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Night Cat - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of sully11277
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

sully11277, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Aleks_P
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Aleks_P, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of ldhughes3
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ldhughes3, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -21.1%

smartassboiler, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Hopinho
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Hopinho, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of alexm1309
4/5  rDev +5.3%

alexm1309, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

mychalg9, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of dmheinz57
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

dmheinz57, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

schoolboy, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of nate_nate_nate
4/5  rDev +5.3%

nate_nate_nate, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Canada_Dan
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Canada_Dan, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of cjgator3
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

cjgator3, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Pestin
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Pestin, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of rlee1390
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

rlee1390, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of JamesV23
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

JamesV23, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of slainte001
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

slainte001, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of stortore
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

stortore, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of raynash12
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

raynash12, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of lobos62
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

lobos62, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of TP_43
4/5  rDev +5.3%

TP_43, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

TMoney2591, Jun 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

buffybeerbaron, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

joewheeler06, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

frlrv1020, Jun 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

scootercrabb, Jun 02, 2014
Night Cat from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.