Road 2 Ruin
Two Roads Brewing Company

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Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,149
Ranked #15,115
3.92 | pDev: 9.69%
Apr 22, 2023
Dec 21, 2012
Very Good
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Notes: 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!
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Rated: 3.71 by nodder from New York

Apr 22, 2023
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Rated by Tk32022

4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Nice bite
Apr 20, 2023
Rated: 3.83 by Ryan_L

Feb 28, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Jan 12, 2023
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Reviewed by CarolGrowler from Connecticut

4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This beer has been my favorite since I moved from Wisconsin to Connecticut three years ago. It's seriously hoppy, strong in alcohol, and just is awesome. It has notes of coffee and pine and a deep amber color. I suggest you try it!
Nov 27, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Oct 21, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle into a tumbler.
It’s amber color brings a nice head that receded after a drink.
Aroma is big pine resin, citrus follows.
Taste brings everything a Hop Head is looking for; Hop Hop Hop, grapefruit, great bitter note, crisp finish.
Overall.,. Nice IPA!
Oct 10, 2022
Rated: 3.8 by Djchaston from Massachusetts

Oct 02, 2022
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Reviewed by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Limited head quickly recedes... Color is the darker side of medium gold with a faint chill haze... Subtle malt forward nose with limited hop zing... The hop profile is dialed up several notches on the palate, but the rich malt base still is prominent... Feel is medium and dense with prickly carbonation... Decent enough brew with some rather enjoyable elements...
Aug 24, 2022
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.96/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Road 2 Ruin has a thick, off-white head and a clear, amber appearance, with bubbles and heavy lacing. The aroma is of fruit and white bread. The flavor is similar, with subdued bitterness and lots of sweet malt. Road 2 Ruin has a medium body and a drying finish.

Aug 20, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Jul 21, 2022
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Malty, rank, floral and resinous—almost seems salty. Dry and easy drinking for a double. Piney, but only medium bitterness. There is a hint of citrus like lemon zest and citric acid, but overall almost a complete lack of juiciness. Clear, dark straw color. Overall kind of like licking a dry malty pine cone.
May 20, 2022
Rated: 3.85 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Apr 25, 2022
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Reviewed by BigWheelz from New York

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice, west coast type DIPA. Quite alcoholic but it doesn't taste boozy. I have not had a double this good at this price point: 2 -4 packs for $20 {upstate NY).
Apr 10, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by hotwired from New Jersey

Nov 07, 2021
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Reviewed by DillonWheaton

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours: light amber with a 1 inch head

Smells: pungent pine scent with a hint of fruitiness

Tastes: decently bitter with a bit of citrus, super piney aftertaste.

Overall: A solid beer, but certainly outshined by other DIPAs from Two Roads.
Oct 12, 2021
Rated: 4 by Quafftastic from Virginia

Oct 02, 2021
Rated: 4 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Sep 30, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by doctorgary from New York

Aug 07, 2021
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Rated by BillRoth from Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had a bottle. Poured into a “Rocks” connick. Largely unremarkable. A decent drinker with a west coast bent. Kinda been there etc.
Aug 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
(12 oz can, BBE 16DEC21; purchased cold as part of IPA variety pack... poured into a clean, fat tulip)

L: clear, but slightly-hazy, orange-amber liquid; restrained build of spongy foam, collapsing to jagged collar soon after pour... zig-zag lace ring at the top, but no repeat

S: orange creamsicle, lemon-lime, mums; lightly-spicy, snickerdoodle-y cookie malt aroma... lovely scents, but low intensity

T: again, creamsicle, along with dried mango... interesting interplay and blend between the hops, a flavor profile with dimension... it has that classic, old school citrus-oil concentrate/extract and pinging bitter sting

F: a noticeable boost in body roundness up front, residual drag/legs through the finish; moderate spicy hop zip, sharpened a bit by the booze in the aftertaste; subtle sizzle... ultimately, wonderfully layered, tapered levity; spirit-like warmth lingering

O: perhaps it's experienced similar treatment suffered by the other brands in the variety pack - purely my imagination, or a kink in their processing and/or distribution... I do very much enjoy the bitter angle of their IPAs; I'll be back (1794)
Aug 02, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

Aug 02, 2021
Rated: 4 by JZB7

Aug 01, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by KatieGregBeers from New Mexico

Jul 26, 2021
Rated: 3.52 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Jul 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours amber with a 1" white head, which lasts. Heavy lacing to the end.

Aroma is floral, pine, grapefruit, orange.

Taste is grapefruit, orange, pine.

Medium bodied, lively carbonation. Dry, resinous finish.

