Road 2 Ruin | Two Roads Brewing Company

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3.92/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
tworoadsbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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!

Added by alexgash on 12-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,577
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
1,207
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,207 |  Reviews: 189
Photo of jhodgert
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Romartin
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: 1f white head, short retention, nice lacing, transparent golden honey color.
S: surprisingly very light, citrus malt and pine.
T: Malt, Piney Notes followed by some dankness.
F: Soft smooth dry
O: Good DIPA.

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Photo of Jz12b
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sissacot
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pencible
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer had a great, diverse hop profile. The scent and taste were well balanced and crisp. The result was a delicious IPA. Not top tier, but a solid brew.

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Photo of Moir1994CT
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very tasty beer, has a good feel and a full flavor for the price. It would be appreciated to maybe have a tad higher alc. percenage per bottle/can but thats more or less a personal preference but I have no real complaints. Recommended if its in your area.

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Photo of Paradox1000
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can: Poured a clear golden color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops with subtle floral undertones and light bitterness. Taste is a mix of citrusy hops, light floral undertones with some bitterness and some residual sugar which is more or less well integrated. Body si about average with good carbonation. Enjoyable but lacking some balance and more dominant hops profile would have been better.

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Photo of shimmyk26
3.29/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kier
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bloodsnot77
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Maudrey
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LinksusMaximus
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kell50
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gbiello
3.06/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of byronic
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaulSicard
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrenaline
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pootz
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can - pours a clear amber color with a 1 finger white rocky cap - aroma is earthy, pine-floral light citrus...flavour follows aroma with solid malt spin riding below the piney-floral tones - goes to a moderate but brawny finish with increasing bittering and a light metallic after taste - warming but not a hint of the alcohol in aroma or taste - a solid well made DIPA

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473 mL can from a 4-pack purchased at the LCBO; packaged Oct 23 2017 and served slightly chilled.

Pours slightly foggy, with a deep golden hue and one finger of loose, frothy white foam that dissipates over the course of the next 2-3 minutes. A bubbly, frothy collar endures, alongside a sponge print-patterned swath of sticky lace. Looks typical for the style, and the aroma is similarly emblematic of a DIPA - rather fruity, with pink grapefruit and orange being immediately apparent. Minor hints of apricot, pineapple, and some floral, herbal, slightly dank hops manage to provide some added depth.

A decent DIPA, though at a 'mere' 8% it does drink a bit more like a standard (albeit stronger than average) American IPA. The pale malt backbone barely even registers - there's some light caramelized malt sweetness, but beyond that it's nothing but hops, with Cascade and Summit hops sitting in the driver's seat - their pink grapefruit and orange citrus flavours are quite potent, overshadowing hints of apricot before leading into an assertively bitter back end. Citrus pith is soon overcome by an earthy, resiny, slightly floral hop bitterness that persists through the finish and lingers into the aftertaste. Medium-full in body, with moderately low carbonation levels that lightly swats at the surface of the palate; it's got a slight bite to it, but still has a relatively smooth texture that makes it easy enough to knock back.

Final Grade: 3.91, a B+. Two Roads' Road 2 Ruin will get the job done... but the DIPA category is a highly competitive one, and I don't think R2R is distinctly better than most of the domestic equivalents. Let me be crystal clear: this is in no way a 'flawed beer'; it just kind of blends into the crowd. At $3.75 per tallboy, there are only a few DIPAs in this province that I would consider to be better value, but none of them require committing to a 4-pack. That being said, Ontario hopheads should still consider this brew to be well worth trying while it's relatively fresh, and with any luck we'll see a few more Two Roads products being brought into LCBOs in the near future. Cheers!

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Photo of Cramshawbar
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Was looking forward to this one, as the US IPAs (and especially the double IPAs) are vastly superior to the ones found here in Canada. Well, not this one.
No, it's not bad but it is quite ordinary. The nose and even the taste is a bit Boneshaker like - strong pine. No other distinguishable identifier (of course the almost mandatory tropical fruit is thrown in).
Decent choice but I will not buy it again after I finish my 4-pack.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473 ml can served cold into pint glass. Cost was approximately $3.50 CDN per can.

Appearance - pours a clear rich golden color with orange hies. Half a finger of semi frothy white head is poured and modest retention ensues. Not much lacing and plenty of visible carbonation.

Smell - lots of tropical fruit with pineapple and grapefruit being most dominant. Some notes of orange as well. A certain earthy darkness sits underneath.

Taste - similar to these nose, with extra grapefruit and orange peel shining through. Some earthiness here and resin, but a little more tropical overall.

Mouthfeel - smooth, medium to heavy bodied, carbonation is middling and overall the beer is just a little bit sticky. Booze noticeable in the back of the throat.

Overall - a solid DIPA that I'm glad was able to try, however it doesn't really set the world on fire. Still a solid offering for a reasonable price.

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Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,207 ratings