Two Roads may be best known as the place that contract brews Lawson’s Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine and Super Session #2 but they also have a pretty solid line up of their own beer. I have also heard that it is a great place to visit so if you find yourself in Connecticut check them out.
Road 2 Ruin is their double IPA and I purchased a 4-pack of cans on a recent trip to Vermont. Their beer is also available in Maine and may even be in New Hampshire now. Appearance is a deep slightly hazy orange color with a fluffy white head. Aroma has some floral and pine but is not as pungent as many other DIPAs. Taste has a sweet start, a little pine and then a huge bitter finish. The bitterness seemed to dull down a bit as I drank the beer, not sure if this was me getting used to the beer or a change as the beer warmed.
The can says “Plenty of Bite” at the bottom and that is certainly true.
Alcohol Content: 8.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Two Roads Brewing
Brewers 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!