Honeyspot Road IPA
Two Roads Brewing Company

Honeyspot Road IPAHoneyspot Road IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #6,550
ABV:
6%
Score:
82
Ranked #41,120
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 12.36%
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
661
From:
Two Roads Brewing Company
 
Connecticut, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Honeyspot Road IPAHoneyspot Road IPA
Notes: The Two Roads version of this traditional beer style takes a road less traveled. It’s unfiltered and uses wheat as the dominant malt backbone. The result is a slightly cloudy, pale IPA with a softer mouthfeel that accentuates the citrusy Pacific Northwest hop character.
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Photo of Beertsipper
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very light straw color. Nose is sweet bready malts, citrus, some tropical fruits, hops. Taste is citrus, white bread, pale malts, pineapple, lemon peel. Very light mouthfeel and goes down smooth. Don't know what the IBU's are, but they seem to be on the low side. This is not a bad 6% IPA. Would have preferred more bitterness and bite to balance everything out and make it a very good IPA.

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Photo of aleigator
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale golden, slightly clouded color with a stable, medium sized head.

Smells of pine, lemongrass and caramel accompanied by riper mango, together with a refreshing lime note.

Has a very light, well fitting mouthfeel to it, with a present, metallic carbonation.

Tastes of bitter lime, bread dough and a well integrated, bready caramel backbone. Develops a pleasant herbal dryness, adding to the lime in a very pleasant way. Finishes a little sweeter, with a more profound maltiness to it, producing a ripe orange flavor, building up a great balance to handle the still present bitterness.

Well built, light, old school ipa, which pairs very well with fish, due to its bitter hop note standing out very well against anything else.

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Photo of brewme
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got two sixteen ounce cans at Muse in Hingham. Have had a few brews from these guys before. This is a decent brew, just nothing special, would drink again, just not seek out.

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Photo of Ricochet
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L: Pineapple yellow. Particulate very small but enough to make it cloudy. Little head with sticky lace.
S: Slight grapefruit. Maybe orange? I don't have much to say as this smells like every middle of the road IPA,
F: Water. A little foam cream, maybe a slight bitter.
T: Mellow hops with a little lemon or orange.
O: This is okay for what it is. There was nothing to me that stood out or made me want another. Middle of the road.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours straw yellow with a fluffy white head. Smells of sweet grain and slight piney hops. Tastes of citrus and piney hops, nice combination. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.

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Photo of JakeMatthew
4.94/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My top IPA, one of the most refreshing I have come across. As an IPA drinker, this is one of my favorites.
Great flavor, not too hoppy or bitter. Couldn't recommend this one enough. Plus from a truly independent brewery.

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Photo of JayQue
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very mild, unremarkable IPA. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass, a lightly hazy straw yellow color with a medium size bubbly white head. Minimal lacing. Average head retention. Aroma features wheat and a little hoppiness. Pleasant but pretty mild. Flavor is mild as well. Wheat and mild hops bitterness are a the featured flavors. Mouthfeel is mildly bitter, crisp, smooth and a little light. Goes down easy, would make a good summer thirst quencher. Not a great IPA though!!!

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Photo of farrago
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Finger worth of bone white foam, bright and shiny, mostly even surface with average retention, forms nicely long and unbroken lacing streaks. The liquid is cloudy with a fine silt to it, no beads but the bubbles lift aggressively, the yellow color looks muted or washed out. Very good lift to the nose, big floral bouquet, more wheat and grains than bread, blends in lemon peels, white pepper, black tea leaf and marijuana notes, the apricot, apple, pear fruit scents a decided afterthought. Medium-bodied with a foamy mouth entry which has you recoiling a touch, no prickle to the carbonation. More pine here to accompany the florality and the lemon citrus both sweet and sour. Much fruitier here with mango, guava flavors as well as peach, apricot, sort of comes out of left field. Honeyed as well, the grains seem sweet rather than raw. Does finish clean if heavy and thus losing freshness. Easy drinker with moderate complexity, definitely a summertime beer, meant for warm afternoon enjoyment. Could stand a bit more intensity of purpose.

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Photo of avalon07
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Had this beer on-tap at Jack Brown's, poured into a pint glass. Had a pale yellow color and a very cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A pretty good aroma of hops, malt, pine, citrus, and other light fruit.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of wheat (a light presence), a tinge of pine, a fair shot of hops (not as much as expected), some citrus fruit (lemon, in particular), and tropical fruit (mango). A sweet, light flavor that's surprisingly not that hoppy. This is the sort of flavor that grows on you. Not bad.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: While this beer isn't perfect, it does the job. Worth a look.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sweet notes on the nose that carries over to the flavor. Probably the closest thing you can get to lil sumpin sumpin from lagunitas. Worth checking out

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Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a hazy, bright golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of lemons, light pine. Taste is big on lemons, some malts, very little bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is decent, but not what I expect from this style.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy yellow gold with a medium creamy white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet bready malt with floral lemon hops.

The flavor is sweet honey malt with lemony fruity hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a decent IPA.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A mostly clear light orange with a thin, white head, this looks solid. The nose is a mix of dough, fruit and honey, a touch of chalk and a little bit of a grainy, grist-like wheat note. The palate opens with a blend of doughy sweetness, a mellow peach and citrus bitterness and fruitiness, and a touch of grainy astringency. Drying on the finish with a lingering citrus peel note, this beer is medium-light in body and moderately carbonated. Decent.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz IPA glass.
Pours light, with a lightly clouded view. Smells very good. Pine, lemon (ish), slight hop. Tasted of piney hops, lemon leads the citrus pack, with a mild IPA kick. Light bitterness, but nothing overpowering. MF was smooth, and crisp.

