Honeyspot Road IPA | Two Roads Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
tworoadsbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by tigg924 on 12-26-2012

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Reviews:
74
Ratings:
510
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
34.33%
 
 
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Reviews: 74 | Ratings: 510
Photo of jmdrpi
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can

hazy pale yellow in color - bone white head and lacing. aroma of wheat and earthy hops. taste is similar - not too bitter, good balance. thin to medium bodied, medium carbonation.

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Photo of Beglane
4.29/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A pale yellow cloudy pour into a chilled Sam Adams glass on a 90 degree day. I enjoy the wheat backbone of this easy drinking IPA, my new summer go to.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Hazy, unfiltered (yay) straw-gold color. Light, fuzzy white foam dissipates quick.
The aroma of wheat and mildly citric hops white bread in the malt.
Seriously enjoy the addition of wheat to an IPA. The combo makes for a seriously crisp, jazzy feel and flavor. The hops are basically earthy and dry. The wheat is a stand out, with crispy yet sour notes. Excellent depth, but above all, very refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 355ml bottle brought back from New York City a few months ago. Pours a cloudy yellow colour with finger-width white head with decent retention and leaves lacing. Aromas of wheat malt as well as pineapple, pine, lemon & hints of spice. Tastes has a medium texture, with many of the same flavours present and well as grapefruit & citrus. The finish is dry and hoppy with a nice medium bitterness.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is a wheat based ipa, quite summery and mild as they go, even being an unfiltered wheat beer, its more clean and clear than anything in that new wave east coast hazy hoppy beer movement. this is more refined than that. pale in color, washed out straw looking with a good inch of white head on it that fades in a minute or two. the hops are mild here too, a little spicy and a little leafy, more traditional varietals it seems, and very minimal on the bitterness. i kind of like them being scaled back a bit, it lets the fresh white wheat malt really do some of the flavoring too, and they go together really nicely. so often these white ipa types are loaded with coriander and belgian yeast, and the grain and the hops become much less central to the brew. here its stripped of all that and those are the only two elements involved. mild crackery base, slightly citrusy finish, dry and creamy feeling, well enough carbonated to be refreshing, and low enough on the alcohol to drink a whole six pack. i havent had nearly enough beer from these guys, but i have liked pretty much all of it. this is perfect for a hot summers day.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.07/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DATE: July 9, 2016... OCCASION: Celebrating our family's reunion... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... quite hazy, bubbly, sallow yellow body that sports a creamy snow white head that builds into small coral mountains... lemon and bright citrus offer a thin, singular aroma... light hay and honey mingle as secondary scents... the body is without weight, a rinsing, cleansing, thin body that refreshes with a dry finish.... not much of an experience, outside of its swift finish... the lemon is its most overt offering... otherwise, a nondescript softly hopped ale that drains easily and encourages seconds and thirds... slightly high alcohol for its profile... tough for me to sing its praises or curse its shortcomings...

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Photo of smakawhat
4.41/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned March 1st 2016.

Pale lemon colored, and a hazy unfiltered body appearance, but with some degree of clarity as some fine carbonation can be seen easily reaching up to the top. Head creation is a big frothy chunk. Easily making a controlled four fingers, bleach white in color, with thick soapy cling and a soft creamy top. Very nice looking pale IPA brew.

Real nice aroma. Whispy pine and citrus notes roll right off, with a good sweetness to match. Slightly hits tropical, but with far more oily citrus zest in the aroma as well. Chewy sensing malt depth hinting with soft grains. Very inviting.

May the hopped up wheat ale goodness continue. Chewy and rich dough like mouthfeel, brings out a fantastic juiced and rich body. Tropical light pineapple with a good mix of melon and citrus juicy flavors in the mid palate. Creamy sweet finish and flavor on the aftertaste, nearly hints at vanilla with a good pineapple sundae flavor.

Pretty impressed for a solidly 3 month old IPA, this is really delivering, just delicious.

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Photo of Kinger22
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

To be completely honest I thought this tasted more like a session and the session tasted more like an IPA. Both were good beers though. This had a solid hop presence with citrus hints.

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Photo of FickleBeast
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. Best by date is not legible.

Pours a cloudy yellow color with barely a half finger of foam. very carbonated, lots of bubbles rush to the surface. Aroma is quite nice, lots of lemon and citrusy hops.

First sip is light, crisp, and has a good amount of grapefruit hop flavor. Thin bodied, and mild lingering bitterness for an IPA. This is easy drinking and refreshing, but won't win any awards when put next to more aggressive IPAs. Enjoyable and well made.

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Photo of BWED
3.05/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. can poured into willibecher.

A- Hazy, yeasty golden yellow. White head retains okay.

S- Citrus, pine, wheat tang.

T- Pale malts. Mild dull citrus and fresh pine. Not many notes of a Witbier, just wheat.

M- Smooth and wet. Mild twang. Easy drinker.

O- Okay, but not much Wit characteristics. Just seems to be a wheaty IPA.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

3 weeks old. Tastes more like an IPL with a bit of pilsner sprinkled in. Not much hop flavor. The malt drives this brew, but it's not sweet. Dry. Crisp and drinks light. Not bad.

