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:
#6,444
Reviews:
187
Ratings:
1,201
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Jusstin02
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of CommonSense
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can into glass. Wish I knew for sure that this was old or fresh. Either 2 months old or 2 months past expiration. How hard is it to print BB or Born On? This is not to pick on Two Roads. Quite a few breweries are not clear in communicating the meaning of the printed date. I just don't get it. My guess is that it was Born 2 months ago because all 4 cans have different times printed.

Pours a pure amber (orange gold). Not copper (red brown) as the 2 latest reviews have said. I know we're beer geeks, not painters, but come on folks. Solid inch of head with not much retention. Lacing stays throughout its life. For the reviewers that claimed not much head.... it wasn't poured appropriately.

Aroma is rather weak for a "temptingly hoppy" DIPA. Smells primarily of malt. Hmm.

Taste is balanced nicely. Good but not great flavors in this one.... smoky caramel to toasted bread to a piney bitterness composed of 7 different varieties of hops (BA description incorrectly states 4). Some citrus coming through. As it warms, the alcohol is still never tasted. Definitely a highly drinkable DIPA. 4 oz left and have sneezed 6 times so the hops are definitely there. However, the hop flavor is not superior. Burps taste delicious.

Respectable feel. Perhaps a tad over-carbonated.

Worth trying. Slightly above average DIPA with the majority of the flavor coming from the delicious malts.

83/100

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Photo of Beers-es
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap, pours a clear copper with almost no head and little lacing. Smell is mostly sweet malt, hardly any hops detectable. Taste is unremarkable, with a tiny bit of citrus and pine offsetting the malty body. There is a lingering bitterness, but it is oddly disconnected from any kind of flavor.

Feel is on the thin side for a IIPA. Overall it's pretty bland honestly. Take a big IIPA where everything is turned up to 11, then dial it back to 6 and you have this beer. The best I can say is there's nothing wrong with it.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bdiiorio
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RGPeters
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of firkingroovin
4.66/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SnakeSanchez
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CHickman
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Lark in E. Northport, pours copper color with a small off white head that faded and left minimal lacing. Smells of graham cracker, piney hops, grapefruit, toasted grains, citrus hops, caramel and brown sugar; very basic and well balanced but a little light on the hops for a DIPA. Tastes just like it smells but with more toasted malt, biscuit, wheat bread toast and light smoky notes. Like the nose the flavor lacks any real hop punch for a DIPA, but it does hide the ABV quite well. Overall decent but it did not stand out in any way.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Twisted Vine and Tap in Delmar, NY.

This one pours a light amber color, with a half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like pine, caramel, grapefruit, and grassiness. The aroma is slightly muddled and not that strong.

This is definitely a drinkable IPA, but it feels undefined and slightly boring. It's got the requisite grapefruit and pine, but it feels a bit dirty and kinda boring.

This is medium bodied, pretty crisp.

Not all that impressed but I enjoyed being able to try it.

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

Photo of Act25
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Try 24!
Surprisingly original and powerful hoppy DIPA from CT.

A: "A show dog of a beer" as a BA Carolingian wrote. On a hazy copper body it builds medium head, with nice retention and lacing that lasts.

S: Sticky caramel and pine. Resinous, sensuous. Better as it warms, a bit of earthy fall leaves and catty gardens.
T: Candy caramel forward, with the piney hops building in bitterness wave; underneath, the caramel flavors balance adding malt and candy body. Complex back flavors that are earthy and fecund.

F: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; quite sticky if you like 'em that way.

Try 24. (my highest rating).

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Photo of ScottHiggins207
4.73/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of edouble0015
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,201 ratings
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