1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Road 2 Ruin - Two Roads Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Road 2 RuinRoad 2 Ruin

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

647 Ratings
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 647
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 16
Gots: 170 | 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!
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 647 | Reviews: 90
Photo of Kevincredible
2/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of SuomiHobbit
2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

Photo of mltobin
2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

Photo of DonFrap
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of Newbiebeer
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of dfhhead25
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of thegerm87
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of beanoboy7
2.8/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of VineyardBeer
2.8/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of ssoulf
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of DudMan
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Eindacor_DS
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of s35keith
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Mikeypnh
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of danwis16
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of jmw4437
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of SpasmWaiter
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of WoostaBia
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of openmind
3.02/5  rDev -22.6%
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.

Photo of MNishCT77
3.06/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

Photo of Vittoret
3.12/5  rDev -20%

Photo of thampel09
3.13/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 647 ratings.