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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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477 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 6
Gots: 27 | 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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Beefytits4

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-20-2012 01:10:23 | More by Beefytits4
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beagle75

Iowa

2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with over one finger of parchment-tinted foam head. Medium lacing remains on the glass.

S: Grain is caramelized and husky, while hops are piney with some lesser semi-dark citrus. Other mixed fruit qualities reinforce heartiness of the malt.

T: Begins very off-dry, with chewy caramel malt and equally robust hop aromatics that match the smell well. Acidity is mild into the middle where citrus qualities darken before bitterness is quick to replace other hop-derived flavors. Bitterness becomes pronounced by the finish, where a mineral edge is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, resinous and slightly syrupy on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer's qualities are intense for its strength--it's 6.3% abv (as listed on the package) is the only feature that clearly separates it from the majority of beers from Lagunitas or Oskar Blues. As an IPA it is rather unremarkable, although the smell and flavor are closely tied.

Serving type: can

08-18-2012 19:03:39 | More by beagle75
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 10/05/12
001 14:27

A= Pours a pretty hazy orange color with a nice thick finger of off white head on it that holds great retention and lacing on the glass.

S= Smells strongly of hops of course with pine and citrus characters. I feel like I'm smelling a little rye or some other unique malt not usually found in an IPA.

T= The taste is again a strong hop character up front and some unique malt character to back it up. A nice pine and citrus character with some roast or rye or something to back it up. Something I can't put my finger on. There is a little bit of sweetness to follow up in the back.

M= The mouth is solid for an IPA.

O= This is a nice IPA. It's a little malty but not bad. It is actually one of the only IPAs I've found with a strong malt character that I actually enjoy. Worth trying and I'll likely actually be buying it again.

Serving type: can

08-17-2012 02:21:48 | More by jjanega08
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange, slightly hazy. A finger of persisted head. Well laced.

Smells of citric, orange hop favors, caramel and biscuit malt, slightly sweet.

Taste is on the sweet side with a substantial caramel, toffee malt base. Some mild elements of hop flavor try to punch through. I'm getting oranges and citric pith, there is hop bitterness midway through the profile, but it's quickly overwhelmed by the malt. It's too sweet for my buds.

A little disappointing from what is usually a strong lineup from the brewery.

Serving type: can

08-15-2012 03:16:00 | More by JackieTH
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robthepenguin

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-13-2012 05:39:09 | More by robthepenguin
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fishkab

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-11-2012 02:27:21 | More by fishkab
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mattstrysik

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

08-10-2012 04:28:39 | More by mattstrysik
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +24%

08-09-2012 02:37:35 | More by redfox405
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Lookjoesays

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

08-08-2012 02:13:50 | More by Lookjoesays
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-06-2012 00:01:55 | More by Troville1990
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Golden tan/brown, 1.4 inch head and minor lacing.

Smell - Light hops, some apples and grapes. Yeast and malts with some added spices. Grainy, with a little floral note.

Taste - Much like the smell, light, smooth hops mixed with some yeasty sugars and malts. A grapefruit/piney sting aftert first sip. Some added spices mixed with some yeast sweetness balance it out nicey.

Mouthfeel - Tounge gets alot of bitter fruits and a nice coat of sugars. Palate gets remaining hops, sugars and a nice nutty malt flavor at the finish.

Overall - A decent easy to drink, light ipa. A nice summer beer thats balanced and smooth. Enough hops for the hopheads to enjoy, but nothing overboard for the rookie or occasion ipa drinker. Soild, nothing special or fancy, a good deal for 8.99 A sixer.

Serving type: can

08-05-2012 22:25:45 | More by wvsabbath
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TasteTester

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

08-05-2012 22:03:34 | More by TasteTester
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-03-2012 23:48:28 | More by Skye1024
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3Hops

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-03-2012 00:46:40 | More by 3Hops
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mnbearsfan

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.4%

08-02-2012 23:52:15 | More by mnbearsfan
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-29-2012 23:10:46 | More by mhaugo
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from can (!!!) to standard pint glass. Best by 10/05/12:

Pours a pale copper gold with a finger of lively, but pretty dense, slightly off white head. Tons of nice, pinpoint beading but no real lacing which surprises me... could be the glass I suppose...

The nose is pretty soft - some nice grassy bits and dingy citrus, a touch of sweet malt, mild honey note, certainly balanced.

Sort of strikes me as more an English IPA. Not a hop whollap, just a nice bitter hop profile that has the full support of a tasty sweet bread malt backbone. I like it.

Highly drinkable. Goes great with pizza. I'd recommend.

Serving type: can

07-28-2012 22:42:40 | More by yamar68
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morimech

Minnesota

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

Amber color with a slight haze. Two fingers of head form and had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Lacing coats the glass as well as a thick ring left at the top of the glass.

Aroma reminds me of orange juice because of the sweet malt and citrus hops combination. There is a bit of alcohol as well.

The brewers definately went with the sweeter IPA as their choice. The hops give citrus flavor but I am missing the pine that the can label claims. Plenty of caramel malt that I do not really like in my IPAs. A little alcohol flavor and warmth in the finish. Fairly balanced.

Good body and smooth texture. Could of used a little more carbonation to liven things up a bit at the expense of the smoothness.

A bit surprised that the brewers did not go wild west with this Outlaw. Maybe it is outlaw now to buck the West Coast trend.

Serving type: can

07-27-2012 21:51:30 | More by morimech
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Mcculler

Ohio

1.58/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a nice sticky looking head over a very hazy copper body. Leaves some nice lacing in the glass, but the chill haze signals the flaws in this beer.

Smells of pine, porridge (overcooked grains), band aid, and some mushy nondescript tropical fruits.

Tastes the same.

Wish there was more carbonation to wash the taste away that just sticks to my mouth.

I want to like this brewery considering I see it everywhere. I hate to outright pan a beer and indeed, there was a time I didn't mind this brewery. But the more I come back to Two Brothers (and this happens every time I drink one of their beers, which is rarely these days) I wonder why a beer that tastes like someone's first attempts at homebrewing is on the shelf at my local beer/wine store.

Serving type: can

07-27-2012 04:20:48 | More by Mcculler
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Chrixsus

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-26-2012 14:01:17 | More by Chrixsus
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-25-2012 02:58:50 | More by JimGlonke
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durlta

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-22-2012 23:25:35 | More by durlta
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Beezee

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

07-22-2012 19:17:02 | More by Beezee
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JRBecks

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-22-2012 17:20:45 | More by JRBecks
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-14-2012 21:51:46 | More by TastyIsBeer
Outlaw IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.