Road 2 Ruin - Two Roads Brewing Company

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87
very good

538 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 538
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 10
Gots: 100 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Connecticut's Headdy...

Real nice Beer, however it did have a Lagunitas smell which I associate with "Generic Hop Juice" concentrate. The taste made me forget about the "stoopid" other smell.... It did have a certain VT beers root with its own style at the end , and it had no chunks!.... oh it was pricey. Wanted to buy the 12 pk cans of the mosaic session, but balked at the 23.99 price.

This 6 came in at 12.99 ( nothing wrong with that for the DIPA, but 12 is usually my limit regardless) with 2 of the Jam beers as subs for the missing 2 DIPA's...

Look for em and give em a run....Solid

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- 12oz bottle poured to a snifter with a fairly hazy, orange body. A white head builds to about one finger high with a creamy, frothy thick texture. Retention is pretty good. Lacing has some thick sheets at the top and webs follow down the glass.

S- Pungent citrus rind and juice with a resinous pine alongside that. Slight stone fruit and tropical notes. Hops are dominant but there is some grainy malts and caramel backing them.

T- Hops once again provide a bulk of the beer's character with bitter orange peel, citrus juice, tangerine pith, grapefruit, resinous pine, floral and stone fruit notes. Light sweetness with a slight caramel malt, biscuit base. Slight alcohol, too much for only 7.6%.

MF- Fairly thick body with a creamy, slightly chewy feel. Carbonation in the medium range. Heavy bitterness bites the palate in the finish.

I like a IIPA with a bite but the bitterness and alcohol combine here to distract from a really well done hop profile. Just doesn't sit as smoothly as others and it is only 7.6%. This could be great with some fine, small adjustments.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Tree House tulip.

a: Nearly clear amber with a finger thick white head which receded slowly to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Moderate to intense citrus and pine.

t: Strong citrus to resin hop bite over a nice smooth malt base. Bitterness stings the sides of the tongue. Dry to bitter finish.

m: Moderate to full with great body. Very smooth, approaching silky.

o: A really fine DIPA with everything going for it. As good as almost any of the far more popular versions out there. My first Two Roads will not be my last.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a. Nice golden orange color with 2 finger head. Head flattens quickly. Some lacing.

s. Pineapple, pine, hoppy, some floral on pour.

t. Pine, pineapple, honeysuckle when cold. Nice flavors when first poured.

m. Could use more carbonation, but very good.

o. It is rare to find a beer that 'breaks down' so quickly - the slight change in temp on a 75 degree day caused this beer to go from borderline outstanding when poured from the bottle, to funky smelling, flat beer less than 10 min later. IF you can drink this beer quickly, you will like it. If you tend to let a beer linger, you will wonder if you are drinking the same beer. That being said, the taste is on the out of the bottle cold rating. The overall takes the time laps into account. Drink this quickly.

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.