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Heavier Handed IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Heavier Handed IPAHeavier Handed IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

249 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 36
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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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California

5/5  rDev +23.5%

12-07-2011 08:09:14 | More by leprakhan
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Chrisbracken420

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-16-2011 03:20:58 | More by Chrisbracken420
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oreo

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter at the Two Brothers Tap House.

This is my first reviewed 5/5 beer. (pliny is next)

Pours a nice orange/tangerine color with a small long lasting head.

Smells of grapefruit and pineapples. Best smelling IPA I have had.

Having had this in years past, I was not impressed. Something changed this year as this was outstanding. TONS of citrus fruits, grapefruit, orange, lemon. Not overly bitter. A thick malty backbone gives this beer an awesome mouthfeel. Highly drinkable. High five to two brothers. Do me a favor and put it in bombers next year.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2011 20:28:30 | More by oreo
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beerme52

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This the third or fourth time I have had an IPA with the 'wet hops'. The fresh hops adds a little something that really works for me. Good stuff. Got a nice little kick to it. Looked good in the glass. Got a nice bitter grapefruit peel bite. Working my second bomber now. Am going back for more tomorrow!

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2010 01:02:33 | More by beerme52
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JuniperJesus

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

01-27-2013 13:40:56 | More by JuniperJesus
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

10-06-2013 05:25:12 | More by bigbeerfan
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CorneliusBunker

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

10-17-2012 04:42:44 | More by CorneliusBunker
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tabitha

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

06-03-2013 01:59:03 | More by tabitha
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mishtif

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty much a hazed beefier version of the Heavy Handed IPA aged on their new French Oak cellaring vessels. Appears a slightly clouded caramel amber glowing hue with a large frothing head that is the same color as a frothy whipped egg. Big chunks of glorious sporadic lacing presents itself extremely well from the glass, this one was poured into my Gulden Draak chalice.

Aroma is chalk full of hops including pine needles, floral accents, and citrus peels. A whopping blend of hops with a bit of malt and booze. The dominant tones come off as an oak aged dry gin with citrus squeezed into it. The brilliant oak tones come off very much like fresh cut wood giving an earthy outdoorsy experience to pair with the fresh hops.

This one is dangerous weighing in in the 8th percentile with the alcohol this brew throws huge complex hop and malt combinations at the imbiber. I'm loving the caramel booze with the citrus and earthy notes that could remind someone of some weed. Dry yet slightly tart and boozed hop candy in a glass, my mustache is coated in hops and I can honestly say this isn't an issue.

Mouthfeel is oily with hops dry with a slight oak finish boozed with a slight tone of burning sensation in both the nares and palate. Warming alcohol fuller bodied DIPA, this beer needs to be enjoyed slowly so it doesn't wreck your palate or your car. Hop oils surge with citrus peel and herbal floral hop accents.

Drinkability is killer one of the most enjoyable well represented oak aged beers I've come across this one is focused on the wood rather than iself, the hops, or it's alcohol content. Okay children sit down and surround us while we take on a thrilling twisted and turned navigation. Well represented oak brew in front of me way better than other run ins with Oak barreled DIPAs namingly both the New Holland, Southern Tier, and other Bell's offering Founds did something well original.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2009 15:48:41 | More by WVbeergeek
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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coffygrinder

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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xdtfx

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-16-2013 02:20:49 | More by pathman
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ackeeper

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-21-2013 01:20:57 | More by ackeeper
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3agle87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

10-12-2012 03:35:34 | More by 3agle87
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-25-2011 16:50:14 | More by nmann08
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McCranky

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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bruachan

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bought this bad boy from the brewery. quite excited am i

poured a cold-hazy red-amber with a head low on quantity but insistent. quality lacing. and ooooeeee does what emerges from the foam smell damn nice: metric tonnes of wet hop dry hopping: sweeet tangerine citrus, sticky pine. honestly, this might be the finest hop aroma i've experienced in a beer. i can't prove that but i'll claim it now and do the research later. NOTE: i am not, in this analysis, advocating proponence in the more-is-better school of domestic craft beers; this one just has incredible nuance

a fine malt springboard is in place, i should mention, off of which the hops do their aerial magic. bitterness can't wait until the finish, its typical spot in the tasting chronology, to assert itself (though it cannot be appreciated in its fullness until the end). next up is fantastic bright fruit elements. the malts come next with a brief butterscotchy appearance, but gives way to more hop imperialism that imposes its will upon the cosmos of my glass. sweet juicy citrus

that's the best hop performance i've witnessed in quite some time. if only they'd let me fill a growler with it!

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 03:21:04 | More by bruachan
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-10-2012 00:47:46 | More by HoistinBrews
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Heavier Handed IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.