Heavy Handed IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Heavy Handed IPAHeavy Handed IPA

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805 Ratings
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Ratings: 805
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2002)
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S: lots of mango / tropical fruits of front. cirtus. orange

A: pours a nice burnt orange with about a finger of head. very good retention and lacing.

T: Less tropical fruits than the nose would lead you to believe. Citrus, grapefruit, oranges, slightly mango. malty backbone. dry finish with a lingering hop bitterness

M: good mouth feel. appropriately carbonated for the style.

O: a good beer!

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Bottle from Tipples with no date, just says "Cascade" where the date goes. Poured 8/17/14. Pours murky bronze with a big off white head. Aroma of straight malt juice, not a hop to be found here. Seriously straight bready malts, toffee, and some caramel. Flavor follows that closely making this a decent barleywine, but nothing close to resembling an IPA. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Honestly this is good the way it is, just wasn't looking for a barleywine, which is exactly what this is really. One of the better non-BA American style barleywines I have had though. I guess ill rate it as it tastes but it's lower because it was supposed to be an IPA.

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Heavy Handed IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.