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Honeyspot Road White IPA - Two Roads Brewing Company

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304 Ratings
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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 7
Gots: 62 | 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:
Beer added by: tigg924 on 12-26-2012

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.
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1.25/5  rDev -65.1%

Photo of ShamasUVA
1.34/5  rDev -62.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

On tap about five miles from the brewery. Cloudy white with a fizzy head, looks ok. Aroma is devoid of hops and any sort of fermentation esters, but sulfur notes abound, becoming greater as beer warms.

Mouthfeel is thin and fizzy. Flavor is neither hoppy, spicy, or wheaty, just sort of bland generic beer. Was this brewed with a lager yeast?

If this beer was described as an American wheat ale, it would be an ok example. As a white IPA, it is an abject failure.

Photo of opwog
1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

Photo of bootdown21
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of PoppyParthenonE
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of Newbiebeer
2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of Thads324
2.35/5  rDev -34.4%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of BigJohnShow
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of JAHMUR
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of toddicus13
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of thegerm87
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of IPA_Weather
2.6/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of TheLostGringo
2.74/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings.

A: Hazy Pee Yellow, perhaps a 1/4 inch of head, but was not privy to the pour. no lacing(can't speak to the purity of the glass)

S: Soft lemon scent but not much in the nose.

T: sort of clean and bright but not bright or interesting enough to hold your attention, again maybe some soft lemon notes but that's about it.

M: Pleasantly carbonated and easy drinking as I assume it is meant to be.

O: Ok, considering what was available, but I certainly wouldn't pick up at store. Unfortunately Two Roads year-round options have been uninspiring and this is no exception.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of cheesepuffs
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of waughbrew
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of CaptainShell
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Uncledoobz
2.88/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of tmcclory
2.88/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Kingpthethird
2.94/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JonAdams
2.99/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad for a white IPA. Timid, but with some body to give it a bit of spine.

Happened across this brewery this morning on the way to my worksite, came back in the late afternoon and found it to be a very nice place to try some craft beers. The woman behind the bar wasn't very communicative, like she'd done all this before, but to a newcomer the experience of finding a new brewery and a new experience is important.

Poured in a flight of 5 beers, the White IPA, the Road to Ruin Double IPA, the Rye 95 (play on I-95), a double bock, and one that was aged in rye whiskey barrels. Of all of them the Double IPA was the solid champion, but each was good in its own way.

The White IPA was quite pale, barely straw color, no particular nose, but a nice citrus-malt taste to it. Was the lightest of the bunch, so I made sure I drank that before moving on to the rest. Very mild brew. But not, like the night before at the Southport Brewing Company in Milford, where the bartender described an SBC beer to a customer, "its like a Miller Lite, but way better". This is a beer with character, but not in your face. I'd probably have this again if I ever find my way back here.

However, the Double IPA was outstanding, and with its relatively low alcohol content, enjoyable beyond the first few sips.

Tommy Noonan, retired cop from Bridgeport, came over and interrupted my reverie of beer, but it ended up being an excellent conversation, and I now have an appreciation for Connecticut history that I didn't know before. I mean, I know of Ely Whitney and the cotton gin, the field-serviceable firearms, but for some reason I'd associated Mr Whitney with the southern states, and Mr Noonan corrected my misassumptions! We had a great time, enjoyed many different ales, and made me realize that coming back to Two Roads was a must-do. I'll have the White IPA again, and certainly the Double.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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Honeyspot Road White IPA from Two Roads Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.