Honeyspot Road IPA | Two Roads Brewing Company

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Honeyspot Road IPAHoneyspot Road IPA

Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States

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.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
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 +9%
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 -4.9%
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 +1.9%
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 -9.2%
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 +3%
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 +9.2%
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 -6%
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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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Fruity and lightly spicy yeast combines with some citrusy hops and a bit of wheat

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with some of the citrusy hops and fruity yeast. Bitterness hits off the bat, but isn't all that intense. Wheat and spiciness comes in mid-way. Finishes with lingering yeasty notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Could be a touch softer

O: A solid wheat-based IPA that has good drinkability and makes for a good niche beer

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
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 +16.6%
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
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | 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 and fruity, practically floral hops with 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 tangy, 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.

The wheat and hop combo is endlessly enjoyable making for a deep and smooth experience. Unique, complex and also easy.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
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 +1.9%
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 -16.6%
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 +19.8%
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 +14.1%
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%
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 -17.1%
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 -4.1%
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 +1.9%
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 -13.3%
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 +2.4%
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 -0.3%
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 +6.5%
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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