Honeyspot Road White IPA - Two Roads Brewing Company

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Honeyspot Road White IPAHoneyspot Road White IPA

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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 103 | 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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Ratings: 366 | Reviews: 53
Photo of clw10240
2.66/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I don't know if I got a bad batch, but I detected virtually no hops. As a huge IPA fan this was a little disappointing as far as the style goes.

Photo of BranfordBound
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not like a 6.00% IPA at all. Very sweet and delicate due to the wheat. It says no spices but I swear it must be the yeast or something giving it a dry crispness. The hops are there, but you have to search for them. A little herbal and grassy with some resin but not in any way hop-foward. Lighter body yields to its drinkability, but not convicing enough to have another.

Photo of satagajr
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Sweet, fruity taste in the front of the mouth with a slightly hoppy finish.

Hazy color with tons of flavor floating around.

Photo of ravisingh
4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: One inch frothy and bubbly bright white foam. Reduces to not much after about 15 - 20 seconds. The color is more akin to a wheat beer with a very light straw color that is cloudy and hazy and looks like some medieval elixir. There is a good amount of visible carbonation activity. I would give this a definite 3 on the SRM chart.

S: Very much a scent like a California orange mixed with grapefruit. Very nice. Some peach there too. So the hops and ester characters are poppin off nicely in the aroma. There is also a little bit of pine a sweetness and maybe a little floral. No alcohol really present in the aroma.

T: Hops iz kickin, B! Piiiine - that's the first thought. The hops character is definitely medium high as should be for an IPA - with an emphasis on high! Then there are definite tangerine notes and that pine might be mixed with some grapefruit adding to that kick/bite. Now don't get me wrong, this tastes good. I only wish I was sitting in a tap room with a plate of some gud pub grub sittin in front of me! There is a sweetness underneath that hops punch tho. The bitterness resinous flavor lingers mildly, but that is just the perfect compliment to some gud pub grub.

F: This has a medium to medium high thick body and id had descent carbonation on the medium high side as well - a little fizzy. There may be some mild astringency but as with the resinous flavor it is perfect for the pub.

O: This is a great beer. They sought to introduce a wheat beer type flavor and character to this beer and I think they weer successful. Good job, I would recommend this one, especially with some food with salt! Cheers.

Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Kegatron for gifting me with a can of this. Poured into a snifter the brew appears a hazy yellow color with yeasty chunks. A white soapy head rests atop.

A fruity herbal nose with floral hop notes. A nice set of hop aromatics from start to finish without going over the top.

A fruity hop taste somewhat floral with slight sulfur carbonics and grain essence to balance. This brings a nice interplat of wheat and hops without becoming too sweet.

This is light bodied and moderately carbonated. Overall nice stuff, worth trying.

Photo of fitzy84
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought a six pack at Table and Vine in West Springfield. Served in a pint glass.

The drink had a straw-yellow, cloudy appearance with a frothy head and patchy lacing. I could smell the honey flavor with some orange citrus and a wheat bread aroma. Taste was a malty sweetness mixed with a bready-lemon flavor. Medium body with a decent carbonation. Overall, a sweet IPA.

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.53/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Delicious, lemony, refreshing. Solid white IPA

Photo of GOBLIN
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This white ipa kinda grew on me as I kept drinking. Malty, wheaty, hoppy and a nice spicy peppery finish. I dig it.

Photo of sevenzeroseven
5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best of Two Roads!

Photo of PatrickCT
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint.

a: Straw to golden color. Slight haze. Nice white froth.

s: Citrus and wheat. Very light.

t: Medium body. Light hops. Crisp and refreshing. ( I had this beer a little on the cold side

o: Not a typical tasting IPA. But very nice. Two Roads has better.

Photo of Brad007
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a whitish-golden hue with a huge frothy white head into my glass.

Sweet and slightly fruity upfront. The use of wheat is most obvious at this point.

Drinks as a hoppy wheat beer would.

Sweet, buttery and hoppy finish.

