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Two Roads Brewing Company

Two Roads Brewing Company
Road 2 Ruin IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Two Roads Brewing Company
Road 2 Ruin IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
Minutely hazy deep amber color. Buttery, fruity, chemical aromas of kettle corn, apple butter, caulk, and orange pepper with a crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a short-to-medium roasted turnip, grass and pepper, and pepper finish.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: kettle corn, apple butter, caulk, and orange pepper
Taste Flavor: roasted turnip, grass and pepper, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Recommended

The Producer

Two Roads Brewing Company

The Producer
1700 Stratford Avenue
Stratford, CT 06615
USA
1 203-335-2010

Imperial IPA

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Serve in a Snifter
Imperial IPAs, or double IPAs, are deep gold to deep amber in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are medium-to-full bodied and are distinguished by prominent American hop aromas, flavors and an abrasive, lingering hop bitterness. These intense hop characteristics should be balanced by a rich malt backbone. Depending on the varieties of hops used, a wide range of flavors including tart citrus peel, pepper and earthy, pine-like flavors and aromas may be encountered. These ales represent a challenge to brewers in terms of balance and drinkability, and have exploded in popularity in recent years with many craft breweries producing a version of the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Moylan’s Hop Craic XXXXIPA, Rouge IP2A Imperial India Pale Ale, Stone Ruination IPA and The Alchemist Heady Topper.