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Heavy Handed IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

733 Ratings
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Ratings: 733
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 33
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Heavy Handed IPA is brewed to celebrate the harvesting of the hops every year. Within moments of harvest we add freshly picked "Wet Hops" to this IPA. Since the hops have not been dried before use, they add a wonderful character found in no other beer. A hop lovers dream. (Available September through December) Each batch is "single hopped" with a different hop variety.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2002)
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pmcadamis

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4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this with some chicken tits on the old George Forman, and it really meshed well with meal.

It pours a deep and hazy orange to amber in the glass, and a 1/2 finger head settles to just a ring of tiny bubbles around the rim.

At first sniff, grassy vegetal hops and orange rind are predominant, supported by a nice backdrop of warm malt scents like vanilla and caramel. This really smells pretty damn good! Good balance.

The taste is quite peppery and spicy, with some initiall fruitiness followed by a bitter hop punch and a nice alcohol heat. The carbonation is pretty strong, but that seems to fit the spicy and peppery flavor quite well.

An interesting note: On the Two Brother's web site, I read that hops are added immediately after harvest without being dried first. This addition of "wet" hops is unique to this beer. Cool....unique is good.

I really enjoyed this smooth (for an IPA) brew in that it was hoppy enough for me to get my fix, but was pretty mild and had enough of a malt backbone to really balance the flavor and keep the bitterness from overpowering my meal.

This is very highly drinkable especially for an IPA (some of the more highly hopped ones can actually irritate and dry out my throat with all the bitterness if I drink more than a couple), and I will surely pick up a sixer of this the next time I get a hop craving.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2006 15:30:24 | More by pmcadamis
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Heavy Handed IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 733 ratings.