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:
1,151
Reviews:
173
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
478
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,151 |  Reviews: 173
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

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

What a great beer! Very hoppy yet very smooth and drinkable. This beer hides the alcohol quite well, It tastes more like a 5.5%-6%. Great tasting beer and I would definitely buy again.

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Photo of Shy5
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GHow
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer from Two Roads was my first introduction to a Hop DIPA. Its rating here on the BA seems somewhat slighting....RTR has a great aroma and a great hop-malt mix taste. As I grade the lacing , it doesn't leave a lingering ring in your glass so I give it a SLIGHT deduction. BUT it has a golden color to go with the the smooth hop flavor and kick make it a great Friday after work "settling in" brew. It is Two Roads number ONE seller.and is now available in grocery stores as well as shops in CT so there is always fresh RTR on the shelves. The Road 2 Ruin is always in my fridge mix.

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Photo of TeachChefs
4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CCash
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmaskell33
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GratefulNole
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davefromct
3.41/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdupler40
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phil9250
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish tulip. Cool can artwork. Love the snake.

L: Medium golden semi-opaque pour. Two fingers of off-white head. Sticky lacing.

S: Pine and resin... light citrus.

T/F: Grainy malts form the backbone of the beer. Lots of pine... peppercorns. Citrus and grapefruit... more noticeable in the taste than the smell. It's got a little herbal something as well. Nice and resinous. Moderately bitter but balanced. Goes down far too easy for its ABV. Finish is sticky and with a touch of citrus.

O: A pretty solid DIPA. A bit ahead of the pack, and nice flavor profile. Would definitely have this one again.

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Photo of cdub70085
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pro45
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle with a bottled on date of 01/26/17. Three weeks old. Pours a golden orange color. Smell is hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits, pine, pear, and even some apricot. Taste is very bitter up front with a hop blast and underlying citrus and tropical fruit. Grapefruit and orange peel are predominant here. Very sticky, but dry. Goes down smooth. I've had this beer before, perhaps 4 or 5 years ago, but I can't remember it being this good. This was extremely fresh and that might be why my first go round was not so memorable. I'll definitely pick up some more. Very good DIPA. If you see it, pick some up.

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

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

Photo of dave_ivan
4.8/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I really liked this one. It was similar in many ways to Melvin Brewing's 2x4. I only had one bottle in a restaurant somewhere in rural CT. Very enjoyable, a nice balance between hops and malt, and it did not taste overly hot or alcoholic.

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

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

Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,151 ratings.
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