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Two Roads Brewing Company Road 2 Ruin
96 out of 100
Two Roads Brewing Company Road 2 Ruin

Style: Double IPA

ABV: 8.0

96
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Two Roads Brewing Company Road 2 Ruin

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What the brewers say

“A big, hoppy IPA with plenty of bite! Our assertive, hops-centric double IPA has a lean malt backdrop and is brewed with four American hops varieties—Summit, Palisade, Cascade, and Magnum. Piney, citrus, floral, not-for-the-timid!”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Earthy, like a walk in the dark pine forest, maybe a hint of gin/juniper. Intriguing. Some grapefruit, orange, and pine—the nose was subtle on this one.”

Flavor: “The forest turns a bit more ominous. Dark juniper richly lingers, but paired with an assertive bitterness. There’s just enough body and malt to make the medicine go down, but this is a seriously bitter potion. Although the bitterness is strong, it is also nuanced—I even get some roast coffee here, too. The gradient from start to finish is smooth and works well. Finishes with a slight alcohol warmth.”

Overall: “This beer is a nice continuous transition from start to finish. Nothing is out of balance. Some more aroma hops would always help. The citrus and grapefruit juicy notes were nice in balancing the hops bitterness.”

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