Forester Double IPA - Two Beers Brewing Co.
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3.29/5 rDev -8.6%
Handsome orangey amber color with a modest, coarse foam in the Affligem chalice. The aroma is pleasantly mangos and cake batter.
Sweet, with a hopped-up Barleywine flavor. Lots of fruity flavors, though there's an overripe taste that is a little disconcerting. Some candied taste like citron and a rummy zucchini bread flavor. A little peppermint schnapps and cookie dough. Then you get the bitter murky finish.
This tastes better on the first couple of sips. There is a bitter insistency along with the sugar that gets a little tiresome. Still, it's a big gulp of flavor. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Central Market - Shoreline in north Seattle.
04-23-2014 06:33:40 | More by mactrail
2.33/5 rDev -35.3%
Appearance is darker, pale iced tea with some white foamy head and lace.
Smell is fainter, a littler herbal and sweet. DIPA?
Taste is sweet, a little citrus and resinous hops. Dry, sweet heat. Drinks quite a bit higher than the ABV.
Mouthfeel is thick, dry and rough.
Drinkability is low for me. Hot, sweet, and not very hoppy. This is a subpar DIPA by any measure of mine.
04-10-2014 02:25:09 | More by ccrida
3.75/5 rDev +4.2%
22oz bottle served in imperial pint glass. Beer pours amber and hazey, with a massive off-white head. Pleasant citrus hop aroma. Flavor profile is tall and bitter, with a big dose of grapefruit juice and citrus peel. Finishes off-dry but clean, with no specific malt flavor, and just a hint of ethanol burn. At 92 IBUs and 7.8% ABV there is no question Two Beers Brewing is showing off and showcasing a lot of hops, rather than shooting for some exquisite, fancy-pants product, but the result is surprisingly well balanced. If anything they erred on the side of leaving the beer too sweet, which to my tongue is preferable to the usual hop monster many cheap double IPAs, which are palate-smashingly bitter. Anyway, worth a try. Especially given the excellent value I was able to find on this ($6.99/22oz at my local grocery).
04-08-2014 02:13:45 | More by hreb
4.64/5 rDev +28.9%
Well, first of all the name is way cool. The name brings a good beer to life. Poured me a glass or two from the 22 oz bottles I picked up the other day. The scent is great, the flavor super. The mouth feel is fantastic. I am hit by the great bitterness of this beer. I look for that in any IPA. I love the smooth mouth feel contrasted with a very noticeable bitterness. This is why I think so of positively of this precious liquid.
04-06-2014 05:07:06 | More by yaquina
3.93/5 rDev +9.2%
This is the IPA on tap at Branzino's in Seattle. The problem rating a beer with food is the food. But this is the second time I have enjoyed this brew at Branzino's so I tried my best to just enjoy the first glass without food and bring home the rating. I checked BA and was surprised at the 82, This is a better than good IPA and I think a 85 is in order. Better than the BA rating for sure.
04-01-2014 05:06:14 | More by ssteakley
3.48/5 rDev -3.3%
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, tangerine, pineapple, floral, grass, caramel, toast, toffee, bread, light pine, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and very balanced hop/malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toast, toffee, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, pine, caramel, toast, toffee, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish. Good hop balance and complexity; with a moderate malt backbone and minimal cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick and sticky mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a solid Double IPA. Good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes; and quite smooth to sip on. An enjoyable offering.
09-07-2013 04:52:48 | More by superspak
3.69/5 rDev +2.5%
22oz bottle poured into a large mug type glass. Bottle code on the bottom might say 1-1558, whatever that means.
Pours slightly cloudy amber orange with a medium light tan head. Lots of fine carbonation. Smell is malty, musty, sweet, with a mild pine background. Not as sharply and crisply hoppy as I was hoping.
Taste is where the hops come out. A little honey flavor, a slight dirty dishwater hint, some pine, and strong citrus rind.
Mouthfeel is slick and dry. Overall, this is a pretty good beer.
06-29-2013 01:29:18 | More by snaotheus
British Columbia (Canada)
3.34/5 rDev -7.2%
Appearance. Pours a very hazy orange-amber with almost a finger of thick, cream coloured head.
Smell. Caramel, raw sugar and sweet grainy malt, peach and pineapple, and some sweet citrus fruits.
Taste. Sweet caramel, brown sugar, pineapple and oranges, just a little pine.
Mouthfeel. On the low side of full bodied, low+ carbonation.
Overall. Very sweet beer here. Decent flavours, but that sweetness is over the top.
06-02-2013 01:29:34 | More by Rutager
Forester Double IPA from Two Beers Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.