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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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-14-2013 17:34:38 | More by djrn2
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metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy dark yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down rather quickly, leaving a lacy webbing of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of floral and grassy hops are present in the nose along with some hints of apricots.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and also has notes of tangerines. The hops contribute a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and relatively crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Double IPA doesn't seem to have nearly as strong as a malt backbone compared to other beers in the style, but it has an interesting mix of aromas and flavors from the hops and the lighter body nature of this beer makes it rather easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 01:56:46 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: A show dog of a beer, with the copper liquid showing off a massive head; very nice retention and lacing action

Smell: Caramel and pine

Taste: Caramel forward, with the piney hops building in bitterness from the moment they arrive until a crescendo in the aftertaste; underneath, the caramel flavors build, too, bringing a lot of malt into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; a bit sticky

Overall: Stickier than I like my DIPAs, this is still quite a decent beer

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2013 01:42:44 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-29-2013 20:37:33 | More by nmann08
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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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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

10-25-2013 04:56:15 | More by ygtbsm94
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-01-2014 22:12:18 | More by Texasfan549
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.9%

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

Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains earthy hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with caramel and fruity citrus flavors followed by a strong grassy hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid 2IPA to drink for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 03:42:04 | More by TheManiacalOne
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small head but there's superb blanketing lace. The liquid is dark gold with decent clarity.

Fresh hop plug aroma. Low malt.

Strong grapefruit swallow, which leaves a long peppery aftertaste. Not much malt base. High effervescence but solid starting body. This is a bit of a two-dimensional beer with the hop dominating the flavor profile.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2014 21:24:07 | More by smcolw
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a 1" head that falls apart slowly.

Smell: pine and grapefruit are most notable.

Taste: caramel, pine, grapefruit, lemon zest, pear, and a sharp woody bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, less crisp and very dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a nice hearty flavored DIPA. Refreshing and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 16:14:06 | More by Gavage
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-18-2013 23:28:28 | More by oriolesfan4
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I recently made a day trip up to NYC to (finally) meet the wondrous JenRay, with whom I have made many, many CAN Trades and since she was east for work, it was decided that I should come up so that we could hang out. She took me to a Whole Foods, among many other places, which is where I got this.

From the bottle: "Temptingly Hoppy"; "Plenty of Bite"; "The Road Less Traveled"; "Temptingly Hoppy Ale"; "A big, hoppy IPA with plenty of bite. It would be a sin to resist."; "Here's to taking the road less traveled, in life and in beer!" The verbiage does not do it justice, however,as a snake with a hop cone entwined in its tail and Adam & Eve with strategically-placed hop cones are all pictured! Ha.

Once again, following my popping of the cap, a heavy-handed pour ensued. When I use a goblet, vice a shaker glass, the pseudo-cascade is more difficult to discern, but it happened. This resulted in two, dense, creamy fingers of tawny head with great retention. Color was a slightly hazy golden-yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose was mad citrus, yo! Grapefruit, pineapple, mango, papaya. Oh, man, after what I had been drinking today, I was starting to jones and in no small way. One sip and I was gone, baby! I mean, sent., dig? The way the beautiful hops just laid it on my tongue like they were old friends was just beautiful. Man, I was seeing a psychedelic light show and it was still light out! The tropical fruit number was gone, man, like outta sight. I was grooving and there was no stopping me now. This is how The Woodman gets his kicks when The Old Lady isn't around. Wow, what a gas! That Eve chick came over and sat in my lap while her Old Man, Adam-ski, goggled the whole show for his own groovy kick. What a scene, man. I looked over Eve-baby's shoulder at the lacing in my glass and all of a sudden, I saw my monkey crawl down from the ceiling and take up his rightful position on my back. It suddenly dawned on me that beer this wild should be illegal. I mean, what if some non-hophead type were to lay claws on a bottle? Dig, Daddy-O? Man, that cat would be in outer space with no hope of reentry. My reentry happened when the air seemed to suck out of the back of my throat and Evey-doll had to give me mouth-to-mouth, no tongue action, this time. Dry? Hell, yeah, man! No wonder they used crazy verbiage like "ruin" and sin". This beer will take you place you ain't coming back from. Proceed at your own risk. In the meantime, I'm lookin' to score and then the three of us are gonna have a jazzy menage a trois, dig?

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 23:08:04 | More by woodychandler
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Billolick

New York

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a small grower I filled from a fresh and local keg a few hours ago....

Pours hazed almond amber, sturdy light tan head, stays forever and leaves rich sheeting and fields of frothy stick.