This is a mild IPA with the flavors all complimenting each other. Very little bitterness. nice balance throughout. It's a really nice tasting low ABV IPA.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A hazy yellow color with minimal white head and no lacing.
Faint aroma of grassy hops and citrus.
Some lemon, some wheat in the taste.
Light-bodied.
Not one I'd buy again.

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Photo of Holderness
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a somewhat hazy straw color with a 2.5 finger white head produced with aerated pour. Some retention and spotty lacing. Aromas are very much on the grassy/earthy side, which may be due to the brew nearing 2.5 months since bottling. Flavors are more rounded, with less than anticipated hop bitterness and a palate that accentuates wheat, floral notes, and a honey-like maltiness. Refreshing, medium- mouthfeel with moderate carb. Overall an alright go-to at ~$9/sixer

69/100

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a glossy yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Lingering speckled to somewhat spider web lacing roamed around the glass. The smell started off with some white pepper leading on to a sly little bit of citrus (lemon and clementine, mainly). The taste was moderately sweet with a light spice from the white pepper adequately sliding in for the balance. The aftertaste was moderately sweet with a nice white pepper finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable crisp spicy feel clinging to my tongue. Carbonation is fairly light allowing the spices to hit appropriately. Overall, what a nice white ipa. I’d have this again and would think this would go well with a nice New York strip steak with crumbled bleu’ cheese on top.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a very hazy pale yellow color with a dense, one finger, foamy white head. Retention is minimal and there are a few spots of lacing left on the glass.

The smell is subtle and pretty one dimensional. Citrus flavor namely lemon and grapefruit are really all I can pick up.

Taste is similar, but brighter. The citrus flavors are supplemented by wheat and a touch of floral hops.

Feel is very light, but the wheat keeps it from feeling watery. I wish it was slightly more carbonated, but it is certainly a minor gripe.

Overall this is a solid beer. I would crush this on a hot summer day when in the mood for something hoppy, but it wouldn't be my first choice from the beer store. Honestly this reminds me of Lagunitas 12th of Never, but it is not nearly as good.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Joe Bean Coffee Bar in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a mostly clear/slightly hazy orange, with a small head, and a lot of lacing.

This smells like wheat, with light orange-y citrus, some grapefruit, and grassiness.

This isn't quite as hoppy or bold flavored as I'd want, but it's still quite tasty. There's lots of grapefruit and some orange, with a crisp wheaty bitterness. It's quite simple but very satisfying.

This is light bodied, with a good level of drinkability.

This is not one of Two Roads' best beers, but it's still quite good anyway.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at City Tap in Boston.

Pours a light yellow, with just a hint of fuzzy head.

Smell is a bit underwhelming, a bit of resin and passion fruit.

Taste is pretty much what the smell was, fairly light, a bit of passion fruit and pine.

Liquid is thin, with lots of bubbles.

Overall, a decent IPA, but can't hold a candle to many of the other NE IPAs.

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Photo of crisis1290
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Love most Two Roads products and the brew master up there is a "mad scientist", so to say. A straw yellow hazy like pour. A light fluffy foam coud appears and disappears quickly. It is wheat based and this is as timid as it gets in regards to IPA "punch". A citrusy smell with a citrusy taste that followed , accompanied by some decent malt flavor.
This should be classified as a session IPA. Not bad, but I like their Lil Heaven IPA and 0-60 Tart IPA much better. A very soimple, well balanced beer. Two Roads , once again, does not disappoint.

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Photo of craftaholic
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pretty okay, wasn't bright up front rather dry in the back. Like a strange dry reisling wine characteristic. I get that it's an IPA but it's a unique spin on the style.

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Photo of edward_boumil
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Straw yellow in color, mildly hazy. Pours a nice fluffy white head that has good retention.
S: Faint, get some lemon zest, A little straw in there as well.
T: Fresh lemon, straw, biscuit, a little dough and wheat. Simple flavors but taste good and very well balanced. Not at all bitter
F: Full mouthfeel, Medium carbonation, smooth, very drinkable. Sessionable as hell, could crush these.
O: Perfectly good beer, could see this as a killer summer beer, lazy afternoon sort of thing. Has some great flavors as well. Not at all a flavor bomb for the desensitized palate, but a simple refreshing beer that I highly enjoyed.

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Photo of Dragee
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So the love of my life grabbed a Two Roads session IPA and I loved it. I forgot the name and my favorite liquor store had The Honespot Session so I grabbed it for a rainy Sunday day beer. It pours a pale yellow with a small white head. Off the bat It has an aroma of citrus which is what I expected by the color but surprised me with the mix of malt that blends well. Very good session IPA. Refreshing beer. My taste buds Highly recommend.

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Photo of tekstr1der
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Wish I'd seen the review before buying 6 of these. So boring. Pours a head-less hazy straw yellow. Zero head. None. Aroma is slight malt bread and a twang of wheat. No hops noted. A slight bitter is present in the middle and finish of the sip, though it's not flavorful or citrusy. Finish is dry and slightly bitter. Mouthfeel is ironically more carbonated than I'd like, just not able to muster a head on top somehow.

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Honeyspot Road IPA from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 661 ratings