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Outlaw IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Outlaw IPAOutlaw IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

532 Ratings
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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
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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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

t0rin0, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

spycow, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down but never completely faded away and also left lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a light to moderate amount of hop bitterness along with some notes of caramel from the underlying malts. Flavors of pine resin stand out towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is relatively easy to drink and isn't too bitter. There seems to be a nice balance between the malts and hops.

metter98, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Texasfan549, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by an inch or so of foam; decent retention and a smattering of dots are left behind

Smell: Fruity, with melon and stone fruit tones, as well as some pine

Taste: Biscuity malt backbone with the fruit and pine tones developing in the middle; the combination of the malt and hops produces a rather unusual fruit profile that is almost cantaloupe dominant though there are just enough hops to add piney bitterness that lingers into the finish; rather malty, though

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: With a name like Outlaw IPA I was certainly expecting something different; not bad, but this is way too malt forward for my palate

brentk56, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

kjkinsey, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

kylehay2004, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

This poured out as a clear copper color with a bubbly white head on top. The lacing is moderate, the retention is decent. The smell of the beer is malty with a hint of hops on the nose. The taste is more malt forward than hoppy, just not enough bitterness I my opinion. The mouthfeel is pretty good, medium bodied with a decent carbonation. Overall it's an ok beer, but not much for an IPA.

Knapp85, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
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'.)

TMoney2591, May 06, 2012
Photo of emerge077
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

emerge077, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of zeff80
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

zeff80, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

nickfl, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.11/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

WVbeergeek, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Best by date stamped on the bottom; I approve of this. I approve very much.

Looks great on the pour. Very strong pine tones on the nose. Flavor is great. Nice hoppy presence with woody and earthy tones and a generous portion of pine. The problem is that the flavor profile drops off so fast. Way too soon. Especially with such a great lead in.

RblWthACoz, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 01/19/13 notes. Had a can of this at Lou Malnati's in Chicago. 12 oz. canpoured into a pint glass.

a - Pours a murky bright orange color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, fruity malts, grains, some grapefruit. Nice, not super hoppy, but some nice fruit.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, light citrus hop, grains, wheat, grapefruit. Similar to the nose, little less hoppy.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. No bitterness, easy to drink.

o - Overall a decent IPA. Not my favorite Two Brothers beer but some nice fruit and citrus to it, and easy to drink. Probably wouldn't seek it out again but wouldn't be opposed to having it again.

mdfb79, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

MarkyMOD, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a pleasant find in furtherance of the CANQuest during my annual visit to Binny's (South Side Loop) in Chicago on my way home from the Great Taste of the Midwest. I have been a fan of Two Brothers B.C.'s beers for a while and since this is their first foray into CANning, I am doubly excited.

from the CAN: "A Whole Family of Great Beers (even if one is an outlaw)!"; "Drink. Crush. Recycle. Repeat."; "As bold as the name suggests but as friendly as the masked man comes our first adventure into the world of [CAN]s. 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."

Previous reviews seem to indicate that fresher is better. Mine read "Best by: 10/05/12". I'm still in the window.

I got a loud Crack followed by an inverted Glug which resulted in two-plus fingers of dense, tawny head with great retention. In falling, it left some nice sticky lacing in its wake. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy orangish-amber. I really got the pine hops on the nose, initially, followed by some sweet caramel malt. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste commingled the sweetness of the caramel malt with the pine hops on the tongue. Finish presented a slight grapefruit citrusiness, but had it not been mentioned on the CAN, I might have glossed over it. It begs the question of a) when it was CANned and b) what they imagine its shelf life to be. It finished semi-dry and was a good, if not great AIPA. I was satisfied but not enough to rave about it.

woodychandler, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear dark copper in color with some orange highlights and moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall off white head that slowly reduces to a small medium thick patch with a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pine/resin hops with a light amount of citrus/orange rind hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate amounts of caramel malt sweetness followed by a moderate to strong flavor of pine/resin hops. Moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with some very light dryness in the finish.

O: This is a relatively easy to drink with there being not too much bitterness and is somewhat enjoyable but nothing amazing.

dbrauneis, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can, a present from Bill Bird of the Green Growler Grocery in Croton on Hudson NY. Best before dating on the bottom of the can...

Pours clear lighter almond amber, off white head, fluffy and loose, leaves a more then ample frothy collar, low sheeting and bands of fine lacing.

Mild nose of some herbal hops and a hint of malt.

Middle of the road IPA, moderate hopping makes this one feel more like a pale ale.

Smooth and easy drinking with notes of mild citrus, pine, and then a malt and smooth finish. Everyday IPA, sessionable, a good IPA for IPA newbs, cuz the hops are not gonna crush your senses...

Billolick, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a Nonic)
A- This beer has a slightly hazy deep orange body with a thin creamy light beige head that turns bubble and is supported by a gentle carbonation.

S- The soft hops have a pine hint to them as it opens and a green citrus hint in the finish.

T- The caramel sweetness blends with a mellow citrus green hops and slight sweetness in the finish fades to a bittern note that lingers.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz in the finish.

O- This beer has a soft hop profile and the sweet malt character is a little too sweet to be cut by the hops.

rhoadsrage, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Gonzoillini, May 26, 2012
Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

brandoman63, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

plaid75, Jul 29, 2009
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Outlaw IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.