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Heavier Handed IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

Heavier Handed IPAHeavier Handed IPA

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240 Ratings
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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%


Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Wet hopped IPA aged in new French oak tanks.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 11-14-2009)
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Reviews by klewis:
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klewis

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear caramel color with a small bubbly head. Heavy lacing.

S: Notes of grapefruit with a pleasant floral quality.

T: Floral up front followed by a blast of piney bitterness in back. Perhaps there is a bit of oak in the taste, but I would have probably missed it in all that hop bitterness if it hadn't been mentioned on the bottle.

M: Full-bodied with moderate carbonation. A destruction of the palate due to bitterness.

D: Yep, it's a double IPA. Tons of hops and not much else, but well-done.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 04:43:28 | More by klewis
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S - Smell is good for a DIPA not too hoppy mostly malts so it might be old. Smells actually nice.
T - Taste is great balanced taste of citrus and herbal hops, crystal malts and crackers about. Super easy to drink but not great.
M - Light to medium is this 8%

Overall it is good but I found it too lacking. It was 8.99 for the bottle its for sure not worth another purchase but it is one of the smoothest DIPA's I drank. Would love to try this fresh.

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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

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Heavier Handed IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.