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The Bitter End Pale Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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The Bitter End Pale AleThe Bitter End Pale Ale

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685 Ratings
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Ratings: 685
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 8
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
13.5 Plato and 30 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-14-2002)
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Reviews by Molson2000:
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-21-2012 00:03:24 | More by Molson2000
More User Reviews:
Photo of hopsleeroy

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -16.5%

Thanks to to dob for this one!

A-Slightly AMber/Caramel orange, small white head that didn't last
S-Slightly bready, earthy type hop, not alot of aroma
T-Mild grain with bready biscuit flavor, mild earhty hop, easy bitter finish
M-Thin to medium with good carbo.
D-Very sessionable easy drinking beer but not interesting enough to really keep drinking alot of them

09-12-2008 16:57:15 | More by hopsleeroy
Photo of dmheinz57


3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-12-2012 22:58:28 | More by dmheinz57
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-27-2012 20:20:08 | More by ajkiser12
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New York

3.7/5  rDev -1.3%

A - Golden, moderate carbonation, just off white, sticky head. Head lasts for a good bit and fades to a healthy covering that leaves nice lacing.

S - Lacking, a little grassiness from the grain, a touch of sweetness, not much in the way of hops.

T - Good solid light malt base, some sweetness from light crystal malts, a nice bitterness from the hops, wish there was some more hop flavor and not just bitterness.

M - Light to moderate body, refreshing.

O - Good beer, would rather have a Sierra Nevada.

06-29-2011 23:21:58 | More by steelerguy
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North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -4%

Bottle thanks to Mike B., thanks man!

Poured into a regular pint glass this beer produced an orange hue with a light, quickly dissipating white head. There was a nice aroma of pine, hops, and grapefruit. The carbonation was just right for a pale ale. This was a very drinkable pale ale and I would like to try it again sometime.

03-17-2009 03:53:24 | More by ROBORB
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-02-2014 23:17:11 | More by danthehopslamman
Photo of TTripp725


3/5  rDev -20%

01-01-2014 23:31:32 | More by TTripp725
Photo of jhauser3


4.58/5  rDev +22.1%

This is one of my favorite american Pale Ales. I am biased as it is also local to me. It is exciting to live close to a place that makes such a good beer.
The beauty of this beer is really the last sip. As a hop head, the "bitter end" of the beer leaves a lasting impression that made me want to go back out and get more.
The nice part about this beer is that I am able to bring this home in mass quantities, knowing that most people will enjoy it. It is balanced and sweet enough that even my wife would drink it. The smell of hops on the nose makes me salivate as I try to figure out what type I am smelling.
Overall, this is a great beer!

02-04-2010 19:00:14 | More by jhauser3
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-04-2014 19:39:33 | More by Guden
Photo of Duster72


3.63/5  rDev -3.2%

Pours a nice copper color with some sediment and two finger head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is floral hops up front with a subtle malt backbone. Taste is a blend of floral and pine hops with just enough sweetness from the malts to keep it from being too bitter. Exceptionally creamy mouthfeel lends to esay drinkability. Bitters hang around for a nicely pronounced aftertaste.

04-17-2007 22:02:32 | More by Duster72
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

08-17-2014 21:22:04 | More by Swane
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-20-2013 06:07:42 | More by megamass
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4.05/5  rDev +8%

Another find from across the Ohio River in Evansville, Indiana. This pours a hazed, apricot body with a small offwhite head that retains well and leaves some delicate spiderweb lacing.

Aroma features some distinctive butterscotch and caramel maltiness, backed by an inviting hops profile of red apples and floral herbs.

Mouthfeel is light medium, with suitable moderate carbonation.

Taste begins with floral and herbal hops bitterness that is best described as lavender and apple blossom. Caramel malt sweetness is a solid backbone. Tastes like a good English ESB, with notes of pear and golden apple. Nice!

Well crafted and very suggestive of a fine English ESB. Very sessionable with the moderate abv.

