Outlaw IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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3.38/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Just noticed the best before date of 2/13/13. I'm starting to think the selection for a mix-six is all expired beers that the store is trying to get rid of.
Appearance: Pale honey hue with visible effervescence and decent clarity. Frothy one finger off-white head.
Aroma: Grain and citrus bitterness.
Taste: Clean and intense bitterness throughout without any real hop flavor. A malt bill of caramel, a touch of amber, and a bit of peppery biscuit flavor. Sort of an average for the style. Not much of a 'wow' factor but also no off-flavors. There is a nice crispness to the finish and a dry factor that leads to a lightly bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium in body but feels lighter at times. Average carbonation and easy drinkability.
Final Thoughts: Outlaw IPA is a pretty middle of the road IPA. At 6.3% it's just above sessionable range but there is definitely enough malt and hops to keep the palate interesting. Would I drink it again? Yes, if fresh.
Serving type: can
04-29-2013 02:04:50 | More by JamesMN
3.11/5 rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
This beer plays nice with others, it's not an Outlaw by any means of the word. It's more of a politician IPA...looks like it has a fresh layer of tan in a can with a copper hued body and frosted off white head. The texture is dimpled just like the cheeks of one of those cheesing politicians louting for your vote. Aroma is caramelized malts with hints of hops coming through the nose, it's the type of Kool-Aid you can get anyone to drink especially when you name it the OUTLAW IPA, look I love two brothers but their German style beers with butterflies although not sounding too tough next to an outlaw has more balls and depth than this beer. When I mention depth I'm talking about credibility these are the Cane and Ebel guys, the Domaine duPage French farm house ale guys, not the Outlaw canned approachable but nervous at a party IPA guys. They brew beer in oak staves, this is just a solid approachable IPA call it Monarch slap a butterfly on the can and label it as a reserved but beautiful drinking IPA that should be drank with pinkies up. Really mouthfeels like I just douched with perfume, lingering watery hop bath, not a real IPA. Sorry guys I love your beer and I will love this beer once it's marketed as a more subtle loveable can offering I will drink that Kool-Aid, rather than an aggressive IPA that it's not.
Serving type: can
04-25-2013 19:00:34 | More by WVbeergeek
3.2/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A: Sharp clarity on a light pumpkin orange coloring. Thin, washy head, oatmeal color, doesn't hold long. Light spacious of moderate rise of effervesce with a minimal lacing.
S: Grassy grapefruit, tart lemonade with a limited strength per style. Gentle fade of lemony fresh flowers.
T: Starts out really sweet from the grains, some flowery lemon hops that are light to moderate in strength. Flavor seems a bit thin substance wise, with some toasted nature and grassy pine fade but really fails to capture and hold ones attention.
M: Medium maltiness, toasted dry citrus and grains, average rate of carbonation with a small leave of bright lemony hops on the tongue.
O: Overall the hops seem a bit muddled, could be brighter and more defined, rather it stands in the background like the shy kid sitting in the back of the classroom not wanting to get noticed. At 60 ibus i was expecting a bit more, the flavor is not really bad, its just an ipa thats more of a casual drinker rather then an experience. Average expectations.
Serving type: can
04-16-2013 01:25:54 | More by beerthulhu
Outlaw IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.