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Heavy Handed IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

804 Ratings
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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 33
Gots: 39 | 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.

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Floral citrus nose. Pours brilliant amber under a 1" finely bubbled snow white foam cap that produces thick lace. Good balance between hop and nutty, light malt flavors with an herbalness from the fresh hops on the finish that provides drying and a slight astringency and a light pepper taste. Very creamy body with fine soft carbonation.

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2014 chinook

16oz jar glass...be burley

gorgeous ruby red...crystal clear

very sweet on the nose with a slightly herbal, resinous finish

caramel malt with a dank, pine finish

lightly sticky on my tongue and gums with a dry, resinous mouthfeel

as with most chinook beers (chinookie, hopeater), it is built on a sweet, red grain bill, which really brings out the lovely pine character of the hop. though a good beer, its not exactly what i was expecting...mild aroma and not enough of the "green" hop flavor i crave. this drinks like a big, dank, west coast double ipa, in the vein of mad river steelhead dipa, and hop stoopid, just slightly lower abv. a great beer for hop nerds/chinook lovers

note: as the beer warmed while i drank it, the oily hop flavor really began to pop. it sat out for about an hour before i opened it. i guess it just needed a lil more. rating changed to reflect

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Heavy Handed IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.