07-13-2006 00:11:49 | More by merlin48
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New York

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%

12 ouncer with "best by 7/9/08" dating on the rear label. Pours clear, dark orange amber, minor off white head, with initially equally minor lace. A vigorous swirl leaves behind nicely scattered sticky lacing. Nose is lightly of some hops and mild malts. Pleasant enough stuff. Decent bitter. Hop/malt fairly balanced and pleasant enough, would work as a respectable if unexciting sessioner.

04-03-2008 00:49:57 | More by Billolick
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +20%

11-17-2011 02:53:41 | More by virinow
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12oz bottle, best by 1/12/07. Pours a light bronze with golen overtones. The head is two finger, off-white and rather creamy. Shows decent retention and some sporadic lacing.

The aroma is of hops, spice, lemon peel, malt, some pine and grass. The flavor features some light malt, some citrus, then a pretty healthy dose of hops, and a piney, herbal qulity on the finish.

The mouth is medum-bodied with decent carbonation. It's not very complex, kind of a one trick pony with the hops. I could drink this all night, because I like the style, but I don't think it's an exceptional representation of it. It's not even all that bitter, considering its name.

Overll it's a very solid, enjoyable brew, as I've found most from Two Brothers to be.

10-10-2006 15:18:04 | More by Osiris9588
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-15-2011 21:52:11 | More by bpfrush
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-13-2014 01:04:25 | More by Hopinho
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


3.85/5  rDev +2.7%

Equal parts orange and amber. Leaves a little bit of lace. Good hop and bitter aroma, not overpowering, but a lil jacked up for style.

Taste, very flavorful, a good astringent bitterness to it, but without solely using bittering hops, there seems to be a decent amount of dry and flavor hopping as well. Lemongrass flavor comes out, hope it isn't psychosomatic from the yellow bottle.

Easy enough to drink, unless you really don't like your pales bitter. Great name, I like the brewery, just with they had better distribution.

08-26-2010 20:29:02 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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3.73/5  rDev -0.5%

Clear amber, good head of 1/2 inch of medium-bubbled head. Definitely a hoppy aroma. Very grapefruit flavor, flies close to an I.P.A. -- like a Three Floyd's Alpha King or a Summit A.P.A. does. The quality and richness of the malt, in contrast to the hops, is a little lost in the flavor. That and the light mouthfeel don't make it distinctive enough to call the brew really well balanced. I can drink beers like this in quantity, but my evaluation overall place this as closer to the heavy hop "end members" in the American Pale Ale scene.

08-05-2002 07:50:30 | More by ADR
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West Virginia

3.1/5  rDev -17.3%

There seems to be carbonation issues off the bat with minimal head and fine speckled lacing, a clouded amber body . Aroma pungent pine and citrus hops with some turning of the hop profile going on. Semis sweet tones with caramel and malt blanketed with hops on the tongue and palate. Strong ample bitterness makes you forget about the rest of the beer's profile. Mouthfeel is medium bodied slightly slick with hop oils, carbonation is mellow maybe too much so. Drinkability overall is weak due to carbonation issues and slightly stale hop character I'll have to try more bottles to compare it to.

12-13-2009 06:45:44 | More by WVbeergeek
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-26-2014 21:32:50 | More by JIMTRK16
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- clear golden orangish body with a good number of tiny bubbles and a big soapy head that last and last.

S- Rich hop aroma with citrus hops, floral hops and a slight hint of pale malt.

T- big chewy hop taste. citrus hops but with more depth. a slight resiny hoppiness that taste just a bit like very faint mint but in a good way. the malt at the finish is very light and gentle.

M- medium light body with a hint of fizziness. No astringency or alcohol warmth. Very gentle.

D- The malt is hiding in the background but it sets up a wonderful base for the diverse hops flavors. Very nice beer with good complexity and balance.

04-19-2005 23:42:12 | More by rhoadsrage
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-03-2012 23:59:59 | More by robthepenguin
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The Bitter End Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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