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2Late - Brewfist

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2Late2Late

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BA SCORE
82
good

21 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Italy

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: spicelab on 02-15-2013)
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Farnswurth

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19%

03-15-2013 22:48:24 | More by Farnswurth
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-22-2014 13:05:52 | More by DrBier
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-29-2014 01:15:10 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

33cl brown bottle purchased from Domus Birrae in Rome.

Pours a fairly clean orange copper colour, with a fine, filmy crest of white that settles to some pocked bubbling. Lacing forms in tiny specks. Body is certainly solid, at 9.5% ABV, and holds very fine carbonation. Looks good all up.

Nose is clean but dusky, with a solid malty caramel note and some slightly herbal and medicinal overtones. Hops are certainly present, but they have a murky character to them, giving a lot more earth and overripe fruit character than clean crispness.

Taste follows on from this greatly—strong mashed banana and Jersey caramel sweetness, with a crushed red apple character to lift it up slightly. Bitterness on the back is much better, giving it a herbal twang and a hint of something medicinal or mineral. Finish is lingering with pithy fruit and a slightly over-fragrant malt like sprouted grain. Aftertaste has some aniseed. It has a lot going on, but I'm unsure that I like it all that much.

Feel is firm and full. Solid and would support a better array of flavours over the top.

I don't feel like this beer really does enough to warrant its hefty ABV. There are good characters in here, and some pleasant complexity, but it doesn't work together and doesn't create something spectacular enough to make me want to write-off most of the night on drinking it's 9.5% ABV entirety. At the end of the day, that's a little disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 15:12:57 | More by lacqueredmouse
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-25-2014 04:26:21 | More by eawolff99
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CameronCheung

Hong Kong

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-23-2014 12:00:34 | More by CameronCheung
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this at the De Molen beer shop in Bodegraven.

From a bottle into a snifter
Best before 30 July 2014
IBU: 90

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, fizzy, off-white head with good retention, despite the fizz. Clear burnt orange in color with medium levels of carbonation. Head fades to a splotchy wisp and ring that remains until the end and leaves some dots of lacing. Decent looking, finally.

SMELL: Pale malts, caramel, light melon and some lemon notes. Toffee and a touch of grassy hops as well. Good.

TASTE: Finally a good beer. Their black IPA was good too, but finally a second good one. Toffee, caramel with some melon sweetness up front. A bolder finish is bitter with lemon, floral bitterness, as well as some sweet caramel and melon. Not bad at all.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down okay and finishes slightly mouth-coating.

OVERALL: Finally a second Brewfist beer worth drinking. Their black IPA was solid too, but the other five have ranged from lousy to horrible. This one has a decent look and feel, with an aroma and flavor profile that's at least enjoyable. One worth drinking I guess.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 20:46:11 | More by Jeffo
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught in Ma che siete venuti a fa (Rome) during December 2013.

Misty amber in colour with a white head that produced some good lacing.

It wasn't as hoppy as I expected for a Double IPA, although it was hoppy in nature. The hops giving a spicy, citrus feel to both the aroma and taste. Not too bitter and the depth of flavours hide the alcohol level very well. There was also a fresh, yeasty feel to the whole thing, which enhanced it's appeal.

A nice brew and I really enjoyed it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2014 15:57:01 | More by BlackHaddock
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jmtpi

France

4/5  rDev +12%

01-14-2014 19:45:49 | More by jmtpi
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metter98

New York

3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy yellowish orange in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin beige colored head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of passion fruit and citrusy hops are present in the nose along with some notes of herbal hops and hints of malts.
T: The overall taste very much follows the smell and the hops contribute a moderate amount of bitterness. Notes of gooseberries are also noticeable from the Nelson Sauvin hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite drinkable considering its strength—you can tell that it’s a strong beer by the amount of underlying malts but you don't get any of the alcohol in the taste. It definitely lives up to its name because as the brewery says, you won't realize how strong this is until its 2Late! The hops didn't taste as fresh as some Imperial IPAs, but this could be attributable to the beer's voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 22:48:08 | More by metter98
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-27-2013 20:30:55 | More by Cynic-ale
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle; BB 28/02/14, served lightly chilled in a GuldenDraak’s short-stemmed tulip-shaped sniffer.

A: pours a murky, dark orangey copper colour, coming with a creamy beige head with o.k. retention and very mild carbonation.
S: intensely sweet flowery, grapefruit-citric, sweet piney, candy-ish and honey-ish malty at the same time; a swirl gives rise to resinous hop perfume and sweet caramelised apples with a mild touch of ripe lychee shells.
T: mildly acidic-sweet upfront, intense and juicy on the pale malt side, followed by a resinous “bite” of bold & rich citric hops, plenty of lychee-shell-ish aromatic tannins, grapefruit-peel-like bitterness and a tangy touch of lightly toasted Chinese tea leaves. The lingering palate has a little… muddy-yeasty feel to it, but overall the rich hop flavour and a rather “clean” bitter palate dominate at the finish, where only a very mild feel of alcoholic warmth creeps down the throat by stealth.
M&O: rounded on the palate, very soft on carbonation, the body is full but never too rich or thick, while the hoppiness is executed at a level that complements the maltiness nicely without going oily. All in all, a well-crafted “Imperial IPA” designed to be enjoyed in quantity (to me!), this is a nicely drinkable example albeit ut not the most complex or colourful interpretation I’ve tried.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 18:46:27 | More by wl0307
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-09-2013 02:25:30 | More by inspektor
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -44%

07-18-2013 03:32:12 | More by DonFrap
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Kikuzzo

Italy

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-16-2013 14:41:52 | More by Kikuzzo
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jgammoniv

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-09-2013 12:28:19 | More by jgammoniv
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.29/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Slightly hazy yellow-amber pour with a nice white two finger head with decent retention and nice lacing. The nose is huge with tons of juicy, citrusy, piney hops along with hints of tangerine, caramel, and a bit of grass. The taste follows suit with mouth-puckering grapefruit, resiny pine, tangerine, orange peel, caramel, and some subtle herbal notes on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly fizzy with a nice oily, tangy finish. This is hugely drinkable for a 9.5 ABV IPA. And that subtle herbal thing it has going on definitely makes it stand out for me. Will definitely be picking up more of this one!

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 16:20:15 | More by beerdrifter
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djtomain

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +19%

06-04-2013 23:23:39 | More by djtomain
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pixieskid

Germany

3/5  rDev -16%

04-22-2013 13:07:50 | More by pixieskid
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber with a large, white head.
Nose shows pine, grapefruit, biscuity malt and bready notes. Nice malt character.
Big malty and hoppy flavours. More sharp pine alongside lots of sweet clean malt.
Carbonation could be a bit higher.
Nice stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 03:17:17 | More by CrazyDavros
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spicelab

Australia

2.1/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

330mL bottle from Slowbeer.

Amber orange, pretty clear with a rather anaemic off-white head that drops off to a collar.

Nose is very sweet and one dimensional, dominated by orange syrup in the vein of Sunny Boy ice-blocks. Baked caramel malts. Ethanol lurks. Not quite terrible, but really poor hop expression.

Immediate hot alcohol, which fails even to alleviate the fruit concentrate sweeteness. On the positive side, there is a welcome albeit insipid transition into pine and herbal bitterness that is an improvement on how it starts, but not a big one.

Hot, heavy and harsh. Could almost be passable if there was a good beer behind it, but alas no.

Totally unimpressed with this amateur effort. In this day and age a good IIPA has character in spades but also subtlety. This has neither.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 09:18:06 | More by spicelab
2Late from Brewfist
82 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.