Each day we wake up, get up, make a decision on what to wear, make a decision on what to eat and make a decision on what our day will hold for us. It is much the same with our entire life of decisions. Which way will we go? Our friends at Two Roads Brewing seem to know this concept well and have brewed a beer that exemplifies the decisions we face in our lives, day to day. We can either make a good decision or a naughty one which may get us into some trouble. But there is always that decision… And this is why we share today’s brew, Road 2 Ruin.
Connecticut is home to Two Roads Brewing Company. Located in Stratford, Connecticut, their story of business growth in this beer-crazed nation is remarkable. Four enterprising individuals who had met through unrelated circumstances grew tired of their business careers and took “the road less traveled” leap into brewing and became Two Roads in 2012. Today, they make awesome beer, contract brew for smaller start-ups and teach others interested in the brew life how to succeed. You can find out a ton more at their website, https://tworoadsbrewing.com
Road 2 Ruin Double IPA is a splendid concoction of hops and malt that marry so well together with the eloquence of mastery. This copper-yellow liquid and generous beaming white head relate to the imbiber of a story they are about to experience. A malt-forward balance so perfect that one can almost taste the relationship before the first sip. Massive amounts of citrus and malt greet your nose as you enter the glass. Fragrance so bountiful that you almost pause to take another gathering and check your senses. The first sip agrees with your nose as you begin to experience the tasting notes your nose explains. As with most every really well brewed DIPA, a medium mouthfeel and luscious notes of hops and malt greet your senses to reveal what a well-designed IPA style beer can be.
Road 2 Ruin is sold to us in 16 oz four packs as regulations allow in NH. Because of its 8% ABV and percentage volume per package unit, our laws help control our intake. This beer drinks more like a 5-6% ABV which can be deceivingly dangerous.
BeerAdvocate.com has officially rated Road 2 Ruin as ‘Very Good’ and awards it a 88 out of 100. Other followers are rating it as high as 4.78 out of 5.0.
You can find both at Case-n-Keg in Meredith and Laconia as well as other fine beer providers. Road 2 Ruin is just a great tasting double IPA, which will have you saying “Cheers!”
Jim MacMillan is the owner of WonByOne Design of Meredith, NH, and is an avid imbiber of craft brews and a home brewer as well. Send him your recommendations and brew news to firstname.lastname@example.org