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Road 2 Ruin - Two Roads Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

395 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 8
Gots: 54 | 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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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

08-09-2013 20:45:46 | More by SuomiHobbit
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AndrewBV

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

03-09-2014 04:55:15 | More by AndrewBV
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mltobin

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

07-20-2013 23:07:57 | More by mltobin
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

07-16-2013 01:59:04 | More by DonFrap
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

02-02-2013 19:27:12 | More by Newbiebeer
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

05-07-2013 03:04:49 | More by dfhhead25
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

04-17-2013 01:30:22 | More by thegerm87
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beanoboy7

Connecticut

2.8/5  rDev -27.1%

08-14-2014 03:00:18 | More by beanoboy7
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ssoulf

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-01-2014 04:04:13 | More by ssoulf
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DudMan

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-16-2014 19:07:21 | More by DudMan
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Eindacor_DS

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-15-2014 15:02:43 | More by Eindacor_DS
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s35keith

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-14-2013 18:55:34 | More by s35keith
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -21.9%

09-25-2013 23:58:06 | More by Mikeypnh
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-23-2013 01:58:44 | More by JAHMUR
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jmw4437

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-23-2013 23:53:49 | More by jmw4437
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WoostaBia

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-19-2014 02:41:07 | More by WoostaBia
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openmind

Massachusetts

3.01/5  rDev -21.6%

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.

02-18-2013 03:24:36 | More by openmind
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FiremanChris

California

3.03/5  rDev -21.1%

12oz bottle. There is a date on here but it's a little blurry.

A- Poured into a wine glass it's a darker golden/light amber color with lively carbonation. Not much head on this one.

S- Candied sweetbread. Heavy malt. Ripe orange. Some hops hiding in there but very malt dominant.

T- When you have a malt dominant aroma you know the taste is going to follow. Overly sweet malt, muted citrus, muted pine. Hard to get past that sweet malt bomb.

M- Medium to light bodied. Average.

O- This is marketed as a DIPA? More like a malty single IPA or a hoppy amber. Pretty average all around.

06-23-2014 03:28:41 | More by FiremanChris
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

3.09/5  rDev -19.5%

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.

03-13-2013 02:11:56 | More by MNishCT77
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

10-21-2013 19:47:07 | More by acurtis
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-26-2014 19:01:34 | More by Iantorrey1
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-12-2014 00:55:23 | More by liquorpig
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Cyndi


3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-13-2014 21:40:20 | More by Cyndi
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sachie23

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

06-16-2014 18:12:25 | More by sachie23
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

10-25-2013 04:56:15 | More by ygtbsm94
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Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.