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Road 2 Ruin - Two Roads Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

371 Ratings
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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
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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kristin747

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +30.2%

07-31-2014 12:38:20 | More by kristin747
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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +30.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

07-14-2014 16:59:40 | More by Tommy_bruno
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MickMorgansSharon

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

06-23-2014 18:48:05 | More by MickMorgansSharon
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Ray7233

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

12-30-2012 02:35:06 | More by Ray7233
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LPJones

New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

05-26-2013 16:05:13 | More by LPJones
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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Donsmitty

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

12-29-2012 01:57:47 | More by Donsmitty
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yanks15


4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-27-2014 16:20:34 | More by yanks15
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douceman

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-27-2014 00:04:33 | More by douceman
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The_GrassHOPper

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

10-09-2013 01:36:46 | More by The_GrassHOPper
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-31-2013 00:43:35 | More by zekeman17
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Utah

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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samibr

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

02-27-2014 23:07:40 | More by samibr
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Snarf103

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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PPSchwa

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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DPB2262

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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bmwfan1987

Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: good thick head, great lacing on glass.

S: pine resin, nectarine, and pineapple among others. Wow.

T: the nose doesn't lie, very juicy tropical like flavors, with the pine more in the background.

M: it's got a medium body. Nice feel.

O: GREAT new beer from a CT brewery. Great balance, flavors, and aroma. This beer can hang with the big boys from the east to the west. I'm proud. Very proud.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 22:59:26 | More by bmwfan1987
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Tree House tulip.

a: Nearly clear amber with a finger thick white head which receded slowly to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Moderate to intense citrus and pine.

t: Strong citrus to resin hop bite over a nice smooth malt base. Bitterness stings the sides of the tongue. Dry to bitter finish.

m: Moderate to full with great body. Very smooth, approaching silky.

o: A really fine DIPA with everything going for it. As good as almost any of the far more popular versions out there. My first Two Roads will not be my last.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 05:53:14 | More by scotorum
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nebula1999

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Gift from a good friend. Thanks C-Rad.

Dark copper color with off white head.

Aroma is amazing. Piney resinous oily goodness. Grapefruit citrus acidity with an overwhelming bloom.

Taste is bitter going in and bitter on the back end (undersides of the tongue). Malt to balance, but it is really a bitter brew. Boozy but not too intense. Tasty.

Mouthfeel is right on. Full and sharp.

Outstanding beer. Everything I look for in an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 03:04:27 | More by nebula1999
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Genuine

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Amidst picking up supplies for the snow storm we're having in CT, I decided to also stock up on some brews. My local package store just put this out on the shelves and the labeling caught my eye, enough for me to read the packaging. Saw they made a double IPA and CT brewed so I had to give it a try, glad I did. Here's the review:

Poured from the bottle into my nonic pint glass. Upon opening the bottle I could immediately detect that wonderful piney, citrusy aroma. The pour left a slight off white head that produced some thick lacing down the side of the glass.

Smell - They hit the nail on the head for the Aroma - Very complex, a lot of deep pine, citrus and grapefruit resins.

Taste - The taste follows through with the nose - the hops balance out the malt, which isn't overly sweet and has a nice hop bite with a dry finish. The Flavors coat the palate quite nicely!

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with the right amount of carbonation for the style. The carbonation brings out the flavor and bitterness quite well.

Overall - There's only certain CT breweries I'll purchase beer from, and now Two Roads Brewing is my next favorite. What you have here, folks, is a solid IPA. I could imagine sitting down and having a few of these. It's going very well with the snowfall that we're having and the ABV provides some nice warming notes to ward off the chills.

Great job!

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2012 00:18:36 | More by Genuine
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rdilauro

Connecticut

4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was a total surprise. We had just brought this beer along with a few others from Two Roads.
I really didnt know what to expect. It was really nice to see we are making better and better beers in Connecticut.

I had this beer at the start of Super Bowl 45. The pour was somewhat of a dirty amber. Didn't look real clean, but there was nothing foggy about it. Just to me, the color was strange.

The aroma was so very nice. Boy, do I love to put my nose inside a glass of super IBU IPAs.

At the first sip, my nose didn; let down my palate. This beer had all the typical bouquets of a fresh IPA, the citrus, grapefruit and perhaps apple/melon. Once the beer hit my tongue it started to bounce around my mouth. Sort of my built in reaction to hoppy beers. It was close to a perfect nose/taste that I've had, especially in a beer I really didnt know about.

The after taste was just as rewarding as the first taste. My bomber size of Road 2 Ruin was finished almost before the Ravens built up a strong lead.

A gem in CT

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 21:16:00 | More by rdilauro
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ScottieD

Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a just purchased 12 ounce bottle into a Lagunitas Large Mouth Glass.

A--An orange/copper color with a 1 finger frothy heady. Looks very nice in the glass with good carbonation and solid lacing
S--Definite citrus/pine notes present. Hints of grapefruit and pineapple dominate along with a delicious hop aroma

T--That wonderful IPA taste of grapefruit, pineapple, and hops all blended with a delicious caramel malt. Some bitterness, but bitterness is not significant. Good hop finish with hints of pepper left over

M--Easy to drink with good carbonation and a medium body

O--A very, very nice job for Two Roads' first foray into the IPA world. A very nice, hoppy DIPA. The alcohol content makes this DIPA eminently drinkable. Glad I purchased as 6 pack, as am already reaching for another. Cheers!!!

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 01:03:33 | More by ScottieD
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Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
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