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Road 2 Ruin - Two Roads Brewing Company

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477 Ratings
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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 7
Gots: 78 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

DIPAFAN, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - The beer was a little lighter than most DIPAs. On the initial pour, there was a massive white head, which left white lacing along the sides of the glass.

Smell - The aroma was largely that of fresh cut grass. It leaned more toward sweet than resiny.

Taste - My initial reaction was that this is far too sweet for a DIPA. The taste begins with big notes of sweet malt. Then the hops make their presence felt. The hops are not overwhelming, but quite noticeable. The hops would best be described as lemon , leaning toward lemon rind. For a DIPA, the taste finishes rather light, almost apologizing for trying to be potent.

Mouthfeel -The DIPA has a mouthfeel that is more emblematic of a single IPA, not a DIPA. In other words, it is noticeably thin.

Overall - I tried it. I probably don't need to try it again. It is a low-average DIPA.

JohnnyHopps, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of TheMultiYeast
4/5  rDev +3.9%

TheMultiYeast, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of jwps214
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

jwps214, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of sunofneurot
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

sunofneurot, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Gavage
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Gavage, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of fank2788
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
Clear and pale gold in color with a slightly off white head that quickly settles to a fine layer of bubbles. The smell is dominated by piney resinous hops with some fairly standard caramel malts to provide a base. The taste starts out with the pine hops which are followed by a strong kick of the standard citrus and then finished with some more grassy herbal hop flavors. Bitterness is quite strong throughout but overall the beer is moderately sweet and there is enough caramel malt to not quite balance but at least rein in the hops. Relatively thick bodied and sort of sticky as the carbonation level is low to medium, the finish leaves a long lasting bitterness that is a bit dry and definitely calls for another sip. Overall quite a good DIPA that is an above average representation of the style without being so big that it is tough to drink.

fank2788, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

qcbrewer, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of socon67
4/5  rDev +3.9%

socon67, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Notninja
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Notninja, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of justin0078
4/5  rDev +3.9%

justin0078, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

TheCuriograph, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of donbet69
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

donbet69, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of JLapadura
4/5  rDev +3.9%

JLapadura, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of AndrewBV
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

AndrewBV, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Hessian257
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Hessian257, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of brianmandell
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 1/27/14

Hazy golden brown; good head retention. I like the hop combination which provides a nice mix of floral, citrus and pine aroma and flavor. Very dry. There is a nice bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel is on the thinner side, which works with the creamy, active carbonation and dry finish. This is more of an IPA rather than a IIPA but that is just fine with me. Very sessionable. Well done.

brianmandell, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of GinjaSlice
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Not the best looking dipa. Light brownish color with thin off white head and lacing.
S: Great smell. Very fruity mostly grapefruit with a bit of pine
T: Very bitter lots of grapefruit come through but no real balance. Is bitter until the very end where it leaves quite a bitter aftertaste.
M: good mouth not to heavy or thin

This beer has great ratings for everything except the most important, taste.

GinjaSlice, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

halo913, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of MJCF26
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My first brew from Two Roads. A very good IPA. Subtle hop aromas, crisp taste, with a slight bitterness on the finish. A little light to be considered a Double IPA - I did expect a bigger hop bouquet. Nevertheless, a great first impression and I look forward to tasting more of Two Roads.

MJCF26, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

IPAs_4_me, Feb 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

samibr, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

kjlester, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of trentbent
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer sent me into a tizzy of researching hop strains. It's Summit, Palisade, Cascade, and Magnum. The appearance is a mild orange, smell is citrus, slight grapefruit, floral. The taste, as advertised, has bite, and kick; I get an interesting piney mix of floral with some citrus overtones that I think come from the combination of the Palisade and Summit hops, respectively. The mouthfeel is just where it should be to let you taste the flavor profile without too much carbonation. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer in more ways than one: I bought a six pack of something else and a couple bottle of this were in there; a happy mistake.

trentbent, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

longisland1983, Feb 27, 2014
Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.