philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap at the Brewery: Beautiful orange/amber color, hint of haze, with a creamy head. Nutty aroma with a little bite. Assertive taste with bitter notes right up front that soften into a tangy aftertaste. Full body but creamy texture. Overall, because of it;’s assertiveness, this is probably a one or two per sitting beer, but with this beer, that’s enough. Very nice DIPA.
bennetporter (178) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an amber from a bottle, great piney hop flavor and aroma. Great example of the style and excellent beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sebletitje (7120) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Hoppy Loft.
Dorée sur un léger toruble, col épais blanc.
Arôme est fort centré sur les houblons, notes agrumes assez agréable sur un petit rétro de pin. Malt n’est pas en reste avec un côté prenant de pâle et cara.
Palais est fruité aux saveurs agrumes, pamplemousse, pointe de papaye, mangue, pour une amertume persistante. Le tout est complété par un fini pin et herbacé. Ok, mais manque juste un petit qcq chose, le profil malt ressortant un peu trop, ombrageant le caractère du houblon.
rjplumer (565) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Assertive grapefruit and piney aroma. A hazy amber and orange body with a slim white head. Bold bitter hop bite. Sweet grapefruit to balance. Clean dry to the finish.
Alusmamuts (671) - LATVIA - MAR 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with medium off-white creamy head. Fruity aroma. Deep hoppy bitterness, some soreness on the tongue middle and slight fruity sweetness along its centerline. Lasting bitter aftertaste.
nihtila (1016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4.5.2014. Tempting fruity aroma. Taste has lots of pine, grass and fruity hops. Great DIPA.
Chad9976 (1314) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
There’s definitely a “New England-style Double IPA” bandwagon that every brewery in the Northeast has been jumping on the last few years. I don’t mind the derivativeness of these beers since most of them tend to be somewhere between good and excellent. Once in a while you encounter an outstanding example of the style, like Two Roads Road 2 Ruin Double IPA. This has pretty much everything I want in the style: great taste, amazing drinkability, affordably priced and available in a can. It’s a great substitute for Heady Topper.
I poured a 16oz can into a tulip glass. It was canned on 2/5/15 and cost $3.85 ($0.24 per ounce).
Appearance: Mostly clear shade of orange/dark gold. Pours to a fluffy, white head which retains and laces very well.
Smell: Pungent hop aromatics, slightly spicy, but also juicy and citrusy. Seems just a tad bit mild, though.
Taste: I’ve always detected a bit of a garlic and/or onion flavor to some of the more prominent New England-style Double IPAs, but this is the first I’ve seen to specifically mention using Summit hops – a variety that is known for that spicy flavor. Not that it’s the only taste, of course. Earthy/piney hop flavor is also prominent, especially on the back end. There’s citrusy fruit concentrate in the beginning as well. I’m impressed at how well these flavors complement each other and work on their own. The malty side is a bit direct, creating for just minor honey sweetness. It’s bitter to be sure, but not too intense; just a minor drying sensation. Not a starter DIPA – this is one for the veteran drinkers.
Drinkability: One of the signs of a great beer is when you take your first taste and you can’t put it down. That’s what happened when I initially sipped Two Roads Road 2 Ruin Double IPA. The mouthfeel was just so comfortable with a smooth texture and easy finish. It was actually pretty refreshing while on my tongue, too. At 8% ABV there is some noticeable alcohol warmth, but it’s quite gentle and doesn’t distract from the palette. It’s not overwhelming, either. I drank this so quickly I really want to open another one immediately.
ineedbeer (969) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle dated 01/07/2015.
Aroma is fairly fruity and hoppy. Medium light citrus notes with a lot of pineapple, mango and peach. Moderate melon notes with light hop resin. Medium light malt notes with light caramel.
Pours a moderately clear, golden orange with a moderately thick, somewhat small, white head that exhibits decent retention as it recedes to a thin film that lingers. Light lacing and medium small legs.
Flavor is somewhat sweet with a definite caramel note and some pale malt notes. Moderately strong bitterness. Moderately strong hop notes but this time more grapefruit and resin. Lighter tropical fruit and stone fruit. Hint of alcohol in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low to medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a decent IPA but definitely not my preferred style. A little too sweet and malty without enough hops in the flavor. Onions, that is the aroma I was having trouble describing. This beer is a bit oniony in aroma and flavor; I like it, others won’t.
cbnz (36) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Home in Berlin
Appearance: Dark gold body, small white head
Aroma: Grapefruit, pine resin
Taste: Quite simple, heavy on grapefruit notes, bit of resin, maybe a little honey
Palate: Medium body with dry finish
tricyclist (985) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Moderate sample pour of bright golden straw with white head. Nose is straw and grassy notes, loads of citrus. Flavor is bright and clean, refreshing, plenty of citrus, lemon peel, dry and resinous. Not bad at all.
gunnfryd (11741) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden -orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, malt. Flavour is orange, malt, pine, alcohol, grapefruit, citrus. Medium body. OK/Nice beer. KØLF 010814.