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:
1,149
Reviews:
172
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
477
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,149 |  Reviews: 172
Photo of emeyer
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of AIFeldstein
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KirleyBrew
3.11/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Dwinslow15
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluegerman
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hoppy a little sweet malt coming through

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

Photo of Johncnh
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emount91
3.34/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I've had this one a million and a half times but never reviewed it. pours orange, no haze whatsoever. head is decent and foamy, lingers a while too. smell is balanced between resin/pine/a tad of citrus and the malt backbone this brew has. taste matches the smell almost identically, except in my opinion not as intense or promising as the smell. much more focused on the resin and malt than the pine and citrus with the taste. the mouthfeel was standard, exactly what you would expect from a decent beer without a "wow" factor. overall an alright beer. this is the brew i go for at a restaurant when their selection is slacking, this or their white IPA (Honeyspot Road) has to be on tap at at least 90% of CT restaurants at all times now, so you can always count on it.

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Photo of dms7502
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agharris73
4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice ring of lace

S: Nice citrus and pine up front with a solid malt presence. Nice and fruity/juicy

T: Follows the nose. Citrus and pine up front with undertones of fruity and earthy tones. Malt balances nicely. Finishes with light bitterness and a bit of fruitiness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid and quite crushable DIPA. Nothing overwhelming or in your face, with a very well hidden 8%. Certainly worth picking up at least a 4-pack of pounders

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Photo of xungmound98
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Dhaddox
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Even fresh, not exactly what I am looking for in a double; no especially strong hop or malt character - just "there".

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Photo of johnlatona
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A piney and resinous DIPA. Medium plus malt in the middle tries to balance out the bitter hops. Hints of alcohol pop at the back of the palate as the beer warms on its way down. Drinks around its ABV or, even higher.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheElectricOne
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some stringy lacing sticking to the glass. The smell had a big sweet burst of citrus rind and pulp over top of floral features and gently allowing a light caramel malt delicately balancing. The taste was mainly bittersweet citrus hops and giving off a nice dry bitter citrus rind - like aftertaste. There's no finish in this one. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping to sessionable quality about it. Carbonation seemed good for the style and for me. The bitterness level is there and good as a DIPA. Overall, I like this one as a DIPA and definitely recommend for DIPA fans.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of let8it8grow
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a tulip glass at the Iron Abbey in Willow Grove, PA. The appearance is a golden semi bright yellow color with an amber tint, it has a medium sized white head. The aroma is really good with hops and citrus. The flavor is a smooth citrus and hop experience.

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Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,149 ratings.
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