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:
#6,420
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
1,198
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
491
Trade:
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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
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | 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 any new bard here. Still a solid offering for a reasonable price.

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Photo of bixby1971
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GWalk612
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clear caramel copper color with a nice head. Good amount of carbonation. Sweet smell of butterscotch and pine. Bitter hops with a similar butterscotch finish, more of an alcohol taste than I'd like. Decent IIPA, I like the butterscotch flavor.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

-clear amber tap pour with little evident carbonation. Aroma is pine first then some citrus. The flavor presents a significant malt base with hop overtones that include persistent spice notes. The alcohol is not detectable in the finish. This is enjoyable and I will try it again.

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Photo of gabrielcolom
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Pours a gold with a touch of honey color with a two finger head that has decent retention. Upon break there is a nice cap and collar and some lacing is evident. The smell is big hops, piney and pithy. There is also a nice malt finish. Taste is like the nose, in that the hops dominate. There is a nice pithy bitterness that comes to me first, followed closely by the pine, and the whole thing is capped off with a nice amount of malts that make for a nice finish. The feel of this beer is medium bodied with medium carbonation and a dry finish.

This is a nice DIPA. I don't think it sets the world on fire by any means, but is a nice beer that I would happily enjoy again (and again).

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Photo of Coltron23
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy deep golden color with a one inch white head that left blotchy lacing. Smells of pine, citrus and malt. Taste is very bitter with pine and grapefruit dominant, sweet malts present but short lived. Medium bodied, dry mouth feel, light to medium carbonation.

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Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,198 ratings
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