Honeyspot Road White IPA - Two Roads Brewing Company
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Reviews by Thads324:
2.38/5 rDev -32.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Pours a very pale yellow, almost like hoegaarden but clearer and maybe lighter. Fizzy white head turns to just a ring of fizz on the edges.
Nearly no aroma. Faint malt and very mild earthy, grassy hops. No bitter or fruity smells at all.
Flavor is much the same as the aroma. Mostly water. Mild wheat malt and a tangy hop bitterness followed by a mixture of pineapple and pine hops. None of the flavors are super overpowering, but the hop bitterness and flavor increases as I drink more of the glass. There's a bit of yeasty flavor in the back end.
Mouthfeel is very light, heavily carbonated. Blown away that this is 6%
Not much going on here. Damn near a drain pour but I plowed through it. The flavor is weak and there's an odd lingering feel similar to real ginger beer, but not in a good way. I'll try it again of they change it up, since this brewery is very new, but otherwise I'm steering clear of this.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2013 00:44:06 | More by Thads324
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4.21/5 rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Good head which settles to bountiful stringy web lace. Very pale color--straw. Appears clear.
Very nice fresh hop smell despite the full bar pour. No notable wheat nose.
Not very wheaty. I'd describe this as an IPA first and foremost. Lightly biting white pepper aftertaste. Body neutral, carbonation elevated but in a good way. Overall, this is very easy to drink with lots of fresh hop flavor.
Serving type: on-tap
07-04-2014 16:11:43 | More by smcolw
4/5 rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Newish brewery nearish me, my first real beer from them, with the other review being the raspberry wheat thing that I don't really count. Some attempt at a date, printing isn't the best, I think it says 3/23/14, but hard to tell.
Pours a decent fizzy fluffy 1 finger head, fades fairly slowly with nice soapy sticky lacing, super hazy golden yellow sun color.
NOse is pretty decent, esp for a white IPA, with some mild citrus and orange rind, a little bitter orange peel, nice orange flesh and juice, mild clementine and even a touch of tangerine. Behind that is a nice creamy wheat, a little orange creamscicle note, little floral hop note.
Taste starts with creamy wheat initially but that is quickly washed with clementine, orange juice and flesh, a nice citrus hop note with a little floral hop character as well. Creamy wheat with the orange juice bring a nice orange creamscicle as well, into mild zest bitter note but light overall bitterness, a hint of tangerine and orange peel, fairly juicy and light creamy feel adds a nice touch. Finish is dry, bitterness kicks in a bit more, hops turn a little spicy with more orange peel bitterness, and a touch of creamy wheat.
Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice creamy feel, creamy carbonation too.
Overall pretty nice, not usually a big fan of White IPAs, but this was a nice blend if light creamy wheat, orange juice and flesh, little bitter orange rind, clementine, etc. It didn't try to do too much, no over spices, no toasted in your face wheat, no crazy heavy hops that clash with wheat typically, pretty well done I think, esp for a 90 degree day.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2014 00:40:53 | More by jlindros
4.15/5 rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I was up to NYC a little over a month ago to visit the wondrous JenRay while she was in town for work and we happened upon several bottles at a Whole Foods Market where I picked up some of Two Roads' offerings.
From the bottle: "White IPA That Hits the Spot"; "Take a Direct Route to Hoppyness!"; "The Road Less Traveled"; "India Pale Ale with Wheat"; "Honeyspot Road White IPA is at the intersection of soft wheat character and bold, fruity hops. Honeyspot Road also happens to be the [highway] exit that leads to our 100 year old factory-turned-brewery [Exit 31]."; "Here's to taking the road less traveled, in life and in beer!"
Once again, I began with a heavy-handed pour, only to have to take my foot off of the gas to avert an overflow. I watched patiently as the three fingers of dense, foamy, bone-white head slowly fell, becoming liquid. Color was a hazy, very pale lemon-yellow (SRM = 2). As a previous reviewer noted, there were a good bit of floaties in evidence. Nose smelled strongly of lemon zest and my mouth began to water. Mouthfeel was medium and the immediate taste was of freshly squeezed grapefruit! I really liked the way that the wheat tempered some of the inherent intensity of the hops, retaining the flavor, but taking some of the edge off. I am a hophead and an AIPA fan, but sometimes the hops can be overwhelming. This is a perfect example of why I m a fan of this offshoot stye as opposed to its Black/Cascadian IPA brethren, which I disdain. In that style, the black/dark malts overwhelm the hops, while here, the hops are enhanced. Finish was semi-dry, thanks to the wheat, which took some of the edge off of the hops. Man, I could drink more of this, if only they would put it in CANs ...
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2014 22:31:46 | More by woodychandler
Honeyspot Road White IPA from Two Roads Brewing Company
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