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 johnnnniee
2.97/5  rDev -19.3%
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 +7.3%
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 +10.9%
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 +9.2%
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 +16.3%
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 +8.4%
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 +8.4%
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 +3.5%
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 -6.8%
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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Photo of jmasher85
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Simply delicious! Pours foamy and light gold, the way you'd expect a white ale to look. The combination of flavors in here was truly masterfully done, and based on this and their pilsner, I'd say Two Roads is a brewery I'm excited to try more beers from
The smell is fresh and crisp with some lemon, lightly citrusy hops, and a hint of sweetness. The taste works the lemongrass flavor in nicely, but more noticeable is the honey and light, fruity flavors like peach and nectarine. The hops are juicy and pleasant, with hardly any bitterness and fruity without being sweet. It was really hard not to drink this whole thing in one go. Perfect for summer or any time of year.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a very light golden with a small head. A bit of citrus in the nose, with the hoppiness and wit coming through in the mouth. A bit different, but decent! Enjoyable!

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Photo of mjrod2142
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I struggle with beers like this because it's not my preferred style. While I love IPAs, I'm not big on wheat beers and that's what this really tastes like to me. I won't give any specific tasting notes, but rather I'll just say if you're a fan of this style, you'll like it very much.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, golden coloring with a fluffy, clingy, white head. Steady flow of carbonation in the body, with some sediment floating around in there. Aromas of coriander, toasted grains, subtle pepper and grassy hops, banana, and a bready backbone. Flavors are fruity and spiced forward, with notes of banana, pineapple, and melon balancing with pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Bready backbone, lingering through to the aftertaste with the spice blend. The body is full, but light and crisp. The finish is effervesced, crisp, and clean, with a subtle spice linger. Interesting brew.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not like a 6.00% IPA at all. Very sweet and delicate due to the wheat. It says no spices but I swear it must be the yeast or something giving it a dry crispness. The hops are there, but you have to search for them. A little herbal and grassy with some resin but not in any way hop-foward. Lighter body yields to its drinkability, but not convicing enough to have another.

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Photo of ravisingh
4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: One inch frothy and bubbly bright white foam. Reduces to not much after about 15 - 20 seconds. The color is more akin to a wheat beer with a very light straw color that is cloudy and hazy and looks like some medieval elixir. There is a good amount of visible carbonation activity. I would give this a definite 3 on the SRM chart.

S: Very much a scent like a California orange mixed with grapefruit. Very nice. Some peach there too. So the hops and ester characters are poppin off nicely in the aroma. There is also a little bit of pine a sweetness and maybe a little floral. No alcohol really present in the aroma.

T: Hops iz kickin, B! Piiiine - that's the first thought. The hops character is definitely medium high as should be for an IPA - with an emphasis on high! Then there are definite tangerine notes and that pine might be mixed with some grapefruit adding to that kick/bite. Now don't get me wrong, this tastes good. I only wish I was sitting in a tap room with a plate of some gud pub grub sittin in front of me! There is a sweetness underneath that hops punch tho. The bitterness resinous flavor lingers mildly, but that is just the perfect compliment to some gud pub grub.

F: This has a medium to medium high thick body and id had descent carbonation on the medium high side as well - a little fizzy. There may be some mild astringency but as with the resinous flavor it is perfect for the pub.

O: This is a great beer. They sought to introduce a wheat beer type flavor and character to this beer and I think they weer successful. Good job, I would recommend this one, especially with some food with salt! Cheers.

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Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Kegatron for gifting me with a can of this. Poured into a snifter the brew appears a hazy yellow color with yeasty chunks. A white soapy head rests atop.

A fruity herbal nose with floral hop notes. A nice set of hop aromatics from start to finish without going over the top.

A fruity hop taste somewhat floral with slight sulfur carbonics and grain essence to balance. This brings a nice interplat of wheat and hops without becoming too sweet.

This is light bodied and moderately carbonated. Overall nice stuff, worth trying.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought a six pack at Table and Vine in West Springfield. Served in a pint glass.

The drink had a straw-yellow, cloudy appearance with a frothy head and patchy lacing. I could smell the honey flavor with some orange citrus and a wheat bread aroma. Taste was a malty sweetness mixed with a bready-lemon flavor. Medium body with a decent carbonation. Overall, a sweet IPA.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint.

a: Straw to golden color. Slight haze. Nice white froth.

s: Citrus and wheat. Very light.

t: Medium body. Light hops. Crisp and refreshing. ( I had this beer a little on the cold side

o: Not a typical tasting IPA. But very nice. Two Roads has better.

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Photo of Brad007
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a whitish-golden hue with a huge frothy white head into my glass.

Sweet and slightly fruity upfront. The use of wheat is most obvious at this point.

Drinks as a hoppy wheat beer would.

Sweet, buttery and hoppy finish.

An interesting cross of styles that couldn't be further apart.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: slightly hazy; pale straw in color; 1 finger white head that receded slowly to a thin, uneven cap; very nice, thick lacing;

S: a little restrained; citrusy hops, bready, what's there is nice;

T: a touch of bread, then tart grapefruit comes in; light to moderate bitterness starts at mid-palate;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; refreshing; moderately dry finish;

O: tough to score this one; if I'm in the mood for an IPA, I'm never choosing this - it's a very nice beer, but a slightly different category;

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Photo of MTLDOG
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Hazy Golden color with a bit of orange. Good solid head and lacing. Smells of citrus, but very light. Not much of a smell, clean. Tastes crisp and refreshing. A little carbonation bite at first but a medium mouthfeel overall. Well balanced with a light grapefruit/citrus taste and a gentle hoppy finish. Flavorful but not spicy. A little dry. Not assertive but very drinkable. I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of bmeehan
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

When poured, it's a little flaky, but given that I'm not generally big on IPAs, I rather enjoyed this because its floral tones aren't as prominent as most others like it. It's brewed with grapefruit, and it can be smelled and tasted.

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Photo of buzzarooski
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

NOT your standard IPA....this very Light, Crisp and Refreshing IPA...almost taste like a summer session ale....Not usually a LBIG fan of beers with too much Lemon & Citrus but I found this quite refreshing and would recommend HONEYSPOT during a hot summer day.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%

Pours a hazy yellow /orange color with a bit of head that fizzes quickly. Smell of bread with some citrus on the end. The flavor was very good and surprising from an underwhelming smell. Full of citrus and mild fruits like banana make its way into the beer. Very refreshing beer, would definitely buy again.

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Photo of Duhast500
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into Sierra Nevada Celebration pint glass.

The color is a bright, hazy yellow with some orange highlights and a thin amount of white head with no lacing left on the glass.

The smell is filled with a wheat aroma that has a touch sunflower. There is also a hint of honeysuckle and a slight bit of funk.

The taste has a sweet zing that pops at first sip. The wheat flavor that has some slight touches of lemon and honey. The hops seem to be in the far back of the flavor.The bitterness that is found here is only slight and has the smallest hints of a grassy flavor.

The feel of this beer is light with a nice drinkable feel. There is a bit of aftertaste that hangs just a bit. A decent summer beer.

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Honeyspot Road IPA from Two Roads Brewing Company
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