Cloud Sourced
Two Roads Brewing Company

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From:
Two Roads Brewing Company
 
Connecticut, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,546
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,133
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 6.87%
Ratings:
38
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 10, 2022
Added:
Mar 11, 2020
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  9
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: None
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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

Poured into a pint glass: color is straw, hazy, fairly dense, head is brighter white with frothy mixed head that presents 1+ fingers thick, head lingers well with a frothy 1/4 inch remaining and lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is citrus rind/pith/juice, tropical fruits with mango dominant, some mild barley malt with note of biscuit and some wheat/oat.

Taste is tropical forward - more pineapple than aroma, some mango; then citrus rind/juice, some dryer herbal hop notes; barley malt notes of toast with wheat/oat backing.

Mouthfeel is low/moderate carbonation, moderate sweetness with a fuller feel, then drying bitterness (more than typical haze).

Overall though tropical forward it does have some dryer, more herbal notes that balance/counter some of the heavy juice potential.

Mar 10, 2022
Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a hazy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits. Taste is pineapple, oranges, light papaya, mild bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Feb 03, 2022
 
3.94 by edthehead from New York on Oct 02, 2021
 
4 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Sep 08, 2021
 
3.79 by Bwag from New York on Aug 15, 2021
 
3.75 by Newtobeet345 from Georgia on Aug 09, 2021
 
3.88 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut on Jul 26, 2021
 
3.82 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Jul 16, 2021
Photo of daliandragon
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by daliandragon from Maryland

Was looking for a reasonably priced sixer as my contribution to the family beer fridge for the holiday weekend and this is what I ended up with. Looks decent, with its muddled ochre and sunken but still viable head. Nose is stellar, bursting with lime and orange flavors. Flavor is balanced and generally okay, with plenty of juice notes. The texture is a little watery at the finish in my opinion, but this is still a solid option for most of your drinking needs, if you are me.

Jul 05, 2021
 
3.96 by Shan-man from New Jersey on Jun 05, 2021
Photo of bankboy66
3.17/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Pours a nice cloudy gold with a two finger head. Nothing much on the nose to me...maybe be some coconut. Taste is soapy and bland. Not a good idea fort for me.

May 22, 2021
 
4.04 by wmcgar01 from Pennsylvania on May 15, 2021
 
3.52 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Apr 27, 2021
 
4 by flgimp from Pennsylvania on Jan 03, 2021
Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenstraw with a two finger head; squiggles and dots hang around

Smell: Lychee, papaya and coconut with a hint of lemon

Taste: Vague tropical fruit flavors of lychee and papaya, with coconut emerging underneath; a lemon cream aspect provides a slight bitterness, through the middle, with the blended flavors lingering into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A different flavor profile than typical for a NE IPA but not particularly memorable

Dec 23, 2020
 
3.83 by robebo44 from Virginia on Dec 12, 2020
 
4.09 by Sellen from Connecticut on Dec 05, 2020
 
3.75 by paulish from New York on Nov 05, 2020
 
3.75 by strengthdoc from Connecticut on Oct 18, 2020
 
4.09 by Blazer22 from Colorado on Oct 12, 2020
Photo of woodychandler
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

I know that I should not get as excited as I do about Two Roads' CANned offerings, but I really dig these guys and the fact that they are CANmitted to furthering The CANQuest (tm) is just a double-plus bonus. My first ship was homeported in New London, CT (NLONCT) & more recently, when I went to a HER Bears/Bridgeport (CT) Sound Tigers AHL game, Two Roads had a solid presence in the arena! I CAN get behind them at this rate.

From the CAN: "Get Lost in the Clouds"; "Cloud Sourced Hazy Juicy IPA"; "Here's to taking the road less traveled, in life and in beer!"; "A natural, harmless sediment may appear".

I beCAN with a Crack! of the vent, followed by a heavy-handed C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. I was dissatisfied by its appearance until I read the latter part of the CAN's verbiage. Time for an in-CAN swirl followed by a REALLY aggro Glug! This all resulted in the formation of two-plus fingers of foamy, soapy, rocky, bone-white head with moderate retention. Pheh. The important thing was that my glass was now filled with a murky, turbid Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) liquid! One must simply embrace the haze! Err, embrace the madness! Err, embrace a loved one & hope for the best. Things get hazy in this new normal age of ours. Nose was deeply tropical with a pronounced pineapple-mango-papaya quality. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, on the approach to creaminess, but not achieving it. The taste remained quite tropical fruity, but with a faint pine mintiness. Finish was semi-dry to dry. I liked it well enough, but I a) did not find it to be "Outstanding" and b) wished for more of a pine presence. Oh well. YMMV.

