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Night Cat - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

197 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Dark Wheat Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kevin_Young on 10-17-2013)
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BB1313

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a dark ruby/crimson with an off-white head with a tan tinge. Nice color and leaves nice lacing and retention. The aromas have a strong hop presence. Lots of orange zest and grapefruit. Some caramel malts along with some subtle wheat notes. Raisins and dark fruit. Some banana. The flavors are pretty sweet, but finishes with a solid bitterness. Lots of citrus. The hops really shine. Lots of orange. Some lime is in the mix as well. The wheat really takes a backseat, but it's there. It's a pretty clean and refreshing beer. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied. It's creamy and fluffy. Very smooth.

This is a pretty unique beer. I like it. It's worth checking out if given the opportunity. Solid use of citra hops.

Serving type: can

03-08-2014 01:01:29 | More by BB1313
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BeerGreg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-01-2014 16:05:12 | More by BeerGreg
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can from World of Beer Tioga. Pours reddish brown with a good bit of light showing through and a small off white head. Aroma of bitter piney hops, biscuity malts, light toffee, grains. Flavor is somewhere between a malty IPA and a hoppy brown ale. I’ll go with the latter. Bready malts and some bitter pine, grainy flavors, a bit of toffee. Don’t get much from the wheat. Medium bodied at most with medium carbonation. Decent beer but unexciting.

Serving type: can

07-25-2014 01:57:37 | More by BMMillsy
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sully11277

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-21-2014 02:19:52 | More by sully11277
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Aleks_P

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: I have never seen a dark wheat beer before so I am rating a 4.5 for the interesting factor. Pours brown with an orange hue, half-inch tan foam head. Transparent, does not appear to be as carbonated and bubbly as a lot of wheat beers.

Smell: Again, unusual for a wheat beer. Hop bitterness is evident but also a bit of sweetness that I can't quite place, maybe some tart grapefruit notes.

Taste: Picking up the hops and bitterness and noticing the grapefruit tartness, definitely bitter like an IPA the mouthfeel balances the bitterness. Not much else going on.

Mouthfeel: Bit dry and very creamy as a result of the low carbonation. Creaminess is surprising, normally expect that in much darker beers. Leaves some bitterness in the aftertaste, very grapefruit.

Overall: I always pick up Two Brothers stuff because they try a lot of interesting things but the execution here leaves a bit to be desired. The flavors just aren't that strong or distinguished. Cool idea for a dark wheat beer but other than nothing particularly notable here.

Serving type: can

07-21-2014 00:15:02 | More by Aleks_P
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-14-2014 14:16:41 | More by ldhughes3
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.5%

07-13-2014 18:29:15 | More by smartassboiler
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Hopinho

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-13-2014 01:06:36 | More by Hopinho
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alexm1309

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-11-2014 15:50:49 | More by alexm1309
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mychalg9

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-11-2014 12:29:58 | More by mychalg9
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dmheinz57

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-06-2014 03:03:38 | More by dmheinz57
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schoolboy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty tough style to work in, and Two Brothers did a good job with this one, coming up with something unique.

It pours a translucent dark brown with little head or lace. The aroma is wrong, ot not wrong, just different - it smells like a hoppy IPA.

The taste is not like the smell. It tastes more like the style should plus something. It's malty with a clean dry hops finish. The aftertaste is also dry and not what you would expect - not much sweetness.

Overall it is an interesting brewing adventure worth trying.

Serving type: can

07-04-2014 21:38:17 | More by schoolboy
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nate_nate_nate

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-03-2014 20:19:22 | More by nate_nate_nate
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-01-2014 16:16:35 | More by Canada_Dan
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cjgator3

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-30-2014 03:02:36 | More by cjgator3
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Pestin

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-27-2014 20:17:08 | More by Pestin
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Deep amber/ruby in the glass, not much carbonation or head.

S-slight roasted malt, tad bit of coffee, wheat and earthy hops.

T-A tad too malty for my tastes, roasted malt, some coffee and well, slight earthy hops.

M-Medium bodied, tad creamy, not much carbonation.

O-It was a decent beer but it just wasn't well rounded enough to be very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 02:25:21 | More by rlee1390
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JamesV23

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-23-2014 02:53:32 | More by JamesV23
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slainte001


3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-15-2014 18:57:02 | More by slainte001
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stortore

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-15-2014 02:58:32 | More by stortore
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raynash12


4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

06-14-2014 21:07:53 | More by raynash12
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lobos62

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-14-2014 00:12:08 | More by lobos62
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TP_43

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-13-2014 14:06:05 | More by TP_43
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a tumbler at Mundelein Brewfest 2014.

Shuffling over to Two Brothers for another black IPA (of sorts, anyway). This one pours a clear dark sienna topped by a finger of wan khaki foam. The nose comprises cocoa powder, pine resin, light candied orange peel, and a hint of treacle. The taste brings in more of the same, the hops breaking through the roast and treacle fog every now and again with a sharp citrus-y edge. Things don't quite mesh completely, but there isn't much full clashing going on, either. It's a strange place to be. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly smooth feel. Overall, a nice enough little beer, though not something I see myself partaking in very much in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2014 19:43:19 | More by TMoney2591
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buffybeerbaron

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28%

06-07-2014 20:30:40 | More by buffybeerbaron
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Night Cat from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.