Road 2 Ruin | Two Roads Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,134
Reviews:
170
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
470
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Torilynn86
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Quite possibly the best IPA I've ever had. A must try.

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Photo of ABUSIV3
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of harrod12
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Basoos1
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of WillMcCollV
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of kristin747
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of GorillaPress
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Favorite everyday beer

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Photo of Cichowski
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DrunkyBuddha
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of ejane
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Kroborett
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of munnster76
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best IPAs I have ever tasted if not THE best. Hoppy and fruity, yet on the light side. Update...the gf and I both did a blind taste test and both choose this beer over Hedy topper by the slimmest ....and I mean slimmest of margins. Later found out from the bartender that this a contract beer from Lawsons finest liquids...no wonder it tastes so darn good. The people rating this beer clearly do not know a good ipa when they taste one. They must be budweiser fans.

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Photo of Tommy_bruno
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of WillisTouri
4.98/5  rDev +27%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My favorite IPA! Super tasty and bold. CT brews all the way!

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Photo of Djack61481
4.9/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bonesaw1127
4.89/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Whitley
4.89/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Although, it is not a Heady or a Sip of Sunshine, it is a close 2nd and a very worthy DIPA !!

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4.84/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of BillyGam
4.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely love this double ipa the brewery is local to me and enjoy it on a daily basis with no complaints

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Photo of dave_ivan
4.8/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I really liked this one. It was similar in many ways to Melvin Brewing's 2x4. I only had one bottle in a restaurant somewhere in rural CT. Very enjoyable, a nice balance between hops and malt, and it did not taste overly hot or alcoholic.

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Photo of KingOfHearts13
4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Probably my newest favorite beer, although I have been drinking it for well over a year now. Locally we have been seeing very fresh bottlings on the shelves. (30-40 days old) and the flavor increases greatly because of it.

Not boozy at all, but the high abv is definitely there after a few are knocked back. Pairs well with Highland Park 10yr SMS.

Bear with me here, as we don't get a huge selection of West Coast IPA in my neck of the woods, so I can't compare to Pliny or the like, but these "fresh bottlings" definitely boost this DIPA from my top 5 IPA's to #1, over the likes of Flower Power, Hop Stoopid, and Dogfish 90min IPA, and leaves anything I've had from Sierra Nevada in the dust. BUT...bottle date matters with this brand...anything outward of hitting the 90 day mark and it's back down to just average.

30 day mark and I'm picking up more than just run of the mill citrus...getting some mango up front and the crispness factor doubles IMO.

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Photo of DonWeymouth
4.77/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thin for a stout and very hoppy. Bold taste with a strong aftertaste. Very good.

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Photo of Archdale74
4.77/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very good beer, good color, smell and flavor

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Photo of CaverDave
4.76/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Elguaponacho
4.76/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beer that took me by surprise with a great flavor and a kick with the alcohol.

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Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,134 ratings.
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