs: 
100+
Hops: 
Magnum, Centennial, Nugget, Simcoe, Citra, Azacca
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The drinker is greeted with a strong, fresh and bright grapefruit citrus hop aroma with an underlying floral alcohol character. The grapefruit hop character continues into the flavor and is balanced by a light bready maltiness and a suggestion of caramel malt. The high hop bitterness jumps in mid-palate and lingers into the dry finish without going over the top -- as some examples of this style have a tendency to do. The moderate alcohol warming helps to offer a little complexity to this hop-dominated beer. The beer pours a medium amber color with a slight orange hue and a thick, creamy head that lasts forever. A very enjoyable Double IPA to please the hop head in all of us.

Brewery Introduction

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing has come a long way since opening up in San Diego, California in 1996. We have been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate ... Read More

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