Honeyspot Road IPA
Two Roads Brewing Company

Honeyspot Road IPAHoneyspot Road IPA
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IPA - American
Ranked #6,887
Ranked #43,702
3.64 | pDev: 12.09%
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
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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Newtobeet345 from Georgia

3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Given as a gift. But very disappointed. Color is between clear and hazy. Taste is simple but nothing definitive. Overall just another beer for the day

Aug 19, 2021
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(12 oz can, BBE 18NOV21; purchased cold as part of IPA variety pack... poured into a clean, fat tulip)

L: unfiltered but not hazy, pale honey-amber liquid; foam fizzy and fleeting... thin collar, little lacing

S: floral-scented, pastry-like malt and spice... edge and expression dies off with the degradation of foam... rather weak intensity by the time of first sip... dull and pissy by the end

T: sort of bread-like, oaty(?) malt up front; peppery-spicy, grapefruit-ed hoppy core... this continues and degrades

F: light-bodied, spritzy, immediately following an airy, round swell up front... halfway through, it's flat and dull

O: bold biting spice, moderate bitterness, but muted, muddy, mutated and ultimately without personality... either this variety pack was not properly stored (poor foam retention; thin, dry profiles), or the recipes/ingredients and execution are tossed off, lazy... too much post-ferm clean-up? too much contract brewing?... This is my experience now, but I'll reserve dismissal until I try these again later; didn't know it was wheat-dominant till after the fact, ugh (1793)

Aug 02, 2021
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CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly cloudy yellow with a two finger foamy head. Plenty of visible carbonation. Not a lot of lacing. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste is mostly bitter front to back. Flavor is mostly the pithy bitterness of citrus hops with notes of stone fruit, lemon, floral (when first poured but soon lost). Mouthfeel is medium with soft carbonation and a dry finish. This beer is pretty good, I would be happy to drink it again. It is nothing special but a good solid drinkable beer.

Oct 31, 2020
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got some cans of this beer from a mixed 12pck I bought from my local Meijer store. It poured a slightly hazy yellow with thin white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had subtle bitter citrus hop notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with a good blend of citrus and bitter citrus. The mouthfeel was lighter in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.

Aug 14, 2020
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graysonslamsbrews from Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

L: Pours pale, straw golden and cloudy. Frothy, short head and small bubbles. Carbonation looks light.
S: Smells of sweet cereal/bread malts off the bat, with some mild orange citrus and grasses.
T: Rather inoffensive, with very light bitterness. I get slight tropical fruits - maybe pineapple - and sweeter malts. Does not stand out in any measurable way, and is pretty pedestrian. As Homer Simpson would say, "A bland, timid entry... Suitable for patients recovering from surgery!"
F: Very light bodied. Moderately light carbonation.

I would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy this beer; it's still a good brew. However, Two Roads has better options. Advertised as "unfiltered", I was expecting something with more character. But this is pretty run of the mill.

Apr 13, 2020
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Beertsipper from New York

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.

Aug 20, 2019
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aleigator from Germany

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.

Feb 09, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

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.

Dec 14, 2018
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Ricochet from Ohio

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.

Nov 25, 2018
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cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

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.

Sep 10, 2018
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JakeMatthew from New York

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.

Jul 18, 2018
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JayQue from Virginia

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!!!

May 04, 2018
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Spike from England

3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml can.
L: Hazy yellow with a thick and creamy head that leaves sheets of lacing.
S: Light citrus aroma.
T: Light citrus again with just a hint of honey.
F: Medium/light body, soft mouthfeel with a refreshingly dry finish.
O: Easy-drinking summertime AIPA.

Mar 16, 2018
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farrago from New Jersey

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.

Mar 06, 2018
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avalon07 from South Carolina

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.

Feb 28, 2018
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VeganUndead from Virginia

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

Feb 25, 2018
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

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.

Feb 08, 2018
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Beaver13 from Colorado

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.

Sep 12, 2017
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DefenCorps from Oregon

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.

Aug 21, 2017
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deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

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.

Jul 02, 2017
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

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.
Not one I'd buy again.

Jun 28, 2017
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Holderness from Massachusetts

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


Jun 19, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Jun 17, 2017
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CNoj012 from New York

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.

Apr 22, 2017
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GreesyFizeek from New York

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.

Mar 13, 2017
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