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Outlaw IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

Outlaw IPAOutlaw IPA

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BA SCORE
82
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417 Ratings
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Ratings: 417
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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vic21234

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a snifter. Bottom of can reads "Best By 08/23/12.

A- Pours with a very typical look to an American IPA. Color is a light/medium orange with some cloudiness to it. About a finger's worth of initial head fades to some sticky lacing along the sides of the glass.

S- Mostly citrus aromas come about; sweet grapefruit and maybe some mango. I don't get any pine aromas in the smell.

T- Well, I thought the pine was nonexistent in the smell but it's there in the taste. Drinks nice with a piney, bitter back end.

M- Light, thirst quenching, bitter.

Outlaw is Two Brothers newest year-round IPA. I like the idea of distributing it in cans, as cans seem to be the new experiment in craft beer as of late. Outlaw overall is a nice IPA that I would buy again if I want something good that I can drink a few of during the day. The lower ABV almost makes it sessionable.

Serving type: can

05-29-2012 01:07:42 | More by vic21234
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear bronze in color with good bubbling. Two finger head that recedes to a solid film of foam.

Sweeter orange marmalade hop aroma. Then to a more bitter pine resin. Biscuit, caramel, toasted malt scents.

Toasty malt unpfront. This leads to a resiny orange peel and pine tar bitterness that lingers long after the swallow. Sweet upfron and bitter on the finish. Not a bad IPA.

Serving type: can

05-25-2012 00:44:42 | More by scruffwhor
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can into nonic pint.

A slow but rough pour (read: I didn't tilt the glass) yielded a big fluffy 3 finger head atop an orange clear body. The retention seems solid but the lacing is weak.

Smells like biscuity and bready malt, just a touch of sweetness, and some hops-- a light refreshing citrus note with some floral character too.
The flavor is EXACTLY as I expected from the nose but adds a slight tropical fruity note... I think this beer is too malty. Make this drier, go easier on the floral hops, and kick up the citrus notes and we would have a winner. In fact, try to make this beer EXACTLY like Zombie Dust, only in cans. That would be awesome.

As it stands, this isn't too bad. It is certainly the best hoppy offering from 2Bros... Though the field of competitors is pretty weak.

The body is a bit light, but I can live with it as is.

Overall-- if I find this on tap I'll try it again, and I'm not opposed to buying more cans either. Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come from the Warrenville crew.

Serving type: can

05-23-2012 01:59:36 | More by AleWatcher
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TTAmod

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can with a 8/22/12 best by date poured into shaker pint.

A: Slightly hazy orange/amber color with one finger thick offwhite head.

S: Citrusy/sweet smell. Noticeable malt.

T: Strong melon/grapefruit up front. Touch of spicy pine hops bring up the rear. Semi-strong caramel sweet malt base. Ends fairly sweet and slightly bitter.

M: Mouthfeel is slightly thicker than medium...creamy.

O: A pretty good IPA. Not as good as Resistance, in my opinion, but it's a bit more traditional. Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 03:33:25 | More by TTAmod
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into Sam Adams sensory glass. Appearance is bright orange with goldish hues, sparse white head which dissipates quickly. Quite a bit of white sticky lacing left behind. The aroma features melon and citrus hops up front with a considerable grain presence, mainly comes through in form of white bread. The taste is somewhat sweet to start and becomes very bitter with notes of pine, grapefruit, and graham cracker. Decent flavor, balance is a bit skewed. The mouth feel is moderate with high carbonation. Not a bad IPA from Two Brother, definitely better than the Resistance IPA, decent hop presence and good drinkability.

Serving type: can

05-08-2012 07:13:04 | More by homebrew311
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ChadQuest

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this a few years ago on tap when it was a brewpub only, and didn't think much of it then, well see about this new batch.

Translucent in color, light orange, finger of head.
Aroma is rather biscuit like is the first thing i thought, mandarin oranges, citrus in general.
Flavors come out with a tiny bit more tropical notes on top of the citrus, adds a nice extra dimension, not up to the 4th spatial dimension, but just a nudge into the 2nd.
Medium-full body for the style, should be dryer. should always be dryer.

Heavy Handed is still the best Two Brothers IPA.

Serving type: can

05-08-2012 01:05:51 | More by ChadQuest
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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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2BDChicago

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On my fourth, and my opinion keeps floating between ok.... to a really solid 6.3% abv and 60 ibu's. Bitterness upfront, than some tropical fruitiness , and a splash of sweet. Overall, I think it's pretty good, and balances on the line of sessionsable and more powerfull IPAs.

(Note: 2Bros Roundhouse does not have on tap, it only comes in 12-oz cans right now. On the positive side each beer was only $4.)

Serving type: can

05-05-2012 03:34:47 | More by 2BDChicago
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this one maybe 3 years ago at the Two Brothers Tap House in Warrenville, nice to come back to it again.

12oz can, pours amber in color with a thin, foamy white head that leaves little lacing on the glass. Aromas are both malty and fruity, floral hops. Toasted grain and grapefruit mainly. Tastes seem to be a bit muted. Notes of sweet grapefruit, pine, caramel, and toasted grain are well balanced, but does not offer much else as expected from the big "Outlaw" name. Mouth-feel is on the thinner side of medium, while being smooth, but sharp and slightly bitter on the finish with that pine I mentioned earlier. Overall, nice balanced American IPA, but probably not one I'd seek out in the future.

Serving type: can

05-05-2012 02:23:09 | More by barnzy78
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 07/31/2009. On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, hop oils, and crackery malt. Flavor of some of the same crackery malt and citrusy hops. Overall, I found this to be very drinkable and delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2009 01:56:03 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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Nickls

District of Columbia

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(From notes)

A - Poured with a solid finger of slightly off-white foamy cap; fairly clear, light burnt orange color. Pretty decent head retention

S - Fruity citrus hop flavors; faint whiff of grain

T - Hops are mugged by a sweetness factor that I really just didn't enjoy that much; some fruity hoppiness slides in; sweetish malts and cereal/grain like flavors took over

M - Thinner to medium MF; lightish carbonation

D - Not that great for me in the style; wasn't expecting a hop bomb or anything, but just got some cloying sweetness with the sample that I had

Overall, not a bad brew, but just not a great example in the style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2009 01:58:59 | More by Nickls
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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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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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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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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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Outlaw IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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