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Road 2 Ruin - Two Roads Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

367 Ratings
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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 8
Gots: 44 | 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:
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a hazy, sunburst orange with a nice fat head of slightly off-white, creamy bubbles. When splashed against the glass, the head leaves sticky strands of lacing on the sides of the glass with a healthy lasting-time. In body, the beer is slightly hazy, but clean of any particles with some translucence. On the nose, the beer smells of a classic DIPA. Pine needles, sweet citrus, slight mango, distinct spicy booze, dank weed, and even some mellowing caramel malt which is helping to accentuate the tropical fruit notes. It’s a touch boozy in the nose for my tastes, but has some nice classic hop scents. This is not a game changer, but plays to the style well. On the tongue, the beer tastes initially sweet with citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and bready malt. This eventually is balanced out by a healthy shiver of hoppy bitters, which spike high and mellow into a smooth, balanced finish, carried along by a boozy bite that sometimes seems strong and sometimes is perfectly fine. Acidity makes a slight play in the mouth, but only around the edges of the hop notes. In flavor, the beer begins as sweet caramel bread, mango, and other indistinct tropical fruits. This is mellowed by the strong wash of aspirin, pine resin, and lighter dank weed, which roll into the middle of the sip and provide some nice balancing bitter wash. As the sip moves towards a close there is a huge fusel alcohol note that is quickly washed away in the rich hops and malt, but does briefly poke its head a little too far into the flavor. The aftertaste is of sweet pine and mango. As the beer warms I start to sense slight apricot and peach notes on the middle of the sip, along with golden raisins and sticky toffee malt. In the mouth, the beer feels medium bodied, with a middling carbonation that provides a nice pillow on the tongue. Mouthfeel for this beer is thicker, yet pillowy, which allows for a touch of crispness, and decent drinkability. When the beer leaves, the mouth is left deceptively dry and resiny, begging for more sips. Overall, this is a DIPA of classic stock. Pine, citrus, and sticky sweet malt play a nice game on the tastebuds, though the booze is a little too pronounced in both the smell and the taste. It’s reminiscent of Donkey Hote from Throwback, for me, but with more booze and citrus, and less pine. A nice DIPA with year-round status, making it ideal to stock up fridges regularly. Easy drinking hop-wash that will not blow you away, but won’t disappoint either.

Serving type: bottle

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Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.