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Outlaw IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

Outlaw IPAOutlaw IPA

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BA SCORE
82
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415 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%


Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Florida9 on 05-16-2009)
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Bernardkowalski


5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As bold as the name suggests but as friendly as the masked man. comes our first adventure into the world of cans. this IPA is full of citrus and pine hop character and aroma. the hop flavors play off the pleasant malt complexity like a good sidekick. Giddy-up.

A: Amber color, when sat still you can almost say it looks like honey. inside glass seems to be very calm, yet foam however was not fully white and creamy, had slight brown strides too it.

S: Very distinguishable smell, probably could pick it out just by its smell from 100 different beers. has a heavy pine smell too it, alongside malt and a little oak too it. all i can say is it makes me wonder what it taste likes?

Taste: heavy entrance too it, seems to fit its style with some slight alters, maybe a little to much malt in the batch. only because that does seem to be a dominating factor in this beer. i would not consider this too be a light beer defiantly has a bitter aftertaste. Don't hate it.

M: I actually can say it does have a smooth body too it, but am not gonna leave out the fact that it is very heavy in a piney stale taste to its entrance.

Serving type: can

02-18-2013 04:18:35 | More by Bernardkowalski
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have had this from a can and on draught. This is a brilliant beer from a brewery that I originally didn't give too much credit, after having Domaine DuPage.

The can opens, and ambrosia descends to a pint glass, two and a half fingers of tawny head, and a ruby red hue is underneath this crest. The carbonation is mild.

The smell is of spicy, earthy hops, and alcohol.

The taste is of hop: apricot, pine, and dry finishing hops with a spice. This beer provides a great journey, and I would argue that it is one of Two Brothers' best.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but thick

Overall, this is a beer for an IPA lover, and someone who appreciate the hop for it truly is our grape.

Serving type: can

10-01-2012 03:26:09 | More by BierStein711
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MillRat

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Two Brothers Tap House for about 5 bucks. Arrived in a TBBC nonic, rddish amber with a firm white head that wasn't going to hang around longer that the beer underneath. A nice bready malt aroma was in a rather pitched battle with a small merciless gang of hops, Chinook, Palisades and Ahtanum, according to Gabe Nanni, the restaurant manager.

This beer follows the brothers' usual formula of a hanging a very interesting hop profile on a solid malt backbone. This is an IPA that strikes a fine balance between the malt with a quite proper English biscuity profile and the American Olympic hop team. The hops help keep the palate refreshed and ready for another round, but the malt toughs it out and leaves a slight sweetness behind so the hops can't wear out their welcome. This beer finds the middle ground between the brothers' Bitter End IPA and their Hop Juice IIPA. A great example of putting in the work with the malt in the mash tun so one can play with the hops in the kettle and still produce a very drinkable ale.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2009 03:10:25 | More by MillRat
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.45/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Outlaw India Pale Ale has a thick, soapy, off-white head and a clear, orange-gold appearance with some splotchy lacing left around the glass. The aroma is citrus, pine resin, malt, and sugar. The flavor is of hops up front, with bitterness and pine. There is a malt backbone to it and also some sweetness. Mouthfeel is rather light, but it has some ale softness. Outlaw IPA finishes mostly dry and easily drinkable. Overall, this is an excellent beer, and I hope you’re able to sample it.

RJT

Serving type: can

10-11-2012 13:05:12 | More by RonaldTheriot
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spointon

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap on 7/16/2009 at the Two Brothers Tap Room in Warrenville, IL.

A= This ale poured a clear, deep copper color with a 1/2" off-white head. The head quickly dropped to a thin cap and left big sheets of lace down the glass.

S= I found lots of fresh smelling citrus and piney hop notes as well as a caramel malt sweetness and some fruity esters.

T= Flavor was just how I like it, with a lot of fresh hop flavor but without a crushing base bitterness. The malt back bone was carmelly sweet and stood up to the significant hop presence well. Hops produced lots of citrus and a lesser but still significant pine character. Finish was dry and had a nice lingering hop character.

MF= Medium bodied with a fairly crisp carbonation feel that stopped just short of being too sharp.

