Honeyspot Road IPA | Two Roads Brewing Company

Honeyspot Road IPAHoneyspot Road IPA
BA SCORE
45%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 582 ratings
Honeyspot Road IPAHoneyspot Road IPA
BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,462
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
582
Liked:
262
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
12.71%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
208
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 582 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
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 djrn2
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is light yellow and very hazy in color with some fine particles visible floating in suspension along with a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that took a long time to die down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of lemon and citrus hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has additional notes of wheat followed by strong notes of spicy hops towards the finish. It has a moderate to strong amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The wheat malts really help to lighten up the body of this beer and make it seem a lot hoppier than you would expect for a beer of this strength, as the bitterness approaches the level you would expect in an Imperial IPA. If you can handle the strong amount of hops, I would consider it to be sessionable.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentk56
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: The pale goldenstraw liquid sports a nice head that leaves some squiggly lacing behind

Smell: Floral and grainy, with citrus fruit and a hint of honeysuckle

Taste: Bready, up front, with the floral and citrus flavors arriving in the middle; the hop profile dominates the back end, bringing a bit of honeysuckle with it

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate, but prickly, carbonation

Overall: My favorite beer of the night from Two Roads; nice take on the style

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Boone757
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.02/5  rDev +11%
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 olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Newish brewery nearish me, my first real beer from them, with the other review being the raspberry wheat thing that I don't really count. Some attempt at a date, printing isn't the best, I think it says 3/23/14, but hard to tell.

Pours a decent fizzy fluffy 1 finger head, fades fairly slowly with nice soapy sticky lacing, super hazy golden yellow sun color.

NOse is pretty decent, esp for a white IPA, with some mild citrus and orange rind, a little bitter orange peel, nice orange flesh and juice, mild clementine and even a touch of tangerine. Behind that is a nice creamy wheat, a little orange creamscicle note, little floral hop note.

Taste starts with creamy wheat initially but that is quickly washed with clementine, orange juice and flesh, a nice citrus hop note with a little floral hop character as well. Creamy wheat with the orange juice bring a nice orange creamscicle as well, into mild zest bitter note but light overall bitterness, a hint of tangerine and orange peel, fairly juicy and light creamy feel adds a nice touch. Finish is dry, bitterness kicks in a bit more, hops turn a little spicy with more orange peel bitterness, and a touch of creamy wheat.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice creamy feel, creamy carbonation too.

Overall pretty nice, not usually a big fan of White IPAs, but this was a nice blend if light creamy wheat, orange juice and flesh, little bitter orange rind, clementine, etc. It didn't try to do too much, no over spices, no toasted in your face wheat, no crazy heavy hops that clash with wheat typically, pretty well done I think, esp for a 90 degree day.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright yellow color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, light caramelized malts, fruity citrus and floral hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus come in. The hops presence is mild for the style but works well for this particular beer and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of the White IPA segment of the style. This is a good beer to pound down for a long time.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of smcolw
4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good head which settles to bountiful stringy web lace. Very pale color--straw. Appears clear.

Very nice fresh hop smell despite the full bar pour. No notable wheat nose.

Not very wheaty. I'd describe this as an IPA first and foremost. Lightly biting white pepper aftertaste. Body neutral, carbonation elevated but in a good way. Overall, this is very easy to drink with lots of fresh hop flavor.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Honeyspot Road IPA from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 45% out of 100 with 582 ratings
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