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Night Cat - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

196 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | 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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Qbdoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-04-2013 03:06:15 | More by Qbdoo
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | 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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joewheeler06

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-06-2014 05:01:45 | More by joewheeler06
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Night Cat from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.