Drink Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0

20170804:
The name Ruination seemed familiar to me and so I looked it up in my blog. It then occurred to me that I had already tried Stone Ruination IPA once before, but Stone had updated the beer and renamed it Ruination Double IPA 2.0.


In any case, the beer was deliciously hoppy. I was also surprised because I thought it tasted better than the Stone beer I had the other day, despite it being labeled as a double IPA.

In all fairness, I drank this one without having any food. 9:58PM CT

[20170807 Edit]

Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0

Relevant Links:
Ruination Double IPA 2.0 (Stone Website)
Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 (RateBeer.com)
Ruination Double IPA 2.0 | Stone Brewing (BeerAdvocate.com)

Website Information:
STONE RUINATION DOUBLE IPA 2.0
Big, bold and hugely aromatic

STYLE Double IPA
ALC/VOL 8.5%
IBUs 100+
GET SOCIAL #Ruination

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 employ 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."

RELEASE DATE April 20, 2015
PACKAGE TYPES 12oz bottles in 6-packs, 22oz bottles, Draft
AVAILABILITY Nationwide
FLAVOR PROFILE Hoppy, Fruity, Piney
WHEN TO ENJOY Drink fresh
FEATURED HOPS Magnum, Nugget, Centennial, Simcoe, Citra & Azacca

TASTING NOTES
APPEARANCE This beer pours clear gold with a cream-colored head.
AROMA The hop aromatics of this beer are massively fruity, with tons of melon, tropical fruit and citrus followed by resiny pine notes and a hint of dankness.
TASTE The balance shifts a bit more toward the taste of the hops, with tropical fruit being more dominant and hints of melon and citrus following closely behind. The pine notes are also intense, and the beer’s light malt character allows the bitterness to really stand out.
PALATE The beer is medium bodied with a dry, substantially citrusy, bitter finish.
OVERALL Modernizing a classic is never easy. This recipe is only partially new, in that we took an original concept and added new elements to keep Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 aligned with our tradition. We made an effort to maintain the roots of Stone Ruination IPA by keeping Centennial as a primary hop in the brewhouse and the dry-hop stage, and we added a substantial dose of Simcoe and Citra, along with a new hop variety, Azacca. The result is an intense mix of hop flavors: tropical fruit, citrus, pine, melon and a hint of resiny dankness.

PAIRING NOTES
APPETIZERS Coconut shrimp, prosciutto-wrapped melon, ceviche, ricotta-stuffed squash blossoms, chips and guacamole
SOUPS Cheddar soup
SALADS Cobb, crab and mango, Greek
ENTRÉES Mahi-mahi tacos, saag paneer, blackened salmon, Southern fried chicken
CHEESE Grafton Classic Reserve Cheddar, Maytag Blue, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Sarvecchio Parmesan
DESSERTS Carrot cake, crème brulée, lemon bars, ginger snaps
CIGARS Herrera Esteli, Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 Candela, La Flor Dominicana Double Claro No. 42

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