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Photo of cmq103
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this as part of a flight sampler at the Blend Bistro in Hamilton Square, NJ. One of the favorites of the night, so much so that I committed to a full pint and was happy I did. The pour was cloudy and enticing. The nose was citrus and light hops. The blend of lighter citrus hops and wheat is what I enjoyed the most.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy, perfume hops, bready malt and green apples. Body is full and crisp. Citrusy hops, bready malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. Not the best brew in the variety pack.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass bottled on 2/10/16. Pours a very hazy yellow, with a 2 inch fluffy white head that leaves plenty of streaks of lace behind.

Smell is very tropical, mango, cut grass, passion fruit, pine, and grapefruit.

Taste follows lemon, grapefruit, passion fruit, mango, and pine in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a little less than medium, nice amount of life, not dry, and very nice drinkability.


Overall this is more of a hoppy shandy than IPA, but pretty solid.

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Photo of Act25
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Top reviewers hover around a "4" for this brew. I like the east coast brewer a lot.

A: Pale hazed golden straw liquid w 1 finger head but abundant lace. Fizzy and fine as wheat should be. Fast goes flattish.

S: Ample, floral, grainy, bready, with white cracker, citrus fruit and a hint of honey.

T: Bready, up front, with floral and citrus flavors mid arc, then hops, bringing honeysuckle flowers.

F: Medium body with moderate, prickly, carbonation

Liked it less 2nd time but better the 3rd time around. Good food beer. Kind of like an IPL. Gotta be in the mood for it.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours hazy straw gold, two finger white head fades to a ring. Lemony peppery aroma. Lemon pepper in the taste as well with some back end citrus peel bite, earthy finish. A touch of yeast there. Thin but fairly soft mouthfeel. Overall tasty brew to start off with, a bit lemony tart for an IPA, but good.

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Photo of johnnnniee
2.97/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from The Lazy Dog
Slightly hazy deep straw color with a frothy white head that persists. Lemony spicy earthy aromas with bits of citrus hops Light sweet maltiness. Bready sweet malty flavor with bits of cereal malt and light citrus hop flavor. This is a pretty tasty beer, but its not an IPA. hell its not much of a wheat beer either. the carbonic bite is the most bitter thing in this beer.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a bottling date of 2/10/2016. Sampled on Feb 19, 2016. Can't argue with 9 days old!

The pour looks like pineapple juice with its slightly cloudy pale yellow color under a short-lived head.

The aroma has a keen pineapple note to it and a roasted pale malt under current.

About a medium body.

Toasted pale malts quickly erupt into a flavor of pineapple and a modest bitterness that lingers briefly. I can taste the freshness.

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Photo of lic217
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: light yellow with a little haze, quick fading head, a little lacing
Smell: Citrus hops, maybe just a hint of malt
Taste: Starts slightly sweet, but Finishes with a nice citrus bitterness. Both lemon and orange, with a touch of pine. Very hoppy, not much malt
Feel: Prickly carbonation, a little thin
Overall: The feel and finish on the taste of this beer works very well together. Two roads has some really nice beers at solid prices. Just bought their variety pack. The Pilsner is really good, the session IPA is as good as a session IPA as I have ever had, and this beer is very nice. I am excited to try the Rye Tripel.

Month old can

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two Roads Brewing Co. "Honeypot Road White IPA"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BTLD 07/09/15"

I wasn't quite sure of what a "white IPA" was. The label states that it's an "India pale ale with wheat", and it certainly looks like a wheat beer. It's a cloudy yellow-gold beneath a full head of frothy bright white foam, and I can clearly see proteins in suspension. The head retention is excellent, and it leaves thick rings of lace with each sip.

The nose is solidly hoppy, and it certainly smells like an IPA with lots of citrus. It's refreshing and lemony over a wheat-like sweetness and chalky yeastiness.

The flavor delivers both the wheat and the citrus found in the nose with a little bit of a tropical twist: apricot, papaya, and melon. It's solidly bitter, but not overdone, and really quite perfectly balanced to let a little of the sweetness combine with the fruitiness. It finishes fruity, and then dry with some residual chalky yeastiness.

Impressive. An amped up American wheat ale that heads into IPA territory but also utilizes citrusy and tropical hops for an interesting twist. Worth seeking out!

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Photo of breardon1776
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice beer. Smell the sweertness and goes down smooth. Wish it was a little more hoppy. But I will drink again.
Two roads continues to impress.
Would've great with Waldorf Salad, chicken or around the BBQ!!

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip. 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 dar482
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a straw color, hazy at the end of the bottle.

The aroma offers pine, resin, grapefruit rind, lemon.

The flavor follows with zesty yellow grapefruit, lemon, onto medium floral qualities, onto some piney bitterness. The wheat moves the beer along, offering a touch of creaminess.

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Photo of cfalls
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - light yellow, tiny floaties, big head dissipates pretty fast

S - pineapple and other tropical fruits, a little wheat, floral

T - excessive sweetness up front, white grape, pine, not bitter, smooth

F - pretty light feel, and high carbonation, refreshing, clean finish

O - could be a nice summer beer

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Photo of Jwale73
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz. can served in a can glass. Pours a straw gold hue with a loose, 1/8th inch, off-white head that quickly disperses towards the shoulders. Clarity is hazy and lacing is thin and spotty. Nose expresses citrus zest and a faint herbal quality. Taste consistent with nose with a noble hops and grainy quality at the finish. Mouthfeel is light in body with a bright, assertive carbonation and mild acidity. Overall, I'm not a huge fan of the white IPA style and this one as fair to middlin'.

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Honeyspot Road IPA from Two Roads Brewing Company
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