Cabinet Of Curiosities - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mjc3151 on 07-13-2014

Developed in collaboration with The Field Museum. All net proceeds from the White India Pale Ale will benefit The Field Museum’s Education programs...(the beer is a collaboration) with Chef Cleetus Friedman...a traditional India Pale Ale spiced with coriander and orange peel for a refreshing summer beer.

IBU 61
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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by TMoney2591:
Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Served from the bottle into a cervoise at Beelow's.

It's a nice day, so let's hit the patio bar for this little bit of liquid lunch. This stuff pours a hazy tawny brass topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises orange peel, light lime zest, very light melon, coriander, and a bit of sweet biscuit in the background. The taste eschews the biscuit in favor of the orange peel, some pine resin, and a healthy dose of flowers. The hops overpower any "white" additions, though the coriander does occasionally seep through for short sojourns. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a solid enough "white IPA" of sorts, though the "white" elements languish at the hands of the relatively bold hops.

More User Reviews:
Photo of WoodBrew
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Cabinet of Curiosities is a great beer for a great cause. It poured a hazy copper with thin white head that is leaving a lace. There is spice hop nose and the taste is well balanced between a sweeter malt and floral hops. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall.....yeah baby...nice job.

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with best by date of 11/30/2014 printed on the back label. The new white IPA from Two Brothers, acquired the six pack from the local beer store for $9.99. Brewed in collaboration with The Field Museum and Chef Cleetus Friedman.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a nice bright golden orange colored body with about a finger of frothy white / off-white head. Very doughy and bubbly, and it leaves some nice scattered lacing behind.

S - The smell is fresh, juicy, and floral. Clean hop presence, and some floral / herbal spicing noticeable. The coriander is apparent when you look for it.

T - Taste follows the nose - fresh, fruity, floral, herbal. The orange zest and coriander are noticeable, and there is a slight fruity / vegetal hop quality present. Moderate 6.50% abv is masked nicely.

M - Feel is crisp, smooth and clean. Some residual hop resins / bitterness left behind on the palate. Very easy-drinking stuff.

Overall, I would say it is a solid White IPA. Certainly not very 'Belgian', but a good Americanized take on the style. Props to Two Brothers for freshness and quality ingredients, it is worth trying, but one six pack was probably enough for me. Recommended if it is available to you.

Two Brothers Cabinet Of Curiosities ---4/5.

Photo of cpetrone84
2.8/5  rDev -23.7%

Pour is orangish amber, mostly transparent, with a decent amount of white head. Nose is malty, syrupy sweet caramel, and notes of orange citrus. Taste is similar, a touch of stale grain, light sweet malt, moderate citrus. Medium and slightly syrupy body with gentle carb.

Photo of bschinelli
3.07/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First, I'll say I'm drinking what's meant to be a summer beer in winter, so that may have dropped my score a bit....that said, this poured a very hazy, cloudy gold into the glass, with little head, what there was disappearing quickly into the glass; leaving a thin white carpet on the top of the beer and tiny bubbles covering the sides of the glass. A bit of astringency on the nose with hints of citrus and coriander. The taste and mouthfeel are citrusy and light on the tongue. Lots of white pepper and effervescence on the tongue. This would be a great beer to try in the summer, just ok this time of year but a worth effort.

Photo of barnzy78
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, Best By 11/30/14. Another beer from Two Brothers with some proceeds being donated - I like it.
L - hazed tangerine colored ale with a frothy off-white head that leaves some sticky lacing on the glass
S - nice fresh nose of grapefruit and orange, coriander, wheat
T - hop forward with citric orange and grapefruit notes, coriander, wheat, apricot and tangerine perhaps; nice balance
F - medium body, resinous and drying with a peppery bite and lingering grapefruit and orange zest
O - nice balanced white IPA. Nothing out of the box, but it's good.

Cabinet Of Curiosities from Two Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.