D= This was easily my favorite Two Brothers IPA to date as I definitely liked it better than their regular Heavy Handed IPA. I could session a few of these for sure (and soon will)!

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2009 07:02:20 | More by spointon
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oN3xM

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A nice light, golden, orange body with great head retention. The foam is very fluffy and bubbly. Looks delicious.

S - A sweet piney hop aroma. A lot of sugary notes. Some fruity notes too.

T - A beautiful contrast of hops and sweetness. Not overwhelming with hops, and not too sweet (this is beer, not dessert afterall). Taste notes include caramel, pine, brown sugar, and a little bit of maple.

M - Some alcohol burn, but not too much. Medium amount of carbonation fizzes on the tongue.

O - A great IPA that I'll now consider a "regular". Two Brothers did a fantastic job with this one, and I can't wait to find it on tap. I wasn't expecting such a fresh, beautifully brewed beer, but I'm glad I wasn't disappointed.

Serving type: can

05-21-2013 02:02:09 | More by oN3xM
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stewart124

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light amber in color with a fine misty of off-white head that leads to some beautiful lace.

Some fruity esters in the nose to go along with pine and a clementine citrusy note.

It's safe to say that my mouth is watering. Medium bodied and the taste doesn't disappoint. Plenty of carbonation with a hoppy spice. Some peppery notes and a hefty background bitterness. Caramel characters soothe the tongue with a slight residual sweetness. There is a good grain bill that adds to the depth of this American IPA.

Really nice complexity to this beer. Each sip brings a new sense of vanilla, apple and pear esters to go with just a great dose of hops. Lingering pine bites the tongue and coats the throat. Quite good and something to keep in mind when cans are a necessity.

Serving type: can

08-21-2012 23:48:55 | More by stewart124
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. can into a standard pint glass.
Clear, copper/gold in color, with an airy two-inch head of foam.
Aroma-Nice whiff of piney, citrussy hops
Taste-Toasted malt, piney hops and an underlying white grapefruit-rind bitterness that carries to the finish. Nice flavor and convenience in a can.

Serving type: can

03-31-2013 22:13:17 | More by hosehead83
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Florida9

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Burnt-orange/amber in color. Humongous off white head created from me trying to pour from the growler into the glass and not on the counter. Sticky with lots of lacing.

S: Up front floral hops with lesser grapefruit aroma fading to a noticeable maltiness.

T: Balanced is the key word here. First note is caramel malts, a little bit sweet, balanced out by the typical English-style bittering hops.

M: Medium weight. Medium carbonation. A little cloying sweetness, but finishes with a nice mild bitterness.

D: Very easy to drink. Can (and did) have multiple beers in one sitting. I'm going to guess the ABV is somewhere around 6 or 7%.

This beer reminds me very much of a hopped up Bass pale ale. The color is virtually identical and the flavor is quite similar as well. However, this beer is much more aromatic and the flavor hoppier, though by no means is this a hopped up monster. As noted before this is a very balanced beer - noticeable malts and hops - in the style of an English Bitter or English IPA.

Serving type: growler

05-16-2009 01:40:30 | More by Florida9
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JuniperJesus

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

***WANTED***

for being an easy sipping, hop-n-malt bang bang, laced with subtle traces of floral kush. Highly evasive and easily transported across borders and stadium security in crimson 12oz coyote cans. With an innocuous carbonation designed to insidiously carry and distribute the citrus and pine Molotov, this Outlaw should be considered armed and dangerous, mostly due to the penetrating effects of both its malt-bomb attack and devilishly charming drinkability. Consider yourself compromised if you’ve had more than one. Call your posse for backup. Do not confront alone.

***REWARD***

definitely.

Serving type: can

09-02-2012 13:25:41 | More by JuniperJesus
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Seen this brewer at the craft beer outlet so I thought I give it a try. I was pleasently surprised at how good it was.
B/B 6/29/13
As soon as I popped the can a pleasent hoppy bouquet greeted me. Citrusy with oily hop resin and a desent malt bill. A great nose.
Appearance was nice to, I was looking forward to drink it. It was welcoming. The color was amber with a loose structured white head on top.
Taste was sweet to begin, and had a good hoppy bite. Hops were citrusy like in the nose but was a bit muddled too. Malts balanced out nicely to make this a fresh easy drinking beer with a slightly bitter ending.
My first from Two Brothers and hopefully noit my last. Go get some.

