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Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 Double IPA Launches

Stone Ruination 2.0

Stone Ruination IPA is officially being retired by the brewery. This news comes shortly after the announcement that Sublimely Self Righteous and Levitation Ale being retired. In its place will be Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0.

What’s the change? Stone mentions that hop growers are always developing new and experimental varietals. Mitch Steele and the Stone brewing team picked a few new favorites for Ruination 2.0. Additionally, a few new techniques, like “hop-bursting.” The bursting technique focuses on getting the aroma out of the hops without adding extra bitterness.

Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 will feature Centennial, Citra, Simcoe, and Azacca hops.

When this double IPA first hit the scene in 2002, the hoppy beer landscape was far different than it is today. Ales offering an onslaught of resinous humulus lupulus were virtually unknown. Thankfully, that is no longer the case. Terms such as “lupulin” and “IBU” are well established in the craft beer lexicon. And with the knowledge of all that hops have to offer comes the desire to go beyond bracing bitterness. Fortunately, Stone Ruination IPA has always been crafted to celebrate all facets of the hop—its beauty and poetry, its boldness and might. As craft beer has evolved, so too have techniques for extracting the best and the most out of hops. So we modernized Stone Ruination IPA, coaxing every last drop of piney, citrusy, tropical essence from the Centennial, Citra, Simcoe and Azacca hops that give this beer its incredible character. Join us in cheering this, the second stanza in our “Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop.”

Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 is now available in 12oz bottles, 22oz bottles, and draft. 21

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Centennial, Citra, Simcoe, Azacca
Availability: 22oz Bottles, 12oz Bottles, Draft.

Release: Mid-April, 2015

8.5% ABV

2 thoughts on “Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 Double IPA Launches

  1. why change a stalwart, even after 15 years of abusing my palate with various dipas, to points beyond which discrimination failed, the super spruce laden dryness of Ruination was an easy identification and supremely worthy

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