Two Roads Two Juicy

The name for Two Roads Brewing stems from a divergence, a separation, that poet Robert Frost wrote about: the road more commonly taken from “the one less traveled by.”

Located in Stratford, Connecticut Two Roads has an impressive portfolio that consist of nearly three dozen year round, seasonal, and specialty beers. One of their recent limited releases is an unfiltered New England style Double IPA.

ABV: 8.2%

Pour: A light golden color with a haziness to it.

Head: A frothy off white head raises and slowly fades without leaving any lacing.

Nose: Lots of sharp pine at first, followed by grapefruit and a hint of wheat.

Palate: Lighter than expected. Has a nice juicy core. The hops are really smooth with a nice flavor without being sticky or overly piney. The finish is clean and refreshing.

Overall: Really interesting. I was expecting a hop bomb since it’s a double IPA but that was not the case. It was extremely smooth and super juicy with plenty of fruit notes giving it an extremely refreshing finish for a double IPA. This would pair with many foods such as Thai food, BBQ chicken or even seafood.

Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 3.5 Out Of 5 Pints

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Two Roads Henry’s Farm Double Bock

Two Roads Henry's Farm Double BockThe name for Two Roads Brewing stems from a divergence, a separation, that poet Robert Frost wrote about: the road more commonly taken from “the one less traveled by.”

Located in Stratford, Connecticut since 2012, Two Roads has an impressive portfolio that consist of nearly three dozen year round, seasonal, and specialty beers. One of their more recent seasonal releases is a double bock named after their CEO’s great-grandfather Henry.

The beer pours a clear copper amber color with some ruby highlights. The one finger light beige head shows average retention. Once dissipated a light and sporadic lacing remains a top the beer.

Aromas of sweet caramel malts are in no shortage here! Alongside the malty notes are enticing bready notes back by abundant aromas of dark fruits. The fruit notes are dominated by the dark dried variety including raisins and figs.

The palate echoes the nose rather seamlessly. Caramel and toffee notes hit right off the bat and are immediately followed with malty and bready notes. The rich dark fruit notes of fig, raisins and cherries join the party and meld perfectly with the other flavors. There is a light grassy hop note on the finish that provides balance. The finish is otherwise crisp and clean.

A great beer from the folks at Two Roads. This is a well-balanced and well-made beer. Try pairing this one with Gruyere, grilled smoked sausages or warm bread pudding. 4 Out Of 5 Pints

The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 4.0 Pints out of 5