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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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228 Ratings
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 3
Gots: 29 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

nmann08, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -9%

acurtis, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%

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.

metter98, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.19/5  rDev +17.4%

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

brentk56, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
2.5/5  rDev -30%

JAHMUR, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright yellow color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, light caramelized malts, fruity citrus and floral hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus come in. The hops presence is mild for the style but works well for this particular beer and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of the White IPA segment of the style. This is a good beer to pound down for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, Oct 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

nickfl, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev +12%

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.

jlindros, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +5%

DrunkinYogi, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of smcolw
4.21/5  rDev +17.9%

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.

smcolw, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

oriolesfan4, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

InspectorBob, May 20, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +16.2%

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 ...

woodychandler, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of DrJay
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%

Crystal clear and pale yellow with a thin, fine, white cap supported by a constant stream of bubbles. Some sticky lacing. Citrus aroma, white grapefruit and lemons, mild malt sweetness with some spice. Moderate bitterness with a bit of fruity sweetness and slightly sharp citrus (lemon and grapefruit pith), a bit of tangerine. Light bodied with lively carbonation, a bit dry. Solid overall. I enjoyed the citrus character in this one.

DrJay, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

PEIhop, May 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

vfgccp, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of woosterbill
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%

12oz can into a Gandhi-Bot tulip. Thanks to James for getting me this nice and fresh.

A: A straight pour yields two fingers of pillowy, persistent white head atop a hazy yellow-orange body. As great as the retention is, though, the lacing leaves a little something to be desired. Lovely.

S: Rather dull herbal hops alongside somewhat brighter wheat spice. A bit of coriander and vanilla. Not bad, but just okay.

T: Follows the nose - flavorful but boring. Moderately hoppy up front, with sweeter vanilla-tinged malt, spicy wheat, and fruity esters toward the end. Decent bitterness on the finish ends things quite cleanly. Nothing off, but it could be so much more.

M: Frothy, ebullient effervescence in a light-to-medium body. Fun, but a little much.

O: I love the idea of a white IPA, and there are moments where this shows signs of real promise, but ultimately by trying to do so many things at once it fails to do any one of them particularly well. Perfectly drinkable, but that's about all the praise I can muster.

Cheers!

woosterbill, May 31, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%

12oz bottle poured into a globe glass

A pale yellow body with a foamy, borderline creamy cap that rose two+ fingers to fill the glass and fell slowly. Some chunks of lace cling to the glass.

The nose is of damp wheat, flowers, lemons, grapefruit, melon, and a little but of mustiness. Nothing overly assertive, just a nice well-rounded nose.

Musty damp wheat mixed with fresh cracked grains up front before a rush of flowers and citrus fruits. Melon, grapefruit, and lemons mostly. Some bitterness from the hops is trying to take control but is buoyed by the grains on the low end.

Light bodied, smooth, crisp, and refreshing.

This is a very simple, delicate beer. Very approachable with some good flavors swirling around. Well crafted.

ColForbinBC, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of alexgash
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%

12 oz. bottle.

Pale lemon. Slightly hazy, with some particulate matter. Tall, billowy, bright white head. Great lacing. Nose is a mix of yeast, bread, and herbal hops. Some dank. Yeast is definitely of a Belgian nature. Light powdered sugar and lemon/citrus.

Toasted malt and citrusy hop bitterness up front. Cracker malt fills in with some mild sweet notes. Spicy yeast mixes with light fruit flavor (orange and mango). More citrus hop bitterness in the finish, with lingering Belgian yeastiness. Medium bodied with a creamy feel. Not bad, but I feel like the flavors were a little out of sync with each other.

alexgash, Jan 19, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +6.4%

A-Pours slightly murky. Quite like a Wit. I can see right through the body, but it is quite milky. Head is bleached. Head is thinner but it retains quite well and laces with an artistic flare.

S-Tropical fruit hops and honeysuckle. Sweet hops. Sugared pine resin. Pineapples? Maybe pina colada? A nice mixture of Belgian fruitiness and fruity hoppiness…I dig it.

T-A bit spicier. Fruity hops. Flavors are interesting. A wheat and cereal-grain and grassy hop finish. When it is still quite cold the flavors are muted to a certain degree; there is more of an unexpressive hoppy bitterness. As the beer slowly warms it begins to show its complexity. I enjoyed the nose more but as the beer warms, the more I get the best parts of the nose in the flavor.

M-Lighter side of medium bodied. Ample carbonation. Pretty bitter. Solid drinkability. Creamy feel.

O/D-My second offering from the new kids on the CT block. Both beers by two roads have been unique at very least. This is a solid initial offering from Two Roads. Its memorable and unique. It really becomes a different animal as it warms. So far, so good, Two Roads.

VelvetExtract, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, high carbonation, light yellow in color, clear

Smell: citrus hops and pineapple

Taste: citrus hops, wheat lemon, light Belgian spices and pineapple

Mouthfeel: light body, bitter with light sweetness, medium carbonation

Overall: Of all the Two Roads beers I have tried, this is the one that I was least impressed with. It is above average if you want a white IPA and this beer gets better as it warms, still there are others that I would go to first.

tigg924, Dec 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

jfcaa193, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

jaxon53, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
3.34/5  rDev -6.4%

Bottle picked up locally and enjoyed from a two roads snifter.
Bottled on valentines day so 2 months old.

a - brew pours a cloudy straw yellow. Has the look of a hefe. Nice frothy head that didn't hang out streaky lacing on the glass.

s - nose is soft tropical fruit. Floral and wheaty.

t - taste is soft honey lemon and light citrus. Fairly floral and wheat like.

m - a bit watery. Feels very light and soft, finishes a bit bitter.

o - aside from the bitter finish I would say that this is not an IPA. Even at 2 months post bottle really lacks the hop happiness required for the style. Comes across as a lemon and honey wheat ale. Not bad, not my thing. Too soft and fluffy.

cosmicevan, May 20, 2014
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Honeyspot Road White IPA from Two Roads Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.