Outlaw IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Outlaw IPAOutlaw IPA

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BA SCORE
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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 6
Gots: 74 | FT: 2
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Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Florida9 on 05-16-2009

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Ratings: 628 | Reviews: 109
Photo of matjack85
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Photo of Bernardkowalski
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As bold as the name suggests but as friendly as the masked man. comes our first adventure into the world of cans. 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.

A: Amber color, when sat still you can almost say it looks like honey. inside glass seems to be very calm, yet foam however was not fully white and creamy, had slight brown strides too it.

S: Very distinguishable smell, probably could pick it out just by its smell from 100 different beers. has a heavy pine smell too it, alongside malt and a little oak too it. all i can say is it makes me wonder what it taste likes?

Taste: heavy entrance too it, seems to fit its style with some slight alters, maybe a little to much malt in the batch. only because that does seem to be a dominating factor in this beer. i would not consider this too be a light beer defiantly has a bitter aftertaste. Don't hate it.

M: I actually can say it does have a smooth body too it, but am not gonna leave out the fact that it is very heavy in a piney stale taste to its entrance.

Photo of mattcrill
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Photo of garymuchow
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Photo of mdfb79
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of falloutsnow
3.62/5  rDev 0%
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.

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.

Photo of zeff80
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

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...

Photo of Durge
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, a mellow orange citrus rind. In the taste, dry orange citrus, quite mellow, with a small malt backing. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange citrus and small gingerbread like malt in the aftertaste. A nice hop, big citrus, on the verge of an English beer with the malt, but decent nonetheless.

Photo of dmaneve
1.36/5  rDev -62.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

really not good for an ipa especially when factoring the numbers. 60 ibus with 6.3% abv. theres a split second of hop followed by water, alcohol, and fizz. pretty much sums up two brothers acoss the board. well below average. bottom line there are dozens of ipas much more worthy of your money

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.

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.

Photo of pmcadamis
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark copper with a nice fluffy white head and nice lace. Slightly hazy.

S - Floral hops, tangerine and orange juice.

T - Slightly sweet at first, moving towards citrus on the back end. Nice malt support for the tangy hops.

M - Medium bodied, solid on the tongue. Finishes a little to bitter .... almost acrid.

This is a really nice IPA, I like the canned package. Easier to recycle and pack into and out of a campsite.

Photo of 312HopBomb
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear amber color and a light coating of white froth.

S: Fruity orange and guava aroma with juicy grapefruit and light honey malt.

T: Not as juicy as the nose. More of the pine and resiny bitterness. Some sour grapefruit and light orange. Some warming alcohol which is unusual for the ABV listed. Finishes with lingering bitterness.

M: Mouthfeel is medium carbonation with some alcohol bite which is not well hidden.

O: I recall this as being much better the first few times I tried it. Didn't get to check the freshness date before my wife took the can out to recycle. Maybe a bit dated sample. I will re-review this again.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Son of a bitch! I didn't even get it open it and I find a "best by October 9,2012" on the bottom! Means its at least a couple months old...

A - Pours a hazy amber brown (unfiltered like) with a 1/4 inch of opaque colored head. Seems to have some decent lacing.

S - Smell is fair enough with a dose of subdued pine and citrus hops. At this point it smells more malt forward.

T - I get some bittering pine and a touch of metal at the finish. The flavors are mostly sweet malt pity since this beer had promise.

M - Light to medium easy to finish despite age.

Overall I am kind of pissed at Vintage Estate (Ohio) for keeping this beer over a month beyond it's best buy date. It's sometimes good since I got a 2010 Arcadia Barley wine and Imperial Stout. Might try this again fresh and see if it changed my opinion.

Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the incredible woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich caramel color with a 1 inch head. Smell is hoppy, citrus. Taste is hops, pine, a good bit of malts, well balanced, a touch of citrus. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and pretty good beer.

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

Photo of aasher
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer pours a medium bodied tarnished, dark copper in color with a very soapy two finger, off white head. The nose is light and right in the middle of balanced between hops and malt. It's citrusy but not in a fresh, citrusy hop character kind of way. The flavors echo that sentiment. The flavors are malty with slight hoppiness, yet very citrusy. It drinks more like a citrusy pale than an IPA. It's decent, but not on par for the style. It drinks light and smooth, certainly built for a can. If you needed a beer for the pool, a concert, etc. this wouldn't be a bad option assuming you don't expect a hoppy or dry IPA.

Photo of BierStein711
4.59/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have had this from a can and on draught. This is a brilliant beer from a brewery that I originally didn't give too much credit, after having Domaine DuPage.

The can opens, and ambrosia descends to a pint glass, two and a half fingers of tawny head, and a ruby red hue is underneath this crest. The carbonation is mild.

The smell is of spicy, earthy hops, and alcohol.

The taste is of hop: apricot, pine, and dry finishing hops with a spice. This beer provides a great journey, and I would argue that it is one of Two Brothers' best.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but thick

Overall, this is a beer for an IPA lover, and someone who appreciate the hop for it truly is our grape.

Photo of woodychandler
3.62/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of BB1313
2.84/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Best by 11/28/12. 12oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours a beautiful transparent burnt orange, huge chunky white head that sticks around, great sticky lacing and great retention. The aromas are full of orange zest and orange peel. Pine needles are in the mix too. There's alot of caramel malts present in the nose as well. The flavors are dominated by fresh orange and pine resin. The caramel malts are there in a big way giving this a strong breadiness. The flavors are bittersweet. The bitterness lingers for a second, but fades quickly. The flavors are very one dimensional, and lacks true complexity. Mouthfeel is nice, somewhat lacks carbonation and feels thin, but it's smooth enough and actually enjoyable. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

Not really feeling this one. I've never been a fan of this hop profile to begin with, and this is really no exception.
Two Brothers' other IPAs like Resistance and Heavy Handed are WAY more enjoyable than this, in my opinion.

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.5 A: Clear medium orange color. Two fingers of pillowy off-white head. Retention is good and glass covering lacing is left.

4.0 S: Heavy tropical citrus with earthy hop undertones. Mango and papaya lead the pack with pineapple and orange to follow. Earthiness and flowers give complexity. Clean maltiness underneath that is slightly grainy and slightly bready. Light crystal maltiness.

4.0 T: The taste is much, much, much, much maltier than the nose. I dare say the malts stand out more than the hops. Bready overall with a ton of caramel and a "peachy maltiness." Hops are again mainly of the tropical nature, but they don't stand out as much. Same fruits though. Low bitterness. Tasty.

4.0 M: Medium to slightly heavier body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess going on here and super smooth.

4.0 D: Solid, malty IPA. Good balance and plenty of flavor.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into pint glass from barkeep at the oasis micro pub in rockford, IL.

reviewed from notes taken 9/8/12.

Appearance: yellow bodied beer with one fingeer of white head.

Smell: a touch of citris and pine. A mildly sweet malt profile and a bit of oak. Nice balance in the smell.

Taste: The malts actually take the show on this IPA. I get some biscuits and honey from the malts. A mild hop compliment to the malts of citrus, pine, eathy, and floral hops. A touch of oak from the cask.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation.

Overall: havent had the non casked version of this beer, but I have heard good things. Solid cask beer for sure!

Outlaw IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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