Resin, pine, leafy hops on the nose

Citric hops in place, plentiful grapefruit, lime, and pepper, over a base flavor profile of resiny and quite dry hops. Rich layers of hoppy goodness. This is a very solid DIPA. Nice to try a brew from one of Connicticut's newer breweries.

Serving type: growler

03-03-2013 03:54:23 | More by Billolick
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-04-2013 02:33:56 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-31-2014 20:46:20 | More by Latarnik
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold with a short whitish cap that left a fair bit of lacing on the glass. Fruity aroma, grapefruit mostly, with some earthy hops and caramel sweetness. Malty sweet up front followed by growing bitterness in the finish. Grapefruit appears mid-palate and it ends with a bit of grassiness and alcohol spice/warmth. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, almost sticky in texture. A decent big IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 00:39:55 | More by DrJay
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-05-2013 01:37:34 | More by PEIhop
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-22-2014 02:48:50 | More by tobelerone
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a vibrant, orange-caramel coloring with a low profile, clingy, off-white head. Very thin head, but with some staying power. Aromas of roasted caramel, grapefruit, and pine resin. Balanced nose, but robust and rich. Flavors are roasted forward, with a tangy sweet and bitter blend immediately following. Caramel notes, both rich and roasty, support a dry hop characteristic with pepper spicing and grassy characteristics. Tart grapefruit characteristics become more present at the end of the palate, and build as you drink. The scales tip to the malty side slightly, but the spicing keeps it clean and crisp. Smooth and robust in mouth, the beer has a pepper and oregano spice laden aftertaste, with the malty sweet backbone remaining to balance. Clean, smooth finish with a slightly cloying linger. Solid beer, and one of the more drinkable DIPAs with a lower than most ABV. Solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 23:30:02 | More by GarthDanielson
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Durge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear copper color with a nice eggshell colored fuzz on top and lots of healthy lacing. The nose picks up a skunky grain and citrus hop. Not bad and apparently fairly hoppy. The flavor includes a similar skunky, citrus idea with a thick grain and grass theme which has just a hint of cloying sweetness. The hops are very nicely pronounced here. It's got plenty of bite yet it's also nicely blended with a heavy grain profile. This medium-plus bodied and has a smooth, amply carbonated feel. This is nearly sessionable but is definitely a pleasing DIPA entry from this new Connecticut brewer!

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 07:14:56 | More by Durge
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped BTLD: 10/17/13. Sampled on February 3, 2014.

It has a hazy golden-pale yellow pour with a tremendous cream-colored head that is soft, soapy and puffy and lingers all the way through.

Pine and floral hops greet the nose with a boom followed more distantly by a caramel or toffee maltiness.

Medium to full body but also on the smooth side.

Quick caramel malt flavor comes forward first. Big bitter finale that coats the back of the throat with earth, pine, and citrus. A nicely done DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 22:47:34 | More by puboflyons
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had a sample at Beervana and was pretty impressed so here goes the full review. 12oz. bottle served in my Harpoon IPA glass. Pours slightly lighter than unpasteurized cider with a consistent clarity. Head is half an inch, butter-colored and creamy in texture. Head eventually disperses into a frothy skim with swaths of lacing revealed as the beer is consumed. Nose is malty sweet and expresses citrus rind and an earthy/spicy quality (I feel like it reminds me a bit of Ruination). Taste consistent with nose; however, less sweet and more of an earthy/medicinal bitterness. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a prickly carbonation and a trace of oiliness. Overall, not exactly as I remembered it (then again, I had quite a few samples that night), but a promising beer from a relatively new area brewery. Looking forward to exploring some of their other styles.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 23:27:22 | More by Jwale73
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle.

Hazy, sediment-laden, orange copper body. Tall, rocky, light beige cushion of foam. Nice lacing. Fresh hop nose, with notes of pine sap, lemon zest, resin funk, and herbal goodness. Lean sugar cookie malt hides.

Toasted grain quickly gives way to pungent herbal and resinous hop flavor and bitterness. Sugar cookie and tropical fruit malt background. Mango and pineapple mid-palate. Resinous, piny, dank hop bitterness increases into the long, hoppy finish. Lingering caramel and fruit malt. Medium-bodied with a creamy, lightly carbonated (caskish) mouthfeel. Very nice and a welcome addition to the Connecticut beer scene!

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 22:21:29 | More by alexgash
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-21-2013 18:57:07 | More by ColForbinBC
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Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.