Serving type: can

03-24-2013 13:07:51 | More by micromaniac129
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.5 A: Clear medium orange color. Two fingers of pillowy off-white head. Retention is good and glass covering lacing is left.

4.0 S: Heavy tropical citrus with earthy hop undertones. Mango and papaya lead the pack with pineapple and orange to follow. Earthiness and flowers give complexity. Clean maltiness underneath that is slightly grainy and slightly bready. Light crystal maltiness.

4.0 T: The taste is much, much, much, much maltier than the nose. I dare say the malts stand out more than the hops. Bready overall with a ton of caramel and a "peachy maltiness." Hops are again mainly of the tropical nature, but they don't stand out as much. Same fruits though. Low bitterness. Tasty.

4.0 M: Medium to slightly heavier body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess going on here and super smooth.

4.0 D: Solid, malty IPA. Good balance and plenty of flavor.

Serving type: can

09-15-2012 04:37:39 | More by DavoleBomb
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zeff80

Missouri

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a two-finger, off white head of foam. Some sticky lacing.

S - Smelled of pine and orange.

T - Piney with a citrusy bitterness. A burnt toast maltiness with sweet caramel.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. Medium bodied.

O - This is a good canned IPA. Never let down by a Two Brothers beer.

Serving type: can

01-10-2013 00:57:11 | More by zeff80
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with a thick and fluffy white head. There was a moderate lacing involved.

A good balance of a bready malt and floral hoppiness, just about what I expected.

Same on the taste. The malt balance plays a huge part in the smell and taste of the beer, but is not overdone and plays well in a tug of war against the hop bitterness.

Medium body and carbonation, with a barely dry bitter finish.

It drinks very well. Alcohol is not detectable and it's an all around enjoyable brew.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2009 21:17:44 | More by Vonerichs
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plaid75

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a deep copper hue with a one and a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a spicy peaty malt and a soft hop.

The taste was upfront earthy cereal malts with an accompanying fruity hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller and softer side of the style.

Overall a nice malt forward IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2009 18:54:13 | More by plaid75
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Golden tan/brown, 1.4 inch head and minor lacing.

Smell - Light hops, some apples and grapes. Yeast and malts with some added spices. Grainy, with a little floral note.

Taste - Much like the smell, light, smooth hops mixed with some yeasty sugars and malts. A grapefruit/piney sting aftert first sip. Some added spices mixed with some yeast sweetness balance it out nicey.

Mouthfeel - Tounge gets alot of bitter fruits and a nice coat of sugars. Palate gets remaining hops, sugars and a nice nutty malt flavor at the finish.

Overall - A decent easy to drink, light ipa. A nice summer beer thats balanced and smooth. Enough hops for the hopheads to enjoy, but nothing overboard for the rookie or occasion ipa drinker. Soild, nothing special or fancy, a good deal for 8.99 A sixer.

Serving type: can

08-05-2012 22:25:45 | More by wvsabbath
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into pint glass from barkeep at the oasis micro pub in rockford, IL.

reviewed from notes taken 9/8/12.

Appearance: yellow bodied beer with one fingeer of white head.

Smell: a touch of citris and pine. A mildly sweet malt profile and a bit of oak. Nice balance in the smell.

Taste: The malts actually take the show on this IPA. I get some biscuits and honey from the malts. A mild hop compliment to the malts of citrus, pine, eathy, and floral hops. A touch of oak from the cask.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation.

Overall: havent had the non casked version of this beer, but I have heard good things. Solid cask beer for sure!

Serving type: cask

09-09-2012 17:47:03 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear copper color with a fluffy white head that thinned to a layer leaving trails of sticky lacing.

S - tropical fruits, nice aroma.

T - tropical fruit upfront, plenty of malt in the middle, finishing with citrus rind bitterness.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation, goes down easy.