Very tasty IPA.
Jul 21, 2021
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours an almost clear amber with a tall fluffy head that ends as lots of lacing.

Smells of piney resinous hops out of the can. In the glass you get some citrus aromas as well.

Tastes of medium bitter hops along with sweet malt and a bit of tart citrus. Has a lingering bitter finish.

Medium body with light carbonation. Slightly syrupy dry mouthfeel.

This brew is definitely hop forward but is only middling on the bitterness scale in comparison to some brews I have had lately. Otherwise it's decent and drinkable.
Jul 07, 2021
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Reviewed by BrewMaven from New York

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Slightly cloudy deep gold with a receding foamy head. Splotchy lace throughout. The fairly mild aroma belies the BIG hop presence in the flavor. Pine dominates with citrus rind close behind. Good malt backbone holds it all together. Substantial mouthfeel with moderate bubblies. One of my fav DIPA's
Jun 21, 2021
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had one of these a couple days ago and it really got my attention. Lots of bittering going on with a big malty ale hiding underneath.

It pours a deep bronze with fine bubbles. The aroma is a strong, boozy, malty hoppy experience. The taste bombs with bitterness under a big, strong ale. It hits you pretty hard!

Highly recommended. A great value too.
Jun 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Specialmick from Connecticut

4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look...a little hazy darker almost like tea brown. white head
Smell...Nothing crazy but citrus hop no smell of yeast.
Taste...Bitter frothiness with a slick full feel. I used to get this on tap for like 4 dollars 10 years ago and i liked it then and i do now. Def the older dogs out there and do a nice job on a lot of styles. a nice more traditional IPA in the day and a west coast bitter finish for sure.
Feel...Full slick and good carbonation. I forget that this is 8 percent . Not a huge hitter but big enough.
Overall...This is way solid for me at 10 dollar 6 pack double IPA. This is a beer I get and continue to get real damn fresh around here.
Jun 08, 2021
Rated: 4.42 by Wexfordbeer from Pennsylvania

May 29, 2021
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
There was once a day when bitter was sexy. Long before the haze, the juicy, the sweeter side of IPA, there was bitterness, dryness and refreshment in IPA. Two Roads is bringing bitter back.

Deep amber and surprisingly bright, Road 2 Ruin builds a frothy eggshell cap with an herbal, fruity, piney scent that's basically a security blanket for the nose of classic hopheads. Moderate in a malty-sweet tone, the initial impressions are of caramel, nuttiness and an overall granola-like character.

But as the hops unfold on the middle palate, the focus soon shifts toward a fruitiness of pineapple, pink grapefruit, orange and apricot. Still juicy, the fruit impressions are plump and plentiful on the tastebuds before the ale turns to dryness, bitterness and bite. A strong taste of pine, pepper and resin coats the back of the tongue in a bitter, gripping and lasting bite.

Medium-full and trending dry, the hop resins, alcohol and fleeting malts all allow for a crisp, refreshing and bitter finish with a long aftertaste of pine, botanical grasses and citrus peel showing that bitterness is not dead; long live the bitter!
May 24, 2021
Rated: 4 by kuhndog from New York

May 05, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by GRhoads from Ohio

Mar 23, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by mpenske from California

Jan 26, 2021
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Reviewed by sethmeister from New Hampshire

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can marked PKG 03 NOV 20.

Hazy darker shade of orange / amber with a bubbly cream-colored head. The foam slowly recedes ringing the glass with bubbly lace

Nose is citrus, grapefruit, pine, bread crust with soapy and floral notes.

Taste is caramel, pine, grapefruit, citrus. Some crusty bread. There's a strong malt base beneath the hops which shows up in both the scent and the flavor. Bitter but not intensely so.

Mouth is oily with a good weight to it.

Wish I were reviewing a fresher example but this is what was in the mix pack I bought yesterday. Still a very good west coast style DIPA.
Jan 10, 2021
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Reviewed by BeerBaronBear from New York

3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Canned 9/18/20, tasted 12/14/20. One of the first clear DIPAs I've had in a while. The appearance was a nice change - a translucent golden brown color with a finger or two of loose off-white foam. Not a ton of aroma after popping the can. The taste is definitely hop-forward as promised, but I also get a hefty taste of honey. I liked this beer better as it warmed up, but it was never super-exciting flavor-wise. Not much fruity character, and not a lot of depth or intrigue. The mouthfeel is pretty standard, nothing too interesting. The lingering spicy bitterness would keep me from drinking more than one of these. Overall, not a beer I'm likely to buy again.
Dec 14, 2020
Rated: 3.78 by shelby415 from Oregon

Dec 06, 2020
Rated: 3.83 by NightINgale from Russian Federation

Dec 04, 2020
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