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Night Cat - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

206 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 206
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | 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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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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Indiana

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Illinois

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Illinois

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Pennsylvania

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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.34/5  rDev -12.1%

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.

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

Illinois

3.46/5  rDev -8.9%

From: Piccadilly, Champaign, IL
Best by: 2014-03-29
Glass: Tulip

Two Brothers' Night Cat is a fairly one-dimensional hop-driven ale that features the current hop combination that US "craft" drinkers seem to be unable to get enough of. The beer isn't bad at all, hop-forward with grapefruit, assorted other citrus and fruit, and some pine, but it has a fairly generic US hop presentation (at this point in time, I assume everone has tasted this combination of hops) on top of a fairly mediocre malt base that the hops don't allow for the expression of anyway. A shame that this new ale tastes like so many old ones in terms of hops, and that the malt bill could be exchanged for basically anything, aside from coloring malts. One that I don't think I'd look towards again.

Pours a 3cm tall head of beige-colored foam, composed of small, medium, and large-sized bubbles for a sponge-like appearance. Retention is excellent, the foam lasting several minutes in a gradual decline to a thick ring around the perimeter of the glass and a thin film of foam resting atop the body of the beer for the duration of the drink. Lacing is good, with some thick clumps and clinging to the sides of the glass. The body is a moderately dark golden brown color, with light bringing out bright golden orange hues. Carbonation is visible through the transparent body, moderate in number and activity.

Aroma of pine and grapefruit that is a bit muddled together, with some woodsy and mossy elements, and hints of lightly sweet and cracker-like malt.

Flavor is mostly of pine, grapefruit, and musky citrus and woodsy hop flavor, moderate hop bitterness, and a very subtle background of caramel malt sweetness. Front of palate picks up grapefruit, orange, pine, with some woodsiness in the background; little to no malt contribution. Mid-palate is of continued grapefruit, orange, pine, woodsiness, slight caramel malt sweetness deep in the background. Back of palate experiences moderate hop bitterness with grapefruit, orange, and pine undertones, just a hint of caramel malt sweetness in the background. Aftertaste is of moderate hop bitterness with grapefruit and pine, no real malt character.

Beer is medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a beer that is smoothly foamy (2/3) and slightly smooth (1/3). Closes dry, with light stickiness clinging to the palate and lips.

12-16-2013 09:46:29 | More by falloutsnow
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-13-2013 03:01:45 | More by Guinnsslvr
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-30-2014 03:02:36 | More by cjgator3
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Night Cat from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.