Heavier Handed IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by AJacob81:
4.33/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Served in a snifter on-tap at the Roundhouse on 11.11.12
A - deep orange w creamy white 1 finger head. decent legs no lacing.
S - citrusy, floral hops dominate. oak and carmel in support. very inviting.
T - right on the nose. hops open, grapefruit, lemongrass, and a hint of candied orange peel leading into oak notes and caramel malt. earthy bitterness in finish. barrel presence smooths and blends disparate flavors into enticing whole. 4.5
M - medium to full body, creamy and smooth w semi dry finish.
Wonderful DIPA from the Brothers Ebel, much better than Hop Juice.
Serving type: on-tap
11-13-2012 04:24:14 | More by AJacob81
More User Reviews:
3.88/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by a couple of inches of foam; very nice retention and a pretty god job in the lacing department, too
Smell: Powerful wet hop aromatics; rather piney with both melon and fusel alcohol underneath
Taste: A dose of caramel on the front end is massacred by the piney hops with the 84.3 IBUs blasting the taste buds at mid-palate; the bitterness remains intense, after the swallow, though there is a melon tone that sneaks in underneath; the sweetness from the malts builds somewhat into the finish; rather boozy aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; warmth in the gullet
Overall: Not sure whether this is still oak-aged - neither the bottle nor the website mentions it and if it is, the treatment is very subtle; the website description of the beer seems out of date, too, as it doesn't mention the use of local hops grown on an Illinois farm and harvested by the brewery; all that aside, the beer is a bit too boozy and lacks some balance to be among the best in the style
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2013 19:19:17 | More by brentk56
4.06/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served in a snifter.
Appearance: A slight haze to a beautiful amber body. Sees a little darker on the surface with a slight off-white head rising thick at first to maybe 1/3" off the body.
Smell: Citrus scent with a hit of light flowers.
Taste: Has a slight sweet feel that makes you think oranges were infused with the brew process when this brew was created. It's a smooth bitter feel, tangy if you ask me and very addicting.
Mouth: Medium bodied, sticky but not overwhelming.
Overall: Good brew but i would search the end of the world for it. It's a solid brew but being a hardcore DIPA I can think of better options out there. I don't think I paid too much for it so maybe I would consider it again but for the meantime I hope you all enjoy. Salud!
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2013 06:51:34 | More by BlurryVisi0n
Heavier Handed IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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