Two Roads S.H.O.P. Se­ries Pale Ale

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - American Pale Ale -

LOC: Strat­ford, Con­necti­cut ABV: 5.5% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“The brew­ers at Two Roads are con­stantly ex­per­i­ment­ing with cut­ting-edge hops at our “shop” (our brew­ery is lo­cated in a cen­tury-old ma­chine shop) to cre­ate unique brews like this pale ale.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Lemon and or­ange peel with a touch of pine at first and then in­tense mango and pineap­ple aro­mas from the hops. Some grassy and her­bal, slightly dank notes ap­pear once the ini­tial fruit dis­si­pates. Sub­tle light bready malt back­ground.” Fla­vor: “Light, clean, sim­ple body. Hops bit­ter­ness slightly over­pow­ers the malt and lingers. Same cit­rus and pine as in aroma. Af­ter­taste is dry with a mod­er­ate last­ing of hop spici­ness. Over­all: “This beer pushes the bounds and rides the edge of the IPA style now that IPAS are em­brac­ing lower per­ceived bit­ter­ness lev­els. Still, the earthy and spicy hop pro­file is com­plex, and a mod­er­ate car­bon­a­tion gives it a good bite. Easy drink­ing and refreshing.”

AROMA: 11 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 19 MOUTH­FEEL: 4 OVER­ALL: 10 92

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