Two Roads S.H.O.P. Series Pale Ale
What the brewers say
“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.”