An interesting cross of styles that couldn't be further apart.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: slightly hazy; pale straw in color; 1 finger white head that receded slowly to a thin, uneven cap; very nice, thick lacing;

S: a little restrained; citrusy hops, bready, what's there is nice;

T: a touch of bread, then tart grapefruit comes in; light to moderate bitterness starts at mid-palate;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; refreshing; moderately dry finish;

O: tough to score this one; if I'm in the mood for an IPA, I'm never choosing this - it's a very nice beer, but a slightly different category;

Photo of BillyGam
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer from an amazing brewery

Photo of MTLDOG
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Hazy Golden color with a bit of orange. Good solid head and lacing. Smells of citrus, but very light. Not much of a smell, clean. Tastes crisp and refreshing. A little carbonation bite at first but a medium mouthfeel overall. Well balanced with a light grapefruit/citrus taste and a gentle hoppy finish. Flavorful but not spicy. A little dry. Not assertive but very drinkable. I enjoyed this one.

Photo of bmeehan
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

When poured, it's a little flaky, but given that I'm not generally big on IPAs, I rather enjoyed this because its floral tones aren't as prominent as most others like it. It's brewed with grapefruit, and it can be smelled and tasted.

Photo of buzzarooski
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

NOT your standard IPA....this very Light, Crisp and Refreshing IPA...almost taste like a summer session ale....Not usually a LBIG fan of beers with too much Lemon & Citrus but I found this quite refreshing and would recommend HONEYSPOT during a hot summer day.

Photo of Plequerre
5/5  rDev +39.7%

I love this beer. Its grapefruit taste is awesome.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%

Pours a hazy yellow /orange color with a bit of head that fizzes quickly. Smell of bread with some citrus on the end. The flavor was very good and surprising from an underwhelming smell. Full of citrus and mild fruits like banana make its way into the beer. Very refreshing beer, would definitely buy again.

Photo of TrishParry
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

Great beer - I'm not usually an IPA person, but the esters of the wheat beer really balance out those usually hardcore American hops. Yum.

Photo of Duhast500
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into Sierra Nevada Celebration pint glass.

The color is a bright, hazy yellow with some orange highlights and a thin amount of white head with no lacing left on the glass.

The smell is filled with a wheat aroma that has a touch sunflower. There is also a hint of honeysuckle and a slight bit of funk.

The taste has a sweet zing that pops at first sip. The wheat flavor that has some slight touches of lemon and honey. The hops seem to be in the far back of the flavor.The bitterness that is found here is only slight and has the smallest hints of a grassy flavor.

The feel of this beer is light with a nice drinkable feel. There is a bit of aftertaste that hangs just a bit. A decent summer beer.

Photo of Boto
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12oz can: this one pours a cloudy, straw yellow color. There was a bit of a frothy white head that left some lacing. The nose is decent, even though a little subdued. Citrus and wheat are the main notes. A slight spiciness. The taste is good. Just a bit of a citrus hop bite, with a little wheat in the background. Slightly spicy and peppery. A nice beer!

Photo of A_bit_of_the_Sacrament
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I bought a bottle of Honeyspot Road on a whim as it is not one of my normal drinking styles. Naturally, it made its way to the back of the fridge and sat for a bit before I popped it open to complete the review. It poured with a pale yellow color with a generous, foamy head. I first got the smell of fresh citrus as well as faint banana and clove. As I tipped it back I got a brief rush of hoppy notes that were quickly lifted by a yeasty finish. I'm not sure if it is because I didn't drink it at the peak of its freshness but I experienced much more of the traditional wheat-beer characteristics than other reviewer. It even gave me a mouthfeel that can only be described as "doughy". All in all this beer was serviceable and quelled my craft craving in a pinch. I won't run back to the store for more of this one but it was a solid offering that gets average marks from me.

Photo of smcolw
4.21/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Photo of woodychandler
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
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 ...

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Honeyspot Road White IPA from Two Roads Brewing Company
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