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Honeyspot Road White IPA - Two Roads Brewing Company

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Honeyspot Road White IPAHoneyspot Road White IPA

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184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Two Roads interpretation of this emerging beer style naturally takes a road less traveled. Unlike other versions, ours employs an American ale yeast and no spices. The result is a soft wheat backdrop that accentuates the Pacific Northwest hop character.

(Beer added by: tigg924 on 12-26-2012)
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ejane

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +41.2%

01-27-2013 13:09:42 | More by ejane
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Snarf103

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

01-11-2013 04:42:12 | More by Snarf103
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Kerrigankyj

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

07-12-2013 03:25:32 | More by Kerrigankyj
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mmurphy

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

06-20-2014 17:53:12 | More by mmurphy
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theblub25

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

08-03-2013 06:09:56 | More by theblub25
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Druuseph

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

09-16-2013 13:04:14 | More by Druuseph
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sarahfrancesca

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

02-25-2014 02:07:11 | More by sarahfrancesca
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Emkehr

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

02-08-2013 08:11:32 | More by Emkehr
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Srecko

Serbia

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

04-17-2014 00:58:11 | More by Srecko
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malcolmwarnock

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

01-03-2014 12:57:15 | More by malcolmwarnock
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ekanfire

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

06-28-2014 23:42:38 | More by ekanfire
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GETTNCRUNKED

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

05-12-2014 23:34:37 | More by GETTNCRUNKED
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smcolw

Massachusetts

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
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: The pale goldenstraw liquid sports a nice head that leaves some squiggly lacing behind

Smell: Floral and grainy, with citrus fruit and a hint of honeysuckle

Taste: Bready, up front, with the floral and citrus flavors arriving in the middle; the hop profile dominates the back end, bringing a bit of honeysuckle with it

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate, but prickly, carbonation

Overall: My favorite beer of the night from Two Roads; nice take on the style

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2013 01:38:54 | More by brentk56
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

4.11/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - super hazy lemon color, with a thin white quickly dissipating head, massive amounts of sediment strengthens the lemon description by invoking images of lemonade

S - subtle floral hop notes, yeasty breadiness from the wheat ingredient, definite lemony citrine aromas as well

T - floral hops are wonderful, flavorful and poignant without being overwhelming. Halfway through the hops melt away into a mellow citrine sweetness that contrasts and yet complements the previous hop profile splendidly

M&D&O - Two Roads continues to impress, such a well crafted IPA, an amazing contrast of flavors and elements. I am looking forward to more from Stratford!

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 01:51:10 | More by sinstaineddemon
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fank2788

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
Pale yellow gold in the glass, quite a bit lighter in color than one would expect for an IPA, the head is full and thick and nearly pure white. The smell is of wheat bread, lemony and citrus hops and belgian yeast, it's quite a mix again a clear departure from whats standard for the style. The citrus hops come out to the front in the taste behind that there is further bitterness with a more herbal hop flavor. The grain is present also, this beer avoids some of the darker caramel malts and opts for a cleaner malt profile of pales and wheat. The finish is peppery and that is where the belgian ale yeast character is most noticeable. It is rather highly carbonated and that combined with the hop bitterness make it lively on the tongue. The alcohol content is moderate for an IPA and as a result the drinkability is pretty good as well. This is a rather unique beer, it has the IBUs of a lower end IPA but the wheat and belgian yeast separate it from standard IPAs while it has too much citrus character to be classified as a belgian ale. It's a bit unconventional but I like it.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 01:13:08 | More by fank2788
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tomthumbsblues

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Six pack from a friend! Poured aggressively into a pint glass producing a two finger foamy head. Cloudy lemony yellow color and many streams of carbonation. Head goes down slowly to leave slight lacing around the glass. Wheat and hops aromas. Slight sourness. Light wheat beer flavor backed by some hop bitterness. Easy-drinking, not overbearing. A great session beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 23:49:58 | More by tomthumbsblues
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DaKur

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +13%

01-06-2014 22:06:53 | More by DaKur
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Nmgreen

New York

4/5  rDev +13%

11-20-2013 23:13:57 | More by Nmgreen
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jlindros

Massachusetts

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
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Ken_P

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

01-02-2014 13:55:03 | More by Ken_P
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jrand2621

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +13%

06-09-2014 11:28:20 | More by jrand2621
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sgregory

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +13%

05-13-2013 00:13:42 | More by sgregory
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slim2043

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +13%

01-07-2013 04:16:48 | More by slim2043
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Honeyspot Road White IPA from Two Roads Brewing Company
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