Oct 03, 2020
 
4.25 by trickynicky from Maryland on Aug 22, 2020
Photo of CTHomer
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 1 finger finely pored white head that receded to a wispy cap; very little lacing;

S: ripe pineapple;

T: ripe pineapple and vanilla up front, then pineapple and orange through the mildly bitter finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: OK, but not memorable in any way;

Aug 04, 2020
 
4 by tbuckdaboss from Washington on Aug 03, 2020
Photo of Act25
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Act25 from New Jersey

7th Review. When the numbers all spin 4, I give a 4.25 overall, as with this top Two Roads IPA.
a) For orange lovers from first blush of hazed light orange body that throws a 1 figure head but lacks lace.
s) Tangerine, orange-flesh tropical fruit, orange rind, candied and marmalade.
t) Follow aroma - As 1 reviewer wrote "Semi-sweet with touch of Cointreau".
M: Mid-bodied, moderate carbonation, tangy, summery, light.
O: Low on caramel malt, high on orangeade.

Jul 19, 2020
Photo of mcstasia
4.88/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by mcstasia from Massachusetts

Great beer! Balanced for a summer afternoon

Jul 11, 2020
 
3.85 by Gmartin75 from Pennsylvania on Jul 08, 2020
Photo of VoxRationis
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a Bell's snifter glass; canned 05/06/20.
A: Pours a hazy, dark golden color with a just over one finger, white head, rim retention, and some soapy lacing.
S: The aromas of tangerine and mango are strongest at first, giving way the citrus (grapefruit, lemon), and increasingly caramel/cocoa, finishing up with a (not unpleasant) solvent note that becomes indistinguishable from Cointreau®.
T: Semisweet. Flavors are mango, Orangeade, barley grain, and caramelized sugars bordering on a molasses note. No more than moderate bitterness contributes to an excellent overall balance.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation (on swirl test). Oddly light.
O: Generally impressed by Two Roads and this is not really exception. Gorgeous nose, up front, giving way to curiosity about the caramel elements. The flavor is distinct and (evidently) a blend of the olfactory elements. The solvent-like note is not unpleasant, but also not a plus.

Jul 07, 2020
Photo of JohnniEMc
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

It looks dirty yellow with insignificant carbonation and no head. It smells hoppy and juicy and the taste follows through very nicely. This is truly a delicious blend of hops and the starches that provide the juiciness. Looks are often deceiving, as there is sufficient carbonation to provide a pleasant mouth feel. This beer rates higher in the important categories.

Jun 27, 2020
Photo of tigg924
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Pours hazy, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is citrus hops, lime and orange jump out. Slightly bitter, moderate carbonation and light bodied. Super tasty. One of the better recent Two Roads ipas. I will get this again.

May 31, 2020
Photo of TheBigBoy
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Decent hazy in a crowded field.

May 23, 2020
Photo of HopsHound
4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by HopsHound from Colorado

Great citrus blend. Believe it or not this beer is gluten free. It may be cross contaminated but I have celiacs disease and this pairs well with gf food with no adverse effects. Im buying more.

Ffej

May 20, 2020
 
4 by jlmontague from Connecticut on Apr 30, 2020
Photo of izraelc
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by izraelc from New York

Delicious. Pours light hazy gold. Sweet hoppy aroma. Doesn't have bold flavors but everything seems to compliment well. Mild citrus and tropical flavor with a little malt sweetness. Really solid. Goes down fast.

Apr 26, 2020
 
3.93 by 61Fergus from Maryland on Apr 25, 2020
Photo of Lumberflunky
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Lumberflunky

Great easy-to-drink beer. It doesn’t taste like a 6.5% because it’s so smooth. It’s somewhat bland in taste compared to other hazy IPAs. Overall it’s a refreshing, smooth, citrusy IPA but will leave you wanting more if you are searching for big flavor.

Apr 15, 2020
 
4.07 by BidYouABrew from Washington on Apr 04, 2020
 
3.75 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Mar 11, 2020
Cloud Sourced from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 38 ratings