Honeyspot Road White IPA

Connecticut
United States
Honeyspot Road Two Roads Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

The Two Roads interpretation of this emerging beer style naturally takes a road less traveled. Unlike other versions, our employs an American ale yeast and no spices. The result is a soft wheat backdrop that accentuates the Pacific Northwest hop character.

Profile

ABV: 
6.0%
IBUs: 
40
Served at: 
40° F
Hops: 
Perle, Styrian Goldings, Chinook, Citra
Malts: 
Raw and malted wheat, Pilsner, Flaked oats
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The White IPA style conjures up a melodic blend of hop-derived goodness intertwined with Belgian-style spices, sometimes featuring a dollop of wheat, and usually with some sort of yeast-derived funkiness.

This beer poured a lazy, hazy Mello Yello color with a head that fell fast – faster than expected for a "white ale." Beyond that, aromas of spiced mango with very subtle hints of coriander were enjoyed.  

The underlying bready malt flavor was supported by medium hop bitterness levels. Though there was enough hopping to make it to the Pale Ale range, the beer fell far below the bitterness ranges so prevalent in many contemporary American IPAs. Hop flavor quickly faded, taken away by the beer's medium carbonation level. A tinge of alcohol, not hot or detracting, was also identified.

This beer, while not much of an IPA as I would favor, would be a welcome addition to any summer cookout ice chest. Enjoy heartily.

Brewery Introduction

Two Roads Brewing Co. was founded in 2012 by four friends who dreamed for years of starting a craft brewery. We foster a “road less traveled” philosophy in the beers we make and how we make them. In that spirit, Phil Markowski, our award-winning Brewmaster and 27 year craft beer veteran has... Read More

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