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Irritated Koala - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barnzy78 on 06-10-2014)
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Jordy777

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-16-2014 18:22:40 | More by Jordy777
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -1.6%

22oz. bottle.
Medium deep amber; Very good and durable off-white head.

Medium-Light body with appropriate medium carbonation.

Aroma: Hops with a faint malt base.

The flavor is well balanced, with the well chosen hop load dominating. Fruity and floral. Refreshing mildly hoppy ale with a low bitterness level. Good sweet/bitter balance with near equal levels.

08-19-2014 13:40:55 | More by chinchill
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

08-07-2014 01:01:29 | More by Iparedman
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -0.5%

The Irritated Koala is one heck of an interesting beer. The beer poured a dark clear amber with white head. The scent had smoke, piney hops and slight tea presence. The taste was smoke in the front and back with piney hops in the middle. The mouthfeel was light to medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this was an interesting offering....but it would be tough to drink more than one of these at a sitting in my opinion. Definitely worth a try!

07-13-2014 14:19:50 | More by WoodBrew
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mjc3151

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-27-2014 17:42:35 | More by mjc3151
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larryarms847

Illinois

3.44/5  rDev -7.3%

Pours a very light brown with a slight red hue about it. No head to speak of, looks just like iced tea.

The aromas of black tea are very prevalent, but not overpowering, like a smooth cup of tea.

There is hint of sweetness coming from somewhere, but I can't quite put my finger on it, the bitterness of the black tea is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is light and way too thin for my taste. I don't really want to feel like I'm drinking tea while pounding back a cold one.

Overall, no I would not buy this again, but yes it is worth sampling for any tea fan.

06-25-2014 22:48:41 | More by larryarms847
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LostandBound

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -13.7%

08-13-2014 00:41:20 | More by LostandBound
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another new bomber from Two Brothers, this one a proclaimed 'smoked tea black IPA'. Not entirely sure what to expect. The label tells us that this beer is brewed with Lapsang Souchong, a smoked black tea.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a dark reddish mahogany colored body; more of a dark red ale than a black ale in appearance. Two fingers of frothy fluffy off-white head that leaves some nice thin lacing. Looks pretty nice.

S - The smell is a little faint, but the smoke / char / wood / licorice character seems most dominant. Some earthy piney hops & bready caramel malts buried beneath that.

T - The taste follows the nose - lightly smokey / char, earthy piney / grapefruit hops, and some bready malt.

M - The feel is smooth, fluid, and creamy. Medium-light bodied, with good carbonation. Very easy drinking.

Overall, a unique approach at a smoked beer / IPA hybrid type beer, but I'm not entirely sure "black IPA" is the right descriptor. Either way, the beer gets props for uniqueness, and good drinkability. Well worth the try.

Two Brothers Irritated Koala ---4/5.

07-03-2014 23:55:44 | More by mfnmbvp
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civicm87

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-16-2014 19:55:41 | More by civicm87
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-11-2014 13:41:41 | More by Kubrickx
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stortore

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-15-2014 02:57:43 | More by stortore
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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wisegreensoul

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-31-2014 03:50:07 | More by wisegreensoul
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krome

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-13-2014 23:43:24 | More by krome
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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ZachKelly

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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Irritated Koala from Two Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.