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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

544 Ratings
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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 45 | 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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3/5  rDev -17.1%

thewimperoo, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of rlee1390
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear amber orange, not much carbonation, one finger head that doesn't last.

S-Not much of anything, not a real strong hop presence.

T-Very malty (it is fresh). Earth and dirt notes. Not much in the way of bitterness. Not sure how this is classified as an IPA. Some pine and balance is off.

M-Light to medium bodied, some carbonation, tad watery as well.

O-An avoidable IPA. Really lacking in a hop presence. Was expecting better from Two Brothers.

rlee1390, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

whatname, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of hilgart1
4/5  rDev +10.5%

hilgart1, May 17, 2012
Photo of matjack85
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

matjack85, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

beergorrilla, Jul 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

krome, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of twenty5
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

twenty5, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of kaelingirl
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

kaelingirl, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Brew33
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Brew33, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.45/5  rDev +22.9%
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

RonaldTheriot, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of BeerLover99
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

BeerLover99, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jzlyo, Tuesday at 12:31 AM
Photo of micromaniac129
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

micromaniac129, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

JohneHoodlum, May 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Zbeetleman, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +10.5%

jgunther71, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of thufflife
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

thufflife, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Kendo
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best-by date on the bottom of the can says 5/15/13. Consumed on 3/9/13, so it's certainly within the Two Brothers' recommended shelf life. . . .

A: Poured from the can into a pint glass. Body is clear golden-honey with a half-finger whitish head. Nice drapes of lacing down the glass.

S: Toasty, bready malt with a touch of citrus and a hint of pine. Not terribly strong in the nose, and for an IPA it's surprisingly more malt-centered than hop-centered. Smells more like an American Pale Ale or an English IPA, perhaps, than an American IPA.

T: First impression: I'm leaning towards an American Pale Ale profile in the taste too. Bready and caramel malt provide a solid malt foundation. Citrusy hops (think oranges with some lemon at the back of the sip) follow. Finishes clean with a nice lingering bitterness offsetting the sweeter malty tastes. This is not a palate-shredding bitterness, however; it's more muted in bitterness and cut by some sweetness underneath.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is fairly light, making for a slightly slick feel - but it's an easy drinker.

O: I like this beer, but I think it's mischaracterized as an American IPA. Maybe I'm just used to the hoppy palate-wreckers, but IMO, this comes in closer to an APA, perhaps residing somewhere in that grey area between the two styles. Easily drinkable, though, and I'm not at all disappointed with the overall taste and structure of this beer - it's just that it's a bit more balanced in the hop/malt dynamic than I'd expected.

Kendo, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

mychalg9, Nov 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

jsprain1, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Ryan011235
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Bell's tulip on 8/15/12

Best by: 11/30/12

Dense amber and scorched orange in color with a good deal of cloudiness. The head is massive, billowing up to over three fingers. However, the lofty foam doesn't last long, eventually dropping to 1/8th inch clump of bubbles. Scattered lace is left up top, but I would have hoped for better.

The aroma showcases a pretty nice hop display: pine, lemon, tangerine, peach and herbal hops. Sweet cracker malts make a formidable balance. The aroma isn't overly potent; it has density, but it seems stunted to me, lacking expressiveness.

The taste is right in line with the aroma, if tilted more toward lemony hops and citric tones. Pine is in a supporting role, adding an unassuming bitterness. Dry bread and crackers make up the malt backdrop. Fairly dry with modest juicy sweetness.

The body is medium and fairly juicy, though it seems more robust than it is, what with resin and oily hops. Carbonation is on the high cusp of average, but it's appropriate for the beer. Sticky resin and hop residuals build on the finish.

Considering I haven't been very impressed with Two Brothers' IPAs in the past, I figured I'd give them the benefit of the doubt with Outlaw. All told, this is probably their best IPA. That said, it doesn't stand out in the crowd. I reckon it's a contender for trips where cans are essential.

Ryan011235, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of GilGarp
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Date stamp says "swirl by 1/20/14."

12 oz can served cold into a shaker pint glass.

Despite sitting calmly in my fridge for weeks, Outlaw decides to gush everywhere when I open the can. I get most of it into the glass and, once it settles, leaves some nice lacy strata. It has a copper color and very good clarity.

Aroma is very hoppy but not all that fresh. It has an old hop character similar to an aged barley wine.

Flavor is that of an old IPA. Not that fresh but still fairly bitter. Pine and dried fruits dominate.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall a disappointing beer but, in all fairness, it's past its prime.

GilGarp, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of CampusCrew
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

CampusCrew, May 30, 2014
Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

JimmyFlatRock, Dec 04, 2012
Outlaw IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.