Hop Centric Double India Pale Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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4.01/5 rDev +1%
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
MF: Medium bodied, fairly restrained carbonation, good balance, warming
A very enjoyable DIPA, this brewery has pleased me very much so far
07-22-2014 03:48:54 | More by russpowell
3.66/5 rDev -7.8%
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.
07-22-2014 01:44:42 | More by BMMillsy
3.7/5 rDev -6.8%
Pint poured at Beef O'Brady's in Newburgh, IN.
Pleasant amber color with nice fence lace.
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.
07-20-2014 14:47:53 | More by secondtooth
3.96/5 rDev -0.3%
[12 oz. bottle ] Pours a nice crisp and clear medium amber color with 2/3 finger creamy white head. Small and large bubbles exist. Cool label with pliers squeezing hop cone into pint glass.
Smells slightly citrus orange. Some sweet breadiness/biscuit in there too. slight alcohol. could be more aromatic for my liking in a DIPA.
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.
Finishes bitter and malty with a lil alcohol heat.
Pretty good DIPA. I'd drink it again.
07-19-2014 19:46:11 | More by Quercus67
4.01/5 rDev +1%
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.
07-14-2014 23:03:52 | More by ThePaintedGrey
Hop Centric Double India Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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