Road 2 Ruin - Two Roads Brewing Company
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3.81/5 rDev -0.5%
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
3.71/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A - Beautiful orange color; pulpy. About a 1 1/2 finger head, decent perseverance, nice lacing.
S - Sweet grapefruit and mango. Citrus. Fairly subdued; bright, but not overly powerful.
T - Bitter, citrus peel, very hoppy aftertaste, with caramel malt coming in last.
M - Very dry aftertaste. Very smooth body, however; medium-light mouthfeel overall.
O - This isn't a bad IPA, but it's a little boring for a DIPA. I really would put it more on par with an average IPA. I'd drink it again, but it's nothing special.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2013 20:18:46 | More by Roguer
3.88/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
We crack the top and pour a brew of glowing sunset orange into our tasting snifters. It holds a two finger head of creamy bubbles the color of angle’s food cake, showing nice retention. A chill haze permeates clarity, but no sediment is noted. Carbonation appears to be light. The aroma is fresh with apricot and strawberry fruitiness, brightly grapefruity and floral hoppiness, salted caramel, soft booziness, black pepper, pale and lighter toffee malts, lemon tea tannins, brown sugars, sticky honeys, and light phenolic chemicals. Our first impression is that the hops are nice and bright, giving enough flavor to match the deeper, sweeter malt bill. As we sip, the taste opens with green, soapy, resiny, and grapefruity hops, pale malt with light toast, lemon rind sourness, Saltine crackers, and light vinegar acidity. The middle peaks with sticky resiny hops, tannic puck, juicy yeastiness, dried apricots, lemony cleaning wipes, soy sauce saltiness, toffee sweetness, and light floral grassiness. Washing through the finish are notes of lemon flesh and rind, grassy and bitterly herbal hoppiness, sulfuric mineral, bark, moss, dusk and musk, raw honey, apricot and red apple sugars, faint metallics, baker’s yeast, and white sugars. The aftertaste breathes of clovey depth, pale malts, gravel, pencil woodiness, tannins, plastic chemicals, plant-like resins, herbal and piney hops, biscuity and bready pales, wheat crust, and powdered pollen. The body is medium to full, and the carbonation is medium. Each sip gives pleasant slurp, smack, cream, froth, and sip, with a foamy coating left around the mouth. This drips into wet salivation, with only soft puck of bittered hops. The lips are left sticky at their corners. The abv is appropriate, and drinkability is high.
Overall, what we liked best about this brew was its taste and its drinkability. The hops through the flavoring are fresh, bittered, and powerful, giving bright notes of grapefruity and earthen grassiness. This, coupled with the light tannic qualities of the grain, aided in ease of drinkability, with was great for a beer of this robustness and abv. The nose compares nicely, but was much more to the malty side. This is a great local DIPA from an interesting local brewery, and will definitely keep you refreshed and happy on one of these brutal summer days.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2013 23:37:29 | More by TheBrewo
Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.