Outlaw IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Reviews: 106
Hads: 643
Avg: 3.66
pDev: 30.6%
Wants: 8
Gots: 78 | FT: 1
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Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Florida9 on 05-16-2009

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Reviews: 106 | Hads: 643
Photo of matjack85
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can with the best by date stamped on the bottom. $1.67 each at Binny's.

The beer poured a honey gold color with a half-finger of white head. The head only lasted about a minute, but lacing was good.

The beer has a citrus/pine aroma full of tropical fruits like orange and pineapple.

Whereas the smell had more citrus than pine, the taste has more pine than citrus, but both are present. Pale malts add sweetness to the piny, orange rind, grapefruit flavor. Bitterness is medium at 60 IBU's.

Surprisingly thick and creamy. I loved the mouthfeel.

Not a beer that bowled me over, but decent enough to get a B+ grade.

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Photo of 312HopBomb
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear amber color and a light coating of white froth.

S: Fruity orange and guava aroma with juicy grapefruit and light honey malt.

T: Not as juicy as the nose. More of the pine and resiny bitterness. Some sour grapefruit and light orange. Some warming alcohol which is unusual for the ABV listed. Finishes with lingering bitterness.

M: Mouthfeel is medium carbonation with some alcohol bite which is not well hidden.

O: I recall this as being much better the first few times I tried it. Didn't get to check the freshness date before my wife took the can out to recycle. Maybe a bit dated sample. I will re-review this again.

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Photo of Duff27
3.88/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of Thickfreakness
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lively orange/copper with a thick and fluffy head more orange than any I've ever seen before. Settles nicely into the glass leaving an ample amount of lacing clinging to the glass. Nice clarity.
Smells of pine sap, grapefruit pith, sweet malty grains and light touches of pineapple and caramel. Not amazing depth or even anything that really stands out, but for a regular IPA, it's very nice.
Tastesjust like the nose hints at. Nicely piney, fresh cut citrus, splashes of caramel, mango, fresh cut grass and sweet malt grains.
Really nice blend of citrus, grassy pine and grainy sweetness. Nothing really special but very nicely done.
If you're looking for yet another over the top IPA, this isn't it. What it is a fantastic drinking IPA with nice balance and depth. An awesome cookout brew at a touch over 6%.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look- hazel yellow cloudy color with a great sticky white head
Smell - floral citrus hop smell
Taste - similar to taste but with faint fruit taste and odd bitter aftertaste
Feel - medium heavy carb with pretty big body
Overall - ok but nothing special

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Photo of yamar68
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
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'.)

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Photo of garymuchow
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm only a couple of days past the best by date on the can. And as I pour this into my mug a wonderfully fresh sweet fruity aroma abounds. Yum. It's more complex as I approach it, with some more traditional Am. hop background, but the fruitiness remains. There is also an almost perfumey quality too.
Slightly cloudy dark golden amber with a smallish but firm and determined head.
More hops than malt upfront, but the middle shows the grain before being shoved aside again by the bitterness for the long long visit that is the finish. The flavors aren't as wonderful as the aroma, with a push of bitterness to excess, and not holding the fruitiness. No particular malt sweetness noted.
Mouthfeel is right for style with a very fine and satisfying carbonation.
Solid drinking IPA. The bitterness is pretty darn big.

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Photo of Axnjxn
3.94/5  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.

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Photo of Brenden
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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Photo of Vonerichs
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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!

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Photo of jimmah120
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of wvsabbath
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of micromaniac129
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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Photo of JuniperJesus
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4


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.



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Photo of Florida9
4.1/5  rDev +12%
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.

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Photo of stewart124
4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

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Photo of hosehead83
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant copper tinted amber, 2” foam cap, dissipates to thin film, good lace. S: initial nose is melon then malt and citrus. T: malt, hop citrusy melon, hop suggests citrus or grapefruit rind F: Very creamy, medium body, just below medium on the carbonation O: An IPA with a very big melon presence.

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Outlaw IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.