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:
1,119
Reviews:
165
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
465
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Karenremom
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zander4dawin
3.37/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

An orange colored beer with a thin soapy head. A little bit boozy flavor, odd sugary flavored after taste similar to sprees or Pixie sticks, kind of ruined the beer for really odd lingering flavor.

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Photo of Hall22
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JAStheAce
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Road 2 Ruin poured a light copper colour and looked like honey. This beer did not have anything on the nose other than it smelled like grains and beer, in general. The bitter hops were subdued. This was a balanced IPA, malty and with a smooth finish.

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Photo of Pippuri
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nater919
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, slightly hazy amber with a big white head. Good retention and lacing.
The aroma is muted, but I get some candied grapefruit peel, orange marmalade, biscuit malt, caramel, pine, and a little onion.
The taste is big orange and grapefruit upfront. Bittersweet orange flesh and orange peel with a bit of juicy red grapefruit flesh. Hints of cantaloupe and papaya. You get some caramel and biscuit malt sweetness in the middle, a solid backbone. There's a substantial pine sap bitterness. Finishes dry with lingering piney bitterness.
Feels medium-full, medium-high carbonation, moves pretty quickly on the palate, and drinks easily coupled with a dry finish.
Overall, a solid West Coast style DIPA. Tastes quite malty for a moment but the dry finish and big citrus flavor keeps it drinking easily.

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Photo of IBUBrew
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of danielejock
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dms1767
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of mikeinportc
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheOakKing
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ssato27
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beautiful orange beer with an off white head that leaves a few gobs of lacing behind. The aroma has citrus fruit and pine with some sweet caramel and floral notes in a supporting role. The taste is a little bit of malt and caramel with bright, tart citrus followed by a nice pine bitterness. The finish is dry and clean. Really good and tasty beer.

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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 fscottkey
3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: [3.25] The bottle lists the ABV (8.0%). I could not find any date info. The beer is a hazy apricot color and it fors 1 finger of white head.

S: [3.50] Prickly orange, Pineapple, grassy notes and some tart lemon rind.

T: [3.50] Really striking flavor. Bitter orange rind, pine, lemon rind. Some sugary sweetness to balanace out the backend.

M: [3.75] Above medium body. Good carbonation. There is a bit a a pucker factor due to the citrus (like Sour Patch Kids).

O: [3.50] This is not my favorite DIPA. It is decent and I'd drink more but it is not a huge standout. There is quite a bit of citrus but not the bright side - the dark side! Pith and rind. It is not a bad way to go just a twist on the flavor profile.

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

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of wpreynolds
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
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