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Hop Centric Double India Pale Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Hop Centric Double India Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
89
very good

920 Ratings
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Ratings: 920
Reviews: 462
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 45
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
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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5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I went in to this beer with really no expectations at all, looked new on the shelf and I had heard about it before but didnt really know what to expect. Poured a very clear, beautiful orange/amber color that I have never seen in a beer, very good carbonation. Had about a 2 finger head that disappeared after a few minutes into a nice white sheet over the top of the beer. Lacing was good but did not coat the glass completely, nice middle ground. As I opened the cap I could already smell the delicious hoppy aroma, amazing. Citrus, pine and some sweetness in the nose. The taste, wow... Delicious blend of sweetness, fruit, citrus, pine and all the hops you would want. Reminded me of Nugget Nectar and Stone 13th but better. Mouthfeel was smooth, medium with perfect carbonation, nice hoppy coat on the tongue, creamy, what to expect from a DIPA. I drank my first pint of this so fast, very drinkable, I would never guess 9.9 ABV. I could drink this one all night long, absolutely amazing. This is definately my new standard for a DIPA/ hop blaster.

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5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Let me start this review off on the wrong foot. I drank this straight out of the bomber it came it.

Appearance: Who cares.

Smell: It smells strongly of piney hops.

Taste: Now, to the part worth reviewing...Although it smells predominantly of piney hops, the taste is perfectly balanced with the rich malt flavor. This beer is smooth as silk. It goes down like water. As a lover of IPA's and rich malty ales, this is a grand slam beer. It is intensely hoppy but not really bitter due to the rich malty backbone that is just perfect for the hop flavor present here.

Mouthfeel: Rich and smooth. It coats the mouth and doesn't leave an unpleasant taste behind. It is still piney and sweet. Just top notch.

Overall: Need I say more. For a beer with 9.9% alcohol, it goes down soooo easy. It's for hop lovers, no doubt, but this one is so well balanced that I think it will make hop lovers out of many people who try it. The hops aren't overly complex and they are not very bitter compared to the explosion of flavor that they provide in this beer. In many IPA's the hops are just a bitter component, but in this beer they are almost purely herbal/earthy in the nose and mouth.

The sum it up briefly: This beer is full of flavor, easy to drink, and very strong. Every beer lover should try this beer. It is one of my top 5. Highly recommended!

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4.98/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into Lunar Brewing Co tulip glass (9oz).

A) Dark amber honey, caramel, as it settles around the edges lighter in color like clover honey and also at the bottom of the glass. It gives a two finger head that is thick like an ice cream float. It leaves a perfect Belgium lace as it slowly dissipates.

S) Wow, pine, sweet candy like skittles or Swedish fish, as the beer goes down i notice more earthy characteristics. Not overly bitter and pleasant.

T) Fruity Hops, pineapple, honey crisp apple, possibly red grape, and then malt almost honey in flavor and texture. Great malt bill not too biscuit flavored or cookie, but that’s probably because it’s a IIPA and the hops takes over my palate.

M) Thicker than i expected like honey mead but not that thick. It coats the mouth with joyous hop flavors swirling and dancing on the tongue.

O) This is Two Brothers best brew. Go out and buy a 6 pack at Trader Joes for $15. I hope to try this on tap again at the brew pub.

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4.97/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lovely amber orange pour, with, I kid not, a green-off white head.

Ruby red grapefruit, blood orange, a virtual basket of citrus fruits in the aroma.

Huge bubblegum hop flavors up front, supported by a supple malt. Leaves a not overly bitter aftertaste. Very balanced and very hoppy.

Medium-full body, this is an awesomely drinkable, incredibly balanced DIPA. Rivals the best of 'em.

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4.88/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bomber poured into a 12 ounce snifter. Color is crystal clear beautiful amber. Head disapates fairly quickly but leaves a nice lacing. Scentes of pine but not overpowering with malt in the background. Holds a malty flavor that balances perfectly with the hops while the alcohol just comes through. Drinks smooth... (dangerously smooth) I can certainly finish a couple of these in one sitting at home. Overall an exceptional example of an Imperial IPA with amazing drinkability. Another great beer from the brothers in Warrenville, IL.

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4.83/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to dhchatfield for this one.

Pours a super clear & ultra magnifying golden amber. A very fluffy, pure white head sits on top but fades a bit and leaves limited lacing.
Sweet and toasty malt behind floral and piney hops. Hops show more as the beer warms.
Suprisingly, incredibly balanced. Yes lots of hops, nut more subtle than you might think from the aroma. Lightly toasty background. Hops are piney and a touch of sweet citruss shows along with some other fruit notes. Bitterness starts to grow and sticks. Some alcohol in there for sure.
Medium to full bodied. Moderateley carbonated. Very clean finish. A little bittering down the center of the tounge. Warming alcohol all the way to the stomach. Again very balanced and clean for a DIPA.
An overall incredible DIPA. Extremeley easy to drink, but at 9.9% that could be dangerous.

Thanks Dan!

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4.83/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like any good American IPA this beer is a Hop Assault! Yes, it burns your nose. Yes, piney resination tingles you tongue. Citrus makes saliva excrete under your tongue. Your brain gets rearranged, and this beer is what you now crave.

I tried it in December 2008 and still crave it. This beer turned me into a Hophead before I ever heard the term. Who knows how long this hop crack will consume my interest. This beer reinvigorates my patriotism, and makes me want the flag to have hops instead of stars.

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Hop Centric Double India Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 920 ratings.