O - a good example of the style.

Serving type: can

01-20-2013 21:06:15 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into some fancy glassware that i don't know the name of. drank up well before the best by date. 6-pack of cans was only ~$8, and I liked their pale ale, so i bought it up.

regular sort of look to it, ok head retention/lacing. smell is pine, oak, malt. taste is bitter and organic tasting, leafy and woody, with a sweet malt bill.

Serving type: can

05-23-2013 06:57:47 | More by jimmah120
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Outlaw is a solid IPA from Two Bros. The beer pours a clear copper with thick frothy head which is leaving a nice lace on my pint glass. The smell is ok...not nearly as sussinct as the SideKick. There is malt and faint hops. The taste is a good balance between malt and hops...I would really like to do a taste test between this and the bitter end. The mouthfeel is medium body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer and can be sessioned...easily.

Serving type: can

03-31-2013 00:13:58 | More by WoodBrew
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Figured I'd crack a can o' this stuff whilst watching my ChiSox try not to fail again. We'll see... It pours a clear amber-brass topped by a half-finger of relatively short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, mandarin orange, very light leek, light cilantro, caramel, and a touch of apricot popping up every now and again. The taste maintains the fruitiness from the smell, as well as the caramel (which comes through bolder, sweeter now), and adds a decent amount of pine sap. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, a very nice IPA, one that maintains a strong, fruity hop character without sacrificing balance one lick. Good times. (Note: Drinking straight from the can brings a slightly fruitier flavor. Just sayin'.)

Serving type: can

05-06-2012 18:55:05 | More by TMoney2591
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from can (!!!) to standard pint glass. Best by 10/05/12:

Pours a pale copper gold with a finger of lively, but pretty dense, slightly off white head. Tons of nice, pinpoint beading but no real lacing which surprises me... could be the glass I suppose...

The nose is pretty soft - some nice grassy bits and dingy citrus, a touch of sweet malt, mild honey note, certainly balanced.

Sort of strikes me as more an English IPA. Not a hop whollap, just a nice bitter hop profile that has the full support of a tasty sweet bread malt backbone. I like it.

Highly drinkable. Goes great with pizza. I'd recommend.

Serving type: can

07-28-2012 22:42:40 | More by yamar68
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

can courtesy of JD at beer study in chapel hill.

reddish copper, mild head. smell is extremely fruity and malty, not much hops. the taste starts out with banana and a lot of grapefruit, finishes bitter. very malty, wouldn't really consider it an IPA. but good. medium bodied with mild carbonation.

overall a unique IPA worth trying.

Serving type: can

08-21-2013 22:25:35 | More by Axnjxn
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Duff27

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Half inch white fluffy head on a dull light amber body. very good head retention and lacing going on.

S- Mild citrus aromas. Grapefruits, tangerines.

T- Caramel malt and citrus from the hops. Bready malt aftertaste. Drinks less than 6.5%abv.

M- Creamy mouthfeel. Medium to medium-low carbonation for the style, I like it.

D/O- Nice easy drinking IPA here. Is it out of this world? No. But I don't think Two Brothers were going for that here. Top ten sessionable beer I've had this summer.

Serving type: can

06-28-2012 03:32:08 | More by Duff27
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Brenden

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2B tap takeover at Swig on 7/11/12. First beer.

This is a clouded amber-copper brew. The nearly white head on top is impressive, particularly on tap, not for its size (since it's cut down anyway), but for that fact that the inch or so of head on it sticks around for a while and especially how it clings to the glass as the beer falls.
The aroma is a beauty, offering a balanced hoppiness that's complex, with citrus, tropical fruits, floral and pine notes and an even malts presence that lets it stand out complemented by that sometimes-mentioned sweet, candied orange (marmalade) note that just works in this beer. The flavor is interesting in that it's not as potent or as enticing as what's on the nose, ending up being a good-tasting beer that needs as much flavor as it has aroma.
The feel offers a rolling smoothness from a light crispness underneath in a medium body and is fairly creamy.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2012 04:22:44 | More by Brenden
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Outlaw IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.