Honeyspot Road White IPA - Two Roads Brewing Company
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Reviews by mnrider:
3.65/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. brown bottle. No freshness date.
A: Pours a pale light golden color with a large pillow of white head. Plenty
of carbonation. Above average retention and lacing.
S: Yeast, sweet fruits, wheat, some hops. A little spicy, Subtle but nice.
T/M: Spicy yeast, floral hops, wheat, nice juicy fruits, mellow citrus and some
possible honey. The malts are also mellow. Crisp with good carbonation feel.
Refreshing and pretty clean on the aftertaste. Oh and light bodied.
O: Another solid brew from Two Roads Brewing. This one has great drinkability
but does lack in the hop bite, which is something I would want in a White IPA.
Otherwise it is right on for me. I would say this is a nice warm weather beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2013 20:06:57 | More by mnrider
More User Reviews:
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
3.93/5 rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is light yellow and very hazy in color with some fine particles visible floating in suspension along with a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that took a long time to die down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of lemon and citrus hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has additional notes of wheat followed by strong notes of spicy hops towards the finish. It has a moderate to strong amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The wheat malts really help to lighten up the body of this beer and make it seem a lot hoppier than you would expect for a beer of this strength, as the bitterness approaches the level you would expect in an Imperial IPA. If you can handle the strong amount of hops, I would consider it to be sessionable.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2014 02:22:45 | More by metter98
Honeyspot Road White IPA from Two Roads Brewing Company
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