Heavier Handed IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by vic21234:
3.53/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Good to see Two Brothers releasing these in bombers again and not those ridiculous jeroboam bottles. No bottled on date on the bottle but shouldn't be more than 3-4 weeks old.
A- Pours a clear amber color with a finger's worth of a white colored head that quickly fades. Some lacing can be seen along the sides of the glass.
S- Floral and citrus hop notes on the smell, but not overwhelming. I thought the smell would pop a lot more on this one.
T- Starts sweet with some caramel malts before leading into the hops. The hops in the taste are mostly piney in nature. Maybe some oak in the back of the taste but not much.
M- Medium bodied, well carbonated, bitter, dry.
A good beer, but lacks the hop forwardness of other wet hopped beers I've had.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2012 01:58:23 | More by vic21234
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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nor the website mentions it and if it is, the treatment is very subtle; the website description of the beer seems out of date, too, as it doesn't mention the use of local hops grown on an Illinois farm and harvested by the brewery; all that aside, the beer is a bit too boozy and lacks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.