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Outlaw IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Outlaw IPAOutlaw IPA

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BA SCORE
82
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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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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

thornburyslasher, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of MarshMan71
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

MarshMan71, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of --Dom--
4/5  rDev +10.5%

--Dom--, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of fatboy91
4/5  rDev +10.5%

fatboy91, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of mattcrill
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Clean fermentation character with lemon zest, orange rind, and pine all hitting the nose.

Appearance: Clear amber pour with a moderate white head that retains well.

Flavor: Pine-like hop flavors up front followed by some lemony sweetness. Just a touch of sweetness that is quickly subdued by the American citrus hop flavors. Balance is firmly to the hop. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly oily, and medium carbonation. Slight warming in the back of the throat. No astringency.

Overall impression: I forgot that I had this in August of 2012 and I can only assume I had an old batch. Glad I forgot about it and picked it up again b/c "Wow!". I'll make sure it's fresh but I'll get it again for sure.

mattcrill, Feb 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

2dogbrew, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of BrianCramer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

BrianCramer, Jan 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

richeddi, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of garymuchow
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

garymuchow, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Farky87
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Farky87, Jan 26, 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
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Benjamin_H, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of falloutsnow
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: Best by 01/23/2013
Glass: Tulip

Two Brothers goes for balance, with slight tilt towards fruity hop-influenced flavors and bitterness in their Outlaw IPA. Bringing in pale and amber malt sweetness with a not-too-bitter and rather fruity citrus hop profile, this is an affordable, accessible, somewhat sessionable IPA that would be a fine standard go-to for the style, when wanting something that isn't a blast of hops.

Pours a 2cm tall head of off-white to beige foam, composed of small-sized bubbles. Retention is slightly above average, lasting a minute-and-a-half, declining to a 0.3cm cap atop the body of the beer. Lacing left is significant and intricate, strange patterns. Body is an orange-copper color, with light bringing out paler orange hues. Carbonation is visible through the hazy body, vigorous and substantial.

Aroma is kind of like a very mild fruit-salad aged orange, grapefruit, tangerines, and perhaps pears, all in a syrupy broth of pale malt. In general: sweet and fruity, a bit too mild.

Front of palate is of sweet pale malts with some soup-herb-like flavors, as from the hops. Mid-palate is fairly sweet with pale malt syrup-like flavors, some mild citrus (orange grapefruit, tangerine), a hint of pine, and herbal hop components, too. Back of palate picks up increased bitterness, milder citrus flavors with a stronger grapefruit presence, and some herbal hop characters. Aftertaste is spicy from hops, with mild bitterness, citrus, and hints of a sweet pale malt base.

Beer is medium-bodied with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a beer that lightly fizzes across the palate at first, quickly becoming foamy and smooth in transition. Closes quite dry, with moderate stickiness left clinging to the palate.

falloutsnow, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

JoeyBeerBelly, Jan 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

mishtif, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

ShutOutTheSky, Jan 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

PHBoiler, Jan 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

CreedeSon, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

pzymali, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Jan 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jplopez21, Jan 11, 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 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 Durge
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A clear yellow amber color with a solid off-white head and respectable lacing. The aroma offers nutty pine with a slight citrus kiss. There's a bit of sweet vegetable going on and it's generally a very "edible" smell. The flavor brings a more grassy hop bite that dissolves into an evergreen vegetable/herbal hop mix. There's an almond nuttiness but it settles mostly to a mild pine hop sweetness. It's medium bodied with a gentle but frothy carbonation for a somewhat luscious feel. A very balanced blend of bitter grass and sweet pine. An agreeable IPA that might suit the session seekers.

Durge, Jan 08, 2013
Outlaw IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.