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Road 2 Ruin - Two Roads Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

643 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 643
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 16
Gots: 169 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: alexgash on 12-21-2012

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!
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Ratings: 643 | Reviews: 88
Reviews by Thads324:
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3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter:

Pours a clear orange with big frothy white head. Slow dissipation. Looks inviting, decent webbed lacing.

Smells of orange peel, faint grapefruit, and guava like goodness. No malt aroma to speak of.

Flavor starts very watery, transitioning into a mild bitterness. Accompanied by very pleasant hop flavors of tropical fruits and slight pine. A very sweet bready malt undertone throughout. finishes sharp and easy.

Mouthfeel is very nice. Extremely drinkable and just enough carbonation, a bit slick on the tongue after swallowing from the resinous hops.

Great look and amazing aroma. Severely lacking in the flavor department. There is no depth to the beer, and no girth. It's a very tasty hop profile but in the end is just hoppy watery that is bitter for the sake of name alone. Very drinkable, and a pleasing head. I would buy it again maybe, since this brewery is still very new.

More User Reviews:
Photo of humuloner22
4.55/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Received this on a trade and man is it good! I have no idea why the ratings are so low on this one (when did low mean high 80s, oh well, so it is!).

Appearance: Looks like apple juice, I am changing up my description nice light foamy head lays upon the top as you drink through it. Fairly clear but has a nice reddish gold hue to it.

Aroma: Pretty light but nice tropical fruits and hops are the dominant flavor profile. This one smells like a lot of highly rated beers but is probably much easier to get. I still don't get the lower ratings.

Taste: Nice tropical hops, smooth taste, very reminiscent of Jai Alai or some of those that are more juicy and balanced than bruising hop bitterness.

Overall: I still cannot figure out the lower ratings, this is a very solid beer and I greatly appreciate the opportunity to try it. The photo shows a bottle but this one came in a tallboy can! Love that!

Photo of Torilynn86
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Quite possibly the best IPA I've ever had. A must try.

Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a stemmed tulip.
Pours a clear medium amber color with 1.5 fingers of head.
Smells insane. Huge hoppiness in the nose with tons of tropical fruit.
Taste is delicious. Tons of fruit, sweetness, good bitterness that lingers. A good deal of malt that is reminiscent of west coast IPA, but this has way more hop profile.
Finishes a bit sweet from the malt.
This beer I feel is underrated on BA. This is delicious.

Photo of woodchipper
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of SuomiHobbit
2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Billolick
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a small grower I filled from a fresh and local keg a few hours ago....

Pours hazed almond amber, sturdy light tan head, stays forever and leaves rich sheeting and fields of frothy stick.

Resin, pine, leafy hops on the nose

Citric hops in place, plentiful grapefruit, lime, and pepper, over a base flavor profile of resiny and quite dry hops. Rich layers of hoppy goodness. This is a very solid DIPA. Nice to try a brew from one of Connicticut's newer breweries.

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at their tasting room.

Appearance: One inch head, amber in color, clear, low carbonation

Smell: citrus hops and toasted malt

Taste: sweet biscuit and caramel start, citrus hops dominate the middle with piney hops jumping in at the end.

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a bitter middle and a less bitter end, light bodied, medium, carbonation

Overall:This one packs a punch. A solid double IPA. I kind of see Troeg's Nugget Nectar as comparable to this although it has been several months since I last had one. This is a good a juicy double IPA. I would get this again.

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of ccurrid
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of justin0078
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of far333
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Clear apricot colored with an inch high head of rocky beige foam that leaves craters and lingers long. Inviting aroma of tangerine and red grapefruit, slight orange rind note. Bright flavor of citrusy hops, orange rind pith, tangerine, and pine. Great citrusy hops flavors all around. Moderate to sharp bitterness, good balance to the honied malt flavors riding beneath, but make no mistake - this one's all about the hops. Moderate mouthfeel, slightly dry, piney finish. Great beer.

Photo of bbudnik
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of doomXsaloon
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Way better than I expected... Doesn't quite have the "assertive hop bite" that it promised; I was indeed looking forward to it! Label also says "not for the faint of heart;" it's really not a beast, just a very good East Coast IPA! (Hmm, maybe they splash a lil Sip of Sunshine into every bottle?)

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 643 ratings.