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Road 2 Ruin - Two Roads Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

242 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%


Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A big, hoppy IPA with plenty of bite! Our assertive, hop-centric Double IPA has a lean malt backdrop and is brewed with four American hop varieties – Summit, Palisade, Cascade and Magnum. Piney, citrus, floral, not-for-the-timid!

(Beer added by: alexgash on 12-21-2012)
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Reviews by Durge:
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Durge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear copper color with a nice eggshell colored fuzz on top and lots of healthy lacing. The nose picks up a skunky grain and citrus hop. Not bad and apparently fairly hoppy. The flavor includes a similar skunky, citrus idea with a thick grain and grass theme which has just a hint of cloying sweetness. The hops are very nicely pronounced here. It's got plenty of bite yet it's also nicely blended with a heavy grain profile. This medium-plus bodied and has a smooth, amply carbonated feel. This is nearly sessionable but is definitely a pleasing DIPA entry from this new Connecticut brewer!

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 07:14:56 | More by Durge
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cosmicevan

New York

4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Two roads road2ruin from notes

Picked up locally bottle dated 2/21/2014
enjoyed in a two roads snifter

a - brew pours a transparent orange with a finger of head and spotty lacing. Some visible carbonation. 4

s - nose is a nice blast of citrus. Not too bitter, not too sweet...just right. Smells fantastic. 4.75

t/m - the citric blast from the nose hits my palate first and is then immediately washed over with bitterness. Really nice IIPA but a touch too heavy on the bitterness. As my palate adjusts I overcome the bitterness and experience that wonderful fruitiness. Medium bodied and a bit chewy. Bitter aftertaste 4.25 3.75

o - overall I am fairly impressed with this beer. A very worthy IIPA 4.25

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 18:42:04 | More by cosmicevan
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tylergoov

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-14-2014 22:46:07 | More by tylergoov
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Ograd001

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-14-2014 20:26:15 | More by Ograd001
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Kevin_Young

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-14-2014 16:13:22 | More by Kevin_Young
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Greywulfken

New York

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: medium amber and clear, thick head fat-as-ya-want-it

S: grassy and floral, honey-drizzled hops; piney dark notes with citric highlights

T: fresh malty caramel, crisp and clean; bitter hops bring lots of herbal and resinous character, with hits of citric pith and woodier/earthier notes

M: medium-chew and body, some heft for a 7.6 abv, nice bitterness; slight tack and coat

O: a nicely made DIPA without any particularly distinctive characteristics. Leans toward the IPA end of the DIPA spectrum.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 15:13:38 | More by Greywulfken
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Duffman79

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-13-2014 09:56:46 | More by Duffman79
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1BeerToRuleThemAll

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-10-2014 03:16:29 | More by 1BeerToRuleThemAll
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paulish

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-10-2014 00:46:15 | More by paulish
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Ieatlambfries

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-09-2014 13:02:12 | More by Ieatlambfries
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Lucoli

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-09-2014 03:04:50 | More by Lucoli
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bsm80x

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-07-2014 15:51:17 | More by bsm80x
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BrianCuoz

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

04-06-2014 01:42:57 | More by BrianCuoz
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chrishiker1409

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-03-2014 20:08:31 | More by chrishiker1409
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caddyguy

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-01-2014 18:10:44 | More by caddyguy
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berkshire413

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-01-2014 00:18:22 | More by berkshire413
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-31-2014 22:27:36 | More by DIPAFAN
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - The beer was a little lighter than most DIPAs. On the initial pour, there was a massive white head, which left white lacing along the sides of the glass.

Smell - The aroma was largely that of fresh cut grass. It leaned more toward sweet than resiny.

Taste - My initial reaction was that this is far too sweet for a DIPA. The taste begins with big notes of sweet malt. Then the hops make their presence felt. The hops are not overwhelming, but quite noticeable. The hops would best be described as lemon , leaning toward lemon rind. For a DIPA, the taste finishes rather light, almost apologizing for trying to be potent.

Mouthfeel -The DIPA has a mouthfeel that is more emblematic of a single IPA, not a DIPA. In other words, it is noticeably thin.

Overall - I tried it. I probably don't need to try it again. It is a low-average DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 00:15:09 | More by JohnnyHopps
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-28-2014 20:45:55 | More by TheMultiYeast
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

03-24-2014 23:23:19 | More by jwps214
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sunofneurot

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-24-2014 22:33:34 | More by sunofneurot
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a 1" head that falls apart slowly.

Smell: pine and grapefruit are most notable.

Taste: caramel, pine, grapefruit, lemon zest, pear, and a sharp woody bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, less crisp and very dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a nice hearty flavored DIPA. Refreshing and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 16:14:06 | More by Gavage
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fank2788

Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
Clear and pale gold in color with a slightly off white head that quickly settles to a fine layer of bubbles. The smell is dominated by piney resinous hops with some fairly standard caramel malts to provide a base. The taste starts out with the pine hops which are followed by a strong kick of the standard citrus and then finished with some more grassy herbal hop flavors. Bitterness is quite strong throughout but overall the beer is moderately sweet and there is enough caramel malt to not quite balance but at least rein in the hops. Relatively thick bodied and sort of sticky as the carbonation level is low to medium, the finish leaves a long lasting bitterness that is a bit dry and definitely calls for another sip. Overall quite a good DIPA that is an above average representation of the style without being so big that it is tough to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 01:06:23 | More by fank2788
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-20-2014 01:27:34 | More by qcbrewer
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socon67

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-19-2014 23:52:11 | More by socon67
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Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.