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Hop Centric Double India Pale Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Hop Centric Double India Pale AleHop Centric Double India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

850 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 850
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 42
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Hop Juice.

(Beer added by: orbitalr0x on 03-12-2005)
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark reddish copper with a medium white head, decent retention

S: Strong, but lighter hop scent, with sweet medium malt. Combination gives sort of a raw brown sugar smell. Piney and spicy characteristics become more apparent as beer warms.

T: Heavy pine and burnt caramel . Plenty of bitterness and a spicy finish. Definitely more roasted flavors than a typical example of this style, which takes away from the finer hop qualities. A little harsh early on but flavors blend better as the beer approaches room temperature.

M: Creamy mouthfeel with a very noticeable alcohol burn.

Overall, a good beer, and I had to raise some of the ratings as it warmed. Still, there are much better IIPA's out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2009 05:03:59 | More by GeezLynn
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Lot 1554

Pours an effervescent amber a thumb of cream colored head. Sheets of lacing & pretty good head retention

S: Tropical fruit & breadyness, & a little boozeyness, then grapefruit

T: Pineapple & breadyness, some woody hops with a touch of astringency up front. Dryness, pineapple, grapefruit, a little mango & bready sweetness as this warms. Finishes grapefruitty, with a little pineapple& bready sweetness

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Bottle from Tipples. Lot 1554 but no bottle date. Pours a deep dark orange red color with a beautifully creamy two finger off white head. Aroma is floral hop notes, rich bready malts, crisp and grassy. Flavor is big time caramel malts here, light fruity and floral hop notes, and a dry floral finish. Medium plus mouthfeel, strong bitterness, and medium plus carbonation. The malts really dominate here and it comes off like a very solid American style barleywine than a hoppy DIPA. No bottle date but I assume this is fresh based on the source of the bottle. In any case solid beer, but go in thinking the other end of the DIPA spectrum from the likes of Heady Topper or even Enjoy By.

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Aroma is pine and bitter citrus. Not great, not bad.

Taste is heavy pine and bitter hops. Plenty of malts to give it a nearly sweet edge. Quite drinkable. This one I really liked, especially following up what (to me) was a sub-par Atwater Hop-A-Peel IPA.

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Definitely more hop in the taste than the smell. Lots of orange citrus, but smooth bitternesss and sweet caramel hit you up front on this one. a little bit of pine too. nice medium body and slightly syrupy mouth feel, but not over the top. balanced pretty well with the 9.9% ABV. carbonation is spot on.

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12oz. bottle poured into imperial pint glass.

A: Hazy autumnal amber/orange hue with tons of floating sediment dancing around in the glass. Not 100% sure if that's yeast or hops, but either way, it gives this a mouthwatering unfiltered appearance. The amber-tinged head is lackluster, even after a moderately vigorous pour, and it certainly doesn't stick around for long, but the lacing left behind is wispy, abundant, and worth noting.

S: The nose isn't strong, but a big whiff picks up some pleasant aromas. Juicy citrus, red grapefruit and orange mostly, balanced out (perhaps a little to balanced) by some caramel malts. Was hoping for more of a hop-lead aroma, but nothing to cry about here, because the hops certainly aren't scarce.

T: The flavor is far bigger than the nose would imply. The initial sip is a total hop assault that kind of leaps across the spectrum. A fresh juice medly upfront: grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and there's something else fruity going on in there. I'm not 100% on what it is, but it's definitely there. Towards the middle is a very sturdy caramel malt backbone that adds a little too much sweetness for my liking, but luckily it doesn't linger around too long before being pushed off-stage by some dank, grassy bitterness in the finish. The booze isn't completely shrouded, but it's definitely masked quite well and only shows its face late in the finish, adding a bit of heat and a strange metallic flavor from time to time.

M: Definitely medium-heavy, but not full. Smooth, considerably creamy with a somewhat subdued carbonation.

O: This was kind of purchased on a whim. I had never heard of it before, but the label looked interesting and I can't turn down an opportunity to try a new IPA. Hop Centric, while not strong enough to stand in the ring with the bigger hop wallops, provides a heck of a bite, but keeps the sweetness of caramel malts on deck to balance things out to provide a smooth, even flavor that satisfies. A great beer that I would recommend to those who like a lot of malt presence in their big IPAs.

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Hop Centric Double India Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 850 ratings.