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Road 2 Ruin - Two Roads Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

432 Ratings
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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 7
Gots: 68 | 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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3.01/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, I am a huge dipa fan. I've been seeing this brewery around lately and thought I'd try their dipa a try

I got a moderate citrusy note on the nose. The beer pOured a nice orangey color. The white head was about a finger and a half and collapsed quickly

The beer was not as advertised as it seemed more malty than dipay.
I got some ruff malt with basic bitterness from the hops with little other hop flavor.

Like a bitter amber to me
Drinkable though.

openmind, Feb 18, 2013
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3.09/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle purchased in CT in late 1/13 (no birth date), poured into my tasting 3Fs Teku long-stemmed glass, drank 3/12/13 over ~one hour.

A: 3.5 - amber-brown coloration, moderate clarity for a DIPA with little hop haze, whitish frothy 1 finger head that lingers into an attractive rim lacing, imperceptible alcohol legs

S: 2.5 - herbal/spice/floral notes with bready/toffee malt backbone, very little of the classic PW hop aroma that I've come to expect from an imperial IPA, suspect that it's not dry hopped and could certainly benefit from more at flame out too, unfortunately below average for style

T: 3.25 - surprising pop of bitterness on the anterior tongue, bitterness, citrus/grapefruit flavors (likely Cascade and Summit) on the posterior tongue and in the aftertase, moderate alcohol notes

M: 3.5 - medium body, moderate carbonation

O: 3 - Two Roads markets this as an imperial IPA, but, clocking in at 7.2%, it's really a single IPA, and, as much as I want to support new breweries in CT, I just wasn't impressed with this offering,. For the price, there are better single IPAs from breweries on both coasts. It's certainly drinkable, and I think that this would have been a good IPA ten years ago. Now, unfortunately for Roads 2 Ruin, there is just too much competition out there for this beer to be relevant for an IPA lover. There is not enough hop/aroma flavor for the unpleasant amount of bitterness on the anterior tongue and in the aftertaste for me to want to buy another bomber.

MNishCT77, Mar 13, 2013
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Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.