Heavier Handed IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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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nor the website mentions it and if it is, the treatment is very subtle; the website description of the beer seems out of date, too, as it doesn't mention the use of local hops grown on an Illinois farm and harvested by the brewery; all that aside, the beer is a bit too boozy and lacks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
Heavier Handed IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.