Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0

Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0

A Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop

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.”

April 20, 2015
Double IPA
8.5%
100+
12oz six-packs, 22oz bottles & draft
Magnum
Nugget
Centennial
Simcoe
Citra & Azacca

A Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop

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Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0

TASTING & PAIRING NOTES

Mitch Steele
Brewmaster
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.
"Dr." Bill Sysak
Craft Beer Ambassador
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

Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0

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INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION

Australia; Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Japan; Singapore; Sweden; and United Kingdom