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Road 2 Ruin - Two Roads Brewing Company

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very good

427 Ratings
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Ratings: 427
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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3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper with a nice creamy whitish head that fades to patches of splotchy lacing.

S: Strong hop character on the nose with notes of citrus, pine and some leafy hops. I get grapefruit, orange and some sweet malts as well.

T: Pine, orange, grapefruit and lots of citrus character. Some sweet caramel from the malt but this is more subdued by the hops and resinous taste.

M: Medium bodied with mild carbonation and a solid crisp bitterness. The hops come through and the malt doesn't dominate, but plays a secondary role to the hops.

O: I'm very impressed with this one, as it is a nice hop-forward IPA. Maybe not quite a "double IPA" by today's standards but a damn good beer fresh. Absolutely worth a try and I look forward to drinking some more from Two Roads!

Mikecap, Dec 01, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Translucent gold with a finger of foamy white head, lots of tiny bubbles, some scattered patches of lacing.
S - Lemon, orange juice, large astringency, some pine, sweet malt backdrop.
T - Lots and lots of sugary sweet candy malt, some mild citrus flavors, big biscuit flavor. Medium on the bitterness. Definitely some hop resin making its way in here.
M - Very sticky, and chewy, coats your palate.
O - Its a very sweet double IPA, not really for me.

Omnium, Nov 30, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Jwale73, Oct 25, 2013
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Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.