Road 2 Ruin | Two Roads Brewing Company

Road 2 RuinRoad 2 Ruin
BA SCORE
77.8%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 1,160 ratings
Road 2 RuinRoad 2 Ruin
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:
#5,831
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
1,160
Liked:
902
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
9.95%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
482
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,160 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

this is a great beer, somewhat of a session double ipa if that makes sense. its not enormous on the abv, and it doesnt taste boozy, but even more importantly, its bitter enough to finish crisp, but not so intense that it lingers forever and ruins the palate. furthermore, its neither too sticky or resinous or too malty to be real drinkable, and when its ice cold, its downright refreshing, not usually something i think of with this style. i am not real familiar with palisade hops, but they seem to add a cool fruitiness to this with the piney and even spicy notes of the other hop varietals in here, subtle peach and pineapple, a nice little touch and nice with the malts in here. not overly complex, but a nicely layered flavor and so frothy in the feel, well carbonated and fresh tasting, amazing balance for a style that often runs way too sweet or way too bitter. the pint cans are nice, and i could make a pretty buzzy afternoon out of this one. glad to see these guys in colorado now, i think their beer fits in well here!

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Frankyshuteye
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Tastes a little flat

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Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of dmorgan310
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miketess32
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheItalianStallion
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Wi_brew_bud
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The look was dark and even like a dipa should be the taste was smooth but hoppy the smell was lacking but it was good. I personally would say it was a good extra IPA but it was a little weak to really call it a dipa. But it still isn't bad.

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

Photo of DaveCash
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dmecca
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JebBelford
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redsoxjim
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kw_pip
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle

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

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz pub glass.
Golden.. almost clear. Mildly foamed, settling to a nice layer that retains well. Smell of light malt, rich citrus and what I sensed was a good dose of pine on the nose. Taste was really even for a DIPA.. in that nothing was too strong. The prickly feel was balanced between from first to last drink (see below).. with the bitterness easy going.
Nothing was over-the-top trying to grab my attention. One thing I did find odd, was the first few smells/drinks had an odd aroma of mild mildew, but that was gone after my 2nd or 3rd drink.. replaced by malt? Still learning...

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Photo of Simon212
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gobuccos
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmg480
3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Drinkable hoppy DIPA, with a decent mouthfeel and glass presentation: The foil of malt in the backbone is passable, although I would have preferred a tad more. The one downside though is that it's a bit to "catty," which IMHO, prevents it from being a really good DIPA.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SMKilp
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vader444
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 77.8% out of 100 with 1,160 ratings
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